How to Become a Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant

Southwest Airlines flight attendants provide customer service and in-flight safety for all passengers. Flight attendants often work varying shifts and overtimes, but they also are eligible for free flights on the airlines. If you have ever wondered how to become a Southwest Airlines flight attendant, you'd be surprised to know the application procedure is simple, but becoming an actual flight attendant is a lengthy process.


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    Research job opportunities with Southwest Airlines. Begin at the Southwest Airlines Career page ( and select "View all job postings." You can modify this search to only include certain states and categories, such as flight attendant. Click the "Apply Now" link after locating the position.
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    Submit your resume online to Southwest Airlines. Currently, Southwest Airlines only accepts resumes via their online application process. The career website offers 3 ways to create a resume on the site: upload a resume, copy and paste and a resume wizard. Select the option that best suits your needs. After uploading your resume, you will be asked to provide your personal information and also answer general employment questions. When you complete all the required sections of the online application, you receive a confirmation that your application has been submitted. Now just wait for a call!
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    Attend a Southwest Airlines group information/screening meeting. You will receive requirement information on how to become a Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant, such as providing high-quality customer service to passengers, in-flight responsibilities and what kind of operating conditions you might encounter during flights.
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    Appear at a one-on-one interview. Get prepared for the interview by researching Southwest Airlines facts, customer service standards and specific skills needed for the job. At the interview, you may be asked to undergo a background check and/or a drug screening. Failure to pass either automatically removes you from consideration.
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    Attend and pass the Flight Attendant Training Class at Southwest Airlines corporate headquarters in Dallas, Texas. You will not be paid for attending this 4-week training because you are not yet considered a Southwest Airlines employee. This is the last step in becoming a Southwest Airlines flight attendant.


  • Southwest Airlines requires that all flight attendant applicants are at least 20 years of age, have a high school diploma (or equivalent), can lift 50 pounds, and have proper authorization to work in line with the Immigration Reform Act.
  • Resumes are kept on file with Southwest Airlines for up to 6 months. If you do not receive a follow-up call during that time, you need to repeat the steps for submitting a resume.

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