Delta flooded with thousands of flight attendant applications

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Delta Air Lines says it has already received 22,000 applications for 300 to 400 flight attendant openings it plans to hire early next year, Bloomberg reports.

“We’re hunting for foreign-language speakers as we continue to expand to all points around the globe,” Chief Executive Officer Richard Anderson said. “We are experiencing a phenomenal response to the job posting.”

Interviews are expected to begin next month and those hired will begin flying in June. The Atlanta-based carrier last hired 1,000 flight attendants in October 2010 after receiving 100,000 applications.

Last month, American Airlines announced it planned to hire 1,500 flight attendants, the Associated Press reports. More than 20,000 people applied.

Delta Air Lines bought Northwest Airlines in October 2008 and is the dominant carrier at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

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