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Purser and Head Flight Attendant Linda Fow

Curriculum Vitae: Linda Fow

Airline Purser & Expert Witness

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Linda Fow
Airline Purser & Expert Witness



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University of Central Florida

- Bachelor of Arts, Political Science/Prelaw and International Relations Track

- Masters in Public Administration

- Dispute Resolution and Conflict Management Certification

- Graduate Teaching Assistant Certification, 2005


Professional Certifications

- Florida Supreme Court Certified County Civil Mediator

- Florida Supreme Court Certified Dependency Mediator

- Human Resources Professional Certification (PHR)


Flight Attendant Training:

Evacuation procedures of each aircraft in fleet, passenger medical equipment and care, security procedures (pre and post 9/11), Lead Flight Attendant (domestic) and Purser (international) managing crew, passenger comfort and service, flight deck communications, decision-making in passenger and/or crew conflict.


Flight Attendant Fleet Experience:


B727, B737-200, B737-300, B-757, B-767, B-777


Career History:


2016 - date

GMR Consulting, UK and USA

Cabin Crew Consultant and Expert witness

Provide Expert Witness services to lawyers in connection with aviation incidents regarding all aspects of cabin safety operations and procedures.


2014 - date


State of Florida, USA


Mediation Programme Analyst, Florida Supreme Court Certified County Civil Mediator

Staff lead in managing small claims mediation process, including a volunteer team of Florida Supreme Court Certified County Civil Mediators, specifically scheduling Mediators for summary claim cases, case assignments, invoicing, mentoring and continuing education seminars. Additionally, serve as an on-staff certified Mediator for County civil claims, liaise with Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (Department of Defense) training staff as team lead evaluator of new mediation course certificate students (civil and military) and assist

Director of 18th Judicial Circuit Dispute Resolution Services on managing volunteer workforce issues

1981 - 2012

Delta Airlines (formerly Western Airlines)

Spent over 30 years as a Flight Attendant and Inflight Manager, beginning at Western Airlines in May 1981 and continuing with the merger in April 1987 with Delta Air Lines.

     (2005 - 2012)

Performance Manager, Atlanta and Orlando base

Eight years supervisory experience managing employee performance in North American and international aviation operations. Responsible for briefing domestic and international cabin crews in daily base operations including aligning crews in support of on-time operations, security and safety updates and customer service updates.

Project Leader of Flight Attendant Performance Tracking Team, creating, implementing and training other Performance Managers on an electronic job performance file and tracking system for use in managing Flight Attendant job performance.

Human resource supervisory responsibilities for up to 350 Flight Attendant direct reports at four bases in Florida, including employee timeliness, regulatory and corporate compliance in safety/security, customer service professionalism and cabin crew teamwork.

Additionally, collaborated with corporate Human Resources team in updating employee performance development, discipline policy and procedures and employment termination cases. Served as Company representative on Conflict Resolution Board and key communicator in employee relation strategies.

Trained as part of Delta CARE Team, offering support for customer families involved in aviation accidents.

     (2004 - 2005)

Lead Flight Attendant and International Purser, New York base

Responsible for supporting the operation of an international flight segment as Lead Flight Attendant of an international cabin crew.

     (2001 - 2004)

Inflight Field Service Manager, Atlanta International (IFS base)

Six years supervisory experience. Responsible for briefing international cabin crews in daily base operations in addition to human resource/employee relations responsibilities for 200-300 Flight Attendant direct reports. Specific operations supervision included aligning crews in support of on-time operations, security and safety updates and customer service updates. Human resource supervisory responsibilities: employee timeliness, regulatory and corporate compliance in safety/security, customer service professionalism, uniform appearance and cabin crew teamwork.

     (1999 - 2001)


Specialist - Inflight Service Health, Safety & Security

Worked directly under the corporate General Manager of IFS HS&S with responsibilities of performing Flight Attendant safety checks (ground and inflight), providing updates of safety and security procedures to Flight Attendants and Managers, reporting trend and cost analysis of on-the-job injuries to local Managers and corporate General Manager and assisting Operational Managers in daily base operations.

     (1981 - 1999)


Flight Attendant

Domestic and International flights, Cabin Crew and Purser positions.