Department: Flight Operations
Accountable to: Chief Flight Attendant
Position Summary: Responsible for the safety, comfort, and security of passengers before, during, and after flight
Areas of Accountability/Essential Functions:
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Training is two weeks long and is held in Denver, Colorado and at times other training locations. Great Lakes Aviation will provide lodging for the two-week period; however, you will have a roommate. Meals are not included during training so you will have to provide food and drinks for yourself.
Great Lakes Aviation will also provide transportation to training but only by means of Great Lakes. We can not travel you on another carrier until you are hired. These two weeks are made up of long, grueling days, some of which may exceed 12 hours or more. You must be able to keep up with the heavy workload and continue to study hard throughout the training period. The good news is that Great Lakes Aviation will pay you for the first 40 hours of your training at your starting rate upon completion of your Check Ride, which will be conducted upon successful completion of the ground training. This pay is yours to keep as long as you fulfill your six-month training contract.
Great Lakes Aviation pays flight attendants $18.19 per flight hour for the first year of employment. Flight attendants continue to get a raise at each yearly anniversary as long as he/she remains at the company. Flight attendants are guaranteed 75 hours of pay per month. In other words, you will be paid for 75 hours of work (sort of like a salary) even if your actual flight time is less than the 75 hour minimum. You will also receive
$1.50 per diem per hour when you are away from your base. Please make sure that you understand this. If you do not, please include questions when you respond back.
Schedules are awarded according to seniority. On or about the 10th of each month, a bid packet for the following month is available to all crew members. The packet is due back typically by the 15th. Each flight attendant will pick his/her most desirable schedule for that particular month out of the scheduled lines. If a flight attendant does not find any of the schedules to his/her liking, he/she may choose to bid reserve.
Reserve means that during days of scheduled reserve, the flight attendant must be within 1 hour and 45 minutes of either airport to take flights as needed. All flight attendants are guaranteed 10 days off per month and schedules will be awarded approximately 10 days prior to the next month (so about the 20th of each month). Denver schedules are built with some nights away from home.