Honored to be part of UPGRD

After having my own blog the past couple years, I am honored to join the ranks of other great bloggers here at UPGRD.com. Hopefully I can contribute to the high standards they have already set and bring a unique view of flying from the galley and/or jump-seat.

Views from the galley and/or jump-seat can often be intriguing as an airline employee. Many passengers may not know what happens before boarding the aircraft. There are many things that need to be done before the passengers board.

What happens before the flight attendants get to the gate? What goes on in the flight attendant lounge? How do crews know what gate they are departing out of? What happens if there is a sick flight attendant, how is another notified to fill in? What kind of paperwork is pulled for the flight. Who pulls the paperwork for the flight and what does some of the paperwork do to help the flight attendants? Do flight attendants know who the premium passengers are? If the flight is an International flight, what paperwork is needed before the aircraft door is closed? What happens to the crew when there is a mechanical, delay, cancellation?

How about once the flight attendants get on board, what jobs must they do to ensure the cabin is ready for the passenger? What happens when catering is wrong, how is that fixed, or why do many mechanicals happen after passengers board...why aren't they found before boarding? How is the cabin cleaned between flights? Why is the cabin temperature either too cold or too hot while at the gate?

So many things to talk about. Again, I'm excited to be part of UPGRD.COM and hope to bring something new to the site!



Welcome aboard!

Brad October 26, 2011 at 12:24 pm

Welcome, glad to have you!

Sara October 27, 2011 at 03:27 pm

Yay! Welcome to UPGRD! So happy to have you here!!:)