04:30 – The dreaded 'reveille' ring tone I've set for the special people in my life, scheduling, rings. Too early to be thrilled, I answer the phone and am greeted by a cheerful scheduler who tells me, 'We have to upgrade you! You're going to sit reserve at the airport today!' After telling her politely that isn't much of an upgrade, I drag myself out of bed, into the shower. On the positive side, sitting at the airport DOES allow for awesome people-watching.
05:00 - Yes, unlike other girls, I'm ready to go in no time. I've learned that flight attendants often wear their hair in buns for occasions like these. 2 hour call-out? 1 hour, out the door. Thank goodness I don't have to worry about traffic, otherwise I'd be the driving multi-tasker, the driver everyone hates. My bags are still in the car from yesterday's trip. Pretty sure I have enough socks for a 4 day..
05:22 - Employee parking lot E. Why does the other FA, in the shuttle, have boots on? That's not allowed.
06:00 – Time to put on my smile! (Note: I'm smiling even before my Starbucks!) Wondering how the TSA checkpoint will be.. also wondering how positive these businessman would be if they had to go through security every day before THEY went to work. (That's a blog post for later..)
06:30 – Check-in and the supervisors are already looking over flight attendants for uniform compliance.. wonder if they'll catch that FA in those boots.
07:00 - My first trip of the day to Starbucks . Note to self: Don't spend more than you earn today on Starbucks.
08:00 - They might need me! Someone is ...
08:10 - Cancel. She appeared. Back to yesterday's Wall St crossword.
10:00 – A few hours left at the airport and ..wait... the phone's ringing..
10:02 – This girl's off to JFK with an 18 hour layover.. (3rd time this month!) THIS time I'm working First Class! Let's see how these Senior Mamas like this! Now, which one of my UPGRD friends / Twitter friends do I call to hang out with!?