Flight attendant – Viventing Online Marketing http://viventingonlinemarketing.com/ Tue, 17 May 2022 05:54:43 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-25T191740.045.png Flight attendant – Viventing Online Marketing http://viventingonlinemarketing.com/ 32 32 What steps do cabin crew take to provide additional assistance to deaf and blind passengers https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/what-steps-do-cabin-crew-take-to-provide-additional-assistance-to-deaf-and-blind-passengers/ Mon, 16 May 2022 22:31:00 +0000 https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/what-steps-do-cabin-crew-take-to-provide-additional-assistance-to-deaf-and-blind-passengers/ Cabin crew are trained to assist hearing and visually impaired passengers during a flight, particularly for safety reasons. These passengers normally board first with the assistance of ground staff and are taken directly to their seat. The cabin crew also helps stow their luggage in the luggage compartments. The legal side of things Airlines ask […]]]>

Cabin crew are trained to assist hearing and visually impaired passengers during a flight, particularly for safety reasons. These passengers normally board first with the assistance of ground staff and are taken directly to their seat. The cabin crew also helps stow their luggage in the luggage compartments.

Airlines ask to be informed of special assistance requirements when booking a flight, as aviation authority legislation limits the number of passengers with reduced mobility or disabilities for safety reasons, for example by emergency evacuation. Additionally, airlines recommend that these passengers travel with a companion for guidance and communication. Due to legality, these passengers cannot sit in exit rows where security might be impeded, and they will be assigned specific seats.

Personal safety briefing

The passenger will receive a personal safety briefing by a cabin crew member before the rest of the boarding to ensure they understand what to do in an emergency. This will include how to use the seat belt, the life jacket and where it is stowed, how to use the pull down oxygen mask and where the nearest emergency exit is. In addition, they will be shown where the toilets are and how to use the call bell. This gives the passenger a chance to have a practical feel and touch of the safety equipment, in case of an emergency.

The passenger will receive a personal safety briefing. Photo: Getty Images

Other Considerations

There will be assistance with meal service where cabin crew can unpack food, give a description or identify where food is placed on a tray, using a “clock” description. For example, a cup can be placed at 10 o’clock.

For a hearing-impaired passenger, the crew can communicate by voicemail or written note, and understand the need to speak clearly so that lip-reading is possible. The safety demonstration is also captioned, like most in-flight entertainment. Some cabin crew members know sign language and may be assigned on these flights.

The Aviation Safety Card can be made available in Braille if required. Photo: Getty Images

A visually impaired passenger will be shown a Braille safety card along with a personal demonstration before the flight. The in-flight entertainment system offers audio content and audio books to choose from. Assistance dogs are allowed on board free of charge and will be assigned a spare seat next to the passenger at no additional cost.


Disabled passengers can also bring additional equipment with them on board to make their flight more comfortable. These can be a physical aid or simply for comfort. The only rule is that the device fits in the seat area and the seat belt can still be fastened. If the passenger has any other type of aid needed, such as a cane, these will be placed in the overhead locker for take-off and landing so as not to interfere with other passengers in the event of an evacuation. In the event of an emergency evacuation, both types of passengers will be escorted by a crew member to the exit and the slide – safety always comes first.


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America’s most powerful flight attendant has just been re-elected for another four-year term https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/americas-most-powerful-flight-attendant-has-just-been-re-elected-for-another-four-year-term/ Sun, 15 May 2022 18:11:07 +0000 https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/americas-most-powerful-flight-attendant-has-just-been-re-elected-for-another-four-year-term/ Sara Nelson, dubbed “the most powerful flight attendant in the United States” (maybe even the world), has been re-elected president of the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA-CWA) for another term of office. four years. The Association of Flight Attendants is by far the largest cabin crew union in the world, representing some 50,000 crew members […]]]>

Sara Nelson, dubbed “the most powerful flight attendant in the United States” (maybe even the world), has been re-elected president of the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA-CWA) for another term of office. four years.

The Association of Flight Attendants is by far the largest cabin crew union in the world, representing some 50,000 crew members at 18 airlines. The union’s largest task force is made up of more than 20,000 flight attendants at United Airlines, while its newest members will soon start flying for Norse, a low-cost transatlantic carrier.

