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Confessions Of A Flight Attendant: Opening up about flight attendant fatigue

Sometimes, often times, things are not what they seem. The flight attendant life is encased with glamour; foreign destinations, gorgeous pilots, beautiful cabin crew, going places and experiencing a level adventure that the majority envies and will never quite understand.  They want your life. They want my life. They want this life. But if they...

Dating As A Flight Attendant In A Digital Age 

Editor's Note: This was written a few weeks ago, in a slightly jet-lagged and frustrated moment. Enough said (but Tinder is still deleted). -K.M.   Photo credit: @LoveAlanaChan I deleted Tinder. It was so novel and innocent when first discovered. Hikes to a treehouse in the Pacific Northwest. An attempted skydive on the North Shore of Oahu...

Don’t Forget, Not Everyone Travels For Fun

Don't forget, not everyone travels for fun. She's on your airplane, because her mom was just diagnosed with cancer and has been given a few weeks. Don't forget, not everyone wants to be on your flight and maybe he's only in 26A because work is taking him away from the family he so desperately wants...

The Flight Attendant Life Blogger Awards: Best Flight Attendant Blogs

I never read flight attendant blogs before starting my own. I just don’t read blogs regularly or if I do, it’s a special occasion (like scoping out the competition or something important like that). I started reading The Everyday Jumpseater because Celessa had linked back to The Flight Attendant Life. I then realized she was...

The Flight Attendant Life Blogger Awards: Best Flight Attendant Blogs

I never read flight attendant blogs before starting my own. I just don’t read blogs regularly or if I do, it’s a special occasion (like scoping out the competition or something important like that). I started reading The Everyday Jumpseater because Celessa had linked back to The Flight Attendant Life. I then realized she was an incredibly talented writer. How crazy it is that a year later, the two of...

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Don’t Forget, Not Everyone Travels For Fun

Don't forget, not everyone travels for fun. She's on your airplane, because her mom was just diagnosed with cancer and has been given a few weeks. Don't forget, not everyone wants to be on your flight and maybe he's only in 26A because work is taking him away from the family he so desperately wants to be there for. He also so desperately needs to provide for his family, so...

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Dating As A Flight Attendant In A Digital Age 

Editor's Note: This was written a few weeks ago, in a slightly jet-lagged and frustrated moment. Enough said (but Tinder is still deleted). -K.M.   Photo credit: @LoveAlanaChan I deleted Tinder. It was so novel and innocent when first discovered. Hikes to a treehouse in the Pacific Northwest. An attempted skydive on the North Shore of Oahu that was interrupted by bad weather as a first meet-n-greet. Climbing up the fire escape...

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Why I Fly: 10 Things I Really Love About My Job As A Flight Attendant

Ten things I really love about my job Are you cabin crew? If so, let me pose this question: How many times have you heard, “Oh my gosh! You’re a flight attendant?! I always wanted to do that.” A million. Right? Sometimes as a crew member, its easy to get caught up in the negative. A lot of flight attendants love their jobs, but sometimes when you spend a couple of...

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The New Approach I’m Taking To Flying And Life

I slept 13 hours and when I woke up, I really wanted to keep sleeping another four or five, but I had to write some things before those in another corner of the globe woke up. Some deadlines can't be missed. I told myself as soon as I finished the three articles, I was allowed to go back to sleep, and I did. It was 3 pm when I finally...

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Flight Attendant Problems: Nowhere To Go

The only word that encompasses the way I feel right now is: fatigued. I could sleep for days if I cleared my schedule. The last time I had more than one day off was 18 days ago. At this point, it is effecting my normally upbeat personality and my interactions with friends, family and passengers. Finally, I have four days off. I have been looking forward to these four days...

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Risk: Creating An Attitude Of Bravery When The Stakes Are High (#ThefalifeINSPIRES)

When we have nothing to lose, we have little to fear. We have a sense of confidence and surety. We are not concerned over what the result will be as the focus is on who are in the present, not what the outcome is for our future. We are completely invested in the moment, which often ultimately determines a result that is to our personal and/or professional benefit. There is...

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Because #LOVEWINS: Building And Cultivating Relationships In A Christian, Secular, Gay, Straight And Flight Attendant World

I have been removed from the history that was made this past Friday. Not removed because it does not matter to me, but removed because as a Christian, I should frown upon or be saddened by "where our world is going." But, if you ask me to be sad about where our world is going, I'll most likely mention how the financial crisis in Greece causes concern or touch upon the...

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Summer In The Skies: How Cabin Crew Make Work A Vacation

I'm sitting in a warm, darkened aircraft, fanning myself with a passenger safety card. The lights are off, the power shut down. A few rows back, my co-flight attendant props her feet up and enjoys her lunch. She sighs. There's something wonderful about getting to work early, and enjoying the stillness of the airplane before the crowds of passengers arrive. It reminds me of getting to school early the last...

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Finding Home Base Amidst The Happiness & Heartbreaks of Flight Attendant Life

Home Base I try to put my guard up, because when I have feelings, I've always felt deeply. That is why I was so distraught with thoughts about heading back to New York City to work. It's nice to feel comfortable and content. I, like many flight attendants, am a walking hypocrisy; when I'm grounded, all I can think about is going back to my non-routine fun filled adventures. On...

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