First Thoughts and First Assignments

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HELLO!  Welcome to my blog!  I'm really hoping this doesn't turn out super boring or silly, but I hope at least some people get some enjoyment out of it! :)

So a little bit of background:  I started applying for flight attendant jobs about 3 or 4 months ago.  I had my first open house interview in December, but I didn't make it through to the second round.  Then the same company held another interview in January, and I was invited back for that one.  That time I got through, and I ended up being selected for training!  It's with a low-cost airline that goes to a lot of smaller airports.  It's pretty unique in the industry in that, for the most part, I won't have any multiple-day trips.  They don't do connecting flights, so I'll mostly be doing there-and-backs, and I'll be able to sleep in my own bed most nights!

I leave on Sunday for training.  The training process is pretty extensive... I'll be going to Las Vegas for 6 weeks.  During that time, there will lots of studying and tests, as well as practical things like flight simulators and mock water ditches.  We already got our first assignments!  First of all, we had to send in a picture that exhibits our "fun value."  Well, that was pretty easy!  :)

I also have to start memorizing some airline terminology and airport codes/cities.  The airport codes are too bad, but I'm pretty sure this is the first time in years that I've been required to memorize stuff like this!  Things I have learned so far about airport codes:

  1. Sometimes they don't seem to make any sense.
  2. There are way too many airports in North Dakota.
  3. When I know the name of the city an airport is in, but not the state, I can guess North Dakota and be right at least 50% of the time.

So other than memorizing things, I've got a lot of other stuff going on right now!  I'm packing for my 6 week trip to Vegas.  You better believe that I'm rolling every single item of clothing as small as I can.  I'm also struggling with which shoes to bring.  I know we won't have a whole lot of time to go exploring Vegas, but I'm sure there will be at least ONE night that we go out.. AND I NEED MY NICE HEELS FOR THAT!!  xD  I'm also trying to pack away some of my stuff in my apartment... I'm currently living in Tampa, but I'm going to be based in Orlando, soo I'm trying to find an apartment there!  While I'm in Vegas, I won't be able to come back to FL for anything, so that makes things a little difficult.  I'm sure it'll work out fine, though!  :)

Well that's all I have for today!  I probably won't have much else to say until this weekend!  Have a great week everyone!! :D

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Luke said...

what airline do you work for?

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