This Monday, NBC’s “Today” show ran a short piece detailing the intense five-and-a-half week training flight attendants receive to prepare them to handle virtually any crisis during a flight.
Many people don’t realize the intensive training our flight attendants receive. As Sandy Gordon, our v.p.-In-Flight Service Operations and Training mentioned, they are trained to be, “everything from fire fighters to police officers to nurses and doctors.” And because we do all of our own training here at Delta’s World Headquarters, every Delta flight attendant is trained by veteran flight attendants (like Katherine Lee) to be prepared for anything, including training in CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) and AED (automatic external defibrillator) in case they need to assist passengers who may stop breathing or have a heart attack during flight.
There’s more to this job than meets the eye. Check it out and let us know what you think! You can learn more about our flight attendant training here.