In between, the AFA represents flight attendants at Alaska, Frontier and Spirit Airlines and under Nelson’s leadership the union again embarks on a concerted campaign to convince Delta Air Lines flight attendants to join. to the group and unionize for the first time in the company. the story.

Unionizing Delta flight attendants would be a major blow for Nelson after several failed attempts to get the job done. A stewardess for 25 years with United Airlines, Nelson first joined the union in 1996 and has served as the AFA’s international president since 2014.

Already a rising star in the labor movement, Nelson really came to prominence in 2019 when his calls for a general strike were credited with helping end President Trump’s government shutdown.

The following year, Nelson won accolades for leading calls for a federal emergency relief fund for the pandemic-hit aviation sector. The multi-billion dollar bailout has secured the jobs of tens of thousands of flight attendants and many other airline workers.

Under Nelson’s militant leadership, however, the AFA has come under fire for some of its political campaigning, including its support, until recently, of the federal face mask mandate. Nelson and AFA recently joined the Roe vs. Wade debate, calling the Supreme Court’s proposed decision a “radical assault on our rights.”

Nelson was re-elected at the AFA-CWA’s 49th board meeting in Las Vegas on Saturday. Shortly after being confirmed in the post, Nelson told attendees, “Some may call these times desperate. We may recognize them as a call to action.

“In the worst of times, workers have stood up for our greatest gains,” Nelson continued. “Stronger together, better together is not just our slogan; it is our vocation.

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Mateusz Maszczynski honed his skills as an international flight attendant at the Middle East’s most important airline and flew throughout the COVID-19 pandemic for a well-known European airline. Matt is passionate about the aviation industry and has become an expert in passenger experience and human-centered stories. Always on the cutting edge, Matt’s knowledge, analysis and news coverage are often used by some of the biggest names in journalism.

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I’m a flight attendant and we have a passphrase we call hot passengers https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/im-a-flight-attendant-and-we-have-a-passphrase-we-call-hot-passengers/ Sat, 14 May 2022 08:09:56 +0000 https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/im-a-flight-attendant-and-we-have-a-passphrase-we-call-hot-passengers/ A flight attendant has revealed he uses a passphrase to describe passengers he finds pleasing to the eye. Cabin crew use the acronym BOB – “Boyfriend on Board” – when referring to attractive passengers. 2 Flight attendants revealed the secret codes used for passengersCredit: Getty – Contributor An anonymous flight attendant said News Feed: “We […]]]>

A flight attendant has revealed he uses a passphrase to describe passengers he finds pleasing to the eye.

Cabin crew use the acronym BOB – “Boyfriend on Board” – when referring to attractive passengers.

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Flight attendants revealed the secret codes used for passengersCredit: Getty – Contributor

An anonymous flight attendant said News Feed: “We play a game of calling people BOB (‘Boyfriend on Board’) or a ‘raftie’, like someone you would want in your raft in the water if need be.”

“We’ll say, ‘Did you see BOB in 16A,’ or, ‘There are a lot of rafties on this flight.’

“We also notice rude people and talk shit about them as soon as we finish serving and are in the kitchen.”

Likewise, if you hear a flight attendant talking about hot coffee in your aisle but don’t see anyone drinking a hot drink, chances are there’s a handsome passenger nearby.

In an interview with Yahooflight attendant Emily Witkop revealed: ‘I remember for a few years there was a ‘hot coffee’ code between flight attendants.

“You would say, ‘I have hot coffee at 3B!’ Which meant there was an extremely attractive passenger in that particular seat that the other flight attendants should check out.

There’s another secret word for when the crew has a crush on the passengers – you won’t know until it’s pretty much too late.

According to a senior cabin crew official in Australia, the “cheerio game” is played when passengers disembark the plane.

The crew member, who is called LTN330 on the Cabin Crew Forum said, “There’s the cheerio game you can play when passengers disembark.

“When you’re there saying ‘buh-bye, thank you, take care’ etc when you see someone you like, you say ‘cheerio’.”

“You have to do it with a buddy and the challenge is to keep a straight face.”

