Flight attendant cover letter
View this sample cover letter for a flight attendant, or download the flight attendant cover letter template in Word.
As a flight attendant, you know the value of a human touch. To be considered for top flight attendant jobs, your cover letter must demonstrate your skills and experience, as well as your passion for your work. For writing tips, view this sample cover letter for a flight attendant, or download the flight attendant cover letter template in Word.
Additionally, you can look for flight attendant jobs on Monster.
Flight attendant cover letter template
Sometown, TX 55555 | (555) 555-5555 | email@example.com
August 10, 2017
Ms. Jill Olivas
55 Aviation Dr.
Sometown, TX 55555
Re: Flight Attendant, Advertised on Monster
Dear Ms. Olivas:
We met three years ago at a Dallas-area job fair. I had just graduated from high school and was eager to learn more about a career as a flight attendant. I remember your kindness in explaining that I would need to wait a few years since the minimum age requirement for flight attendants at ABC Airlines is 21.
Last week I celebrated this milestone birthday, and when I found your advertisement on Monster seeking flight attendant trainees it was the best “present” I could have possibly received. I remain interested in joining the ABC Airlines team.
Over the past three years, I have worked in the hospitality industry as a front desk clerk, concierge and restaurant hostess within a luxury resort hotel. I earned commendations for my friendly demeanor, customer service skills, problem-solving strengths and above-and-beyond work ethic.
These skills are highly relevant to the qualifications outlined in your flight attendant advertisement, and I am confident in my ability to integrate effectively into your crew.
If selected for this position, I will make it my mission to exceed the expectations of ABC Airlines and its guests. My #1 goal will be to serve passengers with excellence by ensuring their well-being, comfort and safety pre-flight, in-flight and post-flight.
I would like to discuss how my hospitality training, customer service experience and desire to excel in a flight attendant role would be beneficial to ABC Airlines. Please call me at (555) 555-5555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an interview. I look forward to speaking with you again.
See all sample cover letters on Monster.
If you love to fly, work a variable schedule and meet diverse types of people, then no wonder you're considering a career as a flight attendant. At certain points in the year, airlines “put out the call” that they’re hiring, so it’s a good idea to have an application letter -- also known as a cover letter -- ready for take-off. Many airlines prefer to hire attendants with at least a high school diploma, but more are stating their preference for a college degree, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Airline experience is obviously helpful, but a background in customer service also should help you land an interview.
Select a professional font, such as Arial, Tahoma or Times New Roman, and center your name at the top of the page. Type your contact information, including your cell phone number and email address, underneath in smaller type.
Begin your letter with enthusiasm and summarize your knack for customer service and dealing with different types of people. Don’t point out that you lack experience as a flight attendant; explain the relevant experience that you do possess. For example, you might say: “As an outgoing, personable customer service professional with eight years of experience in multiple industries, I am very interesting in joining the team at (airline name) as a flight attendant.”
Summarize the highlights of your professional experience, remembering that your resume will supply a detailed, chronological overview. Explain what your experiences have taught you about dealing with the public, perhaps by sharing an anecdote. For example, you might share a short story about how you once stepped in to calm an angry customer or came up with a compromise to diffuse an escalating conflict.
Describe your personality and those traits that you believe would make you an asset to the airline. For example, you might say that you enjoy being a resource for people, that you respond compassionately to those in need, are adept at mitigating conflict or thrive in the company of others. Be honest and sincere, and let your personality shine through.
Explain why you wish to become a flight attendant or, if you already work as one, why you consider the work to be rewarding. Express confidence that you would be an asset to the airline and would support its goal of providing excellent customer service.
Cite your educational credentials. If you are not already certified by the Federal Aviation Administration, you may wish to say that you are a conscientious student who would “eagerly” look forward to the training.
Refer to your enclosed resume and references and say that you will give the recipient a few days to review them before calling to follow up and hopefully arrange an interview. Thank the recipient for her time and consideration.
Proofread and edit your letter for proper spelling and grammar.
If you’ve never worked as a flight attendant, consider adding a recommendation letter to your application packet. A positive letter that touts your attributes could give you a competitive advantage.
Airlines often refer to their flight attendants as their “best ambassadors” (or their worst). Knowing this, strive to put a face on your letter that conveys your personality. Use adjectives and phrases that you invoke when you talk so that you make a personable impression.
2016 Salary Information for Flight Attendants
Flight attendants earned a median annual salary of $48,500 in 2016, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. On the low end, flight attendants earned a 25th percentile salary of $39,860, meaning 75 percent earned more than this amount. The 75th percentile salary is $62,490, meaning 25 percent earn more. In 2016, 116,600 people were employed in the U.S. as flight attendants.
- If you’ve never worked as a flight attendant, consider adding a recommendation letter to your application packet. A positive letter that touts your attributes could give you a competitive advantage.
- Airlines often refer to their flight attendants as their “best ambassadors” (or their worst). Knowing this, strive to put a face on your letter that conveys your personality. Use adjectives and phrases that you invoke when you talk so that you make a personable impression.
About the Author
With education, health care and small business marketing as her core interests, M.T. Wroblewski has penned pieces for Woman's Day, Family Circle, Ladies Home Journal and many newspapers and magazines. She holds a master's degree in journalism from Northern Illinois University.
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