ExpressJet Supports Employees Who Make A Difference



ExpressJet co-workers, Rose Morgan and Lo Lyons, prepare their team’s float for the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Race for the Cure. (PRNewsFoto/ExpressJet)

Airline news has been particularly bleak this year as a rash of air carriers call it quits and as many other airlines struggle to survive. If you’re a regular visitor to CabinManagers, then you are familiar with the frequent reports of one airline after another going out of business.

In the midst of all of this, it is always good to find the occasional ray of light which manages to penetrate the darkness. One company, ExpressJet Airlines, has been shining a bright light lately, in the area of giving back to the community. The following story tells how several ExpressJet employees banded together for different worthy causes and made a difference in the process:

After she, her mother, and her aunt, were simultaneously diagnosed with breast cancer, Lyons sprang into action for the cause of early detection for all.

“This cause was close to me, and many of my closest friends are my co-workers,” said Lyons. “We formed a walking team and raised money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation’s Race for the Cure. My company and my co-workers have been some of my greatest supporters.”

Employee morale at work also gets a boost from employee charitable efforts after hours.

“Today’s employees are concerned about whether the values of the company for which they work are compatible with their own personal viewpoints,” said business consultant Roger E. Herman.

Mark Silver, a retired Navy pilot and motorcycle enthusiast who flies for ExpressJet Airlines, joined the first annual Texas Honor Ride to raise money for wounded soldiers and their families. The group of motorcycle clubs rode across the state to Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio. With one email, Silver kick-started a movement that spread through the company.

“To be able to ride together, as a team, as co-workers, and to be able to give something back to those who gave us so much, truly made us proud of ExpressJet,” Silver said.

Kudos to ExpressJet for creating an environment where workers can make a difference whether they are at work or working together on their own time. For the complete article and tips on how to organize an event like the two mentioned here, please visit ExpressJet Airlines


ExpressJet Remains Independent

Until 2002, ExpressJet was a unit of Continental Airlines before the airline was spun off in a public offering that raised $500 million. ExpressJet had received an offer in April 2008 from SkyWest Airlines

to buy ExpressJet at $3.50 per share, but that offer was rejected. Instead, ExpressJet renegotiated its regional service agreement with Continental and will provide 205 jets to serve Continental going forward.

Emirates Announces Houston Open Day

Successful candidates will be based in Dubai

Emirates Airline, the world’s seventh-largest airline, will be holding an Open Day

in Houston on June 27th. Open Days are information sessions where prospective flight attendants can meet members of the airline’s Recruitment Team.

Emirates GroupDr. Bobbie Sullivan of Cabin Crew News

shared this information to Cabin Managers recently; thank you Bobbie for your head’s up!

Cabin Managers previously noted that Emirates

was adding San Francisco to their list of North American gateways. Emirates already flies out of Houston, providing non-stop service to Dubai. The airline held a pair of recruiting sessions in Canada earlier this month and we fully expected that some sort of US recruitment would also be arranged. It has and we’re happy to share the following information with you.

June 27th Open Day Details

Open Day commences at 9:00am sharp and interested applicants are required to present an updated resume together with a full length and a passport size photographs in business attire. The Open Day will take up a large part of the day, depending on the number of candidates.

If you are successful at this stage you will be required to attend a further selection day during the course of the week.

Open day details:

Open Day: June 27, 2008 9:00 am


Intercontinental Houston
2222 West Loop South

Houston, Texas 77027


– Minimum age 21 years at the time of application.

- Minimum arm reach of 212cms (on tip toes), which enables you to reach emergency equipment on all aircraft types.

- Educated to at least high school standard.

- Fluency in written and spoken English (fluency in another language is an asset).

- Medically fit to meet aircrew requirements.

- You must be the sort of person who has the natural ability to provide excellent service within a team environment.

We realize that being based overseas isn’t for everyone and some might object to living in an area of the world where their personal rights are curtailed. Dubai is considered by many people to be one of the most open cities in the Muslim world, embracing some Western customs and accommodating many different cultures.

Spend some time on the Emirates website to familiarize yourself with the company and research the United Arab Emirates and Dubai to discover what that area of the world holds for you.

Finally, if you are planning to attend Open Day DO NOT ARRIVE LATE

or you will not gain admittance to the event!

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