WNfan333
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F/A Schedules.....

Tue Sep 20, 2005 8:01 am

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.....
Billy
 
LUVRSW
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RE: F/A Schedules.....

Tue Sep 20, 2005 8:11 am

You were just hired, and you don't know? I love WN, by the way, and envy you.
 
WNfan333
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RE: F/A Schedules.....

Tue Sep 20, 2005 8:19 am

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
Billy
 
luvfa
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RE: F/A Schedules.....

Tue Sep 20, 2005 8:39 am

Welcome aboard wnfan333. I am based at BWI. If you want to contact me privately, I will be happy to fill you in!
 
WNfan333
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RE: F/A Schedules.....

Tue Sep 20, 2005 8:50 am

great..how can I contact you.......
Billy
 
WNfan333
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RE: F/A Schedules.....

Tue Sep 20, 2005 9:07 am

Hey Luvfa let me know how to contact you , I wont to be filled in. I am so anxious......Thanx
Billy
 
LUVRSW
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RE: F/A Schedules.....

Tue Sep 20, 2005 12:22 pm

You two can fill each other in at a different chat room.  couple 
 
ASAFA
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RE: F/A Schedules.....

Tue Sep 20, 2005 4:09 pm

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!
 
WNfan333
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RE: F/A Schedules.....

Fri Sep 23, 2005 7:28 am

thank you ASAFA. Actually this 411 is very helpful. I just wait util I get started...
Billy
 
gman3
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RE: F/A Schedules.....

Fri Sep 23, 2005 10:16 am

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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