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Delta Air Lines To Require New Flight Attendants To Do Community Service


  • Delta Air Lines requires new flight attendants to participate in community service as part of their probation.
  • Community service activities may include maintaining local parks and volunteering at food banks.
  • Delta’s dedication to community service has been recognized with awards and partnerships with organizations nationwide.

New-hire flight attendants at Delta Air Lines must complete community service to pass their probation with the airline, according to a report by PYOK. It is allegedly part of the airline’s ongoing initiative for the involvement in the community by its staff. The airline participates in community services nationally and internationally, including education, health and wellness, and armed forces and veterans. The new policy is introduced as part of the onboarding program for flight attendants.

Delta expects its new flight attendants to learn the Delta culture early on by taking part in community service activities to pass their probation time with the airline. Some of the community service work includes maintenance of local parks, including pulling weeds and volunteering at local food banks in the kitchen or other areas.

According to a statement Delta provided to PYOK:

Newly hired Delta flight attendants participate in community volunteer activities as part of their paid employee onboarding program. These volunteer activities exemplify Delta’s people-focused culture and our strong belief in giving back to the communities we serve.

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Photo: Delta Air Lines

New flight attendants will have a day scheduled to complete the community service. The service days will be based on other flying duties and will be paid for their time. The airline makes community service a required element of the new-hire onboarding program, and a set number of hours must be completed by new flight attendants to continue working for the airline.

A purpose-driven company

The airline takes pride in being a purpose-driven company that fosters a community service culture across all areas of the company. The airline’s involvement in some of the largest wellness organizations, such as the American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, and Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, keeps it at the forefront of community service. Delta also supports a range of public and professional schools to foster education to shape people’s lives and the communities’ livelihoods.


Photo: Vincenzo Pace | Simple Flying

In May, the airline received the Civic 50 award from Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service, for the sixth year in a row. The airline was recognized as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation. According to the Managing Director of Community Engagement at Delta, Tad Hutcheson,

Part of being a purpose-driven company means being a strong partner and giving back to the communities where we live, work, and serve. It is core to Delta’s culture, and we are honored to be named to the Points of Light Civic 50 for the sixth year in a row.

Delta has been partnering with the American Cancer Society for 15 years, and it raises more than $2 million each year for the cause. As the number one corporate donor of blood to the American Red Cross, Delta’s employees and customers play a vital part in saving lives. The airline is equally committed to providing equitable access to high-quality education, especially to children and communities that are marginalized.

Simple Flying has reached out to Delta for comment on this story. We will update the article with any further announcements from the airline.

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Source: PYOK


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