Spirit Airlines & American Airlines Announce Nearly 1,000 New Jobs In Miami

The two biggest airlines at MIA have announced plans for nearly 1,000 new jobs in Miami this week.

Spirit said it will create a Pilot & Flight Attendant Crew Base in Miami, with at least 300 employees.

The airline said it will have more than 100 Pilots and more than 200 Flight Attendants in Miami initially, with additional crew, supervisors and support functions to follow later in the year.

Spirit has quickly become the second busiest airline at Miami International Airport since launching flights in October 2021.

American Airlines, which is MIA’s biggest airline, said it is hiring over 600 new employees in Miami.

The jobs are home-based reservation agents, but the airline is requiring new hires to be within 75 miles of MIA. Starting pay is $13.05 per hour, with work sometimes required from a cargo facility at the airport.

According to a press release, more than 200 agents are now in training, with plans to hire another 400 in the coming months.

American has over 12,500 employees in the Miami area, with 1,500 added at Miami International Airport in 2021 alone.

 

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Anonymous
6 months ago

Hopefully this means they are gonna keep South Florida as their corporate headquarters. The merger with Frontier has me worried it could be moving to Denver

Anonymous
6 months ago

Didn’t they just relocate to a new campus at Dania Pointe? Hopefully that helps convince them to stay

Anonymous
6 months ago

Well theres construction going on there and fence is wrapped in “Future Home of Spirit Airlines” so I hope thats the case. The issue was that I think the majority buyers from the deal were Frontiers investors

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

yeah, it was a 52-48% deal

Anonymous
6 months ago

It would be pretty bloody stupid to move to California East. LOL, it’s gotten so bad, even Chipotle ended up moving to California, albeit Orange County which is one of the only sane urban areas remaining.

Bombo
6 months ago

Their they go again talking about the other girl. Wow. Get a life.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Does Spirit hire Self Defense instructors for the crews also? Need to keep the twerking in the aisles in check…..

Original
6 months ago

… also for the people who throw a Tazmanian Devil fit when they’re told to put on a mask.

Anonymous
6 months ago

I’m married to a FA. Can confirm the anti-maskers are far more dangerous and obnoxious than the twerkers.

Anonymous
6 months ago

The twerkers’ screaming hellspawn are worse that both combined.

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

what.

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

did.

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

I.

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

Just.

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

Read.

Original
6 months ago

Now that’s what you call, “complete delusion.”

I’m smarter than you
6 months ago

Masks don’t work, just like your p#cker.

Original
6 months ago

There are a few dead rightwing radio talk show hosts who riled against mask wearing but would differ with you right now if they hadn’t died from the covid virus.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Here are some of those “but what does this do for the average person in Miami” jobs that so many people were complaining about when all those higher end finance and tech jobs were announced…..But I’m sure they’ll complain about the pay not realizing that $20 an hour is well within reach after a couple of years of experience in those jobs for what amounts to being a waitress.

Original
6 months ago

“not realizing that $20 an hour is well within reach after a couple of years”

Yeah.. but can you insure anyone that their rent won’t increase until then?

Anonymous
6 months ago

Miami not winning! Make the starting wage $18 an hour, especially since Spirit has increased profits.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Miami should pay $24 or $25 an hour

Anonymous
6 months ago

That’s the dream, unfortunately our local and national leadership won’t do it. By the time they do, inflation would make $24-$25 an hour feel like $10.00 an hour today.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Funny when you raise the minimum wage that high companies start leaving or automating as much as they can. Someone with no work experience and no education doesn’t deserve $25 an hour (52k a year). They force that kind of minimum salary in countries like Venezuela perhaps you should move there since you agree with those policies but its worked out horribly for them.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Right. Because it’s either the US or Venezuela. There’s nothing in between for you people, right? Might want to do some research into countries like… ALL OF EUROPE… before spewing your nonsense.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Europe has higher unemployment and lower economic growth. Like you said, do some research.

Anonymous
6 months ago

But according to your logic, the standards of living in Europe are equal to those of Venezuela. Isn’t that the case?

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

no it isn’t

BDub
6 months ago

Their GDP output is less per capita, but they work a lot less than we do and enjoy more vacations and free time.
Adjusted by hours/worker we are comparable with France, for example.

Anonymous
6 months ago

After the peak of the pandemic when restaurant dining rooms started to reopen, McDonald’s kept the order kiosks shut down because big scary germs, and even now whenever they are out of order, I always think to myself, “…and these people wanted fifteen dollars an hour” when I’m standing at the counter for over five minutes and see the workers standing around like deers in headlights or hopping around like rabbits. Not a single “I’ll be with you in a minute, sir.”

