Want to work at an airline that almost doesn’t exist?

Want to be a flight attendant at an airline that isn’t publicly acknowledged? JANET is hiring flight attendants for its Las Vegas base. But don’t expect to be gossiping about your work life after hours. Among the minimum requirements for the gig:

Must qualify for and maintain a top secret government security clearance and associated work location access.

JANET runs a small fleet of 737-600s to provide employee transportation for access to Area 51 and other secure government facilities. The flights run from a private terminal in Las Vegas (visible if you have a room high enough up and facing the airport at the Delano) with a couple banks early and late in the day for commuting workers. And while everyone knows that JANET is a thing it also slightly isn’t.

The government doesn’t really acknowledge its operation and it doesn’t have an IATA designator. But the flights still run in the US airspace so the rule about one flight attendant for every 50 seats on board is still enforced.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.


  1. There’s more than one of these airlines. One runs (mostly US citizens) from parts of Africa to and from Europe. Fun fact is everyone who flys must show a passport. Who’s to say the name is real is another story.

  2. How old is that photo of Just Another Non Existent Tail? JANET has been flying the 736 fleet … all previously from Chinese commercial airlines … since 2009.

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