Kara
433 posts
Unfair

I often forget she isn’t American, but in moments, her voice echoes a backstory of fascinating and faraway places. “Sometimes it’s just so hard to communicate when English isn’t my first language,” she will tiredly sigh. “Especially, when I haven’t slept.” It’s in these moments that I am reminded that— no matter how much you […]

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Southwest Airlines didn’t hire me as a Flight Attendant, but then this happened

A long overdue ‘Thank You’ to Southwest Airlines for NOT hiring me at the Flight Attendant interview I owe Southwest Airlines a long overdue ‘Thank you.’ I need to thank that company for completely changing my life trajectory, direction, and flight path. What is considered the ‘Best Airline,’ with the happiest employees and most LUVing crews […]

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Paid To Be A Unicorn: The real job adventures of a Corporate Flight Attendant

I sit on the floor of the dark bungalow, with a paper funnel directing air from a blow dryer into a small round opening. The white plasticky beast— resting on the hardwood, with a colorful mane and star-studded horn— begins to rise to life. Welcome to Bora Bora. Welcome to a world where unicorns exist […]

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I’m a flight attendant but NOT your next casual fling.

Maybe I underestimated you and for sure you’ve overestimated me. I assumed that you would have the capacity to think of me as more than a flight attendant fling or uncommitted counterpart. “It’s perfect,” you secretly surmise over two unpretentious cups of coffee— the type of beverage that squashes expectations and skirts responsibility. “She can’t, […]

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Corporate Flight Attendant Life Updates: MIA (literally) and my life flying on private jets

I don’t know how to explain what has been happening in my career and life during the past year; let alone this past month. The ‘unbelievableness’ started with being thrown onto a private A320. That culminated in a first visit to Ireland, weeks in Spain, days in Copenhagen, and then back again to LaLa Land, […]

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Maybe It’s NOT Because You Are A Flight Attendant…

Sybil, the woman who I rent a room from and the one who has become a second Mom, was explaining something about the kitchen the other day. “Do you know how to do this?” she inquired. I shrugged, nonchalantly and responded with an uninterested, “Yeah.” She started laughing, knowing that I wasn’t exactly being truthful. […]

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Flight Attendant Schedules: A Flight Attendant At A Major Airline ‘Bids’

One of the most frequent questions flight attendants field, or that I hear on this blog is, “What is your schedule like as cabin crew?” This inquiry usually leads to a rambling answer culminating with the simple summary, “Uhhh…I don’t know. It’s just weird.” It is just as weird as it is wonderful, and truthfully, […]

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Insights Of Flight Attendant Life: How A Corporate Flight Attendant Caters A Private Jet

One of my favorite things about being a commercial flight attendant was the fact that I couldn’t take my work home. In commercial aviation, you check-in exactly at the required time for your flight— working to whatever destination— and from the moment you, either step off the aircraft or hear the click-click of your hotel […]

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Lost Without You: The Irreplaceable Camaraderie Among Cabin Crew

Originally titled, “It looks fun, but I’m not always laughing,” and intended to focus on the period of time when I broke my ankle while pursuing a  career as a corporate flight attendant, this blog is a meandering journey into what it’s like leaving, breaking, and rebuilding life outside of a job that includes ten […]

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Mainstream Media Is Ruining Air Travel In The United States

Did you say ‘Flight’ or ‘Fight?’ Welcome to the rapid demise of air travel in America. As far as recent trends go in the United States, it’s highly probable that your next airline seat will turn into a front row ticket to an inflight MMA match. Every single major airline— even the one with so much […]

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