JetBlue First Airline to Recruit New Flight Attendants Amidst Pandemic

By Kurt Stolz on 19 April 2021
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JetBlue Airways is slated to begin a recruitment drive for new flight attendants on Monday, according to people with knowledge ofthe matter.

Just one month ago, the New York-based airline began to ask furloughed works to return amidst an uptick in travel demand.

“With the fun and adventure of this role comes great responsibility to putting the safety and comfort of our customers first, and being flexible and dependable when it comes to working holidays, weekends and non-traditional hours,” the airline says on its recruitment page.

The move comes as the airline prepares to launch new service from John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York to London’s Heathrow airport as well as 24 other new routes including new service to Miami and Key West.

As demand for travel continues to increase, despite less than ideal coronavirus case figures, American Airlines, the world’s largest carrier, is calling back flight attendants who are extended leaves of absence, and Southwest Airlines is recalling all furloughed flight attendants.

JetBlue relied on voluntary leaves and was not forced to furlough any workers.

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