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A Photo Diary: Seven Years Of ‘Flight Attendant Life’

Sometimes, words fall short; failing to really convey an experience, place, or journey. So often, we as human beings are struck so deeply by the magic of a moment, we have little to speak. Sometimes a picture must represent what English cannot, and even sometimes, photos fail to grasp the magnitude of travel.  I feel that […]

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The Mundane

Yesterday, I had a passenger smoke her eCigarette in the lav causing an emergency signal to be sent to the cockpit. I was flight leader, so naturally; I had to handle it. Today, we were delayed for an hour due to weather. While I’m serving drinks to first class, an issue arises with a passenger. […]

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I Want You To Stay: An Open Letter To The Runaway Flight Attendant

Faster. Farther away. Run. Fly. Go. I push my foot down on the accelerator and drive off. I push my car up to the speed limit and then just over the limit, daring somebody to stop me. The sky is dark and the clouds gather as I get on the highway, taking me away from home. […]

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Make Packing And Organizing Your Flight Attendant Bag Quick And Easy

There are just some things about travel and flight attendant life that I don’t think I will EVER love. Like lavatories. Or jet lag. Or delays. Or creepy pilots. Or… Packing and unpacking. And packing and repacking. I feel like, at some point, I would get good at the process, but it always seems that […]

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Finding Your Balance

  You had plans. …and then you got stuck in Oakland. In Oslo. In Omaha, Nebraska. Weather. Aircraft swap. Maintenance. Flow. Crew rest. Staffing insufficiencies. Reflowed. Repositioned. Everything but returning home. And that special someone is left sitting at a table for two, the complimentary bread getting cold and the server tapping his or her […]

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The Holiday Rush: What Working As A Flight Attendant On Christmas is Really Like

I can hear three different Holiday songs, seemingly competing for loudness. And obnoxiousness. There are people and presents and insanely large suitcases that keep bumping into me. The normal hum of the airport has become an overwhelming buzz of frantic travelers running from security to their gate, shoes in hand, Starbucks coffee sloshing all over […]

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That Moment When…

That moment when everything is hilarious and confusing. I was supposed to be in Salt Lake City tonight. No, wait. Maybe Boise? But instead I’m in Los Angeles going to work in a different base, working my way to San Diego. (And yes, I’ve been in San Diego more times than I can count this […]

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#theFAlifeCELEBRATES: There’s No Place Like A Good Layover For The Holidays

So you got your December roster and you’re working every single holiday this month. Everyone else is making plans to go home for the holidays, and you’re stuck working. What to do? You’re going to have to get creative and take your celebration with you on your overnights, because there’s no place like a good layover for the […]

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#theFAlifeINSPIRES: How Flight Attendants Celebrate The Holidays

‘Tis the season. The season of giving. The season of family. Of friends. Of joyous meetings and kisses under the mistletoe. This is the time remembering the awe you first felt when you lit the Menorah candle as a kid. This is about learning what your history really means, and the importance of unity. Late night […]

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Why You Should Be Kind To Your Flight Attendant

There she is. Look past the glamorous Asiana crew strolling through SFO, past the striking jetBlue pilots with their shiny smiles and stripes, beyond the high heels and wings, the rollaboards, the lipstick, the jet set life. There she is. In the corner. Her uniform, upon closer inspection, is a tad wrinkled, her lipstick worn […]

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