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Accepted For F/A!  
User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1320 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 910 times:

I've been accepted to train for the flight attendant position with Independence Air! I've been wanting to do this for a long time, and I'm so excited that the opportunity has come up! With that, I am wondering if there's anyone here who might already work for Independence, or who may be a flight attendant, that can offer any advice as to what to expect, how the experience has been, etc...Thanks for reading!


Fierce, Fabulous, and Flawless ;)
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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 899 times:

My condolances... I mean congratulations!!!  Big grin

User currently offlineGreyhound From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1026 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 885 times:

Quoting NASBWI (Thread starter):
I've been accepted to train for the flight attendant position with Independence Air!

Congratulations... let us know when your sanity runs out.  Wink



29th, Let's Go!
User currently offlineSlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 68
Reply 3, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 869 times:

Hey, you are in luck! I cribbed the final exam for your training!

Memorize this.

RED is Coke. GREEN is Sprite.


Say it under your breath from now until the last day of training.

My apologies to all you highly-trained, hard-working flight attendants out there. That is one of my favorite jokes and I just couldn't resist.

Slam
- black coffee and hold the Visine
Click



Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.
User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 831 times:

I hope you get treated well. They're a bit... Rough with they're employees.. I'm surprised they're hiring considering their financial troubles..

Chris



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 782 times:

Wow, doesn't sound like there's a lot of confidence in the airline. They are going through a little difficulty, but after asking around, it seems as though everyone that has experienced them (from a passenger's perspective) has thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Perhaps that could mean better things in the not-so-distant future. Maybe I'm just an optimist, but I'm pretty confident that it'll be a wonderful experience for me. Cheers!


Fierce, Fabulous, and Flawless ;)
User currently offlineUAalltheway From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 735 times:

Do you know which aircraft you're going to be working/ which aircraft are you currently training on?

User currently offlineShawn Patrick From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 2608 posts, RR: 16
Reply 7, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 737 times:

I hear that Independence gives their passengers "warm towels" aka, handwipe towellettes heated in the microwave!

User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 709 times:

Have fun, I hope to see you sometime either at the IAD hub or on a BTV-IAD flight! for the most part, flyI F/As love to have fun on their flights (read some of the TRs around), but I'm not so confident about their future.. but hey, at least you'll have some experience on RJs to later get hired by the regional guys.
-Mr. X



What now?
User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7110 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 696 times:

Congrats on the job with Independence. Hope you have heaps of fun  Smile

User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 679 times:

Quoting UAalltheway (Reply 6):
Do you know which aircraft you're going to be working/ which aircraft are you currently training on?

From what I understand (and this is true of many airlines), I will be trained on both aircraft types (CL-65 and A319) because their flight attendants must be able to switch from one to the other throughout their schedules (i.e. One might fly BTV-IAD on a CRJ, then IAD - LAX on an A319).



Fierce, Fabulous, and Flawless ;)
User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 677 times:

Quoting Shawn Patrick (Reply 7):
I hear that Independence gives their passengers "warm towels" aka, handwipe towellettes heated in the microwave!

I'm sure that even *if* that's the case, it's a lot more than many other (domestic) airlines offer, yes? Cheers,



Fierce, Fabulous, and Flawless ;)
User currently offlineAirlinelover From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 5580 posts, RR: 22
Reply 12, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 660 times:

Quoting Shawn Patrick (Reply 7):
I hear that Independence gives their passengers "warm towels" aka, handwipe towellettes heated in the microwave!

Actually they are in little plastic containers and you put the hot water from coffee makers in them. CAn burn yourself easily..

Quoting NASBWI (Reply 11):
I'm sure that even *if* that's the case, it's a lot more than many other (domestic) airlines offer, yes? Cheers,

Man, you've got a lot to learn about US Domestic airlines..

Quoting NASBWI (Reply 5):
Wow, doesn't sound like there's a lot of confidence in the airline. They are going through a little difficulty, but after asking around, it seems as though everyone that has experienced them (from a passenger's perspective) has thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Perhaps that could mean better things in the not-so-distant future. Maybe I'm just an optimist, but I'm pretty confident that it'll be a wonderful experience for me. Cheers!

Because, to be honest, there is not a lot of confidence to be had. Just because pax like an airline does not mean it will survive. They have to make the $$ to survive. Also, they have mx issues, do a search in civil av and you should find at least the one about the fine they got by the FAA for not doing proper checks on an a/c (or something like that). Ever since they ended their regional status as ACA, they were doomed to fail.

Good luck, I hope you have fun while it lasts.

Chris



Lets do some sexy math. We add you, subtract your clothes, divide your legs and multiply
User currently offlineTACAA320 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 630 times:

Of course I wish you good luck!

User currently offlineNASBWI From Bahamas, joined Feb 2005, 1320 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 616 times:

Quoting Airlinelover (Reply 12):
Man, you've got a lot to learn about US Domestic airlines..

You'll hafta excuse my ignorace - of the many times I've flown with AA, DL, and US (the main three I've flown with), I've never received hot towels. Perhaps they offer them on longer hauls...

Quoting Airlinelover (Reply 12):
Just because pax like an airline does not mean it will survive.

True, but then if passengers experience great service coupled with reasonable fares, and an excellent safety record (FAA fines notwithstanding - I haven't heard of any ACA/Independence Air crashes lately, have you?), and airline is going to see more repeat customers, which in turn brings the $$. That's my story, and I'm stickin' to it!   

[Edited 2005-08-02 20:31:42]


Fierce, Fabulous, and Flawless ;)
User currently offlineB744F From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 608 times:

Didn't they just state they are going to declare bankrupcty later this year?

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