Cabin crew has codes for everything from hot drinks to hot passengers

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Cabin crew has codes for everything from hot drinks to hot passengersCredit: Getty
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Flight attendants ‘work for free’ as chaos grips Canadian airports: CUPE https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/flight-attendants-work-for-free-as-chaos-grips-canadian-airports-cupe/ Thu, 12 May 2022 14:40:00 +0000 https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/flight-attendants-work-for-free-as-chaos-grips-canadian-airports-cupe/ Vancouver, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Flight Attendants Union of Canada says hundreds of flight attendants are being forced to work for free every day as they manage hour-long tarmac delays due to archaic airline policies and the understaffing at Canadian airports. As air travel returns to pre-pandemic levels, understaffing at security and customs has resulted in […]]]>

Vancouver, British Columbia–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Flight Attendants Union of Canada says hundreds of flight attendants are being forced to work for free every day as they manage hour-long tarmac delays due to archaic airline policies and the understaffing at Canadian airports.

As air travel returns to pre-pandemic levels, understaffing at security and customs has resulted in long delays – regularly two hours or more – at both ends of the boarding and disembarking process. Flight attendants are on duty during many of these delays, performing essential job duties to keep passengers safe and often absorbing passenger frustration and abuse.

However, due to the unfair and outdated way of calculating flight attendant hours, they often perform these important tasks without compensation. Typically, flight attendants are only paid for time in the air, which means they are generally not paid during delays before takeoff and after landing.

“As flight attendants, we bear the brunt of the anger, frustration and abuse of the passengers who experience these delays, and to add insult to injury, many times we work for free for that we do,” said Wesley Lesosky, President of the Airline Division of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE).

Lesosky noted that this isn’t just about pay — it’s about health and safety. Flight attendants have contractual inbound crew rest minimums, but these rest periods are encroached upon and shortened as their duties end increasingly later due to significant ground delays.

“Two things are obvious here: First, the airlines and federal agencies that run our airports need to hire and pay their staff properly so they can keep our airports moving at a reasonable pace,” Lesosky said. “Second, the indefensible practice of not paying flight attendants for hours and hours of their working time must end now. This is not accepted in any other industry. If we are not paid, we do not understand how we can be made to work.

CUPE’s Airline Division represents 15,000 flight attendants from nine Canadian airlines.

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Barbara “Rabbit” Patchen | News, Sports, Jobs https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/barbara-rabbit-patchen-news-sports-jobs/ Wed, 11 May 2022 06:05:34 +0000 https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/barbara-rabbit-patchen-news-sports-jobs/ Barbarian G. “Rabbit” Patchen, 74, a Miami Lakes resident sadly passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2022 with her family present. Beloved wife of Brian Paul Patchen. Beloved mom of Heather (Christophe) Berg, Brian E. (Lissette) Patchen and Bridgette Barnsley; Sister of Thomas Gawlik; Grandmother of Gia, Dominic and Lucia Patchen. […]]]>


Barbarian G. “Rabbit” Patchen, 74, a Miami Lakes resident sadly passed away on Thursday, May 5, 2022 with her family present.

Beloved wife of Brian Paul Patchen. Beloved mom of Heather (Christophe) Berg, Brian E. (Lissette) Patchen and Bridgette Barnsley; Sister of Thomas Gawlik; Grandmother of Gia, Dominic and Lucia Patchen.

Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois, Bunny married her soulmate and the love of her life, Brain P. Patchen, and together they moved to Miami where she continued to work as a flight attendant. at United Airlines. She worked as a flight attendant for 34 years, calling herself the “Flying dinosaur.”

Bunny loved her husband and his family. She enjoyed flying, horseback riding, baking, cooking, bowling and embroidery. It was famous for its homemade pickles and its famous rum cake. She was considered in the Miami Beach community, where she and her family resided for 25 years. The City of Miami Beach awarded him a Certificate of Appreciation for his service to the Marine Authority, the Noise Abatement Task Force, and his ongoing efforts to help improve the quality of life in Miami Beach. In 2010, Bunny and her husband Brian moved to the city of Miami Lakes. His humor, generosity and spark will be missed by all of us.

In lieu of flowers, send contributions to The Cause Foundation, a foundation to help injured United Airlines flight attendants.

Contributions can be made through our website, www.thecausefoundation.org by credit card, or by sending a check to The CAUSE Foundation, PO Box 550 Parker CO 80134. We can also accept donations at www.PayPal.Me/ thecausefoundation.

Viewing services will be held: May 11 from 5 to 11 p.m. at the MEMORIAL PLAN SAN JOSE FUNERAL HOME 250 East 4th Ave, Hialeah, FL 33010. Mass at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church at 11 a.m. Thursday 12 May, followed by her burial at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Cemetery, 11411 NW 25th Street, Doral, FL 33172 at 1 p.m.

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Jury decides whether American Airlines should pay for flight attendant’s sexual assault https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/jury-decides-whether-american-airlines-should-pay-for-flight-attendants-sexual-assault/ Mon, 09 May 2022 22:12:36 +0000 https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/jury-decides-whether-american-airlines-should-pay-for-flight-attendants-sexual-assault/ Jurors in a lawsuit brought by a former American Airlines flight attendant against the Fort Worth-based airline began deliberations Monday afternoon. Kimberly Goesling, who worked as a flight attendant for more than 30 years before retiring in December, claims she was sexually assaulted by celebrity chef Mark Sargeant during a work trip to Germany in […]]]>

Jurors in a lawsuit brought by a former American Airlines flight attendant against the Fort Worth-based airline began deliberations Monday afternoon.

Kimberly Goesling, who worked as a flight attendant for more than 30 years before retiring in December, claims she was sexually assaulted by celebrity chef Mark Sargeant during a work trip to Germany in 2018. In her lawsuit, she also says that American Airlines retaliated against her. after reporting the assault and removing her from her leadership position, as well as special projects.

Among the 13 questions the jury must answer in its deliberations, which began shortly before 1 p.m. Monday in a Tarrant County courtroom, are whether Sargeant assaulted Goesling, whether former American Airlines executive Brett Hooyerink was acting as the company’s deputy director on the trip and if the airline took part in Goesling’s assault through Hooyerink, who Sargeant testified drank with him and encouraged him to pursue Goesling.

Goesling’s attorneys are seeking more than $25.6 million to cover medical costs and damages.

“It’s real,” said his lawyer, Robert Miller. “Goesling is going to have to live with this for the rest of his life.”

Miller told jurors the assault was “inevitable”, based on Sargeant’s text messages to Goesling. He also said Goesling’s account remained consistent, even though defense attorneys argued his story was inconsistent.

Testimony showed that Hooyerink was the person the employees introduced themselves to on the business trip to Germany, Miller said, and text messages Sargeant sent Goesling after the assault show, he told him that he had been encouraged to come up to his room by people he was with, later revealed to be Hooyerink and fellow employee, Ashley Kerber. Miller played excerpts from Sargeant’s testimony where the chief said he was not interested in Goesling before Hooyerink and Kerber told him Goesling was interested in him.

Participating in or assisting with the assault did not mean Hooyerink had to be in the room when it happened, Miller said. He noted that there was evidence that Hooyerink was the one who gave Goesling’s room number to Sargeant.

American Airlines attorney Shauna Wright said that although the airline investigated and fired Sargeant, it was still in court.

Wright said the lawsuit was not about getting justice — it was about Goesling looking for money. If Goesling didn’t want something like this to happen again, Wright said, there would be a police report and she would go after Sargeant instead.

While the airline didn’t want to blame Goesling for the delay in reporting the assault, Wright said the delay left holes for direct evidence that could have come in the form of a 911 call, video from the hotel hallway or reception, or a rape exam.

Wright said it was “revealing” that Goesling called an attorney before contacting American about his assault.

American could not be blamed or required to pay for Sargeant’s actions, Wright said.

“If you feel like she’s almost at the finish line, that’s almost not enough,” Wright told the jury.

Abby Church, Fort Worth Star-Telegram (TNS)

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Flight attendants sleeping on airport floors ‘become the new normal’ as airlines suffer operational meltdowns https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/flight-attendants-sleeping-on-airport-floors-become-the-new-normal-as-airlines-suffer-operational-meltdowns/ Sun, 08 May 2022 11:15:19 +0000 https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/flight-attendants-sleeping-on-airport-floors-become-the-new-normal-as-airlines-suffer-operational-meltdowns/ It’s becoming ‘the new norm’ for flight attendants to sleep in airport hallways, claims a top union boss who fears airlines aren’t doing enough to care for frontline workers during operational meltdowns caused by bad weather, air traffic control problems and internal computer problems. Gary Peterson, vice president of the Transport Workers Union (TWU) airline […]]]>

It’s becoming ‘the new norm’ for flight attendants to sleep in airport hallways, claims a top union boss who fears airlines aren’t doing enough to care for frontline workers during operational meltdowns caused by bad weather, air traffic control problems and internal computer problems.

