Chase B
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Heroes Of The Sky: A Flight Attendant’s Thoughts On 9/11

Today started off as a normal day. I edited several articles, and answered a reader’s e-mail about what airports are the best to work out of. I texted a friend about plans for a long layover in Portland. I watched TV and looked at Facebook. I got ready for work. Fourteen years ago today, twenty-five […]

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Summer In The Skies: How Cabin Crew Make Work A Vacation

I’m sitting in a warm, darkened aircraft, fanning myself with a passenger safety card. The lights are off, the power shut down. A few rows back, my co-flight attendant props her feet up and enjoys her lunch. She sighs. There’s something wonderful about getting to work early, and enjoying the stillness of the airplane before […]

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Finding Your Way Home: How Flight Attendants Stay Grounded

A typical conversation between long-distance flight attendant friends: “Wait, I thought you were in Texas.” “Nope, Milwaukee to Houston and then to Monterrey, Mexico. Where are you today, Copenhagen?” “Nope, Los Angeles!” “Oh! Well, where will you be tomorrow?” … That is the million dollar question that none of us cabin crew actually know the […]

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When Everyone You Love Lives Halfway Around The World

It’s almost dawnA�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 […]

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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. e�?i��i��e�?e�� (Thank you), and enjoy.

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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 aA�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 […]

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The Best Laid Plans…

  “The best laid schemes oa�� Mice ana�� Men Gang aft agley…” “To A Mouse” by Robert Burns   Everything happens for a reason.A�This week went a little differently than any of us planned. I ended up stuck in Fresno for two days with the flu, and had to call out sick in the middle […]

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Sitting Pretty: Reserve, Deadheads and Flight Attendant Job Hacks

I’m currently hanging outA�in my hotel room in California, surrounded by sunshineA�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 only two flight legs spread across four days, with two long overnights […]

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Milestones: Making It Through Year One

  The sky is grey and the sun can’t figure out whether to show herself or not. The bus bumps along, me with it. We are weaving our way through a morning that, honestly, looks like any other morning.   Except that I’m secretly grinning. No, actually, grinning for real.   Today is my one […]

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The Single Flight Attendant: The Secret to True Happiness

Author’s note: Full disclosure, I’m not single. I’m in a long term relationship, and have been for some time. We have a house, a car, and a cat. While some of you might be asking: “Well, how do I achieve that?” I’m not going to answer that question. Because, today is about YOU. For many […]

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