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Feb 15th 2011 11:59AM My first airline we got the weekend after graduation to get everything in order and were assigned trips starting on Monday.
At my current airline we were given 4 days.
Jan 24th 2011 2:18PM Have you tried asking for an earlier interview date at Delta? That's the route I would take first, before asking for a delay in training at American Eagle.
If that doesn't work see if you can find out when the next Eagle training class starts, if it's soon ask for a delay there, if not forget Delta for now and apply again later.
Dec 2nd 2010 12:02PM
Except for the fact that Continental-owned Chelsea catering is taking over at the majority of the stations.
Jul 14th 2010 3:15PM Hockey practice, at 5am, in high school. I both hated and loved every minute of it.
Jun 15th 2010 11:41AM I usually just use American ones and fives if I don't have local currency. It's never been a problem before.
May 12th 2010 12:46PM I wear size 13 shoes, and I had no problems with an 18" roller bag for a long time. I use a 22" now on longer trips, especially international because I like to buy stuff and bring it home. The smaller bag is better for domestic trips and the smaller aircraft, but I've fit the 22" one in the overhead bins on a 737 without problems too.
Mar 3rd 2010 11:47AM I agree with Heather's first bit of advice, don't quit. I've been through training twice, once with a regional, then again at a major. Both times I wanted to just give up, walk away, and head home halfway through. I just told myself it was only six weeks, I can put up with anything for six weeks. The second time was even worse, because everyone assumed I knew everything. Well I had the general idea, but it was more difficult to forget old procedures and replace them with new ones.
During training and IOE, always be on your best behavior. They ask everyone about you, gate agents, bus drivers, hotel staff, pilots, other flight attendants, other airline employees. Could be that paranoia coming out, but everyone seems to agree this is true.
I don't think instructors are looking for ways to get rid of you, but they won't hesitate to do so. What Heather mentioned about a locked door if you are late is 100% true. They lock the door when class starts, so if you are starting at 9am, be there by 8:50, because the door will be locked at 9:00. Even if you show up at 9:02 you will get the boot.
Training is not all gloom and doom, suck it up or go home either. It is fun, I had a blast during both, and the instructors try to make sure you are having a good time while you learn. They made us stay in a liferaft in the pool overnight. While that seems like a torturous exercise, it really was a good learning experience, and by that point we were all friends for the most part and spent the entire night talking.
Also, after you finish training, have fun, I loved my job at a regional, in some ways more than my current mainline job. It was so much fun to hang out with the pilots in our "boring" overnight hotels, even when we had short overnights. The crews are much closer, and there are a lot less "slam-clickers" in the regional world.
Feb 19th 2010 2:13PM Probably the best prize ever!
Jan 29th 2010 6:08PM @FOUR FEET IN THE AIR - LOL, I had a similar experience once on a 32 seat jet. After assuring them we did not have a cappuccino machine hidden somewhere onboard, they asked what we had for lunch. When I replied with "pretzels" I got a really disgusted look. All this on a 35 minute flight where it was difficult enough to serve drinks to everyone.