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Shedding An Identity: When Leaving An Airline Is More Difficult Than Expected

Although I haven't been that happy in months, I find myself struggling to "just quit." Because, it's not like I'm completely unhappy. And, "If just a couple of things changed at work, I could be really happy." But, things are not changing, at least not in ways that will improve my overall sense of well-being....

Flight Attendants & Pilots Can’t Avoid “The Long Distance Relationship” (But Date Them Anyway)

“You do realize that— as long as you work for this company— any relationship you choose to be in will be long distance, right? Or, at least, the relationship will always have an element of that.” The space between us lay quiet for a minute while the weight of my words settled into his consciousness. This...

Unfulfilled: A letter of hope for the ‘lost’ flight attendant

‘How can I hate this?’ you silently wonder. This was all that you dreamed of— for SO long! Everything about the lifestyle of flight attendants appealed to you, but since it’s been all yours for awhile now, you find yourself numb inside. Numb to what your dreams once were and numb to who you are...

What People Should Really Envy About A Pilot And Flight Attendant’s Job

Most people think that the greatest perks of an aviation lifestyle center around the intoxicating whirlwind of the best cities and places. Yeah. That can be a benefit, but honestly, it’s not the reason you should envy a pilot’s or a flight attendant’s job. The real reason you should be jealous of what they do—...

The Norwegian Airlines That I Knew

My former airline is hiring extensively and aggressively. The growth is amazing and the opportunity— from both a travel perspective and employment perspective— is wonderful. Subsequently, there is increased interest over what the airline is like to work for; inquiries about pay and overall curiosity regarding the company. Although, I have never mentioned the company […]

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Paris Is Always A Good Idea

The distinct piano notes, interrupted by beats and lyrics, carried a clear message through the dimly lit Parisian apartment. “Let’s have a toast for the assholes. Let’s have a toast for the scumbags…Runaway as fast as you can. Runaway from them, Baby. Runaway.”  I may not have run fast, but more than one person I […]

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Stillness + Movement

“Well, I’ve never seen that happen before, but with your ankle, anything is possible,” Dr. Z said as she shrugged. Dr. Z was the orthopedic specialist that I was assigned to back in April when my ankle snapped during a kiteboarding accident one Monday afternoon. For some reason, over the course of recovery, my ankle […]

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From Desk Job To Dream Job: How Setbacks, risk taking, & hard work landed a dream flight attendant Career

Editor’s Note— Sara is one of the most inspiring and strong women I know. I wouldn’t say that we instantly became friends, but I did feel an instant bond with as her story began to slowly unfold as I worked the ground and she would come into stock her plane and fly here and there. […]

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Happy [With Or Without You]

The hurt reminiscent of a break-up claws deep within me; begging for an avenue of escape. Words— which I so often use to break sadness, clear confusion, or portray hope and happiness—feel grossly beyond reach. I pray to write something, anything, that will classify the mistakes, clarify the moments, and quantify the meaning that he […]

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Pros And Cons Of Being A Corporate Flight Attendant

The dream of being a flight attendant may have appeared suddenly, developed out of desperation (like it did for me), or has existed in your mind for as long as your memory can remember. But, do you actually know what type of flight attendant you want to be? I recently covered the pros and cons […]

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Soulmate City + Danish Life 

I sit alone in my Danish apartment. Staring from left to right, and then back again, as soft music beats from a speaker in the kitchen. I’m snuggled under a blanket, on my Danish couch, in my Danish clothes, with my Danish bike waiting outside for me and for our next adventure. I’ve just returned […]

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Pros And Cons Of Being A Commercial Flight Attendant

Everyone has their own reasons as to why they want to become a flight attendant. You may want to travel. You might hate your office job. Your boyfriend may have just broken up with you. Whatever your motivation may be, you have an idea of what you THINK ‘flight attendant life’ is like, but our […]

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Dream Job

Currently, I find myself sitting at a beach bar— in a place where white sand meets turquoise waters. People flock to this Spanish town; enveloped by the Mediterranean Sea on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. It’s a city that finds its direction and domination from the wind. Being a female kitesurfer […]

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Making The Decision To Fly

Recently, I’ve come to understand something I didn’t really, completely “get” before. It’s this realization that it’s really hard to “become a flight attendant,” but not for the reasons you might think. Where the challenge lies is that it is difficult— and sometimes impossible— to make an utter life switch and total 180 degrees into […]

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