Ramper@iah From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 240 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 2520 times:
You are correct. Aircraft with 19 seats or less are not required by the FARs to have a flight attendant. If you flew a Beech 1900, you're probably confusing the First Officer with the flight attendant. The FO usually gives the safety briefing and checks to make sure everyone is settled in.
Vfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 4198 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (13 years 3 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2442 times:
I remember stories from the 1980s of F/O serving coffee and sandwiches to the passengers here in Germany on Metroliners. Later F/As were hired, funnily (understandably) they had to be very very short to be accepted. As F/O were not hired under that condition of course, they sometimes had quite a hard time on their knees pampering the passengers (no pun intended.....).