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Re: Training

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Q: How long is Initial Flight Attendant Training?
A: Currently, training is four weeks long and is held in Dallas, TX.
Q: Do I have to stay at the assigned hotel if I already live in Dallas?
A: Every Flight Attendant trainee is required to stay at the hotel during Flight Attendant training.
Q: Will I be paid during training?
A: No. However, within five working days after your Flight Attendant graduation, you will receive $1,200 Initial Training Pay minus applicable taxes and benefit deductions. During training, you will also receive a $425 meal stipend in the form of a pre-paid Visa card.
Q: What grade do I need to maintain in order to pass initial training?
A: Flight Attendant trainees much achieve a 90% or better on each required exam. Trainees will also have to perform the requirements of each proficiency or skill check, which tests knowledge in a specific area. There are frequent proficiency, skills checks and exams during training.
Q: If I do not pass initial training due to academics, can I reapply?
A: You may reapply. However, you must wait 12 months from the date of your last in person interview.