For all the WN
employees out there,
last weekend, I took a flight from BNA
and back, both trips on the 733, with the flight up being Silver One! When we were leaving MDW
, there were at least 2 flight crew attendants that were transferring (deadheading) to their assignments... Since, I being the aviation nerd I am, was first in line in the A line... I know I know.. But we only got there 3.5 hours early and I got to watch the World Cup while drinking Gin and Tonics in the bar next to the gate!
Anyway, the flight attendants were already on the plane when I boarded and the two I heard both had to sit towards the front because they were very close on connection times to their assignments... that point being meaningless to the conversation, there was one flight crew member assigned to my flight who was telling the dead header her assignments and said that in the last 6 (best I can remember) days, about all she was assigned were the -300 series, and made it sound like it was just hell to work on them, vs the -700. I can understand why the pilots might like the -700 better, being newer, bigger, better, but what difference does the -300 vs the -700 make to a flight attendant? Space in the Galley? Fullness of flights? I'm at a loss and was just wondering...
Anyway... kudos to the crew.. we left out of MDW
late because of weather around Nashville, and got to experience a lot of turns around large clouds over the Clarksville TN
area... they were also very nice to allow me to use my Garmin GPS 196 with the external antenna connected with no problem. Not only that, the dead headers helped the assigned crew serve drinks and peanuts because of the rush due to the late departure and weather issues.
Great flight as usual SWA.