I'm applying to be a flight attendant with WS. I am currently an FA with another airline and I have a few questions:
When you get 17 days off per month are you able to take them all together?
If there is no seniority involved in the schedules can you get what days off you asked for?
Is it always 17 days off per month? or does it vary?
What is the premium pay for inflight Purser? Also how long does it take to become one?
What about commuting from YYZ? does that affect any of the above questions?
Also how many flight legs per day do you have to fly-what is the maximum(for example at Porter it is normal to fly upto 6legs/day)?
Do you have any say in your schedule whatsoever? Or if you belong to a PORT do you have to take whats given to you?
How does staff travel work?
Can you book your travel online and how many airlines do you have ID90 agreements with (for example with Porter you have to email Porter customer service your travel plans to get other airline discounts-sometimes 1 month in advance)?
Are there any jumpseat agreements for cabin crew-on WS or other airlines?
Is there any duty free on flights or commissions earned from them?
I thank you for taking the time to answer.
I'm not an FA, and there's not to many FA's on this forum but I'll try to answer.
If you wanted to work all 17 days in a row, you would ask for the other days off, which would affect the quality of the pairings you get (they might be early checkins). On that note, we all have Flica, a program where we can drop and pickup pairings. If you wanted to work 17 in a row, you would drop a bunch of your pairings to other FA, and pick up pairings you want.
There is no seniority except for reserve coverage. If you ask for days off and prioritize it high enough, you will get the days off you want (except Christmas is a bit more difficult). We have no designated pursers therefore no extra pay. The lead flight attendents will rotate through the duty over the course of a pairing. You can commute or port out of YYZ. Most legs I've seen personally is 5/day, but very rare. Usually 2-3. One of the best things about WJA is you can pretty much get what you want from day 1, but it's all a compromise. You can't have all the days off you want, all late check-ins and all HNL overnights with no red eyes, but you can get a very good combination of wishes. If you don't like something on your schedule, drop it on FLica and let another FA pickup the pairing. Staff travel is simple. Go on the website and book. Price is $2.50+taxes. Travel between your port (YYZ) and YYC for the purposes of work is free. We have ID90's with probably 30 airlines. No JS agreements for FA's. Those are for pilots only. No duty free or commissions.
WJA is tough to get hired by, but probably the best company you will ever work for.