Original
6 months ago

^ Lol.. he eats at McDonalds and wanna complain about their service.

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

you are completely and utterly wrong

Anonymous
6 months ago

Really $25 an hour($52,000 a year) for a job that requires no work experience or a college degree? You should move to Venezuela they instituted the policies you’re demanding and its turned into a nightmare for them….

Anonymous
6 months ago

Please. The only person stupid enough to buy that bogus argument (re: Venezuela) is probably wearing a red hat at some cult rally right now.

Not Anonymous
6 months ago

*Sexist Conservative Alert*

Anonymous
6 months ago

lol at $13/hour! They can work remotely out of a cardboard box under a Miami bridge at those rates

Anonymous
6 months ago

cheap airlines, cheap customers, cheap employers lol

I told you so
6 months ago

Work an hour to make 2 gallons of gas, Splendid.

Anonymous
6 months ago

LOL who’s working for $13 an hour these days. Gate guards on construction sites can make $15 doing absolutely nothing.

Anonymous
6 months ago

They are guarding the gates!

Original
6 months ago

They also can’t live no further than 75 miles away.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Yep cause they’re going to be paid $13 an hour for the rest of their lives…..I know people who work in airlines after a few years the salary is closer to $20 an hour its called getting work experience.

Yeah
6 months ago

$24/hr for some after being there 7-8 years. The ratio is not great. Some customer service based positions start at that rate these days. Just gotta dig deep. They’re out there.

Azarius
6 months ago

13.05 per hour when the economy calls for at least $25 / hr to even get by still wouldn’t be a to ”afford rent” smh

Azarius
6 months ago

This is where our BIGGEST PROBLEM IN US ECONOMY COMPANIES DONT PAY A REAL LIVABLE WAGE ( rent equals 1/3 of income)

Anonymous
6 months ago

People are paid what their worth, a stewardess is a glorified waitress/waiter in this case it requires no college degree, no work experience, and only specialized training that can taught in a couple of weeks. now compare that to a college graduate that goes through school for 4 years……Also funny have you call for $25 an hour but when Bernie was running it was $15 an hour………

Anonymous
6 months ago

Give them an inch…

Ellie the “ waitress/ hostess”.
6 months ago

Spell check your work , Mr. college grad. 😆😅😂

Gomez
6 months ago

New fuel prices are going to chill the airlines’ growth . Oil over 100 a barrow will put us in a depression. We need to get energy independently again and open up the keystone pipeline and drill, drill, and more drill.

Anonymous
6 months ago

This country never was “energy independent”–oil is traded on the world market. The US briefly has exported more oil than it has inported, but oil was certainly still imported. Private companies drill and refine oil in the US and can either export the oil or sell it here in the US. The Keystone pipeline was going to replace currently used pipelines to transport Canadian tar sands oil to Gulf ports to be exported. It would have helped add oil to the world market supply, and that’s it. It would NEVER have made the US free from world oil price fluctuations.

Gomez
6 months ago

Whatever. However, at least we agree that oil is traded on the world market. Hence, oil added to the supply from anywhere, even a US or a Canadian source, will add to supply and drop the barrow of oil price.
Your argument, if your all your facts are even correct, is completely illogical. If you logic was correct than why not shut down all US and Canadian oil production in a effort to lower US fuel prices??
Notwithstanding, domestic oil sold in the world market means energy jobs, money coming into our economy, and less of national security vulnerability. Moreover, we can control the processing and it will be a cleaner extraction than communist Venezuela.

Gomez
6 months ago

If you are acknowledging that reducing domestic oil production “isn’t a good thing” for gas prices, then conversely increasing domestic oil production is a good thing for US gas prices. Sorry for any miss-understandings, but I am happy we both agree on that.

Original
6 months ago

He’s just ranting, with no clue of what he’s talking about.

Anonymous
6 months ago

Agree 100%!

Anonymous
6 months ago

Money talks, and I was paying far less a year and a half ago. You can spin it all you want.

Another ranter
6 months ago

I just saw on TV that airline tickets are already up 20% this week. What a shame. I can’t stop ranting about these high fuel costs. Quit dancing. Are you opposed to increasing US domestic oil production or not?

Anonymous
6 months ago

Are you for domestic drilling for more oil or not?
Why are you dancing around that issue??

nonmous
6 months ago

In 2007, I was paying an average of about $3.50 for a gallon of gas.