Hiring Requirements for United Airlines

Type of airline: U.S. Passenger

Headquarters: Chicago, Illinois

Hubs: Chicago-O’Hare, Denver, Guam, Houston International, Los Angeles, Newark, San Francisco, Tokyo-Narita, and Washington-Dulles with service to 342 destinations.

Origin: The company started in 1926 as Varney Air Lines.

Values: Integrity, honesty, and the absolute dedication to act responsibly

Hiring Requirements:

  • Unrestricted FAA Airline Transport Pilot (ATP) certificate with airplane multiengine class rating
  • Current FAA first-class medical certificate
  • FCC Restricted Radiotelephone Operator Permit (RR)

Flight time requirement:

  • Minimum of 1,000 hours of fixed-wing turbine time

General requirements:

  • Current, valid passport
  • Legal right to work in the United States
  • Must be able to travel freely within the United States and without restriction to all countries United serves
  • Some countries place entry restrictions on foreign visitors. For instance, Canada prohibits entry to people who have been convicted of criminal offenses or who have criminal charges currently pending against them. Some convictions that make a person inadmissible for entry into Canada include theft, driving while intoxicated (DWI) and a number of felonies and misdemeanors. There are procedures to seek special permission or waivers from Canada to permit entry, but these are not automatic. This is not a complete list of countries with restrictions.
  • High school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university is preferred
  • Reliable, punctual attendance is an essential function of the position

Homepage: United Airlines

Although we have tried to provide the most useful and accurate information here regarding hiring requirements for commercial airlines, we encourage you to confirm these requirements for yourself.

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