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5 Things You Don’t Expect Out Of ‘Flight Attendant Life’

Many flight attendant hopefuls, or long-time cabin crew, prepare themselves for certain aspects of the aviation lifestyle. We expect the jetlag. We understand relationships will maintain an element of unconventional. We prepare ourselves for missing holidays, weddings, and birthdays (although, even though we prepare, missing important milestones never gets easier). We set expectations for our […]

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Your job as a flight attendant is more important than you think

“Summer. It was so nice talking to you. I hope you pursue yachting and wish you the very best.” I say this while standing to give this girl— a girl I literally met less than ten minutes before— a hug. We had sat in a row, with another woman, waiting for our cars to be cleaned at […]

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Don’t Get Attached…

“Hey, Alex! It’s Karalee…or Kara.” I pause for a second before continuing my ‘cold-call.’ “I’m on your trip tomorrow…” I transform my statement into a question by the slight intonation of my voice. At this point, it’s not a question if I’ll be on the trip, but an uncertainty that this pilot knows who I […]

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My Dream Job Has A Name Tag

One flight attendant’s tale of realization, self-growth, and persistence on the journey of earning her wings. We’re all given this one life. Many of us spend the majority of it trying to figure out what the heck we’re supposed to do with it; we go back and forth deciding which path to take. In my […]

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Soulmate City + Danish Life 

I sit alone in my Danish apartment. Staring from left to right, and then back again, as soft music beats from a speaker in the kitchen. I’m snuggled under a blanket, on my Danish couch, in my Danish clothes, with my Danish bike waiting outside for me and for our next adventure. I’ve just returned […]

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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 A�a�?necessary evila�? as opposed to […]

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The Ultimate Trip Of A Lifetime: Giving Yourself Permission To “Belong Anywhere”

I smirked as I witnessed the awkward uncertainty of the men surrounding the table at a high end Santa Monica restaurant. Emily and I had showed up unexpectedly; a blonde and a brunette following on the heels of a 6’4″ South African aircraft sales director. He was invited; and so, between Emily’s beautiful hair, the […]

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“Life Envy:” How To Deal When Everyone Else’s Adventure Appears Better Than Your Own

I looked out over the sun glinting against the Pacifica�� the chill of February slipping beneath my light hoodie as I quietly contemplated his question. I can’t even remember the question now, but I remember my answer. “Honestly, It’s been really difficult…”A�The words faded quietly into a smirk and shake of my head.A�“Difficult in a […]

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“Paying Dues & Building Patience:” Private Aviation Month Two

I stand on the rampa�� cuddled between rain-soaked multi-million dollar jets. The sun timidly peeks through puffy white clouds; lost in a sky that cana��t decide if it wants to be deep blue or angry grey. I shiver as the chill of an uncharacteristically cold winter breeze engulfs me in reality.A� This. Is. Hard. