Netflix, the global streaming-TV company, is on the hunt for experienced flight attendants to join its corporate flight crew. According to a job posting on the company’s website, Netflix is searching for someone with three years of full-time corporate flight experience, who can plan and prepare for trips, greet and assist passengers, and stock and tidy up the cabin, among other responsibilities. The job includes domestic and international travel, and would be based in Los Angeles, California, with “ground duty days” at the company’s Burbank hanger. “Strong culinary/fine dining experience preferred.”
Like some other big businesses, Netflix has corporate jets and a flight department with full-time pilots, flight attendants, coordinators, and other crew to organize and operate travel, based on job postings and company filings. CEO Reed Hastings beneficially owns two aircraft that he leases to the company for business-related travel, according to the company’s 2019 proxy statement.
The Netflix Aviation department provides exceptional, safe, confidential air transportation,” the job listing on Netflix’s website says. “As a Flight Attendant, you would be responsible for creating the best in air experience for our most important company assets, our people. It is our goal to provide the most outstanding aviation experience available, by using the best people and the best equipment.”
Netflix operates a fleet of private jets for its high-flying senior executives, including the Gulfstream G550, which can cost as much as $41 million for the latest model. The aircraft has a maximum range of around 12,500 km, and the cabin interior can be specced out with comfortable recliner seats or even full-sized beds. The right candidate will be “professionally trained in cabin and passenger safety”, as well as aircraft emergency evacuation.
Netflix flight attendants are trained to FAA standards and must be comfortable working a “varied work schedule” with frequent trips across the United States as well as internationally. In its annual accounts, Netflix says it permits key executives, as well as their family members, to use its fleet of corporate aircraft for personal use – a benefit of working for Netflix.
In 2021, co-chief executive officer, Ted Sarandos, was listed as the highest-paid executive, earning $23 million. In addition, the company’s chief content officer, Scott Stuber, was listed as the second-highest-paid executive, earning $22 million. With such high-flying executives and a fleet of private jets at their disposal, it’s no wonder Netflix is looking for experienced flight attendants to join its corporate flight crew.