Gary Peterson, vice president of the Transport Workers Union (TWU) airline division, said the idea that flight attendants have to sleep at the airport during what the industry calls “irregular operations” or ” irrops” for short was unknown until recently.

“Sleeping in the airport hallway – that never happened in the industry, and now it’s becoming the new norm,” Peterson told The Gaurdian newspaper.

Over the past few months, there have been a slew of cases in which flight attendants say they have been abandoned by their own airlines during irrops and left to fend for themselves.

Airlines failed to provide basic necessities like hotel rooms and transportation, so flight attendants ended up sleeping in the airport. Recent cases have involved flight attendants at American Airlines, as well as the low-cost airline Spirit, where weary crews have begun a new campaign to make improvements.

“We had flight attendants getting kicked out of airports in the middle of the night,” said Don Reno Intreglia, flight attendant at Spirit and vice president of airlines at the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA-CWA ).

“It’s been horrible for the morale of the flight attendants, because you’re sleeping on the floor of an airport, you have hardly anywhere to go

The Miramar-based airline has been hit hard by a series of bad weather and air traffic control issues in the Florida area, but the union says Spirit’s handling of the irrops has only exasperated The problems.

Intreglia told the insider that some Spirit flight attendants were stranded for about 30 hours during a recent operational meltdown. During this time, no one from Spirit reportedly contacted the crew to make sure they were ok and the airline made no accommodation arrangements for them.

Instead, the crew found themselves sleeping on the floor of an airport until Spirit finally found a plane to fly them back to their home base. “It’s been horrible for the morale of the flight attendants, because you’re sleeping on the floor of an airport, you have basically nowhere to go,” Intreglia said.

The union suggests this is not an isolated case and that another operational meltdown this summer could lead to an even worse incident.

It’s no wonder, then, that Spirit flight attendants began picketing the airline at airports across the United States. The Flight Attendants Association says Spirit broke its promises and continues to break the contract with the flight attendants’ union.

A spokesperson for Spirit did not comment on the specific allegations involving flight attendants sleeping on airport floors, but in a statement the airline said it was “committed to finding ways to better support our team members and resolve the issues most important to them.”

“We have been through so much together throughout the pandemic, and we are committed to making the necessary investments to build a stronger, more resilient airline for our team members and guests,” the statement continued.

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Mateusz Maszczynski honed his skills as an international flight attendant at the Middle East’s most important airline and flew throughout the COVID-19 pandemic for a well-known European airline. Matt is passionate about the aviation industry and has become an expert in passenger experience and human-centered stories. Always on the cutting edge, Matt’s knowledge, analysis and news coverage are often used by some of the biggest names in journalism.

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Just like mom: the girls share the passion for adventure | News, Sports, Jobs https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/just-like-mom-the-girls-share-the-passion-for-adventure-news-sports-jobs/ Sat, 07 May 2022 04:02:29 +0000 https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/just-like-mom-the-girls-share-the-passion-for-adventure-news-sports-jobs/ Jackie Leandri (left) poses with her daughters and fellow flight attendants April Leandri and Jessica Rowe. All three fly for Southwest Airlines. Courtesy picture Every day when Jackie Leandri and her daughters go out to work, they embark on an adventure as flight attendants at Southwest Airlines. It’s not a career choice for everyone, but […]]]>

Jackie Leandri (left) poses with her daughters and fellow flight attendants April Leandri and Jessica Rowe. All three fly for Southwest Airlines. Courtesy picture

Every day when Jackie Leandri and her daughters go out to work, they embark on an adventure as flight attendants at Southwest Airlines.

It’s not a career choice for everyone, but Jessica Rowe and April Leandri said seeing their mother off to work and taking flights with her when they were young reinforced their desire to work 35,000 feet above of the ground.

“I remember flying (April) and her friend to Minneapolis for her 16th birthday to shop at the Mall of America,” said Leandri.

