TCL 8: Crew Briefings

This week we are honored to be joined by the "front end" of the aircraft. Kyle and John, two commercial airline pilots, together we discussed:

  • The pilots view of the flight attendant role
  • crew briefings
  • federal flight deck officers (FFDO)
  • pilot chat during cruise
  • relations between the two work groups (get your mind out of the gutter)
  • forgetting FA's names
  • the all important crew food subject
  • and more...

We hope to see you every week in the lounge, where we'll dish the dirt and give you a peek behind the galley curtain! 

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Thanks for listening!

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Grace February 23, 2010 at 10:22 pm

One thing I've wondered is if you have a specific aircraft you fly on or if you have to know all planes your airline flies. Is there a certification process, or is it just basic new hire training? Obviously it is less important for Southwests, jetBlues and Airtrans with just 1 or 2 configurations, but airlines like United have many and that wasn't really mentioned in the bidding if you can only bid certain types of planes. Safety procedures on a 737 would be different than a 747 I assume.