Airline Bootcamp

So great news. I’ll be back to writing again on here soon. It’s been a crazy last few weeks and I’ve been bursting at the seams with all these great ideas for future blog posts. I guess I’ve just missed blogging too much to stay away for too long.

Plus I figure that if I wait until I have my life completely in order, then well, I’ll never write anything ever again. So I figure now is as good a time as any.

I’ve got so much to tell you, but I don’t have time at the moment being that I have to report at the airport for work in two hours and I’m still on the couch in my pajamas.

But as you’ve probably guessed, I survived Airline Boot Camp (“Hoorah!”). I’ll pause here so that you can offer me your heart-felt applause and congratulations.


Thank you…Thank you. It was a tough three weeks and I almost didn’t make it through, (but more about that later).

I’ll leave you for now with a few photos to give you an idea of what’s yet to come. We had an impromptu photo shoot in the plane mock-ups at the training facility. I’m sorry if you’re offended by the cheese-ball quality of these pictures. I just couldn’t resist…

There I am, practicing opening and closing the plane door. I know what you’re thinking…but it’s actually heavier than it looks and dangerous, too! One false move and you could accidentally inflate the emergency slide and kill yourself.

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Related posts:

  1. Why I Love Working for an Airline (Part One)
  2. What It’s Like to Work as an Airline Customer Service Agent
  3. The Dirty Side of Airline Work
  4. Why I Love Working for an Airline, Part Two
  5. Crash Course

Comments ( 10 )

  1. Emily

    Yay! Congratulations!! I can't wait to read about your adventures - both past and present.

    Welcome back!

  2. SomeBS

    Good to hear from you again!!

  3. Kira Petersson-Martin

    Congratulations! I am super excited to hear from you again.

  4. Nate Wendt

    I heard that 'boot camp' is tougher than it sounds. We had to train for a month just to become reservation agents and if you failed a test you were out. Congratulations!

  5. Anonymous

    welcome back! i´m so happy to read ur story on and on, just stay visible and have fun!

  6. Anna

    YAY! I'm so excited, I've been reading your blog pretty much religiously for a while now. I just love your stories and everything you have to say- don't skip any details (:

  7. Lisa

    Hahha! I love these photos.

  8. Reannon

    Thanks everybody! How nice to hear from you again.

    Nate, yes...our training sounds similar. The info. we covered in class wasn't difficult, it was just that we were given so little time to learn it all in. We had skills checks and multiple questioned quizes every day and if we didn't pass them, we'd get fired on the spot. It was awful. I knew of about 10 people who either quit or flunked out.

    Who would have thought that you'd have to work so hard for an entry-level job? I've never been so stressed out in my life.

    But at least it wasn't flight attendant training. I hear that's much worse!

  9. medula

    Yay you're back!!i was going to write you a goodbye and goodluck kinda thing one of these days..but I'm glad i dont have to do that now..
    looking forward to your new posts..
    And congratulations!!

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