Thursday, January 15, 2009

Please Pay Attention

As I'm sitting here getting prepared to start my "Flight Attendant Friday" blog, US Airways #1549 headed to Charlotte, NC has crashed in the Hudson River. I'm very calm as I sit here and watch this breaking news. You ask "how can I be calm", because as flight attendants we are trained to remain calm and take control of the situation. At this time it appears all 148 passengers have been accounted for. Praise God! This brings me to a very important statement. Girls, when you are flying please, please, do me a favor......please pay attention to the briefing it could save your life!

13 comments:

Jacquie said...

I've only flown ONCE commercially... a couple of other times on a private plane. I prefer commercial.

When the briefing was given on my one and only flight, EVERYONE was talking and fidgeting and I couldn't hear a thing. I, of course, wanted to hear because I knew the plane would crash and I'd need all the instructions I could get!!!

Susie said...

I just saw that in the news, oh my goodness! I think that is the flight we took from NY to Charlotte.

I haven't heard if everyone got rescued. Have you?

Kayla said...

Scary! I've only flown once. I was in second grade, I think. I don't remember any kind of briefing AT ALL!! Maybe it was the kid in me not to pay attention. NOW I know. Kayla, pay attention!!

Mildred said...

Thank you for the important reminder Becky and God bless those in the accident today.

Kelley said...

Hi Becky,

Thanks for letting me know about my comment section. I think it is up and running now.

Kelley
I sent you and e-mail,too. :-)

Belle (from Life of a...) said...

I'm watching this also...the pilot deserves an award!!

Nancy said...

Becky, I just go home and had to come by here! I knew you would have something posted about this, if you could! Thank God everyone is ok! Blessings, Nancy

Susan said...

Wow I was watching CNN...pilot did a great job...amazing

and the flight attendants did a great job too!

Susan S. said...

Thanks for that sobering reminder. I've been guilty of not paying attention especially when I THINK we aren't going over water. This was a real fluke occurence but I can guarantee those folk would have never guess that was coming as they boarded the plane. THANK GOD everyone is alright but I will DEFINITELY pay attention now to the attendants.

The Berry's Patch said...

Thank goodness you were not on the flight. My hubby was flying to Orlando today when I heard the news. My heart skipped a few beats when I heard "plane crash".

nikkicrumpet said...

My hubby and I were talking about this...and he said "I bet the passengers were saying....wait!! about that floatation device...which part of my seat did you say????" It is amazing that everyone got out ok. The pilots of that plane must have been unbelievably good at their jobs!!! As was the flight crew for getting everyone off and safe. But damn..that water had to be COLD

justabeachkat said...

I've watched the news several times today about it. Oh.My.Word! What a blessings that everyone survived!

Hugs!
Kat

Lori said...

What an amazing story. God's hand was on that plane.