Alaska Airlines to hire for 2,300 frontline jobs in 2017: Why you should apply today

Alaska's frontline employees

A forecasted more than 2,300 frontline jobs will be up for grabs at Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air throughout 2017. The growing airlines are looking for candidates to fill hundreds of flight attendant, pilot, reservations and customer service jobs throughout the airlines’ route network.

Jobs will be posted to and throughout the year. More than 2,000 of the positions do not require previous airline experience.

“This is an exciting time for our airlines – we are growing and that means more new job opportunities in the communities we serve.” says Laura Fowler, Managing Director Talent Acquisition & Inclusion.  “Our team is on the lookout for people who want to be a part of a great culture and help create an airline people love.”

Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air 2017 hiring forecast:

  • 300 pilots
  • 900 flight attendants
  • 540 customer, ground and passenger service agents
  • 600 reservations agents (call center and work-from-home positions)

At least 250 of the jobs are earmarked for the Seattle area, with about 150 based in Boise, Idaho and another 100 in Phoenix, Arizona. The rest are spread throughout Alaska’s route network.

In addition to frontline and customer-facing roles, the growth of the company will require us to grow our corporate and support teams as well. Look for opportunities this year in information technology, revenue management, human resources, finance and other corporate roles.

4 reasons why you should apply to work at Alaska Airlines this year

  1. Generous bonuses: Last month $100 million was distributed to nearly 16,000 employees throughout Alaska’s route network for meeting or exceeding company-wide goals for safety, customer satisfaction, cost control and profit. For most employees, this equated to about an additional month’s pay, and is in addition to $15 million in quarterly bonuses paid for achieving monthly on-time and customer satisfaction goals.
  2. Flight privileges: Alaska employees enjoy unlimited standby travel for themselves, as well as their spouses, parents and dependents.
  3. Culture: When Alaska’s and Horizon’s recruiters set out to fill positions, they’re looking for people who are passionate about creating remarkable experiences for our guests by going beyond expectations and doing the right thing. Since acquiring Virgin America in December 2016, Alaska has adopted the younger airline’s purpose statement: Creating an airline people love. It’s also an airline that people love working for. See for yourself by browsing the hashtag #iamalaska.
  4. Growth: 2017 is an exciting year for Alaska Air Group. The recent acquisition of San Francisco-based Virgin America, the new Embraer E175 jets that will be delivered to Horizon beginning this spring and Alaska’s new flights to Havana, Cuba are just a few of the major developments creating new opportunities in 2017. There has never been a more exciting time to join the team.

Still need convincing? 5 more reasons to work for Alaska Airlines


  1. Where do I sign up! I’m MVPGold for a good reason! AK Air is by far the best!

  2. Very interested! Would love to work for this airline!

  3. It will a great honour to be part of the Alaska Airlines and work serving the people around the region

    1. Sharon

      Very interested in becoming a Flight Attendant for Alaska Airline, I have several friends employed Alaska and have really great things to say about the company.

      I am ready to join Alaska Airlines family.

      Waiting patiently for opening.
      Thank you!

  4. I enjoy people i am a people person love working with people want to fly be a flight attendent…

  5. I am extremely interested in working for you. Please send me a link so I’m able to apply!! Thank you and look forward to a future position flying the skies with your airline!!

  6. I flew for Continental Airlines for almost 20 years as a flight attendant and resigned because of a new baby boy! I would love to be back in the airline industry! I still love interacting with passengers whenever I fly and always have new lifelong friends!

  7. I would love to have a work from home job with Alaska

  8. I would love to be a flight attendant!

  9. That would be really nice to work for them.

  10. Would love for my husband to get a call for an interview since your in the need for pilots 🙂 very qualified! !

  11. What jobs are available and where at Anchorage or Fairbanks.

  12. I would love a work from home position, or one in Phoenix, AZ.

  13. Another thing … I would also love to work from home … give me details.

  14. Hope to have a position I’m fit in… however I’m wondering if there isan opening on Operations Control Centre (OCC) or as Customer service Manager at passenger Handling … if ever how much is the starting salary… best regards … Bryan

  15. Very interested!

  16. I have 16 years experience in the aviation field, mostly as an administrative assistant, but my last position was as a revenue enhancement analyst. I would love to get back in this field of work from home.

  17. Alaska Airlines…what’s not to love! I have great success working from home, that would be the spot for me! This is very exciting

  18. I would be proud to be apart of the Alaska Airlines Family.
    Flight Attendant, customer service or working from home.

  19. I would love to work for Alaska Airlines in customer service. I feel like it would be a privilege to work for such a great growing company. I want to apply immediately.

  20. I would love a work from home position.

    1. I would like this, too. It’s my favorite airline. Use it for all my trips.

  21. I would love to work for my favorite airline! Still wishing for service to Charlotte, NC!

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