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The 19 Best Airlines/Aviation Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (January 2021)

Looking for a new job in airlines/aviation? Check our list of the most female-friendly employers in the industry, as rated by the women who work there.

InHerSight's list of the best airlines/aviation companies for women is based on millions of anonymous employer ratings and reviews from working women. Airlines/Aviation companies on this list have 10 or more submissions as of January 1, 2021. Rate your company ›

The 19 best airlines/aviation companies to work for

1. Virgin America

4.2 stars

Virgin America is an airlines/aviation company headquartered in the Burlingame, CA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.3 stars) and management opportunities (4.3 stars).

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2. Southwest Airlines

3.7 stars

Southwest Airlines is an airlines/aviation company headquartered in the Dallas, TX area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (5.0 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Southwest Airlines:

"I love my job,but the commute to Chicago became difficult with the current situation. I have also been flying for 30 years and it has changed so much."

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3. Allegiant

3.6 stars

Allegiant is an airlines/aviation company headquartered in the Las Vegas, NV area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (3.6 stars) and female representation in leadership (3.6 stars).

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4. Delta

3.4 stars

Delta is an airlines/aviation company headquartered in the Atlanta, GA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and support for diversity (5.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Delta:

"Delta is a wonderful company to work for."

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5. United Airlines

3.4 stars

United Airlines is an airlines/aviation company headquartered in the Chicago, IL area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (4.0 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for United Airlines:

"United Airlines is a company I am proud to work for not only because of the female-influenced work space, but also because I know my voice is valued at every level. It has been a …"

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6. SkyWest Airlines

3.3 stars

SkyWest Airlines is an airlines/aviation company that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (4.1 stars) and management opportunities (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for SkyWest Airlines:

"Amazing company culture that supports freedom and lifestyle."

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7. JetBlue Airways Corporation

3.3 stars

JetBlue Airways Corporation is an airlines/aviation company headquartered in the Long Island City, NY area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (4.5 stars) and female representation in leadership (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for JetBlue Airways Corporation:

"There are so many women in all positions, especially top positions at JetBlue - at least in Utah (which is a huge employee site)."

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8. GE Aviation

3.3 stars

GE Aviation is an airlines/aviation company headquartered in the Cincinnati, OH area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (4.0 stars) and maternity and adoptive leave (4.0 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for GE Aviation:

"I can't say enough good things about working at GE Aviation. I attended regular Women in IT lunches and events, I never once felt judged or repressed due to me gender, and I was w…"

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9. American Airlines

3.1 stars

American Airlines is an airlines/aviation company headquartered in the Fort Worth, TX area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (4.7 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.9 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for American Airlines:

"American has made huge strides for women in the workplace!"

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10. Piedmont Airlines

3.1 stars

Piedmont Airlines is an airlines/aviation company headquartered in the Salisbury, MD area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (4.1 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.1 stars).

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11. Air Methods

3.0 stars

Air Methods is an airlines/aviation company headquartered in the Castlewood, CO area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for equal opportunities for women and men (3.4 stars) and paid time off (3.7 stars).

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12. Alaska Airlines

2.8 stars

Alaska Airlines is an airlines/aviation company that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (3.8 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.7 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Alaska Airlines:

"I loved the people and the job. The perks are incredible and you really are aware everyone above you wants to see you succeed"

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13. Spirit Airlines

2.7 stars

Spirit Airlines is an airlines/aviation company headquartered in the Atlanta, GA area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (3.7 stars) and the people you work with (3.8 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Spirit Airlines:

"I have worked at Spirit Airlines for over 2 years as a Flight Attendant. I absolutely LOVE it. As a flight attendant, I know that if I ever wanted to switch to different job withi…"

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14. Mesa Airlines, Inc

2.3 stars

Mesa Airlines, Inc is an airlines/aviation company headquartered in the Phoenix, AZ area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for female representation in leadership (3.6 stars) and management opportunities (3.4 stars).

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15. Frontier Airlines

2.2 stars

Frontier Airlines is an airlines/aviation company headquartered in the Denver, CO area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for management opportunities (3.5 stars) and the people you work with (3.2 stars).

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16. ExpressJet Airlines

2.1 stars

ExpressJet Airlines is an airlines/aviation company headquartered in the Atlanta, GA area, that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for sense of belonging (5.0 stars) and the people you work with (3.3 stars).

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17. Worldwide Flight Services (WFS)

2.0 stars

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is an airlines/aviation company that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for support for diversity (5.0 stars) and sense of belonging (4.0 stars).

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18. Jeppesen, a Boeing Company

1.9 stars

Jeppesen, a Boeing Company is an airlines/aviation company headquartered in the Castlewood, CO area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for flexible work hours (2.5 stars) and paid time off (2.9 stars).

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19. Signature Flight Support

1.7 stars

Signature Flight Support is an airlines/aviation company headquartered in the Orlando, FL area, that employs 1001 to 5000 people. The company has its best ratings for paid time off (3.3 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.1 stars).

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Companies with at least 10 submissions from current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of January 1, 2021.

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