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Getting Hired As A Flight Attendant: Do This, NOT That!

The most popular searches and interests about flight attendant life relates to you wanting to know what airlines to work for and how to get a job in aviation. You want to know how to do it, what airlines ask in the interview, and how to succeed. You want to know, if you are in corporate […]

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Available & Unstoppable: Bringing Your Best Self To Your “Next Thing”

Every interview I’ve had this past year, no matter what the job description or where the company is located, has asked one specific question. It’s a question that demands a specific answer, and although simple, can yield to a trail of uncertain ramblings. They, these people in a power position, always ask; “What are you […]

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What To Do After “Flight Attendant Life:” Interview with former flight attendants

It’s easy to think that a flight attendant’s life will end (at least all of the best adventures) if they choose to leave flying. But, what if there was more beyond, above, and before you, if you honor the nagging of “other things you want to do?” From France to Australia, California to Missouri, former […]

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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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How Being A Flight Attendant Affects Your Family: An Interview With A Corporate Flight Attendant’s Mom

Nicole— our official corporate flight attendant contributor interviews her mom about how flying affects her family. If you are a commercial flight attendant and curious about how that life will affect your family, maybe take some insight from this article about “The Flight Attendant Mom.” —KM   Are your parents/family a significant part of your […]

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An Extraordinary New Year’s Eve Over Antarctica: One Cabin Crew’s Story

Nothing about this day would be anything less than extraordinary. As we 17 cabin crew strode in a pack the evening of December 31, we heard the upbeat musical patter of a six-piece jazz band and saw 300 VIPs mingling with 6-foot tall penguins. A 747-jumbo jet was being stocked in Melbourne, Australia with chilled […]

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“No Middle Runway:” Why A Career As A Flight Attendant Is A Bad Idea If You Only ‘Kinda Like It’

  It seems to be a divided road, or maybe I should say; ‘runway.’ Either people— observing us as flight attendants— wonder how in the world we can do this crazy job, or they observe us with wonder, secretly hoping to land a career as cabin crew. I think it’s rare for someone to think […]

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The Depressing State Of Commercial Aviation: A Letter To Air Travelers And Flight Attendants

To Whom It May Concern: I regret to inform you that the state of commercial aviation has no likelihood of improving. As ticket prices lower, security lines get longer, and more seats are squeezed into already cramped jets, your air travel experience will continue to trend in the direction of  “necessary evil” as opposed to […]

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

I looked down at my foot— 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. Later, the urgent care nurses, doctors, and x-ray techs would ask if I heard the bone snap. I […]

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“The Pain Of The Process:” When You Thought Becoming A Corporate Flight Attendant Would Be A Magical Unicorn Adventure…

It takes an hour and a half to get home from my work in The Valley and land back to my life at the beach. Today— from drive to finish— I cried pathetic alligator hiccupy tears into my iPhone; a patient, caring ear on the other end uncomplainingly listening (although he had been rudely interrupted […]

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