Thursday, April 30, 2009

Flight Attendant Friday

I thought this week I would share a few Fun Facts about Southwest Airlines:

Southwest received 199,200 resumes and hired 3,350 new Employees in 2008.
In 2008 Southwest served 55.2 million cans of soda, juices, and water; 12.4 million alcoholic beverages; 9.8 million bags of pretzels; 90.8 million bags of peanuts; 9 million snack boxes; and 32 million other snacks.
Southwest consumed approximately 1.5 billion gallons of jet fuel in 2008.
In 2008, Southwest moved 225 million pounds of cargo.
The shortest daily Southwest flight is between Ft. Myers (RSW) and Orlando (MCO) (133 miles). The longest daily Southwest flight is between Baltimore (BWI) and San Diego (SAN) (2,295 miles).
Southwest has 1,328 married couples. In other words, 2,656 Southwest Employees have spouses who also work for the Company.

And what fun would fun facts be without showing you a picture of one of the most fun places in America. Disney World.

I took this picture shortly after take off a few weeks ago. If you double-click on the picture and are familiar with Disney World you will be able to spot Space Mountain, the Contemporary Hotel and if you know where to look you can see Cinderella's castle. Disney World looks sooooo small from the air. It's hard to believe there were probably thousands of visitors in attendance that day.

I'm thinking it's time for me to answer some of those burning questions you might have about my job. So starting this week I'm going to take any of your burning questions and in a couple of weeks I will post a blog and have a question and answer session. So come on girls I know you have questions that you are dying to ask go ahead, ask away. Feel free to ask as many as you want!


Anonymous said...

Fun photo Becky. I hope you all have a great weekend!

Ashley ~ said...

Becky, you forgot to mention that Southwest has the only rapping FA that I know of. (smile) I absolutely love your blog and always feel so honored when you visit mine and leave sweet comments*! You make my day*!!!
Thank you*! _Ashley*

Domestic Designer said...

What a neat photo! I love reading your post.

Shelia said...

Hi Becky! Woo Hoo! Yay for Southwest Airlines! We love to fly the friendly skies with Southwest! Everyone is always so friendly and nice and sometimes funny!
Um, let me see. Has the captain ever let you fly the plane - just for a minute or so? I know nuttin' about aviation stuff! :P
Be a sweetie,
Shelia :0
P.S. Hope you'll be our flight attendant someday!

Jacquie said...

More interesting facts. I honestly can't think of a question because every time I read your FAF posts, you tell us something I never even thought about before! But, I love hearing all about your fun fun job.

Maybe you could tell us about how Alvin's life is affected by you being a FA...

Kelley said...

Becky, I feel the same way about you that Ashley does. Your blog is very fun to read. It is awesome when you leave a comment. I also agree with Jacquie that I learn things I never thought of every week. I too would like to know how this effects Alvin.

Connie said...

Enjoy reading your blog. We will be flying Southwest to Denver next month. I always enjoy our Southwest flights. You guys are the best. You just recently became a flight attendant...right?? So how did that happen??? Connie

Susie said...

Love the picture sissy! Now I want to go to Disney World!

Nancy said...

Becky, I enjoyed the facts and picture! Question...HMMM? Could you tell us what the average income is for a pilot and flight attenant? Nancy

joan said...

I love your flight attendant fridays! Those are really interesting facts. Let me think of a question and get back to you, my menopause non thinking brain seems to be in control today. LOL