Being a flight attendant didn’t stop her from being involved with the girls while growing up because, in addition to the travel aspect, the job offers a lot of flexibility, she said.

“She has never been absent from a school event”, says April. “She was home for the important stuff.”

Jackie Leandri (centre) poses with her daughters and fellow flight attendants April Leandri (left) and Jessica Rowe. “It’s a job where you work with really different people all the time,” Jackie Leandri said. “When you get on a plane with people you know and trust, you gel better.” Courtesy picture

It’s this flexibility and the prospect of adventure that, according to Leandri’s mother, Judy Berryman, inspired Jessica and April to follow in their mother’s footsteps.

Both wanted to be flight attendants from an early age, Jackie said.

“(Jessica) told people she wanted to be a flight attendant like her mother,” said Jacky.

She even worked at Mike’s Court and volunteered at the Central PA Humane Society, as did Jackie.

After Jessica became a flight attendant eight years ago, she and her mother flew together several times.

Now that April has joined Southwest as well, there might be times when all three serve on the same flight – this has happened once so far. The most common, however, is that two of them are on the same flight, which they say makes the trip much more fun.

Once, Jackie and Jessica were stranded in Costa Rica for three days with three other Baltimore crews due to a bad snowstorm back home.

That first night, the crews sat down in a hotel bar and arranged a day trip for the next day. They pooled their money, hired a driver with a van, and explored the country.

“We had a blast” said Jessica. “It was great, I was stuck with her because I was pretty new at the time. I’m glad to be with someone I knew.

Jessica and April have also flown several times together, without their mother.

“We spent a long night in Midland Odessa, Texas,” said Jessica. “Not everywhere too exciting, but we made it fun.”

The last trip they took together, the sisters’ connection was announced at every stop.

“People find it so interesting, and it makes it so much easier to fly with someone you know,” said Jessica.

The only flight the three of them were able to take together was actually the very first trip in April.

“It was great,” says April. “It makes things easier. It was the first trip I had and it made it a lot less nerve-wracking.

Once on board the flight, Jackie made an official announcement to the passengers explaining who they were, with one man not believing them. Some passengers asked them questions while others even took their picture.

“Even my colleagues think it’s amazing” said Jacky. “It’s great now, we get along well now that they are adults.”

“They were horrible teenagers” she laughed.

Since then, their schedules have not been synchronized. If her daughters are on the reserve, she can always try to take a trip with one of them, Jackie said.

“Working with two people you know so well, trust and love is a unique situation.” said Jacky. “It’s a job where you work with really different people all the time. When you get on a plane with people you know and trust, you gel better.

It was Jessica who took the plunge to become a flight attendant first, after graduating from Altoona Area High School and spending a few semesters at Penn State University. She originally planned to go into the medical field as a nurse and join Southwest later.

“I didn’t know if I was ready; I wanted to be sure that was what I wanted. said Jessica.

But when applications to become a flight attendant opened up while she was working in an assisted living facility, Jackie told Jessica to go.

Jackie called it a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, and Jessica herself couldn’t believe they opened up when they did. She was hired at age 22 after interviewing over the phone and in person.

April followed, becoming a flight attendant about two months ago.

“It’s mainly because it’s in the family”, says April. “We have always flown with her.”

The two sisters were surprised they were even chosen – especially when they first applied – because Jackie told them to expect to be shut down.

“It’s hard to get in, they only open it for eight hours in a row,” Jackie talked about the application process. “I told them it was a long shot.”

With a large airline like Southwest, up to 10,000 applications could be submitted in that short time, Jackie said. From there, it’s up to the recruiting team to narrow down the candidate pool.

“It’s a job where once you get there, you realize how flexible it is,” said Jacky. “I have a ton of vacation, you don’t work much…I make $63 an hour and get five weeks vacation a year. You won’t get this anywhere else. People get addicted. »

Unlike her daughters, Jackie wasn’t always sure which career path she wanted to follow. Once she graduated from high school — also from Altoona — she didn’t think she was ready for college.

“I was a little scared and I didn’t know what to do” said Jacky.

So she joined the army. Stationed in Hawaii, she worked in intelligence by intercepting Morse code.

“It was hard” said Berryman – who is not a flight attendant. “I remember the day before she left she sent flowers home for me and needless to say I spent the day on the couch crying.”

