SkyHigh777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 386 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7500 times:
I was flying to Cancun the other day on USA3000 airlines (great airline by the way) and the FA's told me that they flew from Ft. Meyers to IAD and then IAD-CUN and then back to IAD to do a turn around ending in Ft. Meyers (where they were all based). It is a very long day for them, but I noticed once we got to IAD that they disembarked with their luggage to go through immigration. If they started out the morning in Ft. Meyers and ended at night in Ft. Meyers why do they need luggage? They aren't doing any layovers anywhere and end up going back home. I always see FA's for regional airlines carrying luggage as well, is there anything other than clothing that they take in those suitcases? Does the airline require them to always carry suitcases with them? It just seems strange, sorry if it's a bit of an ignorant question to ask, but any responses would be helpful to aid in my curiosity!
SkyHigh777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 386 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 7448 times:
So I guess it is a "just in case" suitcase they pack? Funny, sounds similar to how I pack my carry on "just in case" the airline accidentaly loses my checked bags....which has happened to me many times
Speedbirdcrew From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 7365 times:
I take a 'cabin bag' with me which contains my waistcoat, and paperwork I sometimes need, the safety stuff I am required to carry, something to eat, my copy of Harry potter, my car keys etc, my hi vis. Some things are really important = paperwork, safety stuff, Harry potter, but most of the stuff I carry I could live without but take just in case
FlyGuyClt From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 537 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 7251 times:
I was in Las Vegas for the entire week of 9/11 stuck on a trip. One flight attendant did not bring her bag because she was on a turn around. She did not even bring her check book or credit cards. Needless to say the rest of us took her to Old Navy and got her out of the damn navy blue dress ! Then we all went to the pool and enjoyed our week.
Aloha73G From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2406 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 7161 times:
On interisland flights on AQ and HA (all trips start/end in HNL) I have noticed that most F/A's just have their purse/backpack and small roller bag at most...probably just for the manual/safety stuff and some food.
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AirplaneBoy From United States of America, joined May 2004, 609 posts, RR: 8
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 7067 times:
It depends on the FA on whether or not they want to be prepared for the "just in case" scenarios.
Many FA's who fly turns regularly tend to just bring their turn bags...usually a small roller tote. They carry the bare minimum- manual, company required items, food, etc.
Some FA's, especially those who know all too well from being stranded in other cities- even though they were doing just turns, pack a roller bag at the least. It's not too difficult to roll around a roller bag on your trips just in case your trip ends up being extended unexpectedly. It would be nice to be able to have just a small and light tote bag to bring everyday if you were doing just turns, but I'd rather be safe just in case.
Those of us in the industry know very well how things don't always go as planned. Weather is a big item in changing the plans of an airline's daily operation. It depends on whether or not one would like to have a few changes of clothes, undergarments, toiletries, running shoes, swim trunks/swimsuit, etc. should they be stranded some where.
Tsaord From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 7057 times:
im not a flight attendant, but i do know of the wildness of cancellations and aircraft problems. crew, just like passengers, can become stranded in one spot just like that. so its best to be prepared for anything. especially when mother nature gets pissed off lol
777Purser From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 219 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (10 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 6456 times:
I won't leave on a trip without enough stuff for 3 days even if I am flying a turn. It's Murphys' Law...the day I go out with my tote bag carrying just my manual, keys, flashlight, passport, ID and wallet (which is what one would need to do a turn) I will be reassigned to do a three day...guaranteed!!