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ATLANTA -- Delta Air Lines plans to hire 1,800 flight attendants as it makes plans to expand its flight schedule.

The Atlanta-based airline is now accepting applications, with interviews scheduled to begin this autumn. The first hires will begin training in January.

There was no immediate word on where the flight attendant jobs will be based.

A Delta spokeswoman said during the airline's last round of flight attendant hiring, more than 100,000 people applied for the 1,800 positions.

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