N312RC: <i>Of course blacks will agree with reparations... It means money in their wallets. </i> Superfly responds: <i>You're insinuating that every Black person is in favor of reparations. That's an absurd statement. Even the biggest a$$kissing Toms (Alan Keyes & Clarence Thomas) that White conserv...Jump to post
Correction.... UA 757s actually DO have convection ovens. But only in the first class galley. My above description of the 757 cooking system applies only to Y class. At any rate, it doesn't hurt to ask your friendly AA crewmember. (I agree with the above poster though about buying your own food in t...Jump to post
I dunno about AA's or other carriers' 757s, but UA's 757 galleys are not equipped with traditional "ovens". Each hot entree is heated right inside of the cart on its own tray alongside the "chilled" refrigerated items such as fruit, a salad or dessert. The cart itself, when connected to the galley p...Jump to post
Supposedly, Greenwald will have a top spot on the Board, which is better than not having him around at all. Whoever the new guy will be (be it Tilton or Walker), I suspect he couldn't possibly be any worse than the extraordinarily ill-qualified Goodwin. One quote that I found interesting from Busine...Jump to post
This is news to me. I certainly hope Linda and company aren't seriously pursuing this, as we all have bigger fish to fry right now.
I need to withhold any judgment since this is the very first time I've heard of it. Maybe other UA FAs in this forum have?
Hate to admit this, but I'm personally not adverse to FA concessions. I have 1998 seniority, which mean that I'm still making peanuts being on "B-scale." It has been necessary for me to hold a higher-paying (and potentially permanent) free lance corporate job to support myself anyway. (However, a lo...Jump to post
You know when it's not as good as you think it is when I learned that an ID90 on Mexicana from MIA to CUN would be almost $200.
And that's only a 2 hr flight!
But then, I recently took NW from LGA-DTW and that ran me $68 one way.
All I have to say is that my blood boils at the incredible and blatant LACK of leadership at UA. It's INCREDIBLE and absolutely mind-boggling. I mean, it's truly as if NOBODY is running UA. It's similar to what happens when a teacher needs to run an errand and temporarily leaves a classroom full of ...Jump to post
IMO, that stereotype is old. After so many cities and flights all over the place, it becomes really "just another job." I mean, if an FA is horny all the time, he/she wouldn't need to wait to get to a hotel in some far off city to get laid. As for myself, living in NYC, this town affords probably mo...Jump to post
You can see for yourself the middle OHBs here... Biman Bangladesh and United... <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/223009/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/223009/M/" targe...Jump to post
Not sure whose DC10s you're talking about, but UA's DC10s certainly had "middle" overhead bins. You just had to reach higher to grab the handle and pull 'em down. They were more "flat" and more flush with the ceiling than the ones one the side.
AAs, COs and NWs, probably the same.
<I>Speaking of age, is 28 year-old too old to start as a FA for a man?</i> I started at the age of 29, Cactuscmh. A lot of my fellow FA trainees back then were mid-career changers in their 40s to 50s. It seemed that UA was on this kick to hire "mature" people with "life experience" rather than a bun...Jump to post
Jfwjxn: You must work for an airline yourself, or be a "companion" or close relative on a standby pleasure pass to non-rev. Essentially, "non-rev" means you're merely occupying an otherwise an unsold empty seat. You're not producing any revenue as a standby for that seat, hence the term "non-rev."Jump to post
Yep, Ben88. According to their own staff, overbooking is not a policy of jetBlue (though I have no proof if whether that's accurate. --I just take their word for it since its their airline). Dumb or not, we all have to agree that it hasn't necessarily been detrimental to them. At least not yet. They...Jump to post
TSully & UAL Bagsmasher: Hey guys. I shouldn't have actually used the term "interline" for using B6 from JFK to SJU... FAs get to jumpseat on B6 <b>for <u>free</u></b>(!), unlimited, anytime, all the time. And "jumpseating" on them is actually a seat anywhere in the cabin, rather than on the actual ...Jump to post
Hey Iflewrepublic! Thanks for those nice words. Although I don't usually post very much, rest assured I'm actually lurking here quite often. Regarding Sept 11, I actually took the subsequent voluntary 3-month furlough and an extra one month to regroup and work my other job. I've been fully back to f...Jump to post
Ironically, I don't non-rev as much as I should. Something like once every other month, and that's just domestic usually. It's funny, when you work on airplanes all the time, you kinda just wanna stay home on days off. Not to mention I have a second job that's an absolute necessity given the FA sala...Jump to post
Yep. I used it to book lodging in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Phuket, Sydney and Rio. As a matter of fact, I get better rates with AsiaTravel than I do with airline employee discounts.
Never had a problem with it, and I'm sure I'll be using it again. It really is a marvelous site.
In my experience, UA pilots and FAs customarily try to hang out together if we're scheduled at the same layover hotel (which is not always the case). Sometimes, however, their layovers may be quite a bit shorter than our's and vice versa, and in that case they'd prefer to just stay in their rooms. F...Jump to post
>>When they say that Southwest fired someone, when they never have, never will.<<
Someone from this very board emailed me a long time ago explaining that he works for CO now, but used to work for Southwest before he "got fired."
