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Old 02-18-2010, 09:31 PM
 
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Hello I will be going to Dallas/FTW in 2 weeks, and I have no idea what it will be like. Has anyone been through the traing for American Airlines. I will be doing 3 weeks of customer service and 1 week bags. But I have never been to dallas so I have a million questions about dallas and the training.

1) Is the hotel nice?
2) is there a place to use the internet for free if I do not have a laptop?
3) is the food good, and do you eat whenever or do you get vouchers?
4) how many hours are the training a day? Is it 5 days or 6 days a week?
5) do we get to explore the city or are we stuck at the campus the full month
6) is the campus open for guest? ( I have a friend who lives in dallas, can she come to the room and hang out swim and whatever)
7) do they provide transertation or trips around the city?


I guess any info you can provide me would be great. Thanks...
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:54 AM
 
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frankly I don't think you read the info you got from the HR dept--surely they sent something

the training for AA is probably taking place close to the AA office park/center which is just south of the airport itself and not in Dallas proper--
it is more like north Arlington, south Euless...
the hotels in that area--if that is where you are staying--are older and probably not very glam
there is no public transportation so you won't be able to get around without access to a car
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Old 02-19-2010, 10:27 AM
 
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I agree. How are we supposed to answer these questions? This is something that AA should be providing.
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Old 02-19-2010, 12:12 PM
 
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LOVES 2 READ and TXTOAL.....well I agree with you, AA should have provided this info but the reason why they have not is because they are waiting for the background info to get back. Not to mention I am at a small airport and so things are not as easy to access the info like you may in dallas. So all I was asking is if anyone else has gone through the training. And just wanted to know if they could give me information before AA because i am excited to know now.

the training for AA is probably taking place close to the AA office park/center which is just south of the airport itself and not in Dallas proper--
it is more like north Arlington, south Euless...
the hotels in that area--if that is where you are staying--are older and probably not very glam
there is no public transportation so you won't be able to get around without access to a car

And the info about the Hotel was a good response and I am 99% sure thats where I will be going. I wish there was public transpertation though but thank you.
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Old 02-19-2010, 01:59 PM
 
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you are fairly close to the TRE station that feeds (supposedly) DFW airport--but if there is a bus from the TRE station to DFW airport I did not see evidence of it at this map site

Trinity Railway Express (TRE) Map
this link is to the "kiss and ride" passenger pu/drop off route--I think...it says it makes stops at two hotels in area, goes by the AA training center and AA headquarters and the TRE station--

The T | Fort Worth Transportation Authority | Fort Worth, TX - Route 30

using TRE rail you can get into downtown FTW/Sundance Sq area where there are plenty of clubs/restaurants/some w/live music--but beware of the schedule hours--it is certainly possible to miss the last train and be left at any station along the route--and check the schedule for the kiss/drop bus as well--it would not surprise me to find out that it is almost impossible to use the TRE later on weekends and have the bus take you to your hotel (if it is one of the two on the loop route)...
looks like that LOOP BUS runs only during the week and last route starts at 6PM--so it would not do you any good on weekends or at night to go into FTW/Dallas--maybe someone in your class staying at hotel will have a car...

and TRE also runs into Dallas to the AA Center (think Mavs games) station -- which is close to DART station and bus stops and walkable for certain parts of Dallas

you just would not have easy access to any parts of the Euless/Arlington area itself --or probably to places like a grocery store--there is a bank located on the loop -- Chase Bank--though--so you might could start a local account there...

glad you are excited about your new job--hope it lives up to expectations...
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Old 02-19-2010, 02:15 PM
 
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Hello I will be going to Dallas/FTW in 2 weeks, and I have no idea what it will be like. Has anyone been through the traing for American Airlines. I will be doing 3 weeks of customer service and 1 week bags. But I have never been to dallas so I have a million questions about dallas and the training.

1) Is the hotel nice?
2) is there a place to use the internet for free if I do not have a laptop?
3) is the food good, and do you eat whenever or do you get vouchers?
4) how many hours are the training a day? Is it 5 days or 6 days a week?
5) do we get to explore the city or are we stuck at the campus the full month
6) is the campus open for guest? ( I have a friend who lives in dallas, can she come to the room and hang out swim and whatever)
7) do they provide transertation or trips around the city?


I guess any info you can provide me would be great. Thanks...

I did go to the below center for a training but it was not for American Airlines.

American Airlines Training & Conference Center
4501 Highway 360,
South Fort Worth, TX 76155

If you are referring to the above location, then below are some answers that might help you.

I did not stay there but some of my classmates did and they were happy with the hotel. Also, there are desktop computers that you could use for internet browsing and if you have your own laptop, then wireless connectivity is available as well.

I was provided a voucher for lunch (part of the training package) and the cafeteria was good. You have Burgers, Salad, Chinese, Italian, Indian, Deserts, etc, so I dont think you will have an issue with the quality of food. Also, we were provided snacks throughout the training and is typically set up in the hallway for convenience.

Overall, the training center and logistics was very good and I did not have any complaints.

Hope you have a good time in training.
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Old 02-23-2010, 08:11 AM
 
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Default thank you to everyone

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I did go to the below center for a training but it was not for American Airlines.

American Airlines Training & Conference Center
4501 Highway 360,
South Fort Worth, TX 76155

If you are referring to the above location, then below are some answers that might help you.

I did not stay there but some of my classmates did and they were happy with the hotel. Also, there are desktop computers that you could use for internet browsing and if you have your own laptop, then wireless connectivity is available as well.

I was provided a voucher for lunch (part of the training package) and the cafeteria was good. You have Burgers, Salad, Chinese, Italian, Indian, Deserts, etc, so I dont think you will have an issue with the quality of food. Also, we were provided snacks throughout the training and is typically set up in the hallway for convenience.

Overall, the training center and logistics was very good and I did not have any complaints.

Hope you have a good time in training.
I think this will help thank you. I am just kind of excited to go. But a little nervous you know.
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Old 12-01-2010, 09:15 PM
 
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Did u go to the training for the AA csa?please share your experience.
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