Airlines

160 posts
Sleep: A Tribute To Flight Crews’ Favorite Lover

I wake up startled— blurry-eyed and confused— strange due to the fact that I’ve been in the same timezone for a record-breaking two months now. Although, I’m feeling very much claustrophobic by the reality of ‘staying in one place,’ there are many benefits to my “normal-boring” schedule. I’ve lost weight; even though I don’t eat […]

0 0
Too Close: A Flight Attendant’s Thoughts On The Ft Lauderdale Airport Shooting

Please note: I was not there during the time of the incident, so these are simply my distant reactions. With Love, Kara My mind starts a sprint; ferociously running through anyone I know who could have been at Ft Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport on Friday morning. The time and Terminal 2 decreases the possibility that […]

0 1
Enroute: Reflecting On My First Month Working In Private Aviation

December 21st marked my one-month ‘Workaversary’ as a Ground Attendant for a large private aviation company. Just as my job title hints; I am grounded. Although a former and experienced commercial cabin crew member, and legally qualified to work as a private flight attendant, I have a lot to learn in the field of corporate […]

1 0
“The Angel in 22B:” The Life Changing Moments All Around Us

One thing that I can say from my experience as a flight attendant is that bad days do exist. Although most days are pretty awesome— just gallivanting around the globe— the bad days do come and when they do, they can be extremely exhausting. Coming from someone who considers himself an extremely positive person, getting […]

0 14
“Draw The Plane:” Unique Perspectives Of A Frequent Air Traveler In A Book

It’s possible that Joseph Mayernik has flown on more flights than I have. For 20 years, he has been capturing a story from the perspective of his airline seat— and subsequently the stories of flight attendants, other business travelers, and vacationers—by sketching what he sees. As a talented Creative Director traveling from coast-to-coast and city-to-city, […]

0 3
Why I Quit: Leaving “The International Airline”

EDITORS NOTE: I don’t even know when I wrote what you are about to read or where I had planned to publish it, but I found it while organizing content for my book project. Originally it was titled ‘Missing A Lot.’ Although I explain how much my job as a flight attendant makes me miss out […]

3 5
“The Illusion…”

“This job– is  just an illusion. It gives you  the impression that you  are travelling, but you’re  not; really. But then, you meet people. But then, you leave people. You don’t decide anymore… Most of the time, we only get the worst of  travelling.” —Anonymous If only you could decrease the massive migraine brought about […]

1 13
Matter Of Perspective

“He’s going to be leaving for months soon. Why would you want to get involved anyway?” I was asked this pointedly while watching the evening fog blanket the horizon, as if it was tucking the sun in for the night. Lullabies of happy anticipation and excitement danced in my consciousness. I was open to the […]

2 5
It’s Gonna Be Ok

The cursor hovered over the send button, as if it was cursing me; daring me to ‘just do it.’ Pressing send— it seemed impulsive, especially since yesterday I said I would stay through November. But, I was dragging out the inevitable wasn’t I? Playing, toying, dreaming, crying over the idea of leaving for months now. At […]

1 2
Shedding An Identity: When Leaving An Airline Is More Difficult Than Expected

Although I haven’t been that happy in months, I find myself struggling to “just quit.” Because, it’s not like I’m completely unhappy. And, “If just a couple of things changed at work, I could be really happy.” But, things are not changing, at least not in ways that will improve my overall sense of well-being. […]

1 10