Thursday, March 21, 2013
It's a great day. One of the most exciting and fun days of the entire five weeks of flight attendant training. And yes, it is only one day. That is far more services training than I had 18 years ago. We like to say that we spend one day training for what we actually do 95% of our lives. And 95% of the time training for what we may never have to do -- emergencies and such.
I love the energy, the newness and freshness of those who have been through our very difficult selection process and have finally made it into training. Some have big attitude and already "know it all," some have actually been FAs for other airlines in the past, but most are open to learning and ready for the challenge. Tomorrow is that day again. I will go up to Seattle this afternoon. Then our team arrives at our Flight Operations building at 6:15am tomorrow, the carts (picture above) are delivered to us by our airport kitchen at 6:30am and class begins at 8am sharp. We finish with the students at 5pm, clean up, return the carts for pickup, and then I am on the 7pm flight back to Portland. It's an exhausting day. But so much fun to be a part of ushering new Stewardesses into the next part of their lives in the Friendly Skies. Be nice to your flight attendant next time you see one. Take them a treat -- we love chocolates or other fun things and, oh, tell them I sent you.