Colleen Bertagnolli is one of Global Air Charters‘ cabin attendants. Colleen enjoys Wisconsin sports, relaxing on a lake, and spending time with family. Read on to learn more about Colleen Bertagnolli.
Where did you grow up?
My father was in the Air Force, so we moved around quite often. My favorite place to live was on the island of Crete. We were fortunate to live there for two and a half years.
What education and certifications do you hold?
A high school diploma.
What makes GAC stand apart from other private charters?
To me, GAC stands apart because of its family atmosphere. Since my first day as a cabin attendant, everyone has been friendly and welcoming.
What is your favorite thing about working for GAC?
I love that I can be in the mountains with snow one day and on a beach the next.
What do you enjoy most about your position?
I knew that I wanted to be a cabin attendant on my first flight when I was five years old. I enjoy the opportunity to make each flight my own.
What is your favorite occasion to celebrate while flying?
I love being able to decorate for special occasions—especially Saint Patrick’s Day and the Holiday season—or just for a group going on vacation.
What motivates you to do your best?
A sense of pride makes me want to do the very best for our clients. Also, when passengers tell you, “This is the best flight we’ve ever been on.” How can that not make you want to do even better?
In your opinion, what makes a good cabin attendant?
I think it’s about anticipating a passenger’s needs even before they know what they want.
What do you like to do when you aren’t flying?
When I’m not flying, I spend time with family and friends. I love all Wisconsin sports teams and go to as many events as possible. Take me to a beach or a lake, and I’m the happiest person around.
What is your favorite travel destination?
Prague is one of my favorite places to travel. I love the people and the food, and the history is so rich. I truly love to travel anywhere in Europe.
We’re glad to have you on the team, Colleen Bertagnolli!