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EXCLUSIVE: Meet Vivi, An Experienced American Flight Attendant Who Chose to Work for Norwegian

EXCLUSIVE: Meet Vivi, An Experienced American Flight Attendant Who Chose to Work for Norwegian
  • Jake Wilson

    Ok, I see that this lady is based in FLL (which by the way is where my trainer came from) and I can only speak on behalf of the UK based, but Norwegian is possibly the worse airline to work for in UK.. well when I say work for, what many people don’t know is you will never be employed by Norwegian, you are employed by an agency which in UK is OSM Aviation who happen to be part owned by Yep, Norwegian.
    To say OSM are a little disorganised is an understatement, and there is not enough time or space on here to explain everything but if you expect to have any life or control on your home time … forget it. Most of LGW LH spend there days on Standby, no knowing anything as to when or where you will fly, there is no scheduling agreement so Norwegian and OSM make it up as they go along.
    Now I know most of issues are OSM but Norwegian are not saints… their training is disgusting … my baby sister could run a training program for her teddy bears better than they do. Safety should as mentioned be No 1… but as ex employee with 1/4 of a century prior experience in the industry, it is not at this airline… so guys think long and hard before your commit your life to “ The Norwegian Way”

    • Lisa G Elio Jenkins

      Yes you have nailed it. I was very thankful for the opportunity. Upon graduation, the other shoe dropped. No seniority, no bidding system, no pension, no 401k match, no jumpseat agreements, and then add up the fact they tie up your entire month because those endless “standby days”……this all leads to no control over your life. You can not work a part time job to cover your living cost because your schedule isn’t conducive. If you don’t care about “quality of life” it’s great. When this airline finally negotiates an appropriate contract maybe it will be a great place to work. Until then, fancy indentured servant is more the title. It’s far below industry standards.

    • Lisa G Elio Jenkins

      Jake Wilson… thank you for your honesty. Pretty uniforms & new but messy broken aircraft is hardly a proper work environment. Hostile to say the least. I’m a 20 yr veteran and know the person in this article. Every base is paid differently. All below standard. The union can’t get there fast enough. Sad……

      • PYOK Admin

        Thank you so much for taking the time to comment. Your insight is really useful and I’m sure our readers will appreciate your opinion.

    • PYOK Admin

      Many thanks for sharing your experiences at Norwegian’s LGW base – I’m sure our readers will find this insight very useful!
      We wonder whether Norwegian’s rapid expansion has caused some of the confusion you talk about – perhaps as things calm down, the organisation will significantly improve?