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Creating Awareness – Aircraft that Overnight at Non-Hub Locations

Date: October 11, 2019

 As a reminder, when arriving into a station that is a non-hub location, galley Flight Attendants have additional responsibilities in preparing the carts (and galleys) for the crew taking the flight out of the station the next morning. It’s easy to lose sight of the fact that an aircraft is arriving into a non-hub location and that it will sit overnight. However, we need to carefully monitor the aircraft routing to ensure we’re leaving the galleys and beverage carts as we’d like to see then the next day.

Galley Flight Attendants are reminded that part of their duties is to re-stock beverage carts for flights into non-hub locations.  In addition, (and as a matter of consideration of the crew that will follow you) ice drawers in the cart should be emptied and drained. There is nothing worse than starting your first flight of day soaked by water resulting from ice melting overnight.

  • Place wet items on a tray or in a drawer prior to placing in any cart of carrier to prevent leaks and spills
  • Cups should be placed away from wet items.  On top of the cart is a good location.
  • Return the empty ice buckets with ice scoops to the empty lined drawers located inside the beverage cart
  • Empty water from beer and wine drawers in galley drains or lavatory sinks
  • After the service, return any unused condiment service items to the drawer for storage
If all of us do our part, we have the ability to positively impact the experience of other crew members even when we’re not flying with them. Consideration goes a long way!

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