Amanda At Work and On the Job!
Christmas 1992: Steven Weber, star of the TV show "Wings", was flying with some friends to Charleston, SC for a wedding. We brought him from Los Angeles to Charlotte, NC. He was very gracious. He came to the back galley and chatted with us for quite a while. He also took pictures with all the flight attendants. This was an old Eastern Boeing 757 that USAir had bought and it still had the Old Galley in the back.
Summer 1998: This gentleman wanted to propose to his girlfriend when we landed in Boston. He passed out white roses to all the passengers on our airplane, and showed them a picture of his girlfriend. She would be waiting for him at the gate, so when each passenger got off, they walked up to her and handed her a white rose. The boyfriend got off the airplane last with one red rose and got down on bended knee to ask her to marry him! I wonder how they are doing now?
December 4, 1999: When you don't have hunky guys on your flight, you have to make your own fun. On this day, the other flight attendants and I started cutting out photos of hunky guys from magazines and we taped them up on the wall of the back galley of the 757.
The Broken Windshield: Part I
This happened on our way back from Munich at Christmas time in 2005. Just after takeoff from Munich, the captain called to say that we were having a slight problem and we were landing in Amsterdam.
The Broken Windshield: Part II
Luckily, KLM is based in Amsterdam and they fly Boeing 767's. We were able to get a new windshield from them and it only took about 4 hours to replace it and we were on our way back to the States for Christmas!
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