The Flight Attendant Life is a travel and lifestyle brand that INSPIRES curiosity, and ENCOURAGES adventure.
The website is the destination for all things related to a flight attendant’s lifestyle. From thoughts of how a traveler’s life affects relationships, to product recommendations, destination reviews, city guides, and humorous stories from the perspective of flight attendants, the editorial and management team exists to inspire a global community that lives wildly adventurous lives.
As a team we promote, we value, we share, we live…
The Flight Attendant Life- Crew GENDEC
Kara Mulder- Chief Creative Adventurer
If Kara Mulder was to write her six word memoir, it would be, “She went to see the world.”
In 2009, Kara unexpectedly began her career as a flight attendant after post-college unemployment left her confused and uncertain. In 2011, she launched ‘The Flight Attendant Life.’ Kara has traveled to over 40 countries, and her writing has been published in the Huffington Post, Elite Daily, Thought Catalog, Matador Network as well as other newspapers and magazines. She also founded apilotlife.com and inflightdietitian.com.
Kara dreams of living in a foreign country someday, plans on learning a second, and maybe a third language, and is most happy when kite boarding in Maui, or riding her road bike along the Southern California Coast. Connect with her on Instagram @TheFALife.
Meghan Hemingway- Career Editor
Meghan Hemingway is a modern-day Gypsy. She has lived all over the United States, but if you ask her where she is from, she will tell you a beautiful suburb north of Charlotte, North Carolina. She went to a major university in North Carolina where she graduated with a bachelors degree and immediately began a full time job in sales. Meghan quickly figured out this was not the right career for her adventurous personality and with a little encouragement from Kara, became a regional flight attendant. After spending a wonderful year in the regionals, she is made the leap to a legacy carrier.
Meghan is extremely multifaceted with a wide array of interests. She enjoys traveling, sports, nights out, and spending time with the people that mean the most to her. She has a passion for helping others and is particularly interested in the career aspect of the flight attendant life. You can reach her by emailing meghan at theflightattendantlife dot com. Meghan also loves capturing her flight attendant life on Instagram @flywithmeghan.
Celessa Dietzel: Destinations Editor & Content Manager
Celessa is an adventure addict, jumpseating extraordinaire and flight attendant living in Seattle, Washington. Originally from a small town in Wisconsin, the travel bug has taken her on planes, trains and buses across the United States and as far away as Tokyo, Buenos Aires, Seoul and beyond.
Whether it means finding the best po’ boy in New Orleans, singing Karaoke in South Korea or hiring a guide to take her deep into the Bolivian Amazon to swim with piranhas, Celessa always manages to seek out the best places to eat, sleep and play wherever she ends up.
These days, you’ll regularly find Celessa tapping away at her phone, updating her blog with travel tips, seeking out new places to discover and planning her next jumpseating adventure.
Jacqueline Petzel: Fitness Editor
Jacqueline is a fit fly gal from Chicago, with an eclectic list of past careers ranging from professional musical theater to nursing. Although always a health and fitness information sponge, her true love exploded when someone dared her to run a marathon.
Since then she has completed several 5k, 10k, and 15k races, duathlons (Run/Bike/Run), over 10 half marathons, and is currently in her 4th full marathon training season. She also enjoys boxing, hiking, and CrossFit. She has found many creative ways to make staying healthy and fit a priority, even at 38,000 ft. Connect with Jackie by emailing her at fitflygal at theflightattendantlife dot com, or on facebook at fit flygal.
Emily Dryden: Flight Attendant Career Consultant & Food Editor
Emily is a professional wanderer, and part time food scientist. Always adventurous, loyal, and fun, she was a flight attendant full-time before trading her flight attendant life for culinary pursuits. Emily attended Le Cordon Bleu in Pasadena, California, and her hobbies include traveling, cooking, and cleaning. Her favorite places in the world are Zadar, Croatia, and Aguas Calientes, Peru.
Emily currently resides in Northern California while awaiting her next adventure…
Connect with emily on Instagram @TheFALifeEats.
Brittany Gwyther- Fashion
Rachael Wills- Interviews
Alvin Collantes- Photos
If you are interested in contributing to The Flight Attendant Life, please send pitches/queries to editorial at theflightattendantlife dot com. We are currently looking for travel photographers, travel fashion writers, and other flight attendant life related content.