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S: The Fabulous Life of a Flight Attendant!

BC: Made in August 2012

FC: The Fabulous Life of a Flight Attendant! | by Maria Felgueiras

1: As a little girl, the thing I was the most looking forward all year long was our family summer travels. I loved the feeling of freedom that traveling gave me . As a teen I wanted to become a flight attendant... I thought it would be amazing to travel all the time. My dream came true! I have been a Delta Airlines flight attendant since May the 13th 2008. I absolutely love my job! Here are my adventures!

2: Atlanta, Georgia. May 2008

3: After numerous interviews over the phone and in person, I got offered the opportunity to join a training class in Atlanta (Delta home base) to become a flight attendant. I was thrilled! They gave me 2 weeks to quit my previous job and pack my suitcase. I still remember vividly my excitement. Being a flight attendant is not just a job, it's a lifestyle! | Home Sweet Home during training... A.K.A my hotel room!

4: Our classroom!

5: Others goofed around! | While some studied...

6: # Handle emergency situations, effectively implement instructions from cockpit & follow appropriate emergency procedures established by Delta. # Provide exemplary customer service to exceed customer expectations. # Work independently & as part of a team. # Ensure compliance with Federal Aviation Administration regulations. # Ensure passenger compliance with in-flight safety measures. # Provide special assistance including stowing luggage, emergency medical aid and wheelchair assistance. # Prepare and serve meals and beverages. Sell on board liquor, headsets and duty-free items. | Summary of essential responsibilities of a flight attendant:

7: # Actively seek to ensure the safety & comfort of customers. # Must maintain professional appearance & composure at all times. # Communicate effectively & write detailed reports pertaining to flight incidents, discrepancies.

8: Getting familiar with the Delta fleet!

9: Delta Airlines is the largest airline in the world with flights to over 368 cities in 66 countries. Delta airlines has come a long way since its inception in 1924 as a company offering aerial crop dusting. Delta Airlines employs more than 80,000 workers and serves more than 170 million passengers annually.

10: We are practicing the Safety Demonstration for the first time!

11: "Before we depart, please direct your attention to the flight attendants for a brief demonstration of the safety features of our Boeing 767. Your seat belt must be securely fastened at this time. To fasten, insert the metal tip into the buckle. Tighten by pulling on the strap so it is low and tight across your lap. To release the belt, lift the top plate of the buckle. Please remain seated with your seat belt fastened anytime the seat belt sign is on. Even if the sign is off, please keep your seat belt fastened in case we experience unexpected rough air. Federal regulations require all passengers to comply with crew instructions, posted placards and lighted information signs. Smoking is not allowed on any Delta flight. Federal law prohibits tampering with, disabling, or destroying a restroom smoke detector. This aircraft has 4 doors, 2 on each side, and 4 window exits over the wings. Each door is equipped with a detachable slide that can be used as a raft. An additional raft is located in a compartment in the center of the aircraft.

12: All exits are clearly marked with exit signs and instructions for operation. In an emergency, lights will illuminate the aisle to guide you to an exit. Please locate the exits nearest you, keeping in mind they may be behind you. If there is a loss of cabin pressure, a panel above your seat will open revealing oxygen masks. Remain seated with your seat belt fastened and pull a mask toward you to start the flow of oxygen. Place the mask over your nose and mouth. Secure the elastic strap around your head, and tighten by pulling on the end. Breather normally and note that oxygen is flowing, even if the bag does not inflate. Secure your own mask before helping others. If needed, life vest are located under or between your seats. To use, remove the vest from its container by pulling on the tab and then open the pouch. Pull the vest over your head. Fasten the straps to adjust the vest loosely around your waist. Upon exiting the aircraft, inflate the vest by pulling down on the red tabs at the bottom of the vest or manually inflate it by blowing into the tubes at shoulder level.

13: A light is attached to each vest. Pull on the tab to activate the light. If your vest does not have a tab, the light will activate automatically in the water. If necessary, we will distribute infant life vests for children who weigh 35 pounds or less. In addition seat cushions can be used for flotation. Instructions for operation are outlined on the safety information card in your seat pocket. Before we take off, be sure seat backs are upright, tray tables and carry-on items are stowed, and aisle armrests are lowered. Finally, please take a moment to review the safety information card in your seat pocket. As we complete our final safety check, please let us know if you have any questions. We will do everything we can to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable flight. Thank you. And Again Welcome on board"

14: Smoke/fire in the cabin? We know what to do! | #1: Find source of smoke/fire. #2: Call for help #3: Notify the flight deck #4: Get a fire extinguisher and PBE #5: Fight the fire!!!

