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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...

“Cheers To You Bae:” The Flight Attendant Life Revisits The Best Of 2015

Every year, I like to make a video looking back at the best moments of the year. 2013 was full of fun and living in Hawaii. 2014 was dominated by transition and challenge. And 2015— well, you can look back with me... Watch the video below. I would say that 2015 had so many surprises...

Make Packing And Organizing Your Flight Attendant Bag Quick And Easy

There are just some things about travel and flight attendant life that I don't think I will EVER love. Like lavatories. Or jet lag. Or delays. Or creepy pilots. Or... Packing and unpacking. And packing and repacking. I feel like, at some point, I would get good at the process, but it always seems that...

“Not Always Ok:” The Story Of The Red Balloons

  “Katy,” I said. “I’m not doing a very good job at this.” She looked at me, inquisitively, before her gaze went back to the passengers boarding our aircraft. “What, Honey?” she questioned gently, as she intuitively knew by my tone that I was not speaking about work or the airplane. “At forgetting him.” I paused slightly before I continued. “At not crying. At not missing him. At simply forgetting....

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The Boeing 787-8: A Flight Attendant Takes You On An Inside Tour Of The Dreamliner

The Boeing 787-8 is my office, but more than that, it sometimes feels like my home. As an International Long-Haul Crew Member, I spend more hours in an airplane than outside of; so being on an aircraft that is newly built and quite well designed is appreciated. It makes work life better and easier. The little things— like motion sensor faucets in the lavatories or a trash compactor in the...

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Going The Distance: Two Perspectives On Loving And Dating A Flight Attendant

Featured Image is by Melanie Robin Photographie  Months ago, I asked one of my dearest friends—Katy, who is a colleague of mine— and her boyfriend Frantz to write about their long distance relationship and what it's like from both of their perspectives. We often get to hear about what it's like being a flight attendant in love or trying to navigate a relationship when your life is lived in the...

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Make Packing And Organizing Your Flight Attendant Bag Quick And Easy

There are just some things about travel and flight attendant life that I don't think I will EVER love. Like lavatories. Or jet lag. Or delays. Or creepy pilots. Or... Packing and unpacking. And packing and repacking. I feel like, at some point, I would get good at the process, but it always seems that I'm still kneeling on my suitcase just to shut the stupid thing, the finale being...

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“I Hate Being A Flight Attendant:” An Open Letter When We Judge Those Who Don’t Love Cabin Crew Life

Last night, during the hours of 1am and 3am, when jet lag consistently claims all hopes of sleep, I began searching for flight attendant videos on YouTube. This led me to discovering an uber talented blogger and vlogger's channel— a girl who once worked for Emirates. A girl who decided it wasn't for her and quit. "Hmmm...." I thought. "That's interesting." She left what is considered a top, if not the top airline...

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This is #MyFlightAttendantLife: How A Flight Attendant Spends The Hours Of A Month

"Where are you?" they ask... I answer with, "Here." I am here.  But, always going there. My life is determined by three pages in a digital PDF document, sent to me every month around the 15th. This is my schedule. It's also available on a website portal, which from that access point, it can be changed, altered, updated, erased, F***ed up—but not by me. I can do nothing with this...

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I’m A Flight Attendant ‘Living The Dream:’ This Is What It Looks Like (Really)

 Monday 2030 EST: It's check-in. I'm working "a turn" to OSL. A turn is a two-day trip at my company. It's somewhat of a joke between longhaul. Our trips are usually so long that a two-day trip seems quick, like a blink-of-the-eye or a snap-of-the-fingers. To me, it also feels like a waste of time, especially since I'm not even working the return flight. The Royal Family is on this flight—...

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When Your Dream Airline Turns Into A Nightmare

This blog is dedicated to Grace & Keri. You once stood at the boarding door, greeting passengers with this genuine smile, communicating a presence and energy that permeated the aircraft, undeniably stating, "I love my job. I love being here. This flight attendant life is the best life ever." Then you landed a job with your dream airline and everything changed. You are miserable.  You work international, on a mainline...

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Finding Your Balance

[caption id="attachment_11778" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Everything was going according to plan ... and then Crew Scheduling gave you a ring.[/caption]   You had plans. ...and then you got stuck in Oakland. In Oslo. In Omaha, Nebraska. Weather. Aircraft swap. Maintenance. Flow. Crew rest. Staffing insufficiencies. Reflowed. Repositioned. Everything but returning home. And that special someone is left sitting at a table for two, the complimentary bread getting cold and the server...

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Drop The Act, Ditch The Costume, And Make This Your Best Year Yet

I've been reading and re-reading all these books recently. It's a good thing— not motivated by a New Year's resolution though, but triggered because I need to occupy my mind. I need to stop it from thinking too much. I've been thinking too much about a guy. Sigh...My jet lagged eyes have been even more puffy and bloodshot thanks to this thinking too much and my affinity to crying. I...

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