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The Flight Attendant Life Career: Which airline is the best to work for?

One of the most common subjects that readers, friends, or acquaintances ask Meghan, Celessa, or I is a spin off of the question, "Is this airline better than that airline?" or "Which one should I apply to?" or "Where should I work?"  Due to the fact that these questions are so important to address, I...

Rejection: It’s not just a flight attendant thing

Within the past week, I fielded a couple of rejections- one writing related and one dating related.  The simple email response from the intern telling me, "I'm sorry, but we won't be able to sell your writing," had me oddly happy as any response from literary agencies, even a "we don't want you," is fairly...

Mountains, Temples and 3.2% Beer: Rediscovering Salt Lake City

The airplane lurches. I sit upright in my jumpseat, adjusting the straps of my shoulder harness. I pick up the intercom and calmly inform people that we will be experiencing some turbulence, and that yes, they should already be sitting down with their seatbelts fastened, their seatbacks and tray tables in the upright and locked positions and all carry-on items stowed. We will soon be landing into Salt Lake City....

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Can You Trust Your Flight Crew?

I was asked yesterday if, when tragic airline accidents occur, does it affect me more deeply since I am a Cabin Crew.  I would say that the answer to this question is both yes and no.  Tragedy, however it happens, has this way of reminding one just how precious and fragile life truly is.  Sad incidents have this way of making us face the reality that this moment may be the only one we have...

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Rejection: It’s not just a flight attendant thing

Within the past week, I fielded a couple of rejections- one writing related and one dating related.  The simple email response from the intern telling me, "I'm sorry, but we won't be able to sell your writing," had me oddly happy as any response from literary agencies, even a "we don't want you," is fairly exciting for someone attempting to write a book for the first time.  It's the silence...

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Adventure Awaits: A letter to the traveler who had to come back home

I wrote this as an answer to a reader's question once, and since I have been suffering from writer's block and missing Israel and adventures with Celessa a lot right now, I thought I would post this. Adventure Awaits:  A letter to the traveler who had to come back home For those who travel or have that ‘Je ne sais quoi’ so deeply embedded in their being to experiencing cities,...

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Travels With Mom:  Two Days In Amsterdam

Travel with my mom, and you will get lost. Travel with me, and you will definitely get lost. Put us together with some bikes, a map and some simple canals to follow and… well, we’re lucky to be in the same country by the end of the day. Most of mom and my trip consisted of us getting very lost, being approached by very nice Dutch people who would point...

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How-To Survive Flight Attendant Training

It is no secret that I was a flight attendant for a regional airline for a year before just recently starting training at my new mainline carrier.  I have been under the radar the past couple of weeks and will continue to keep a low profile for the next few while I finish out my rigorous flight attendant training program. Flight attendant training can be described using a number of...

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BBQ, Redeyes and Getting Weird in Austin, Texas

My weekend was a little weird. Friday I spent the day in Edmonton, Alberta, curled up with cocoa and my crew for our 30-hour layover. By Saturday I was back in Seattle, but only for the day. Sunday morning I was on the move again, this time to San Francisco, in order to work a redeye flight down to Austin, Texas. Hello, San Francisco. #sfo #california #flightattendantproblems A photo posted by celessa...

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The Single Flight Attendant: The Secret to True Happiness

Author's note: Full disclosure, I'm not single. I'm in a long term relationship, and have been for some time. We have a house, a car, and a cat. While some of you might be asking: "Well, how do I achieve that?" I'm not going to answer that question. Because, today is about YOU. For many single flight attendants, the pressure to "find someone" is coming at them from all sides. ...

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Dear Passenger:  I’m sorry I am a bitch today.  Love, Your Flight Attendant

  Dear Passenger, I'd like to honestly say that it was nice to see you today, but really, I could have gone without the introduction.  It's not your fault.  I know you are here to fly, and I know I am here for you, but today, I am struggling.  My patience is nonexistent, and I am so tired.  I realize that this is not your problem.  I see that your...

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The Flight Attendant Life Career:  Which airline is the best to work for?

One of the most common subjects that readers, friends, or acquaintances ask Meghan, Celessa, or I is a spin off of the question, "Is this airline better than that airline?" or "Which one should I apply to?" or "Where should I work?"  Due to the fact that these questions are so important to address, I wanted to write a blog sharing advice on what airline you should apply to and...

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