|Quoting Mortkork (Reply 78):|
I've turned wrenches for many years on USAF T-tails where space wasn't much of an issue, especially when I'm flying with whatever I need to get the job done at BFE. Unfortunately when my time has come and gone at base X, I get stuck on the military charter with a hundred other families trying to move a household from one continent to another and dealing with the overhead bins on an L-1011. Need I say more about the stringent rules in AMC concerning carry on size?
I was a 605, which I guess now is a 2t2 Air Transportation Specialist. I tried to fly UA
as much as possible. Don't much care for the cattle cars of World Airways, or Freedom Birds of whoever they are using now. While I was active duty I stayed away from pax service as much as possible. Sort of ironic I was in MAC
/AMC and didn't fly space-A but once (had friends in SATO) and stayed as far from pax service as possible, and then became a flight attendant after getting laid off from KBR as a joke. I didn't take my F/A duties as a joke though. It all seemed to come around full circle. If I reenlisted I was thinking about cross training as a load "smasher" as I did half that job anyway in load planning.
|Quoting Maverick623 (Reply 76):|
Bull. I was able to fit a weeks worth of clothing into a 22-inch roll-a-board, with my laptop and various other personal items into a small backpack that fit under the seat in front of me.
It's really not that hard, people.
No, it's not hard, just some people don't know how to pack. Us guys make fun of women for packing so much, between my wife and my mom, they really taught me the ins and outs of packing as much as you can in a small bag. It's possible. Mom bought me a nice Travelpro bag one Christmas after I started to commute from DEN
. I could put two weeks of clothes in that bag. Well, I'm wearing a uniform for work, I don't need a lot of civilian clothes. The way the Travelpro is laid out and compartmentalized, and comes with a suit bag, you can get so much in that thing and it's still only 22X14X9, and still room to spare! Plus it beats a beat up roll aboard bought from Wal-Mart that doesn't keep up with daily treks through various airports and flightlines. Let's just say, for a while duct tape, Loctite glue, and in-line skate wheels were my friends. We never had a dispute over who's bag was who's in the crew room. TSA
used to make fun of my bag. On top of that, once we had to take our shoes off in security, I'd wear holey socks with my toes sticking out. Oh, the fun you can have with TSA
at home base. Don't even get me started on the canned food and ramens I'd have in my bag, and TSA
would try to guess what it is without opening the bag.
EMB145 F/A, F/E, J41 F/A, F/E, because my wife clipped my wings, armchair captain