Wnfan333 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1497 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.....
Wnfan333 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 1453 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
ASAFA From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 173 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 1237 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!
Gman3 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 290 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1023 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.