It was in Hawaii that Jackie met her future husband, who was also in the military, got married and had Jessica.

Then, after spending 11 years on active duty, Jackie left the military in 2000. Then living in the Baltimore area, she and her husband agreed it would be too much for them to handle after having April.

“I stayed home for about two months, and I realized I wasn’t cut out to be a stay-at-home mom,” said Jacky.

It was when she went to a job fair with a group of military wives that she was hired to work at a counter for Southwest.

“I became a supervisor after six months, and it was not until 2004 that I became a steward” said Jacky. “During this period, I was a customer service representative on 9/11.”

As for the hours spent, she said it was worse than the military initially because the Transportation Security Administration was not in place. Therefore, the people in customer service were responsible for performing the bag searches.

“You get out of the military and get a job at an airline, then 9/11 happens,” she says. “It was a few months that were total chaos at the airports. We literally walked in and never left.

Fortunately, her military experience prepared her for the stress of this situation and later when she trained as a flight attendant.

The training takes place in Dallas and lasts three to five weeks, Jackie said, with an entire week dedicated solely to airborne emergencies.

“You’re in Dallas for a month, you’re not going anywhere” said Jacky. “We need to know every aircraft inside out, emergency equipment, CPR, first aid, be prepared for emergencies, evacuations, planned and unplanned landings, fires.”

Jackie said that although the army prepared her for stress, she still slept eight hours a night in a hotel.

“The military call it the Barbie Doll bootcamp”, she says.

Once they complete their training, flight attendants are only scheduled three days a week, but are still full-time. The more junior you are, the more time you spend on call or “reserved,” Jackie said, and it doesn’t matter if you get called or not, you always get paid at least six hours a day.

Now, 22 years later, Jackie has no plans to hang up her wings anytime soon, and neither will her daughters.

“They knew the life she led and I think they pursued her because of her,” Berman said.

Mirror Staff Writer Rachel Foor is at 814-946-7458.


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Border passenger taped after assaulting flight attendants sentenced to prison | WDVM25 and DCW50 https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/border-passenger-taped-after-assaulting-flight-attendants-sentenced-to-prison-wdvm25-and-dcw50/ Thu, 05 May 2022 01:38:01 +0000 https://viventingonlinemarketing.com/border-passenger-taped-after-assaulting-flight-attendants-sentenced-to-prison-wdvm25-and-dcw50/ (The hill) – A Frontier Airlines passenger was sentenced to 60 days in jail after he allegedly punched a flight attendant and groped two others during a flight in July, multiple news outlets reported. Maxwell Berry, 23, an Ohio resident, had already consumed several alcoholic beverages when he inappropriately touched a flight attendant’s back with […]]]>

(The hill) – A Frontier Airlines passenger was sentenced to 60 days in jail after he allegedly punched a flight attendant and groped two others during a flight in July, multiple news outlets reported.

Maxwell Berry, 23, an Ohio resident, had already consumed several alcoholic beverages when he inappropriately touched a flight attendant’s back with his cup, according to a police report. Authorities said that in at least two cases, two flight attendants were groped by Berry, according to the New York Times.

A male attendant watching him was also punched in the face.

Footage of Berry taped to his seat by a crew member went viral on social media after the incident.

Jordan Galarza, a flight attendant who had been rammed by Berry, says WPLG“He made an enemy of everyone on that flight.”

“People on that plane saw justice happen – more than we saw today,” he said, later adding, “I think this is a disgusting miscarriage of justice, in my opinion.”

Berry must surrender to authorities by August 1, according to WPLG.

Jason Kreiss, a lawyer for Berry, told The Hill in a statement that they respect the court’s judgment but believe his 60-day sentence is unnecessary.

“It’s hard to look past the facts in this case in light of all the recent flight disruptions, but it was truly an aberration in Max’s life. He’s a very good boy from a great family , who was punished for his worst day,” Kreiss said.

“While we do not believe 60 days was necessary based on Max’s significant self-reform and other mitigating factors, we respect the judgment of the Court,” he added.

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youS airlines always know staff shortage as air travel rebounded from the initial Covid-19 shutdowns in 2020, when many airline workers were encouraged to go on leave, quit or retire early.

