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User currently offlineWnfan333 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1417 times:

I was just hired at WN as a F/A and just wondered from some of the veterans out there what to excpect as far as scheduling,what kind of trips, how many days a week or month I will work and what I should make a month. Any info would be great. If it helps I live in MCO. I know I wont be based here, but any comments are welcome.....

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User currently offlineLuvrsw From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 498 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1392 times:

You were just hired, and you don't know? I love WN, by the way, and envy you.

User currently offlineWnfan333 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1373 times:

Yeah I just got the letter yesterday that I had cleared everything. I wont go to class for a couple of months though due to Hurricane Katerina. They give you some info abouth all of these things in your group interview but there is nothng like hearing it from those who do it everyday.....Thanx Luvrsw

User currently offlineLuvfa From United States of America, joined May 2005, 445 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1349 times:

Welcome aboard wnfan333. I am based at BWI. If you want to contact me privately, I will be happy to fill you in!

User currently offlineWnfan333 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1335 times:

great..how can I contact you.......

User currently offlineWnfan333 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1302 times:

Hey Luvfa let me know how to contact you , I wont to be filled in. I am so anxious......Thanx

User currently offlineLUVRSW From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 498 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1235 times:

You two can fill each other in at a different chat room.  couple 

User currently offlineASAFA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 168 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1157 times:

Well I can only speak for AS, but our current contract is similar to WN's so I can probably give you an idea.

Expect a 4-on 3-off work week. This is pretty standard. You should have some flexibility to pick up extra days, or trade days away and get a little extra time off.

Some schedule lingo just in case they haven't explained this:
Sequence = A single trip on your line. Tells you when and where you will be going.
Line = your schedule for the month, tells you which sequences you will be flying. A reserve line will tell you just your days on and days off, not your sequences. They will assign you sequences at the last minute.
Leg = A single flight that is part of a sequence.

Scheduling is based on seniority, so expect to pay your dues. You will not have weekends off for a while, and you will probably be flying the lines that no one else wants. Friday-Monday reserve for starters.

I don't know how WN builds their sequences, but you will be flying several legs per day. At AS we typically fly 2-4 legs, depending on the flight time. Our sequences range from 1-4 days.

At first your trips will be anything and everything because you will be on reserve. Pay will not be great, but you can supplement your income like I said by picking up trips or additional reserve days on your days off. I know this probably wasn't much help, but I am sure once you start doing it you will love it, and believe me it only gets better. Good luck!



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User currently offlineWnfan333 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1003 times:

thank you ASAFA. Actually this 411 is very helpful. I just wait util I get started...

User currently offlineGman3 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 290 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 943 times:

At United we call sequences IDs. The lingo varies from airline to airline. I was always lucky. I hate weekends and much rather have weekdays off. You will find something for everyone. We got reserve overide at United so we got extra cahs for being on reserve.
We are also hiring at United. We will be recruiting starying next month for classes starting January 9th.


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