Flying home for Christmas (part one)

by John Waco Jr December. 07, 2018 355 views

Flying home for Christmas

Flying home for Christmas

In fact, a long flight can be quite a gruelling shift as they're on their feet for the majority of it, not to mention they're working to ensure everything goes smoothly and passengers are kept happy - all while keeping a smile on their face.

For a start, work begins long before take-off, as crew report to 'The Gatehouse' where they check-in and are briefed on the upcoming flight by their Flight Service Manager.

It's often the first point where the team meet each other for the first time, and where they're given information including flight times, whether there are any VIPs on board, special requests and any other service or safety updates they need to be aware of.

And of course a few of the staff members sneak in a cheeky snack (one member can be seen grabbing a Twix to keep his energy levels up!).

As the aircraft descends into Los Angeles , it's time to stow everything away, count the bar and duty free takings, secure the cabin, finish safety checks and strap in for landing.

The crew then get to spend a few days exploring Los Angeles before returning to work for their next flight - they need to get some rest after all. Yes always check the Passenger arrival and departure you never know who on board. It could any old with a camera.

Flying home for Christmas

Flying home for Christmas

Flying home for Christmas

Flying home for Christmas

Flying home for Christmas

Flying home for Christmas

Flying home for Christmas

Flying home for Christmas

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Camellia Staab 2 years, 6 months ago

And of course John, you had to take a pic of all the beauties on board?😜😃

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John Waco Jr Replied to Camellia Staab 2 years, 6 months ago

Me and american airlines and this cabin crew go way back. i can remember when some of these young ladies were just starting out.

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Antonio Gil 2 years, 6 months ago

Well, I wouldn't mind taking that flight smile

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
John Waco Jr Replied to Antonio Gil 2 years, 6 months ago

American 109

London (LHR) – Los Angeles (LAX)

Tuesday, November 3

Depart: 11:35AM

Arrive: 2:50PM

Duration: 11hr15min

Aircraft: Boeing 777-300ER

2 years, 6 months ago Edited
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