The phenomenon promises to disrupt travel for travelers even as Americans broadly seek to return to many pre-pandemic habits, including air travel for work and tourism.

At JetBlue, flight delays and cancellations have been attributed to staff shortages. Transport Workers United, which represents about 5,000 flight attendants at JetBlue, critical the fact that the airline blames flight attendants for not accepting enough assignments, which leads to delays and cancellations.

The union argued that JetBlue had responded to staff shortages and operational issues by increasing disciplinary action against workers, including increasing the number of critical cover days workers must be available for work or otherwise accrue. disciplinary points of presence that could lead to dismissal.

“Historically, JetBlue has always operated a small team of crew members in all of its departments,” said a longtime flight attendant at JetBlue who asked to remain anonymous because they are not authorized to speak to the media.

The flight attendant said Covid-19 related issues such as canceled, rescheduled or delayed flights that extend service time or away from home and transportation and hotel accommodation difficulties for flight attendants have made many workers reluctant to accept additional assignments.

They also said that many flight attendants experiencing flight delays or changes waited several hours for JetBlue to get them a hotel room or transportation to a hotel in a layover city, reducing their rest time. . Some have given up and paid for a hotel or transportation out of their own pocket.

“Sometimes you are taken hostage and you cannot go home. It’s really difficult for people who have children or relatives that they help to take care of, ”said the flight attendant. “They don’t see us as humans. We are still human beings involved in all of this too. We want to see our business succeed and we all want to come to work, we want to do our best, we want passengers to come back, but I feel like the thought of us as real human beings has been taken out of the equation. We are just robots who are here to do the job and I think that is the thing we struggle with the most, that there is no respect for workers anymore.

Gary Peterson, vice president of the airline division of Transport Workers United, argued that JetBlue and other carriers have gone head-to-head in a race to the lowest terms on how workers are treated, retaining enough workers and maintaining airline jobs as career jobs.

“I think there’s a systemic problem in the industry – everyone is trying to compete with the lowest carrier, instead of setting themselves up to be the number one carrier,” Peterson said. “Sleeping in the airport hallway – it never happened in the industry, and now it’s becoming the new norm.”

At Spirit Airlines, staffing issues have contributed to four collapses of operations since August 2021, an unprecedented frequency according to the Association of Flight Attendants – Communications Workers of America (AFA-CWA).

Spirit Airlines workers protested outside Las Vegas, Orlando and Dallas airports in recent weeks due to airline breaches of contract, mass cancellations that stranded flight attendants and ongoing staff shortages.

Don Reno Intreglia, a Spirit Airlines flight attendant based in Orlando, Fla., and AFA-CWA vice president for Spirit Airlines, said the airline’s cancellation team and a separate team that handles flight attendant scheduling will get out of sync or fall behind, causing a domino effect in operations and leaving flight attendants to deal with frustrated passengers without any information.

The result, he said, had been that flight attendants were stranded away from home with no hotel accommodations, left up to 30 p.m. with no response or resolution.

“It’s been horrible for the morale of the flight attendants, because you sleep on the floor of an airport, you have basically nowhere to go. We had flight attendants getting kicked out of airports in the middle of the night,” Intreglia said. “We want the traveling public to know that we’re trying to pressure management to make some serious changes, so we’re ready for summer travel.”

The pilots experienced similar difficulties.

Alaska Airlines pilots are vote on a strike authorization as new collective bargaining negotiations continue and the airline experiences a shortage of pilots.

At Delta Air Lines, pilots represented by the Air Line Pilots Association have been protesting for the past few weeks outside Delta hubs in Seattle, Atlanta, Salt Lake City, Detroit, Los Angeles and Minneapolison excessive hours and fatigue.

“Our pilots are tired and weary,” said captain Evan Baach. “Our pilots are working a record number of overtime hours, we are working longer days, we have shorter nights between our duty periods. We want the company to put its words into action and make changes to pilot schedules. »

A Delta Air Lines spokesperson said in an email: “Pilot schedules remain in compliance with all requirements set forth by the FAA as well as those outlined in our Pilot Agreement. All of our employees, including our pilots, are working hard to restore our airline and deliver to our customers as we emerge from the pandemic. We are grateful and proud of their efforts.

JetBlue and Spirit Airlines did not respond to multiple requests for comment.

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