PSA is a regional airline. I was a Flight Attendant
Flight Attendant (Former Employee) – Charlotte, NC – September 18, 2018
The typical day is getting up very early to be at the gate 45 minutes prior to departure.
What we learned in our month of training was SAFETY. We learned where the medical equipment was located on each aircraft, how to use it, and how to deplane passengers in the event of an emergency evacuation. We learned customer service skills, what to watch for while passengers were boarding, and all the FAA rules that were required to follow.
Management was unorganized and changed frequently.
I loved the crew members I flew with for the most part. Occasionally the other FA would not feel like working, and basically did not. I made sure all areas of service were competed prior to deplaning.
The hardest part was being away from home for 3-4 days at a time. I did not usually mind it, however, it was hard to trade trips with other FA's so I could be off for special occasions.
Most enjoyable was traveling and crew members. We had free flight benefits, so oftentimes my husband would fly to an overnight, which gave us the opportunity to discover different cities. We also flew to several tropical destinations for getaways.
Meeting new people, passengers and crew members. Traveling.
Long hours, minimal pay, management and scheduling problems.