Real Life Stories

189 posts
Love Built An Airline

I find myself asking the same question that a confused reader wrote ‘Dear Sugar.’ ‘Dear Sugar,’ backed by the devotion of Cheryl Strayed, anonymously bares her heart and soul— vulnerably and authentically— to answer inquiries on life, love, loss, and whatever topic the submitted email asks to discuss. With grace and wisdom, ‘Dear Sugar’ handles the […]

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The Introverted Flight Attendant in an Extroverted Sky: When TOO many people are in TOO much of your time

I find myself drained, reclusive, and wanting to ‘disappear’ from the world. I spend hours hiding in my room in the beautiful 4-bedroom ocean-view home where I rent a room. I’ve lived here for so long that the woman who owns the house, Sybil, knows how I crave (and need) to be alone. Most probably […]

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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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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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The Intense Loneliness Of Dating Apps

  My Note: I don’t know if this blog goes here, but I didn’t want it to go somewhere else because I really hoped that you would see it and read it and feel it. Thank you for listening. —Kara I only download dating apps when I fail to keep my overzealous expectations of love […]

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Unfulfilled: A letter of hope for the ‘lost’ flight attendant

‘How can I hate this?’ you silently wonder. This was all that you dreamed of— for SO long! Everything about the lifestyle of flight attendants appealed to you, but since it’s been all yours for awhile now, you find yourself numb inside. Numb to what your dreams once were and numb to who you are […]

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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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My “Big Break:” How Life Can Drastically Change In A Matter Of Seconds

I looked down at my foota�� snugly cornered between the neoprene velcro-strap and the board. Oddly, time slowed as I watched myself hit the water; a movement that violently snapped my ankle in an unnatural 90 degree angle.A�Later, the urgent care nurses, doctors, and x-ray techs would ask if I heard the bone snap. I […]

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What Personality Trait Makes A ‘Great’ (Not Just ‘Good’) Flight Attendant?

Since leaving commercial aviation as an international cabin crew member and jumping into the world of corporate aviation as a private cabin attendant, there is a question that I have been curiously flipping around my consciousness. This is an inquiry that I have tossed out for the career-term private cabin attendants to answer. As “the […]

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I Love My New a�?Crew:a�� Why Working With Good Crewmembers Makes Any Job Amazing

a�?Yes!a�? a�?Absolutely!a�? a�?Pleasea�� What can I do to help you?a�? a�?Thank you for all your hard-work.a�? a�?What do you need?a�? a�?How are you doing?a�? These are the questions and statements that I have been hearing on a daily basis from my new inflight management, ground-girl colleagues, and even the cabin servers (the proper name at […]

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