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Nov 16th 2011 2:27PM I am curious how this rate of pay can even be legal??? How is the Department of Labor allowing airlines to get away with paying their employees slave labor?
Jun 17th 2010 9:32AM Gross....but helpful.
Jan 7th 2010 4:55PM Yeah Stephanie! I knew it all along (at MSU and in Kappa Kappa) that you would do well! Nice to see my friend moving up so well!
Dec 30th 2009 3:44PM I have only flown in first class once:
My mother and I were flying home from a vacation and an announcement was made asking for me to come up to the desk. They told me that they had a family flying together but that they were not seated together. My mom and I were willing to sit in different parts of the plane but they had also overbooked coach. So, we were moved up to first class.
This would have been really exciting except for the fact that my mom had said "one thing I would really like to do one day before I die is to fly in first class". I was a little nervous that this was God telling us that the gate we would be arriving at would be the heavenly one!
The flight was nice but I didn't think that it was that much better than flying in coach. In fact, I usually fall asleep before my plane even leaves the ground but I couldn't fall asleep in first class. The leather seats were slippery and I kept sliding out of it since I wasn't able to jam myself into place like I can in the close quarters of coach!
Sep 3rd 2009 11:15AM Looks like it was typos on the data entry point. Thanks for fixing!
Sep 3rd 2009 9:46AM Ummmmm, I'm hoping that the typos in the letter to Heather were not from the individual who wrote the letter and instead were data entry errors.
If the typos were in the letter I would advise this individual to work on those skills or at least have someone proofread their materials before submitting an application to any airline. Being able to communicate both through written and verbal means is a skill that employers want.
Aug 13th 2009 3:53PM Nope--not an FA. Actually have a PhD in psychology.
I'm not saying it is ok for a FA to be rude to a whole plane of passangers--sorry, just no excuse for that! I'm just saying that they may not consciously be rude to you--we all get snippy once in a while without thinking about it and then regretting it later. As passengers we just need to also be aware that it may just be a slip of the tongue and not their intention.
Aug 13th 2009 1:43PM I am generally one of those passangers that says hello to the FAs when I get into the plane, take my seat by the window, watch/listen to the safety announcements, and am asleep by the time that the airplane has turned onto the runway for takeoff (there is something about a plane ride that causes me to doze off). Depending on the length of the flight I generally wake up when the captain makes the announcement that we are going to be starting our desent. So, in other words, I'm a pretty easy passanger for FAs.
However, I never get off of the plane without thanking the FAs even if they didn't have to do anything for me and I watch others not even acknowledge that the FAs are alive.
I have also seen some people get really mad at FAs for nothing but have never seen a overtly rude FA. I used to work in retail (customer service) so I know that people being rude in order to get what they want is commonplace in more venues than just in the air. It is difficult to keep composure with these individuals on the ground and I can imagine that it is even more difficult when in a sealed, close contact environment such as in an airplane.
So, if you find yourself feeling that the FA was rude you should also ask yourself how you came off to that FA. Did you say please or thank-you? Also, are there others on the plane who--for lack of a better term--are acting like buttheads? It is difficult to change one's mental setting when walking away from a customer who was just a jerk to you to someone else who did nothing wrong. Chances are the FA didn't mean to be "rude" to you either but people in customer service take insults and rudeness aimed at them personal as well and it may take them a minute to reboot.
Aug 12th 2009 4:40PM Nope--not uptight--not at all actually--just would prefer to keep my activities out of a flying porta-potty (like you can't find things just as fun to do outside of an airplane bathroom). Nothing to do with rolling around on the floor--don't do that when I use it for a bathroom either. Still yucky.
Aug 12th 2009 9:19AM Ron--
Even using an airplane bathroom for its intended use is disgusting--why anyone would want to be intimate in that space is beyond me! Ewwwwwwwwww!