Thursday, February 9, 2006 12:28 AM
I was wondering if anyone out there on this board works for an airline. The reason why I'm asking this is because it'll be my first summer as an airline employee and I'm looking forward to travelling the country to hit up all the amusement parks I once only could imagine and wished to visit without emptying my pockets.
Is there anyone out there who is interested? Summer of frequent flying to the nation's amusement parks. Come on now
Thursday, February 9, 2006 12:39 AM
I work for an airline too. I'm in Montreal.
Due to that... I already have my plans to do HW this summer!
Thursday, February 9, 2006 12:50 AM
Which airlines are you guys with? I'm training to get all my needed certs and a college degree. Going to get with (hopefully) a regional after college.
Thursday, February 9, 2006 1:25 AM
I'm with Air Canada. I clean planes when they're in Montreal.
You want to be a pilot GoliathKills?
Thursday, February 9, 2006 1:36 AM
Yeah, I am working on it. Definately one of my dreams to become a first officer and eventually a captain.
It's got to get mighty cold there in Montreal. At least Air Canada cares about keeping their planes clean.
Thursday, February 9, 2006 2:58 AM
Yeah... imagine when its -25 outside and the food people open the doors to the plane! It gets really windy and cold...
But then, when its summer time... those planes get insanely hot.
What kind of planes are you working to get certified on? I predict that getting certified on Embraer jets could be a wise move...
Thursday, February 9, 2006 9:44 AM
What airline are you with? Your trips will depend on your summer load factor and where your flying from. Hey Goliath have you interned at a major carrier?
Thursday, February 9, 2006 12:13 PM
I work for Skywest (a regional carrier). I'm a ramper, and stationed in SLC (I work outside the whole time no matter what the weather), but we also have hubs in ORD, DEN, SFO, and LAX. The bonus for me is that I get to fly free on Delta as well as our own airline....and since I live in a delta hub city, it's very easy for me to fly just about anywhere in the country..... If anyone is looking for an airline to work for- may I suggest Skywest, we are doing exceptionally well in the airline industry while most others are not doing so hot (regional carriers are the way to go). If your'e a SO Cal resident and are near Long Beach, we are going to start flying there in March so I'd check to see if there are openings there. The flight benefits are well worth it.
Thursday, February 9, 2006 12:27 PM
I was a flight attendant for Independence Air, but they went out of business on January 5, 2006. I start 7 weeks of flight attendant training on Monday with United.
Thursday, February 9, 2006 6:58 PM
I work for Midwest Airlines. Working for an airline is great, however don't work for one only for the flight benefits. It is a great job, however remember that you will be working with the public, dealing with irregular ops, and having some long days.
Other than that, the flight benefits are great. It is all standby based on seniority. Even though a lot of airlines have cut capacity, you can still get on flights, just be flexible.
Friday, February 10, 2006 1:12 AM
Ya...that's true Fly YX.....but it's pretty easy to get on flights most the time (excluding holidays)...I've gotten on an oversold flight before, that's because there were no other standbys, it's all about working the system (knowing how to look up flight loads to the deepest details, and having back up plans). I love flying free on delta because we fly direct from SLC to Honolulu, Maui, and Kona....and many times those flights have 1st class open.
Since I'm a ramper I don't deal with the public (thank God), but I know what you're saying about irregular ops and long days.....Christmas time was a nightmare here.
So who's up for flying this summer to various amusement parks?
Friday, February 10, 2006 5:21 AM
Im a Flight Attendant for NWA and on my time off during the summer I visit as many parks as I can. i usually take about 7 days of my 14 days off in a row and go.. Sometimes its hard to get on flights depending on where you are traveling and the time of year. It also helps for me because if all the seats are taken I can use an open jumpseat.. Sometimes I may be working and get lucky with a long layover with a great park.. Once you learn how to check the flight loads its pretty easy to plan.. Any part of Florida I find is the hardest to non rev to.. good luck.