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Apr 7th 2010 12:16PM I've been a flight attendant for over 24 years and I agree with all of these new proposed rules...woo hoo!!! Of course in order to enforce them, the crews would need to be issued tazers. That could be rule number 11. ;>
Feb 13th 2010 7:59AM Hahahaha!!! This is rich. I can't wait for her to run for the office of President of the United States...the American people could never be so idiotic as to elect such a complete and utter....oh, wait a minute...never mind. I guess we've already distinguished ourselves in that area... ;>
Jul 18th 2008 10:39AM Oh Heather... this is too much...I love it! Something like this is enough to get an old girl up for commuting to JFK again! Is there a deluxe model with a shower? Just askin'. Keep up the good work...love your posts and can relate to every single one of them. Fly safe!
Jul 7th 2008 12:25PM How sad...but true! I remember the days when people, upon learning that I was a flight attendant, reacted with wide eyed wonder, followed by all kinds of "oohs" and "aahs" and questions and entreaties to please, please regale them one more time with yet another endlessly entertaining story of my glamorous life in aviation...yes, and I'm here to tell you that those were fabulous times that I will always treasure, and you should be jealous! Just last week, however, I walked in to my dry cleaner in full uniform, and the nice little lady behind the counter said, "Oh hello, hon...I didn't know you worked for the airlines!" "Why,yes, yes I do, I blushed and replied modestly." "So what do you do, are you a ticket agent?" "No, no...actually I'm a flight attendant," I reply. To which she said..."Oh, my God...you poor thing!" It's true. Like you though, Heather, I'm still in it because I love it...even though I long for the days when flying was considered special and we were able to make it so for the priveliged few who could afford it. Maybe we do need to raise those ticket prices. Happy Flying!
Jun 6th 2008 7:10PM Hey Jim,
I don't know what you looked like back then, but if you can remember "stewardesses" in "hot pants", I'd be willing to bet you aren't as smokin' as you used to be either!
Jun 6th 2008 7:00PM Dear Lorna,
Your flight attendant was correct with regard to the regulations that pertain to proper stowage of luggage and other personal items while occupying a seat in the exit row. I"m sure he or she did not mean to embarrass you, however it is not advisible for you or any passenger to show non-compliance or to argue with a crew member when they are enforcing safety regulations in preparation for take-off, landing or during turbulence. This is the one area that is absolutely non-negotiable. Of course there are many nice ways to explain this to our passengers...I'm sorry if you felt you were treated in a rough manner. It is very important for all passengers to be fully aware of the safety regulations in place while traveling on an aircraft. Pay attention to the safety demonstration. Locate your nearest exits and be familiar with the operation of the exits. If you have any questions, ask. If a flight attendant requests or reminds you to please turn off your phone, your laptop or to fasten your seatbelt, bring your seatback forward...anything that is safely related...please do us and your fellow passengers the courtesty of complying immediately...no excuses, no arguments. We will be happy to review the regulations with you if you wish when we have more time...we love our passengers to be well informed...especially those who have accepted the added responsibilities associated with sitting in an exit row.
Mar 24th 2008 11:05AM One of the problems I see with cell phone use on the aircraft (or for that matter, while driving or traveling in a car) is that while engaged in a cell phone conversation, a person is unavoidably distracted from what is going on around them. In most cases, you might ask, "so what?", but in the case of an emergency, or some other situation that requires someone's full attention, being on a cell phone often prevents a person from acting appropriately to surrounding events. As it is, many people enter an aircraft while holding a phone up to their ear and yakking, and exit the same way...(resulting in far fewer "welcome aboards" and "thanks for flying with us todays")...but the best part is when they block the aisles while getting on the aircraft because they're trying to lift their oversized bag into the overhead bin with one hand, while carrying on a phone conversation...this causes significant delays in the boarding process and inconveniences others. How do we regulate politeness? It seems we cannot...such a shame. Cell phones and other electronic devices connect us to people and places far away, but unfortunately put a real distance between ourselves and our immediate surroundings. Sometimes it is more important to PAY ATTENTION to what is going on around us...say during an evacuation...believe me, there are individuals who would slow such a process with their last minute calls...it's sad, but true. The "Me" generation has reached its' zenith.
Feb 12th 2008 7:42AM Stacey, just for your edifiction, Delta Air Lines does not fly any aircraft which are staffed with only one flight attendant. Perhaps you are referring to one of their connection carriers who fly smaller planes and yes, employ younger pilots. Many pilots get build up their hours at a smaller carrier before they come over to the majors. Many times these young men and women have received their initial training in the armed forces...good enough for you now? I am sorry you had peanuts thrown at you...sometimes it's hard to keep one's balance on a smaller aircraft when it's going through rough air. Perhaps next time you should offer to help! Flight attendants on the smaller aircraft have no one to assist them...and I"m sure at times it can be very challenging to serve up to thirsty 50 people on a puddle jumper...good news is they're hiriing! Want to give it a go, Stacey?