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May 30th 2011 8:56PM If i'm securing my cabin and I see someone on their computer, i glance at it to see if it's in the process of shutting down or not (i know some take longer than others). If it is, I leave them alone and let them do their stuff..they know the process. if it isn't, i politely ask, "you're just shutting that down?", they usually are. if they're clearly playing solitaire or still typing, that's when i plainly tell them i need them to shut it down and stow it.
May 10th 2011 10:59PM I remember securing the cabin for take off one day, I had to tell one pax to do literally EVERYTHING. Turn his phone off, stow it, fasten his seatbelt, stow his bag under the seat, bring his chair back upright, AND open his window shade. My coworker had the entire cabin secured by the time I was done with this one passenger. He was a fully capable 40something guy. Not a child. I couldn't believe it.
Nov 6th 2009 8:50PM Not sure if this thread is still active or not..but here goes :)
I bought a dark blue DS in August of 2008. 4 months later it refused to charge. Sent it back to Nintendo to get it fixed (under warranty), they just sent me a new one that December. Now 11 months later the DS i've got has the cracked hinges. Since it was a completely new DS they sent me, the warranty got reset for another year. Those cracked hinges couldn't have happened sooner. I had no issues upon phoning them back. Spoke to a lady who at first tried to blame me, but ended up setting up a work order for it to get fixed under warranty. Not once during the phone call did I hear a dollar amount. I even asked if I would be charged anything if they got it and found it to be a non warranty issue, she said she was coding the work order so it gets fixed regardless...i wouldn't have to pay anything at all. It'll just be interesting to see what they send back...if it'll be my old one that's fixed, or just a replacement with a whole new warranty (wouldn't that be nice!! haha)
Sep 15th 2009 5:01PM I completed an online flight attendant school 2 years ago (exactly). I had applied to airline after airline, year after year since I was 18, with nothing so much as a phonecall. I completed this course online at the end of Sept 2007, revised my resume and applied again, and on November 23rd I got the first phone call. Got hired in December and started Initial training Jan 8th 2008.
Having said that - I did NOT shell out $4000 for this course. It cost me $250 (if that). It's a prerequisite for my airline, as well as 5 or 6 others. So even if I had been hired before ever taking the course, I would have still had to take it, because our training is only 2 weeks long, they want us to already have a basic understanding of what we're getting ourselves into. It was pretty clear it wasn't a scam because it's mentioned on the airline's application forms on their websites that you need this course. But all in all, I believe i'd still be where I was 2 years ago..working in a deadend job, if I hadn't of taken this course. My only regret is not taking it 2 years earlier!