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Home-Based Reservations Representative

Home-Based Reservations Representative

Date:  Nov 8, 2022

American Airlines is seeking Full-Time Home-Based Reservations Representatives in the South Florida metro area.

  

The terms and conditions of this position are covered by the CWA-IBT Collective Bargaining Agreement.

  

If you are a member of CWA-IBT union workgroup, you must submit a transfer request and not apply to this job posting. Please go to transfer.aa.com and submit a transfer request.

 

Training Classes will begin in Mid-January 2023.

Overview

 

Join us for a career with endless possibilities.

Looking for a job where a passion for innovation, a culture of teamwork, and opportunities for growth are valued and rewarded? You’ve come to the right place.

 

You don’t have to be an airline aficionado to join American Airlines. It takes more than cool planes to keep us ahead of the curve, and thanks to our team of behind the scenes professionals, we do just that. As the largest airline in the world, American Airlines is in the business of serving the global travel needs of our customers. At the core of the Company is our commitment to each customer and each employee. We are dedicated to developing and delivering what our customers value and are willing to pay for. Customer-centric planning, innovative marketing, and an exceptional customer experience are supported by a cadre of talented people.

 

What does it take to join us? We’re glad you asked! We expect exceptional skills in your discipline and a dedication to being the best as we relentlessly pursue our goal of being not just the largest airline in the world, but also the best airline in the world.

 

Fortunately, we’re building on almost a century of innovation and firsts in our industry – and we plan to continue that tradition of excellence.

Why you'll love this job

Reservations Representatives sell American Airlines service to prospective customers by answering incoming calls and assisting customers in reaching satisfactory solutions to their travel-related needs. They apply sales techniques while providing schedules, fare and flight information to our customers in a manner that meets the standards of high customer service as outlined in training and the call handling guidelines.

 

 

What you'll do

This position allows you to work from your home-office and requires you to remain at your workstation for extended periods of time. American Airlines is a 24-hour operation. Schedules will likely include weekends, holidays, day and evening shifts, and could vary throughout the year. You will be required to work from an American Airlines training facility for approximately 10 weeks, which includes several weeks of fast-paced, intensive training.

  • Master several weeks of fast-paced, intensive training on products, processes, policies and tools; and continue learning with recurrent training each year
  • Handle contacts from customers and gain their trust by providing solutions to their travel needs
  • Listen to the customers’ needs and proactively offer options
  • Generate revenue by selling tickets and related products/services
  • Offer a high level of customer service
  • Work on a full-time basis, working continuously at a workstation, with scheduled breaks and lunch periods
  • Work in an operation that covers a 24-hour period which includes weekends and holidays and day, evening, overnight shifts that could vary throughout the year and as determined through seniority bidding
  • On occasion, be offered voluntary overtime and required to work mandatory overtime
  • Be assigned performance goals and receive coaching towards continuous improvement
  • Work within a caring environment with a passion for culture and diversity with a strong sense of community, volunteer groups and support various causes 

 

Successful Reservations Representatives care for people on life’s journey by connecting with customers and providing solutions to their travel needs.

All you'll need for success

 

Qualified Applicants:

  • Will be at least 18 years of age
  • Will have a high school diploma or GED Equivalency
  • Must live and work within a seventy-five (75) mile radius from the Miami International Airport
  • Can read, write, and fluently speak and understand the English language
  • Will be able to perform duties while remaining at a workstation for extended periods of time
  • Can work as scheduled and in accordance with the American Airlines Attendance policy
  • Will concentrate on details and handle multiple tasks with accuracy while providing outstanding customer service
  • Are self-disciplined and accountable for performing job functions with minimal supervision
  • Are resourceful, skilled in problem-solving and are able to handle difficult/stressful situations
  • Will be able to work a variety of shifts, including morning, afternoon, evening and overnight shifts, weekends and holidays assigned by seniority according to our 24-hour operational needs, and overtime as required


The most competitive applicants:

  • Are confident in using technology and navigating through multiple applications during a single call
  • Have previous Reservations and/or Customer Service experience in a contact center environment
  • Thrive on continuous improvement and goal attainment
  • Have a passion for travel with the interest, knowledge, and experience to become a customer’s trusted advisor


 

Required to provide at your own expense:

  • A separate, dedicated area within the home in which to work including a workstation that is ergonomically sound
  • All equipment including computer, monitor, keyboard, mouse, and surge protector (a USB headset will be provided)
  • Have and maintain properly located smoke detectors, satisfactory lighting and a grounded electrical outlet
  • Must have reliable transportation to attend training and team meetings
  • Internet Service
    • The user is responsible to maintain a stable internet environment from their workplace that meets the minimum speed requirements 
      • The computer (itself) must be hard-wired to the internet modem.  Wi-Fi/Wireless cannot be used while on shift
    • The minimum speed requirements are 10 Mbps download and 5 Mbps upload (You can test your speeds at www.speakeasy.net/speedtest/. Click on closest location to you.)
      • If using VOIP, a higher minimum speed may be required
    • The user is responsible to work with their Internet Service Provider (ISP) to resolve any quality of service issues
  • Computer – Hardware/Software 
    • The following are the minimum hardware requirements:
    • Operating system of Windows 10 or later
      • Mac/Apple and Chromebook operating systems are not supported 
    • Processor – 2 GHz or above
    • Memory (RAM) – 4 GB or more
    • Hard disk – 40 GB available disk space
    • Display – 1024 x 768 or higher resolution display
    • Ethernet port for wired internet connectivity
    • Surge protector recommended
    • Anti-virus software is highly recommended
  • Phone Line
    • Traditional land-line or VOIP  
    • Free of call waiting, unknown call block, call forwarding and voicemail
    • The service must be from a full service provider
      • Meaning they can send a technician to the rep’s home if they encounter issues.
      • Repeated and/or ongoing technical issues with your service may require that you switch your service provider.
    • No Magic Jack, BasicTalk, Vonage or other similar service due to known issues

What you'll get

 

Feel free to take advantage of all that American Airlines has to offer: 

 

  • Travel Perks: Ready to explore the world? You, your family and your friends can reach 365 destinations on more than 6,800 daily flights across our global network
  • Health Benefits: On day one, you’ll have access to your health, dental, prescription and vision benefits to help you stay well. And that’s just the start, we also offer virtual doctor visits, flexible spending accounts and more
  • Wellness Programs: We want you to be the best version of yourself – that’s why our wellness programs provide you with all the right tools, resources and support you need.
  • 401(k) Program: Available upon hire and, depending on the workgroup, employer contributions to your 401(k) program are available after one year
  • Additional Benefits: Other great benefits include our Employee Assistance Program, pet insurance and discounts on hotels, cars, cruises and more
  • Join at a starting rate of pay of $13.05 per hour
    • Opportunity to earn additional income through revenue generating promotions and various programs
    • Annual step increases up to $30.31 per hour (under current contract)
  • Accrue up to two (2) weeks vacation in the first year for use in the subsequent calendar year

Feel Free to be yourself at American

From the team members we hire to the customers we serve, inclusion and diversity are the foundation of the dynamic workforce at American Airlines. Our 20+ Employee Business Resource Groups are focused on connecting our team members to our customers, suppliers, communities and shareholders, helping team members reach their full potential and creating an inclusive work environment to meet and exceed the needs of our diverse world.

Are you ready to feel a tremendous sense of pride and satisfaction as you do your part to keep the largest airline in the world running smoothly as we care for people on life’s journey? Feel free to be yourself at American.

*Travel to the interview and any subsequent relocation expenses are the responsibility of the candidate 


Nearest Major Market: Miami

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