Meghan Hemingway
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10 questions flight attendants get ALL the time (and why you should ask something else)

Well y’all, it has been a while! I don’t know if you all remember me but my name is Meghan, you may know me from my Instagram handle @flywithmeghan. I used to be a regular contributor to this site, but then life caught up with me, and I took a little time off from writing. […]

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Dear New Hire: A Letter To A New Flight Attendant

I’m sorry I haven’t written in so long, everyone! I have been coasting through mainline life and trying to stay under the radar while working my booty off! I hope you enjoy.— Meghan   Not many people are aware that I’ve always been New York City based and are even less aware that I’ve been […]

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5 Quick How-To’s On Becoming A Flight Attendant

I love giving advice to those considering the crazy wonderful flight attendant life. Most of the emails that I receive start a little something like this… “Hi my name is ___ and I am considering becoming a flight attendant!” and these emails usually end with the question, “Where do I start?” or “How do I […]

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The Grass Is Always Greener

I am incredibly thankful for my career despite its ups and downs (literally). Recently, one of my fantastic Charlotte roommates sat me down, and we had a miniature therapy session. She told me that she could sense that I was extremely stressed and anxious. I keep a cool exterior most of the time, but this […]

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Commitment: A Flight Attendant’s Biggest Hurdle

Commitment. I think this might be one of the scariest and at the same time the most comforting words to a flight attendant. This is just one flight attendant’s opinion but if there is one thing I know its that when someone decides to commit to the cabin crew life they are inadvertently separating themselves […]

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10 Reasons Why Commuting Is The Best And Worst Decision You Will Ever Make

“New York, New York…” my driver whispered jokingly under his breath as he shook his head and avoided the four big bags of garbage that had found their way to the street en route to New York’s John F. Kenndy International Airport. At this point, I knew my move back to Charlotte, North Carolina was the […]

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Who A Flight Attendant Is In Uniform

“Meghan, What is your employee number?” The manager standing behind the table reading my name off of my uniform asked. A million possibilities ran through my head of why she could be asking for this identification. Oh my gosh! What did I do? Why is she asking for my number?! Was I not allowed to […]

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Why I Fly: 10 Things I Really Love About My Job As A Flight Attendant

Ten things I really love about my job Are you cabin crew? If so, let me pose this question: How many times have you heard, “Oh my gosh! You’re a flight attendant?! I always wanted to do that.” A million. Right? Sometimes as a crew member, its easy to get caught up in the negative. A […]

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Flight Attendant Problems: Nowhere To Go

The only word that encompasses the way I feel right now is: fatigued. I could sleep for days if I cleared my schedule. The last time I had more than one day off was 18 days ago. At this point, it is effecting my normally upbeat personality and my interactions with friends, family and passengers. […]

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Finding Home Base Amidst The Happiness & Heartbreaks of Flight Attendant Life

Home Base I try to put my guard up, because when I have feelings, I’ve always felt deeply. That is why I was so distraught with thoughts about heading back to New York City to work. It’s nice to feel comfortable and content. I, like many flight attendants, am a walking hypocrisy; when I’m grounded, […]

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