Interview with a flight attendant – ME!

Hi…I know this is really random and weird…but I’m a Jr in high school and we were given an assignment to write a research paper over a job that we would like to do once we graduate and I have become very interested in becoming a flight attendant. Anyway part of the assignment is to interview someone that does the job we would like to do. It’s been very hard trying to find someone that is a flight attendant. Well I was wondering if I could ask you a few questions. You’d be a great help. If you’re willing to help me out could you please email me.

Thanks for your time,

Lacy

Dear Lacy,

Of course you can interview me. Send me a few questions and I’ll answer them as soon as possible, and then when I’m done, I’ll post it on Gadling. I’m sure you’re not the only one with questions, so if anyone else has a question, feel free to ask!

Heather

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4 Comments Leave a comment

  1. How is it to be away from your family during the time your work? Having read your blog, doesn’t your husband also travel a lot? What happens with your child
    Is it true you don’t actually get paid until you are in the air?

  2. Dear Heather,

    Is it standard procedure for a flight attendant to force open a toilet occupied by a passenger if the plane is about to land?

    Under what circumstances has the flight attendant a right to do this?

    Thanks,

    Caught with My Pants Down

  3. DAVID & PANTS DOWN -Thank you for questions, which will be addressed in a post soon!

    DAVID – I'm only away for a week at a time. It's actually kind of nice for me. đŸ™‚ The husband doesn't mind the first four days and then the complaining begins. I'll be writing a post about being a mother and a flight attendant on Gadling this week, hopefully, so make sure to check that out. Yes, it is true we are only paid in the air and that sucks! Especially when there are so many delays these days.

    PANTS DOWN – Oh man, so sorry to hear this happened to you. I'm going to pull out my manual and check it out to give you the exact answer, but it is FAA regulation that people are in their seats when the seatbelt sign is on, and since you were landing I know the seatbelt sign was on. Also, if you were flying into DC this would be one of those times a flight attendant may freak out and pry open the door. I have my own freak out story that I will share in a post soon.

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