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Flying the friendly skies

Delta called back, interview two, in which they asked me all sorts of questions about emergencies and safety and how I'd handle them. It was a little bizarre.

Then, they told me congratulations, the ticket to Atlanta was being made for me to meet with them at their headquarters.

Ack. I'm not real sure I want this.

I'm not real sure I want to go back to Atlanta for /any/ reason.

If I took this job, I'd be gone most of the time or recovering from jet lag. The pay is phenomenal (I suppose they figure in hazard or death pay along with all that), and nothing on ground seems to fit. Kelsey doesn't seem to want me around anymore (I know...poor me), and no one else would really care. In fact, it would probably be a blessing to have me outta town most of the time.

And I would get to eat *real* jaegerschnitzel after all these years :)

Nooooo. I can't do this. It's almost as bad as re-upping in the Army.



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Dec. 12th, 2007 08:28 am (UTC)
if you decide to go up there, when would you be flying to atlanta?

...and no one else would really care. well, you know that's not true.
Dec. 12th, 2007 08:29 am (UTC)
In a couple of days, or early next week.

What're you doing up? Call me! :D
Dec. 12th, 2007 08:33 am (UTC)
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You haven't been up all night have you?
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Dec. 12th, 2007 08:52 am (UTC)
I've flown Delta on one holiday in 2004 to Disneyworld - of course we flew in September, and of course there was a hurricane that kept us holed up in Atlanta for the holiday weekend, and - yeah, well, it was kinda stressful, very expensive, and COULD have been a complete disaster if we hadn't happened upon Dragon.con in the hotel we happened to book into.

But Delta themselves were lovely - the aircrew were super people, friendly, REAL (no plastic Barbie-smiles), honest about what they could do in the situation (squit-all, basically), but yeah... I was impressed by the airline. And I've flown most of the western world's major airlines for 40 years now.
Dec. 12th, 2007 10:09 am (UTC)
I prefer Southwest, myself. Delta's still a little uptight for my tastes. But wearing a uniform is kinda cool (not deciding what to wear), plus I'd get to meet YOU guys. All my trips will be international. :>
Dec. 12th, 2007 10:14 am (UTC)
Yee-ha! AND Delta fly into Gatwick, our nearest international airport, that is actually a NICE one.
Dec. 12th, 2007 10:16 am (UTC)
Yep! I still have friends scattered around in Europe. :) That would be one good thing about it. :>
Dec. 12th, 2007 11:18 am (UTC)
Uhh... yikes!

I don't think you could make all those flight attendant gesticulations and keep a straight face. You'd be all laffin' as you're demonstrating how to put on the oxygen mask. heh.
Dec. 12th, 2007 11:20 am (UTC)
It was funny...on my trip back from Las Vegas we had an amusing flight attendant who DID make jokes about the flotation devices and oxygen masks. :D That's the kinda attendant I'd be. Only speaking German half the time. Goooooooooooody.

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Dec. 12th, 2007 03:45 pm (UTC)
Flight antics
I've flown Delta maybe once or twice and I don't remember the experience much. My flight to Dragon Con would have been on Northwest except for this little swirling mass of wind and rain that people decided to name after an 80's one-hit wonder band that liked to walk on sunshine. So I had to cancel my flight.

Now, the flight I took from L.A. back to Greensboro, NC (when I was living there following said swirling mass of wind and rain) was quite memorable. The captain and flight attendants were throwing jokes and sarcasm left and right. At one point, we had a toilet paper unrolling contest between the two sides of the plane. The people in the front of the front of the plane grabbed an end of the TP and people in each row had to unroll it until it got to the back. But if it broke, we had to start over. My brother and I were all the way in the back and our side won! I don't remember that airline that was, though. Probably American because I think we changed planes at O'Hare in Chicago.
Dec. 12th, 2007 03:49 pm (UTC)
Re: Flight antics
I swear, my flights are traditionally jinxed. But then, they *would* be. I've had so many near-misses that you'd think I'd be paranoid. But ohhh nooo. I fly for the same reasons I still ride dirtbikes :D Life is short, non?

Southwest is good about being nice and casual. And American wouldn't be so bad if they'd just UPDATE THEIR PLANES. OMG. The seats were literally falling apart in the plane I took back from Las Vegas to Birmingham. I noticed this AFTER they made a delay announcement due to mechanical issues. GREAAAAAAAAT. The issue turned out to be a baggage door wouldn't close, but still...

I've had more time to think about it. I've spent my entire life traveling, and it's time to settle down. In Spain. :D
Dec. 12th, 2007 06:13 pm (UTC)
But this you could quit if you wanted to, as compared to the Army. Tough gig, being a stew.
Dec. 12th, 2007 06:56 pm (UTC)
I think it would be fun, and give me time to write, also. I dunno...mixed feelings about it. All the training you go through prior to is equivalent to basic.
Dec. 12th, 2007 08:10 pm (UTC)
But without the drill sergeants, not that they're very scary anymore anyway from what I hear.
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