Speaking strictly about Valujet (and not AirTran), I did once fly them SDF
. It was an older DC-9 (all they had back then), on an originating flight (and the coffeemakers were not working). One thing I noticed was that the entire F/A crew wore mini-Maglight flashlights (2 AA
-cell) in little holsters on their belts. I must admit it got me to briefly wondering if they had frequent black-outs in the cabin, as I'd never seen any airline do this--F/A flashlights were always kept in the F/A's bags. Made it into ATL
I flew AirTran DFW
some years later (on a 717 both legs) and had a nice ride. I didn't notice the flashlights--maybe they were indeed specific to the previous DC-9 flights?
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