March 31, 2014

A for Aeroplane!!!

A for Apple, B for Ball, C for Cat. Does this ring a bell? I bet it does. A for Apple slowly transformed into A for Aeroplane or A for Alligator. As kids, we all had our own fantasies about aeroplanes. If some wanted to ride on them, some wanted to fly them. I wanted to fly one. I was told I can't be a pilot as I had glasses. I dropped the idea instantly.

However, as the story of my wanting to fly a plane lay buried under the years, I rode on a plane multiple times in the past decade and now I get the wonderful opportunity to work for an Airlines company. I was wide eyed on the first day at work. It was not like any of the IT companies I have worked in the past. At the end of the day, friends and family ask me, so how is your new office? I say, “Like an Airport”. They burst into laughter. Yes, it reminded me so much of the airport. We had Flight Info. Display Machines, Kiosk machines, Gate Readers where you can check in a passenger and stuff like that.

Within few weeks after joining work, I would send pictures of Boarding Passes to my friends on their names and they would go, "Oh! Boarding Pass on my name? How did you get it?" Some would go, where am I flying and some would ask, do I get 4 bags checked in free? See, you can be creative in having fun :-)

It is fun booking tickets, cancelling flights, boarding customers, closing flights, disrupting services and a lot more all in the virtual world. After working for six months, I can say that I am totally loving the whole experience. But, remember I don't get to fly free :-)

This is me at our new building. I was lucky to get a tour of it before opening ;-)
I don't have the urge to fly a plane any more but on a flight journey last weekend, a sudden wish popped up in my head. I wanted to be a fly attendant. Let us see!

34 comments:

  1. that sounds so cool :D I hope your dream to be a flight attendant becomes real :)

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    1. I don't think I will have the energy to do that job by the time I settle my kids on their own. :) Thank you for reading!

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  2. I pray that your wish comes true! I love airplanes too! My first flight was on my honeymoon ;)

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    1. Thanks for the wishes!! I know..planes fascinate me sometimes,except when they go missing :)

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  3. You have an interesting job Latha !

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    1. Yes, I do, aunty!! As long as you are not bored, it is a fun job.

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  4. My brothers works as customer executive at Jet Airways in the Mangalore airport and although we are in awe of his job (he gets to see all the celebrities arriving in Mangalore) he find it very hectic with the erratic shifts and the pressure of the job. You must be enjoying the new job :)

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    1. Exactly..the erratic timings are the pain working for Airlines. Luckily as I am in IT, it's lot better..I don't get to see celebrities though :( yeah, I am enjoying the new job :)

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  5. Glad you are enjoying your work. So now your eyes are set on another dream! :) All the best.

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  6. You certainly have a lot of enthusiasm for your job! That's so cool. All the very best.

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    1. Touch wood...so far yes. Because I have got an understanding lead and working team :) Thank you!!

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  7. Your office sounds so cool!
    All the best for becoming a flight attendant.

    Ishithaa
    #AtoZChallenge

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    1. Hahah..that was just a fancy wish..I don't think I am serious though.

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  8. Had not clue that you were working for an airline company, Lata! So glad you like it. It's funny how our dreams come true - sometimes in unexpected ways. :)

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    1. I tried to maintain a low profile when I started blogging, Corinne. But once you start writing a blog, nothing is private any more, is it? I know..this was an unexpected event totally :)

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  9. What a fun post. Enjoyed reading it Latha, may u be able to follow all the dreams u have. Looking fwd to the rest of your posts :)

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    1. Awww..thank you for the kind words Sunila. I wish I could make them all come true :) Glad you enjoyed the post.

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  10. My goodness. This is making me jealous ! :D
    and may every single dream of urs come true.

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    1. hehehe....arre, I am just making it look rosy yaa..it's not all that fancy as it sounds :P

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  11. You want to be a flight attendant? That sure sounds fun. I remember planes holding an allure when we were kids, not any more but they are fascinating things alright!

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    1. Actually now is the right time re...I mean age wise. But kids are too young and I can't be away from home for weeks altogether. Or else I will find them on one of the planes with their bf/gfs :P

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  12. What a super cool, fun post! And how exciting to work in an 'Airplane' building :D You made me jealous now :P Rollicking or flying start to the challenge!!

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    1. Hahaha....in fact I work in a very old building...but looks like I was successful in making you all jealous....LOL...that was a good one at the end.

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  13. Wow.. loved this post... freshened me up...

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  14. Wow.. must be a cool job !I'm jealous !!

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  15. Hi Latha, I love how one job can lead to another and you end up places you never imagined. All the best on your journeys including the #atozchallenge Reflex Reactions

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  16. Sounds like fun! That's an awesome photograph (scary, but cool).

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  17. What a fun post! I LOVE flying in airplanes. My first trip was by myself from Chicago to Hong Kong-- when I was fourteen!!

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  18. I wish I had an aeroplane now :P lovely post :)

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  19. Doing it for a day may be fun fif, but if u had to do it everyday would you still love it ? Something people aspiring to be flight attendants need to seriously consider :) Ur current job seems to be fun :)

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  20. Lovely job! I love flying! Boarding passes are a memento to keep!

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  21. Hope you enjoy your new job! Good luck!

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  22. Wow. Airlines company? nice nice. It is always nice to deal with different people on a daily basis :-) Keep flying higher and higher :-)

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