1 / 4

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...

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...

So Lonely Lately

This post is dedicated to someone who I love very much, who is like a little sister to me and who understands this life all too well. This is for the girl who feels fly life's subtle sting sometimes. When hearing the click-click of the hotel room door is not comforting, but in fact isolating. In...

When The Friendly Skies Are Too Friendly

I remember being dizzy with exhaustion. I remember feeling so disconnected— more tired than usual after working a ten hour flight—but, I had agreed to go with this pilot to his boat that was a few hours by train away from my layover city. I saw it as an adventure. I figured this pilot was...

When The Friendly Skies Are Too Friendly

I remember being dizzy with exhaustion. I remember feeling so disconnected— more tired than usual after working a ten hour flight—but, I had agreed to go with this pilot to his boat that was a few hours by train away from my layover city. I saw it as an adventure. I figured this pilot was "safe." I just didn't think that he would try anything. The vast age difference between...

0 8
A Multi-Cultural And Mixed Existence: International Flight Attendant Life

I looked around the breakfast table that had become considerably larger over the hour. There was one Portuguese, one Swiss, one Swedish, one Norwegian, one Italian, and one British pilot discussing a recent airplane crash and how terrible rostering made their lives (such typical pilot talk). I smiled to myself at how I ended up in this place, living a very international existence. For most of the past week I...

0 3
A Life Consumed

I can do both. I can totally fly and freelance. I can fly and date. I can fly and blog and sleep enough and have friends and, and, and... Yeah. Totally. I can do it all. A subtle smirk spreads across my light skin, rolling past messy hair and tired eyes. "Yeah right" would be the correct answer to a superwoman mentality that adamantly determines to try to juggle multiple...

0 6
The Most Popular Text Ever Sent

Four countries in five days. A weekend spent in Los Angeles, Miami, Stockholm, and London. Redeyes literally turning into "red eyes." This is the typical life; my typical life. Maybe you can relate or maybe you cannot. Or maybe (if you are smart) you sure as hell don't want to understand how crew live this way. Live with an ever revolving door of hotel lobbies, a slew of disobedient rolling...

0 0
Meet Randy: The Sports Broadcaster/MBA Graduate Who Became A Flight Attendant

Hello Everyone! My name is Randy and I am the newest member of The Flight Attendant Life. I am excited about joining the site where I will be contributing as a writer and working behind the scenes in order to improve the site for you; our readers. Rather than ramble on about myself, I have always believed the best way to learn about something is to ask questions. So. without...

0 3
Who A Flight Attendant Is In Uniform

"Meghan, What is your employee number?" The manager standing behind the table reading my name off of my uniform asked. A million possibilities ran through my head of why she could be asking for this identification. Oh my gosh! What did I do? Why is she asking for my number?! Was I not allowed to eat this?! Maybe if I just back away slowly I won't get in trouble... As...

0 8
So Lonely Lately

This post is dedicated to someone who I love very much, who is like a little sister to me and who understands this life all too well. This is for the girl who feels fly life's subtle sting sometimes. When hearing the click-click of the hotel room door is not comforting, but in fact isolating. In another city where the name escapes, it doesn't seem to matter where now or where...

23 95
Missed Approach: When Being A Flight Attendant Is About More Than Just Diet Cokes

The day started off pretty normal. I had picked up an easy day trip, or a local as we call them. I would show up at the airport at 10:30am, fly a quick roundtrip from Seattle to Ketchikan, Alaska and back, and be back in town by 4:30pm in time for drinks with friends. Easy peasy. Except that when you work in the sky, you never can tell what your...

0 8
25 Reasons Why Being An International Flight Attendant Is The Worst Thing EVER

I mentioned why being an international air hostess was the best thing ever, but it also can be the worst. There's no middle ground with this crazy, odd flight attendant life. There are those situations when you think, "I can't even..." Get ready to juggle your life.     You forget what day it is all the time. Jet lag You caffeine addiction is becoming a serious problem. Your entire...

1 5
Confessions Of A Flight Attendant: Absolutely Worth It

The cooling unit of my hotel room in Queens sounds like the traffic buzzing on a crowded New York street. It's loud and obnoxious, but I drown it out, because I accept that the noise comes with the territory. A lot comes with this territory. A lot of extremes; extreme jet lag, extreme happiness, extreme loneliness, extreme uncertainty, extreme change. Then. All is quiet again. "Karalee- what's up?" he questioned,...

1 5