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A Day of Flying Standby

Ryan Air Airplane

Flying standby is definitely a great benefit of working for an airline, but it comes at the price of some challenging, nerve wracking, nail biting days spent in the airport, wondering when you will get home. Today started with a 5:00am taxi ride to the Porto airport for a long day of flying standby. The Ryanair flight to Madrid […]

Late Night at the Airport; Overcoming Communication Barriers While Half Asleep

Minneapolis Airport MSP

Another night…another late arriving flight.  Another planeful of passenger who are not where they want to be.  This is a story of resolving communication barriers while half asleep at an airport. To be completely fair, airlines transport an astounding number of passengers to their destinations each and every day with no delays whatsoever.  Unfortunately, this […]

Please don’t be one of “those” people…Flying on Thanksgiving

Seats at the MSP airport

Thanksgiving is time for giving thanks.  On this Thanksgiving eve, I am giving thanks for the fact that I am not at work at the airport tonight. I realize that you all have your reasons for traveling on this particularly inauspicious day.  You couldn’t get any extra time off of work or school, your already […]