|Quoting PGNCS (Reply 1):|
PEX was fun and I learned a lot, but was a very quirky place to work: remember that pax actually paid for their flights onboard the aircraft, which resulted in a lot of police meeting flights for inability to pay. Stuff like that made them a not-ready-for-primetime player, and even though I had fun there for two years or so, I was ready to leave when I did.
|Quoting PGNCS (Reply 1):|
As a CSA I did pretty much everything from checking in people at the ticket counter to boarding the aircraft, cleaning the aircraft, etc. I remember that I got trained to marshal aircraft (ex-LH 731s mostly at CLT), but can't remember if everyone did or not
|Quoting 747400sp (Reply 4):|
The first time I saw People Express was when I was A kid in the 80's. My father took me on a trip to LAX ,and I saw a 747 with that face design on the tail, park at terminal 2. I believe, I thought that People Express was an all 747 airline like Tower Air, but I learned later that they had 727s. There was a 747 video I had in the early, early 90's, which had clips of People Express 747s cockpit in it. The first half was music and the second half was the pilots. I remember reading, that the first woman 747 captain flew for People Express. She made captain in the early 80's and was in her 30's. She likely in her late 50's or early 60's now.
|Quoting stratosphere (Reply 6):|
Lynn Ripplemeyer who flew from EWR to LGW and Beverly Burns who flew from EWR to LAX. Both had started their careers as flight attendants I believe Beverly Burns was an AA flt att and Lynn Ripplemeyer was TWA.
|Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 8):|
I flew with them once - seems like a different lifetime - a long time ago - from New York (can't remember if it was JFK or EWR to the Bay Area (can't remember if it was SFO or rather Oakland) and probably a night flight. I hated it. It was awful so awful that I want to remember as little about it as I possibly can. Yes, it was cattle transport, some old 747-200 I think and we had to pay for the flight once we got on board. I did it once because it was cheap but I never did the other way. I bought me another plane ticket on a regular airline, I think it was PanAm and it felt so much better....
|Quoting JMackey (Thread starter):|
CLT was a great place to learn to fly then; it was a big PI hub (I still miss PI),
Military Aircraft Every type from fighters to helicopters from air forces around the globe
Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days
Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit
Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior
Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft
Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials
Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions
Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin
Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon
Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos
Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft
Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries
Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground
Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos