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An Adventure All Its Own: Dating A Flight Attendant

Since I have been a flight attendant, I haven't dated- at least seriously, or long-ly.  Yes, I know that is not a word, but for this, it best describes how I struggle with getting past the first or third date.  Most of the reason being that I'm like, "Hey, you're cool.  Let's hangout again.  Oh,...

The Flight Attendant Life’s Reflections of 2014

It's time for the yearly wrap up.   Usually, I don't end up posting this blog until December is practically over, but I have had the very good luck of sitting reserve, meaning on call, in Copenhagen (of all places!!!) for almost a week.  The problem is, I'm not sure they, they meaning scheduling, knows...

Walkin’ In A Winter Wonderland

[caption id="attachment_11024" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland...[/caption] It's that time of year: roaring fireplaces, fresh baked cookies, twinkling lights, mittens and mistletoe. ...but if you're a flight attendant like me, you'll probably be trapped at the airport, or on an airplane, soaring through twelve days of cranky customers and mood-dampening delays. Once you...

An Anthropological Look Into London’s ‘Dans Le Noir.’

One redeye, Danielle and I sat on the two mid-galley facing jumpseats.  We began discussing cultures, people, life, and travel.  Danielle began telling me about an experience she had on a recent layover in London.  The subject caught my attention, and I found myself intensely interested and intrigued.  "Danielle! Will you please write about this?"  She thankfully agreed, and so today, this blog is a treat.  Hope you enjoy! Many...

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Because I’m Getting Paid For This…

I hung out with my friend Nicole the other day.  This girl is one of the most animated and enthusiastic people that I know.  Besides her own adventures, she and I have had some good ones over the years.  I bring up Nicole, because she had the best visual description as to how my life is... "Kara- This is your life! You are EVERYWHERE.  All over the place."  Yep.  That's...

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Walkin’ In A Winter Wonderland

[caption id="attachment_11024" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Walkin' in a Winter Wonderland...[/caption] It's that time of year: roaring fireplaces, fresh baked cookies, twinkling lights, mittens and mistletoe. ...but if you're a flight attendant like me, you'll probably be trapped at the airport, or on an airplane, soaring through twelve days of cranky customers and mood-dampening delays. Once you finally land, and the lines at security die down, you'll be ready for a little...

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Dear New Flight Attendant- What You Don’t Know About Airplane Food

Dear New Flight Attendant, Congratulations and welcome to the best and worst thing of your life.  This job is filled with many highs and many lows, and with all of my baking background, I'm not the FA to sugar coat things.  Today, I want to inform and help you with one of the issues that we face everyday... THE FOOD ON THE AIRPLANE WILL NOT ALWAYS BE EDIBLE! When we...

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A Dietitian’s Three Simple Strategies for Mindful Eating

Holiday travel can be particularly challenging for those who value a healthy lifestyle and nutrition plan. The travel process is inherently stressful and comes with its own package of confusion and distractions. Sometimes it is important to step back and make a conscious decision to approach nourishing your body with some “Intuitive Eating” strategies. Mindful eating is simply listening to what your body is telling you. It is not a...

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Cabin Crew Stories:  Shouldn’t That Be Illegal?

Disclaimer: I will have to tread softly with this post, as I have already chosen a controversial headline.  I'm a marketer.  What can I say?  Website numbers matter to me.  That, and honesty.  With that being said, I cannot tread as softly as silence.  Because this is an interesting aspect of The Flight Attendant Life.   My last week of work was different.  At the company I currently work at, schedules are...

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The Flight Attendant Life’s Reflections of 2014

It's time for the yearly wrap up.   Usually, I don't end up posting this blog until December is practically over, but I have had the very good luck of sitting reserve, meaning on call, in Copenhagen (of all places!!!) for almost a week.  The problem is, I'm not sure they, they meaning scheduling, knows that I don't have cell phone service abroad.  And, I think I'm supposed to stay...

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Livin’ Large in Las Vegas

[caption id="attachment_10986" align="aligncenter" width="510"] Animal print, ridiculously tall heels and a LBD. Check, check and check.[/caption]   I wasn't planning on ever going to Las Vegas for fun. For work, I often fly in and out of McCarran Airport. On Fridays, I drop off loads of tipsy ladies in tube tops, ready for bachelorette parties and glitter and a weekend on The Strip. On Monday mornings, I pick up the...

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The Flight Attendant Life Meets Hollywood in ‘The Game Plane’

If the producers had known that this was the scene before I showed up to the audition, they may have been less excited to sign me up.  Flight attendants have bad hair days, what can I say?  I didn't have Dorie to put me together. Nothing better than a flight attendant best friend that does your hair and makes you laugh It's been over a year since I was picked...

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A Holiday Tour Around The World

I'm currently on a paid holiday tour around part of the world.  It's eight days long...I think.  I forget how many days it is actually, because I actually really never know the day, the date, the time, or the zone.  This tour comes with free flights, free hotel stays, and friends. What more could a girl want? Well, actually a lot, but we won't get into that right now... This...

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