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The 19 Best Airlines/Aviation Companies to Work For As Rated by the Women Who Work There (August 2020)

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 been rated by 10 or more participants as of August 1, 2020. Rate your company ›

The 19 best airlines/aviation companies to work for

1. Virgin America

3.7 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 management opportunities (4.3 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (4.3 stars).

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2. Southwest Airlines

3.6 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 equal opportunities for women and men (4.4 stars) and management opportunities (4.2 stars).

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

"Outstanding organization grappling with pace of change and sometimes burdened by industry convention. But earnestly trying to balance innovation and culture for all employees."

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3. Delta

3.3 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 equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars) and management opportunities (3.8 stars).

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

"Delta is completely unbiased in my experience. We are renowned for the excellent work culture."

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4. 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 maternity and adoptive leave (4.0 stars) and paid time off (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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5. 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 equal opportunities for women and men (4.0 stars) and management opportunities (4.0 stars).

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

"Great employer"

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6. SkyWest Airlines

3.1 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:

"A large company that has a mom and pop feel. Employees are treated like family."

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7. Allegiant

3.1 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 employer responsiveness (3.9 stars) and female representation in leadership (3.6 stars).

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8. United Airlines

3.0 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 equal opportunities for women and men (3.8 stars) and paid time off (3.6 stars).

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

"All "indifferent" answers as a result of "Seniority based" items. IE: shifts are based on seniority with the company. IE: cannot work remotely, as it is a mechanic position "

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9. Alaska Airlines

3.0 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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10. Spirit Airlines

2.9 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 the people you work with (3.8 stars) and flexible work hours (3.7 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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11. American Airlines

2.9 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 equal opportunities for women and men (3.8 stars) and management opportunities (3.6 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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12. Piedmont Airlines

2.8 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 equal opportunities for women and men (4.1 stars) and management opportunities (4.1 stars).

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13. Air Methods

2.6 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 paid time off (3.7 stars) and management opportunities (3.4 stars).

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14. Mesa Airlines, Inc

2.4 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 the people you work with (3.7 stars) and female representation in leadership (3.6 stars).

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15. Frontier Airlines

2.4 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 (3.6 stars) and the people you work with (3.2 stars).

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

"The Employee's are what make Frontier great."

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16. Signature Flight Support

2.3 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 (3.5 stars) and equal opportunities for women and men (3.3 stars).

Here’s what one woman writes about working for Signature Flight Support:

"Women have to work their butts off to make it in the aviation community at all, this is no different."

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17. ExpressJet Airlines

2.2 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 the people you work with (3.2 stars) and flexible work hours (3.2 stars).

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18. Jeppesen, a Boeing Company

1.8 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 paid time off (2.9 stars) and ability to telecommute (2.6 stars).

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19. Worldwide Flight Services (WFS)

1.6 stars

Worldwide Flight Services (WFS) is an airlines/aviation company that employs 5001 to 10000 people. The company has its best ratings for the people you work with (3.1 stars) and female representation in leadership (2.6 stars).

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Companies with ratings and reviews from at least 10 current or former US-based employees are eligible for this list. Company ratings accurate as of August 1, 2020.

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