World's Most Luxurious Airline is Hiring
If you saw 'Sex and the City 2,' you're probably still overwhelmed by the outrageously luxurious accommodations on the jet the girls flew to Abu Dhabi: individual "suites" rather than seats, a full-service bar, showers, consummately gracious and elegant flight attendants, etc. Was that real or Hollywood magic? Well the good news is that the real-life airline those scenes were loosely based on, Emirates, is not only a reality, but they're hiring!
That's right -- Emirates airline, Dubai's award-winning international carrier, is holding a series of recruitment sessions at various cities across the globe, and will hire 3,000 new cabin crew members in the next few months. There will be a total of four recruitment sessions in the United States: in Miami, Houston, Seattle and San Francisco. But if you want to apply, you'd better hurry. These recruitment sessions are coming right up.
Where and when
Miami: June 19 at the Crowne Plaza Miami International Airport
Houston: June 26 at the Four Seasons Hotel Houston
Seattle: July 10 at the Hotel Deca Seattle
San Francisco: July 17 at the San Mateo Marriot
Emirates, which is based in Dubai, says that members of their cabin crew "enjoy high-quality living arrangements, full medical care and state-of-the-art facilities in training and at work." They're drawn from more than 120 nationalities, speak more than 80 languages and serve the carrier's fast-expanding network of over 100 destinations across the globe.
There are also employment opportunities for pilots -- more than 700 pilots worldwide will be hired over the next 18 months.
While U.S. airlines are having a tough go of it these days, recently, Emirates announced a net profit of $1.1 billion -- a record increase of 248 percent over the previous financial year. Last week, the airline announced an order of 32 additional A380 aircraft, taking the total firm order to 90 super-jumbos. The highly touted double-decker will make its return to the airline's JFK route on Oct. 31, 2010.
Emirates has also announced five new destinations for 2010: Tokyo, Amsterdam, Prague, Madrid and Dakar. How's that for flying to exotic locations? And fluent English speakers are needed on all flights.
Get complete details on the Emirates careers website, where you can also find a full list of applicant requirements and steps to begin the recruitment process.
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