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Why I Can’t Stop Missing Israel

I'm on an airplane, flying to a place that feels like home, one of my favorites: Copenhagen.  And yet, I can't stop thinking about another place.  Israel.  Maybe most women daydream about a lover or a potential, but most often, my thoughts are centered around traveling; between places I've been, places I want to go,...

Sitting Pretty: Reserve, Deadheads and Flight Attendant Job Hacks

[caption id="attachment_11211" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Celessa relaxing in sunny California! This is work?![/caption] I'm currently hanging out in my hotel room in California, surrounded by sunshine and drinking peppermint tea. I'm a little under the weather, but it's not because I have been working too hard. I am currently being paid nineteen hours worth of credit to work...

Dear John Doe: An Open Letter From Flight Attendants To The Significant Others We Left Behind

  A few days ago, TheFlightAttendant.com received a comment that pretty much broke our collective flight attendant heart. Read on, from "John Doe:"     This one sorta got me. This job is not easy on relationships. In fact, it is effing brutal. It will stretch you to the limit until you feel as if every...

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...

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 knew the darker sides, would they still want it? Finally, I'm going to open up...

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When Everyone You Love Lives Halfway Around The World

It's almost dawn in Las Vegas. I'm staring out the window at the bright lights of the casinos, unable to sleep. Yesterday at this time I was at the airport in San Francisco, running between gates to catch a ride back up to Seattle. The day before that, I was riding the subway in Seoul, South Korea. My body doesn't know where in the world it is, but my heart is...

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The Flight Attendant Diaries: Snapshots of South Korea

As many of you know, Celessa and Luke (@theverydayjumpseater and @accidentallyluke) have been galavanting around South Korea this past week. In lieu of a travel article, we've opted to share a preview of our journey through a series of snapshots. 감사합니다 (Thank you), and enjoy. [caption id="attachment_11832" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Halfway there! Honolulu to Seoul-Incheon on Hawaiian Airlines. We were treated like first class![/caption] [caption id="attachment_11831" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Surprise flash flood...

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Dear John Doe: An Open Letter From Flight Attendants To The Significant Others We Left Behind

  A few days ago, TheFlightAttendant.com received a comment that pretty much broke our collective flight attendant heart. Read on, from "John Doe:"     This one sorta got me. This job is not easy on relationships. In fact, it is effing brutal. It will stretch you to the limit until you feel as if every strand in your relationship is tearing in half. You will be fighting so hard to...

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The Flight Attendant Life Travels:  Budget Travel Meets Luxury In Lisbon, Portugal

The Independente:  Budget Travel Meets Luxury In Lisbon, Portugal In January, I found myself in Lisbon for a second visit, as I loved it so much a few years back when I spent a couple of days there with my one-and-only airline travel companion, Jimmy.  To say that I have been blessed with good travel buddies is an understatement. Emily keeps me safe and grounded. I make her be more...

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The Flight Attendant Budget: Ten Things I Wish I Would Have Known As A New Hire

Welcome to the skies, new hire flight attendant! It is a wonderful journey that you are about to embark upon, but keep in mind that your wallet just got a lot tighter. The new hire budget is a real thing that many new flight attendants struggle with. I was talking to Celessa the other day and she said it best: “Us flight attendants stay in ridiculously nice hotels and fly first class...

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“Hey Let’s Go To London:” A weekend adventure with the social city guide and travel app HeyLets

A week or so ago, I went to London for the weekend.  I know you say, "Who just gets up and says, 'I think I'll go to London for the weekend?" Well, yeah...not really out of the ordinary for this one.  I haven't been flying much recently, so I was feeling a little antsy and needed a temporary change of scenery (more on that in a subsequent blog). Although I...

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Starting the Journey and Finding Your Fitness Vision

Starting out on any fitness journey is hard. It's a lot like traveling, as you may already know. With every different place you discover - you recreate yourself. Fitness is a lot the same way. The thing is, once you start, fitness is just a continual process. You're always learning, and that's a good thing! It's just like when you stepped onto your first airplane fresh off of training in front of dozens...

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#thefalifeINSPIRES:  Begin with your VISION

I once heard a quote that has truly stuck with me.  "Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others."  Personally, I wasn't always driven by a clear vision or flight path so to speak.  There was a time in my life when I wasn't sure where I was going or what I wanted.  I was complacent and was going through the motions of life.  I did have...

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How You Can Get Paid To Travel The World:  Introducing Yonderbound

  What if you were paid to travel?  What if you had a way to explore the world and not only afford the journey, but also monetize it? Sounds wonderful right?  Sounds a little like how flight attendant life is and how, if you are Cabin Crew, you are paid to travel the world.  Sadly, for flight attendants the pay is actually so little, many stews can’t even afford to...

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