Secret Gov't Airline Needs Someone to Fly to Area 51

You'll need top secret security clearance, of course
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 10, 2018 8:03 AM CST
Secret Gov't Airline Needs Someone to Fly to Area 51
A possible government-owned plane taxis at McCarran International Airport on July 1, 2016.   (AP Photo/John Locher)

Looking for an exciting new employment opportunity? A secret airline tasked with delivering people to some of the most closely guarded locations in the US apparently has an opening. Janet Airlines—a classified government airline USA Today notes "sort of doesn't exist"—is seeking a Las Vegas-based flight attendant to assist passengers who are believed to be flying to and from government sites in the western US, including military bases and secret locales. The government hasn't actually confirmed the existence of Janet Airlines, which might get its name from the "Joint Air Network for Employee Transportation," per Newsweek. However, its planes, believed to be white with a blue or red stripe down the fuselage, reportedly fly out of a private terminal at Vegas' McCarran International Airport.

The Air Force-owned planes operated by defense contractor AECOM ferry government employees and contractors from Las Vegas to Area 51, Tonopah Test Range, and other Air Force bases, Business Insider previously reported. That's why USA Today suggests serious applicants start practicing the line, "Thanks for flying Janet Airlines and enjoy your stay at Area 51." While there's no mention of aliens in the job description, AECOM's website notes applicants "must be level-headed and clear thinking while handling unusual incidents and situations (severe weather conditions, including turbulence, delays due to weather or mechanicals, hijackings or bomb threats)." Obtaining and maintaining top secret security clearance is required. (Have you heard of Area 6?)

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