Re: do cell phones work on airplanes??
[quote author=GimmeA3s link=topic=61246.msg1044829#msg1044829 date=1162405599]
It's not really a job for someone who wants any semblance of a normal life. More senior F/As can achieve schedules that are close to that of a normal job, and I was actually working 4 days on, 3 days off (all 3-day weekends) before I quit. When you're junior, it SUCKS ASS. You're on reserve (on call) for a long time and when you finally achieve "holding a line", it's a line that NOBODY else wanted and it likely bites. You really have to WANT to do it, especially now that most of the benefits of being a flight attendant are a thing of the past. You wanna fly free? No such thing anymore, you fly standby which means you can, and likely will get bumped off every flight you try to get on, arriving at your destination a day later than you planned. The F/As that commute to work (live in NY, for example but are based somewhere else) are the ones that floor me. They start their work day with the stress of commuting to work, then deal with bad passengers, bad food, bad weather, and bad planes all day, and then commute back home. As hard as you think it is, you end up wishing it were that easy. After a horrible, freezing-rain flight to and from Wichita, I decided to call it quits when I stepped off the plane, looked back and the nose and wings were COVERED in ice. Planes and freezing rain can be a deadly combination, but our flight ops guys just INSISTED that we go, so we did. We could have all been killed. I miss it sometimes, as it really is unlike any other job in the world and it can be a lot of fun ( I particularly miss the times when the plane was empty...we did all sorts of shit...lol) But I don't miss working that closely with the general flying public. They're grouchy and just plain nasty most of the time....although I have to say I much rather be a flight attendant than a gate agent..they take much worse abuse than I did. Flight attendant is no longer synonymous with "glamourous". The 1950s - 1960s was the time to have that job, but men weren't even considered for the job back then.
yeah im sure its not easy, i dont think i could do it myself, but i always wondered about it. im sure that what is happening now doesnt help beacause people are on edge.
the hours would kill me!! and the people would get on my nerve. so yeah, my uncle works for AA( air plane mechanic) and he has been there for YEARS, so i could get hook ups from him, but yeah its like you said, you have to be on standby and i really dont like that.
and the show mythbusters, tested the cell phone thing and itdoes mess up the planes instruments, so dont use them
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