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Getting Unstuck: How I Became A Flight Attendant & How You Can Too

In early 2015, The Flight Attendant Life will be adding more content specifically to help YOU become a flight attendant, and most of the content will be created and managed by our newest editor, Meghan.  Connect with her on Instagram, and please subscribe to the newsletter, and our YouTube channel so that you will know...

7 Steps To Create An Adventurous Life

7 Steps To Create An Adventurous Life Can I make an embarrassing confession?  Really, I know it’s not something I should feel embarrassed about, but with this little known fact, I am a bit quiet.  It’s private and personal and not who you see me to be now.  There is more to the story than...

A Flight Attendant’s Perspective On Love & Dating

*Not all flight attendants or individuals in aviation experience this in aviation.  This is simply the perspective of one.* I wanted to prove them wrong in dating.  I wanted to show them that I could have a happy and healthy relationship- that I was the exception to a rule that says "relationships struggle and dating...

Israel: Banksy, The West Bank, & The Boundaries We Live By

I had no concept of what I would expect when I visited Israel at the beginning of February.  I could say that I had no expectations regarding what I was to see and experience during my travels through the country, but I am of the belief that when individuals make that statement of not expecting, they are either- lying to themselves, do not understand their expectations, or haven't thought about...

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‘See You Later’ or Is This Goodbye?

One of the beautiful aspects of the travel life and that flight attendant one is the opportunity to meet a variety of interesting, engaging, and fascinating individuals.  It's not only an opportunity, the constant of meeting people, but it is a normal occurrence, so much so that it becomes expected.  Connecting with others over sharing the sights of cities and countries, being out of ones'  typical environment, and looking for...

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Today Is Today.

Once, I said I wanted to move to New York.  I put in a base transfer for JFK and thought that Brooklyn would be the best place for me to create a home. Right now, that living in Brooklyn idea sounds awful as my fingers struggle to type, frozen in place due to the frigid cold.  This California girl is a light weight when comes to freezing temperatures, among other things....

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A Day In The Flight Attendant Life: What Working As A Regional Flight Attendant Is Really Like

This may come as a surprise, but flight attendants' day-to-day lives differ wildly. There are sixteen crew member long-haul trips, small low-cost carrier airlines, and then there are single flight attendant regional "puddle jumper" flights. What your job looks like all depends on the size of your airline, aircraft type and aviation laws of whichever country you are based. So far, we've taken you inside the life of a 787 Dreamliner...

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A Flight Attendant’s Perspective On Love & Dating

*Not all flight attendants or individuals in aviation experience this in aviation.  This is simply the perspective of one.* I wanted to prove them wrong in dating.  I wanted to show them that I could have a happy and healthy relationship- that I was the exception to a rule that says "relationships struggle and dating is impossible in this industry."  I thought ignorantly that I was above the laws of...

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Staying Grounded: Nine Reasons Not to Fly

Let me start by saying one thing: Life isn't always about soaring above the clouds. There are moments when the fog is heavy, everything seems to be distorted and it's hard to see what lies ahead. You have to slow down, take your time and maybe even stop flying for a little while. For flight attendants, this is easier said than done. There are a lot of reasons for keeping...

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Starting Points And Moving On: The Flight Attendant Life Careers Editor Shares Her Flying Story

I am writing this post as I sit while waiting at an airport. When you become a flight attendant, you have to get used to this waiting thing.  I wonder and hope that I will make it onto the only flight with seats available so I can get back to my base today.  Flight after flight has been delayed or cancelled due to inclement weather.  I am not so much...

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Nazareth, Haifa and Visiting North Israel

It is getting late. My dinner of pita, hummus and olives from the market is making me sleepy. Or maybe it's the delicious Israeli wine. Anyways, the last few days have been amazing. And eye-opening. Jerusalem and the West Bank felt like a different country. No, a different continent. After two days and three nights in wonderful Abraham Hostel, we bid farewell to our new friends and headed up north....

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I Don’t Want To Fly Anymore…

And as I write that sentence, I feel tears welling up, blurring my current view, which is a street in the city of Nazareth.  Yeah, you read that right.  I'm in Israel.  Not for work this time, but because I have days off.  Always somewhere, for work and play.   That's The Dead Sea You also read that other part right.  The part when I mentioned I don't want to...

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Walls: Palestine, Israel and the West Bank

It is ten in the morning. I am sitting in a busy cafe, the sound of beeping taxis and market vendors wafts in from the street. Inside, fashionably dressed young people sit and take a coffee, read the newspaper and update their Facebooks. A waiter comes around with a tray of cappuccinos, little cookies and an Americano. He smiles as he hands me my drink. It's all so lovely and...

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