16: Airsickness, Anxiety Attack, Bleeding, Burns, Cardiac arrest, Childbirth, Choking, Ear Discomfort, Eye Injury, Fainting, Food poisoning, Fractures, Frostbite, Heart Attack, Heat Stroke, Hyperventilation, Hypoxia, Seizure, Stroke... Name it! We are fully trained for any medical emergency!

17: CPR Class

19: Law enforcement? We are experts too!

20: Door drills | Evacuate! Evacuate!

22: "Release seat belt! Leave everything" "Come this way! Leave everything!" | Evacuation Commands:

23: "Jump and slide!"

24: Window exit on the B737: | Good Exit! Come this way! | Each airplane has different types of exits and ways to operate them.

25: Decompression... Apply nearest oxygen mask!

26: Survival Kits Contents: | Bailing bucket, Chemical light stick, Desalting kit, Drinking water, Aerial flare, First Aid supplies, Flashlight, Hard candy, Lip balm, Repair kit, Sea dye marker, Signal mirror, Raft management guide, Sponge, Survival manual, Utility knife, Water collection jug, Water purification tablets, Waterproof tape, Whistle. | DITCHING

27: Group survivors close together to concentrate body heat. | Limit activity. | TO SURVIVE IN THE WATER: | Keep as much body surface out of water as possible. | Keep limbs close to torso by maintaining fetal position.

28: Learning how to make proper cocktails for the passengers is important too!

29: CHEERS! | Shake it! Shake it!

30: Our brand new uniforms just arrived! | So exciting!

32: Friends! | V E N N E R | VRIENDEN

33: AMIS | A M I G O S | FREUNDE | A M I C I

34: My First Training Flight: | On board Delta pink airplane! | Our pilots | Our crew | Atlanta to Phoenix | Delta Supports Breast Cancer awareness and research.

35: UP! UP! And Away!

37: And finally our last day at the training center arrived... | Let's celebrate!

39: Graduation Day! | June 18th 2008. Class S3: CONGRATS!

40: Our graduation ceremony was held at the Marriott Renaissance in Atlanta. I was very proud to receive my flight attendant diploma and my first pair of wings!

41: My classmates and I said our goodbyes over a celebratory brunch, hopeful to get a chance to work together soon at 36000 feet high in the sky!

42: Training was very serious and intense but we still managed to have a lot of fun! | MidTown Atlanta had tons of great restaurants, bars and clubs where my classmates and I enjoyed a little down time.

44: Delta logos through the years...

46: DELTA FLEET | 775 airplanes | 4000 flights everyday

48: NYC!

49: Reka and I arrived in Nyc together. It was my 1st time! New career, new town, I was ready for my new life! | We had nothing... For the first few nights, we even slept right on the floor in our new apartment. It was chaotic but we still managed to have a great time! | Kew Gardens was very convenient because of its location (close from JFK and LGA airports) and it was also a safe neighborhood. | As many others flight attendants, we moved into Kew Gardens, Queens.

50: First Day at Work!

51: Ahhh... Nice bed! Upgrade from sleeping on the floor in Nyc! | My first layover was in Miami. My crew was great and very welcoming.

52: Delta Service back in the days...

53: Delta Service nowadays!

54: On my way to see the world!

56: Tel Aviv | ISRAEL

59: Nice | French Riviera | South of France

60: I even attended weddings on my layovers!

61: Aug 15th 2008 | Congratulations Marie & Hugo!

62: West Palm Beach, Florida March 25th 2009 | Katie & Jason

64: Milano, ITALY.

67: Paris, FRANCE

68: Mexico City, MEXICO.

70: Brussels, BELGIUM.

73: Amsterdam, HOLLAND.

75: Georgetown, GUYANA.

76: Venice, ITALY.

78: Trixie | LoLa | FiFi

79: New Orleans, Louisiana. *FAT TUESDAY*

80: Lima, PERU

82: Budapest, | HUNGARY.

85: SOUTH AFRICA. | Cape Town,


88: Mumbai, INDIA.

91: Sao Paulo, BRAZIL.


95: Istanbul, TURKEY.

96: Moscow, RUSSIA.

97: Narita, JAPAN.

98: Seattle | Savannah | Pisa | Athens | Dominican Republic

99: Where will I go next??

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