The Delta flight attendant gave the usual rant on how to put the mask on your face and mentioned that this was a training leg for a new FA. I was sitting near the front of the plane and the young flight attendant trainee and his instructor made their way up near the end of the flight. I listened as the young man rattled off all correct answers. I could not hear the last verbal words the instructor said just before he turned and walked past me towards the coach section, but the robust, squinting smile of jubilation and victory that trainee’s face gave as he followed him down the airplane isle was a sight I hope to remember forever. His personal quest to become a flight attendant for this airline was nothing short of any accomplishment made by anyone as the fate of their future takes a turn for the better.
The world is ahead of him now. Questions, concerns, or sleepless nights of worry about providing for himself and his family are now replaced with the adventure of this job and his yearn to be of service to the air traveler.
I’ll hope to see him again one day and see his face reveal to me what i know–that this is the right career for this enthusiastic excited new Delta FA.