Dating a pilot
That’s right ladies and gents, I see my husband for about a week a month. destinations are limited, so he pays full fare to meet his airline in New York, Atlanta or Dallas, and then spends 16 hours to get all the way back to Taiwan before he can be the flying pilot. A Crash Pad is an apartment or home filled with bunk beds that holds as many pilots as possible.Often, to catch a flight back to work, he has to use one of his days off as a commuting day. For Alex, there were eight pilots in a two-bedroom apartment.Everything in the airline industry is based on seniority.
Once I learned of this shocker, I started chipping in a lot more. S., Alex was “on reserve”, meaning he sat around the airport all day waiting for a pilot to call in sick so he can fly.
Five years later, we’re married, have traveled the world together, and boy have I learned a lot about the aviation industry.
Here are 10 things I learned from being married to a pilot: So I met my dreamy pilot and thought I would now enter the lifestyle of the rich and famous. When I met Alex, he was working as a regional airline pilot for an American company.
Each month he can select from a meal plan such as seafood, Halal, vegetarian, etc., and the food is loaded onto the plane and labeled with his name. Even in uniform, pilots cannot enter the lounges, whether for their airline or another.
It’s never the same food offered to passengers, not sure if that is a good or bad thing. Some places are sticklers; you have to wear every piece of the uniform, including the company belt (yes, Alex’s colleague got written up for that!