Karalee
22 posts
Flying Solo: Living single as a flight attendant and [finally] loving it

I saunter up to the host at one of the restaurants at this beachside, all-inclusive resort in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. My bright green teal skirt is offset by the dark leather purse hanging loosely over both shoulders. A canvas satchel—that holds my ‘never-go-anywhere without’ laptop— weights down my right side, while my hands find entertainment […]

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Jet Life: What you need to get a flight attendant job

This is Jet Life— Confessions of a flight attendant. Note: I wrote this months ago, but added some in at time of publishing. Hope you enjoy! I’m tired. In a good way. Crudité and cheese platters. Mint, half-and-half, orange juice. “Whaaaaaaaaat?!? I exclaim with overabundant enthusiasm. “You have giiiiiinger soda?!? Like, for REAL???” The blonde […]

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That Curious Thing Called ‘Flight Attendant Life’

There is so much that I can’t really tell you about my job anymore and sometimes, what I can tell you is hard to explain. There are no schedules, I have no benefits— health or flight— and I never know how much I will make. The unknowns are just as unnerving as they are addicting. […]

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A Flight Attendant’s Top 5 Travel Tips To Stay Sane, Serene, & Stylish When Traveling The World

(A sponsored post in partnership with The Container Store) Organization on all fronts— home and hotel— for peak travel happiness. To take off and land with your sanity, serenity and sweet style, it’s REALLY important that you stay as organized. In your bag. In your home. On the airplane. Keep your closet organized. Keep your […]

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Just a reminder: “You DO love your flight attendant job”

It’s over ten years in— or maybe it’s your first year— but either way, every bright and shiny element of flight attendant life is faded; dull and tarnished by your jetlag, the worst of travelers and those god-damn sassy stews who overshare everything from the Union drama to last night’s “laid-over life.” You try to smile […]

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Best Flight Attendant Work Shoes— AirlineShoes Review

If there is one guarantee when working as a flight attendant, it’s that you will need a really good pair of cabin attendant shoes. I’ve tried my fair share of flight attendant shoes and here is a review of AirlineShoes— the inflight shoe brand that I am currently enjoying. In my nine-year career of working […]

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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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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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