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Aug 6th 2009 11:46AM On my airline, we are not allowed to non-rev (for pleasure) in uniform, which means we must be in compliance with standard passenger security issues. So if you see us onboard, we're either positioning (when we'll have a passenger seat) or commuting (where we're happy to have any seat at all).
I'm amazed at how many people are quick to judge the work rules of another profession.
Jun 15th 2009 1:16PM I probably wouldn't leave property if I only had 2 hours at DCA.
Even if you're just going to Fashion City Mall, the commute to and from could be an hour. Add time for clearing security and the boarding process, and it would be cutting it really close.
There's supposed to be a great wine bar there, and I'd probably just track it down and have a decent glass before continuing on my way.
Mar 29th 2009 12:44PM It sounds like you guys had a great time!
After following your journey, I'm glad that I didn't decide to give it a try with a bum foot. BUT -- I've still got this on my to-do list for another time.
I enjoyed following along with you and LInda.
Mar 17th 2009 12:51PM I so wanted to do this trip with all of you guys, but due to a pesky injury was uncertain if I'd be at 100%.
Sounds like I made the right choice to pass, but boy oh boy do I wish I was there with you all!
Jan 15th 2009 10:23PM Beignets in New Orleans.
No nutritional value at all - but they tasted so good after a busy night of partying in the Quarter.
Jun 23rd 2008 12:31PM Things don't change until it becomes painful. And sometimes that pain is a really damaged public opinion. So, yes, the dispute does go to the public for reasons not readily obvious.
I choose to do business with companies that are not in labor disputes. I don't cross picket lines. I'm willing to pay a little bit more to deal with ethical companies. Food for thought when you see the employee/company disputes.
And c'mon -- look at some of the underlying issues. To wear a hat or not? Why should the company care? Does it mean the pilot can fly the plane a little safer? No, it's just a matter of control. And is that really worth making a stand about?
Jun 21st 2008 2:10PM I can SO relate to what you've said here!
People seem to forget that the galley is the equivalent of our office. We have company things here that are not supposed to be accessible to passengers. We have food items that need to be kept sanitary. And, we have personal items (lunch, wallet, book, whatever) that we need to keep secure.
If we invite you into our office, feel free to step in. But please don't presume to step in and make yourself feel at home. I respect your office and personal space, and merely ask for the same in return.
I am sympathetic that it may be a long flight, that you're bored, need to use the facilities, or stretch and get a little exercise. Please be equally sympathetic that it's a long flight for me too, that I'm tired and need to catch my breath, that I need to eat at some point, and that I need a little personal space as well.
May 13th 2008 11:15PM I'm with Kevin - there's a whole lot of things about this story that don't add up.
As a Flight Attendant and frequent pass traveler, this just isn't the way it happens.
Sep 29th 2007 7:23PM What a creative idea!
Mar 9th 2007 7:31PM I took the quiz, and was able to get 49 of the states in about three minutes. Then, I dithered around for another minute and a half before I realized that I had forgotten New Hampshire!