I totally agree with that, Aerorobnz. That's why I wasn't at all worried about the prospect of getting furloughed last fall, nor will I be worried about how I'm gonna survive should (God forbid) UA ever go under. I have two degrees, marketable skills and valuable "civilian" work experience which I s...Jump to post
Corporate Sales is a good. But ONLY if that's something you wanna do. Like everything else, keep in mind the pros and cons of doing that. Vacation time? Quotas? Cold Sales? The industry is cyclical. You might love it and thrive. You may hate it and feel like a failure. Corporate and airline sales is...Jump to post
Whatever, Mr. six-figures lawyer. Gee, I'm impressed. I'll give you a cookie. United747, I urge you to listen only to yourself. Anyone could just as well tell some Texas Attorney to "set his sights a little higher" and OWN his own law firm. It's all relative. Make an informed decision and do what yo...Jump to post
Oh, and I forgot to give examples of what many of my fellow ACTIVE flight attendant pals do between "serving drinks to assholes"... -Nonie owns a day care center (she has an early childhood education degree). -Randy and Carlos (UA) are cops. -Cecelia (UA), Peggy(UA), Deena (AA), Jodi (UA), Frank (UA...Jump to post
What the above poster told you is something that most folks will try to tell you. The problem is that they are not you, and won't be living in your shoes when you're an accountant for 30 years, working 9-5, Monday thru Friday, miserable, stressed, with high blood pressure and a boss looking over you...Jump to post
As far as annual salary, it really, really depends on several things: -The airline and *type* of airline (scheduled, charter, commuter, major, etc.) you work for and the contract for its flight attendants (obviously). -Whether you go into "lineholding" immediately, or on reserve for that first year ...Jump to post
They've begun a search using an executive corporate recruiting firm.
(There are rumors about who the likely candidate will be, though).
I agree with the first post about Gerald Greenwald. I think everyone at UA would love to see him come back.
I have relatives in Detroit. And when I went to visit them last year... -one cousin told me he was going to fly to New Orleans on business in three weeks but complained that it would involve a plane change in Atlanta. I exclaimed, "Oh you must be on Delta!" He was like, "yeah...I was reeeaal surpris...Jump to post
Something else I noticed: Whites, when physically outnumbered by blacks, will feel "threatened", "scared shitless", "afraid", etc., no matter what class, demographic, or behaviorial characteristics those blacks represent. Case in point, I took a couple of white coworkers to this houseparty to one of...Jump to post
<i>I would bet that a vast majority of those factions he mentioned secretly wish they could be one of those "white, caucasian Americans" for a variety of reasons.</i> MattD, thanks for your candor, but do most whites in your circle feel the way you do? Just asking, because as a black person I've NEV...Jump to post
<i>...This is absolutly none of your business!!! *** ...but instead, you opted towards being a wuss.</I> *** Whew! -With such fierce & strong opinions coming from people you <i>don't</i> know, imagine the kid's parents' reaction when you tell them--people you <i>do</i> know! Now, Tony, if you do dec...Jump to post
This is a sidenote, but I must say that I am TRULY IMPRESSED with this type of communication given to employees. Carty actually talks to the employees like they're intelligent human beings! Peers even! What is this?! Until very recently, that was simply UNHEARD OF AT UAL!!! I'm so used to our manage...Jump to post
The flight bennies and hotel/rent-a-car discounts are nice, however, keep in mind that, at least concerning flight attendants, most of us value the <b>amount of time off</b> more than the free travel. With as much as 16-21 days off an month, you can count me as one of them. On one particular website...Jump to post
I love Italians. Especially the ones from the "old world." I think you should be proud of your ethnicity. Whether you're Italian, Estonian, Vietnamese, Black American, Jamaican, Scottish, or Colombian, people should always be proud of who they are. I don't have a problem with your stereotyping your ...Jump to post
Yes, this is actually official. However, JFK-EZE is scheduled to resume Oct 1 (or the 10th, can't remember). I guess this now makes this route "seasonal."
Sadly, our only international routes out of JFK is now only NRT and LHR. (I don't consider the weekend SJU run "international").
Coincidentally, I'm on vacation for a whole month and will be taking Amtrak from the west to Chicago just for the scenery. I know most train fans feel that the Emeryville, CA-Chicago route is the most scenic. Has anyone travelled the LA-Chicago route? What's that like in terms of the scenery? I also...Jump to post
I agree with Pecoua about how many of us at UA miss serving food. And what I REALLY miss (don't laugh) is the number of coach pax that actually <i>enjoyed</i> some of our hot entrees. I think the favorite dish was that spinach fettuccini/chicken alfredo entree with the glazed carrots. The other favo...Jump to post
Hi United Fan. Rest assured I'm here VERRY frequently. Usually lurking, without posting. You're right about inconsistent announcements from FAs. but actually, we have a lot flexibility regarding what what to announce. It kinda depends on the the type of flight, passenger mix (number of Mileage Plus ...Jump to post
It's completely the pilot's option to turn Channel 9 on for passengers to hear. They are not at all obligated to offer it on any of their flights. Many pilots love to offer it all the time. Some only some of the time. And still, some never like to offer it. It's up to the individual pilot. One pilot...Jump to post
Someone above commented on how the aisle width of both planes seem comparable. The aisle width on Airbus narrowbodies is most definitely wider than on Boeings. You can easily squeeze between a beverage cart and an aisle seat on an A320. To do the same on a 737 is impossible. And having working and r...Jump to post
Concorde1518, For boarding music, UA has like 4 or 5 music styles from which the FAs may select: Mellow jazz, Urban R&B ballads, Classical, Lite Rock, or Hawaiian tunes. My preferred are either the jazz or lite rock. You'd be amazed as to how that music somehow affects the pax behavior when boarding.Jump to post