Flyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2026 posts, RR: 3 Posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2819 times:
This question would be for all you F/As out there. When an airline (the one you work for, this may not apply to airlines) is getting ready to retire an aircraft, for example, AirTran and the 732. Does bidding on flights operated by the 732 suddenly become hard to get because lots of F/As want to fly on it one last time? I know this is a little confusing, but hopefully most of you can figure my point, an aircraft getting ready to be shelved becomes popular, as the F/As probably wont ever work aboard it again. Well Im looking forward to responses...!!! THanks!
Jmc777 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2784 times:
When Caledonian Airways in the UK decided to retire good old trixie tristar, there wasn't a dry eye in the company. All the crew and company got together and arranged a final flight from LGW-DUB-LGW. The requests for days off, flight request swamped the company !!!! We were able to purchase tickets as passengers (393Y) with operating crew and flight crew.
A nice way to say cheerio to a great aircraft that we all loved to work on.
Kevi747 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1058 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2730 times:
Not really. I didn't notice anyone changing what they bid to fly the 727 or DC-10. There were parties and stuff to commemorate those events, but most F/A's care more about days off and layovers. But I'm sure a few people felt nostalgic enough to pick up a trip or two on the retiring airplanes. Nobody's going to miss the F100 so I doubt anyone will be bidding for that one.
"Reality has a well-known liberal bias." --Stephen Colbert
Travatl From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 2177 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2583 times:
I fly for AirTran, and when the 732s left, it was nothing but reserves flying on them, and I'm sure it'll be the same way when the DC9s go in a few months. The majority of us have had our share of 30 year old maintenance hogs, and I for one, wish they were already gone... Good riddance.
Flyboy80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 2026 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 2577 times:
But you never know, there might be some F/As that like the 732 and might want to have one last flight on it, or not. Hey Travatl do me a favor and e mail me (see profile). There are some questions I would like to ask you.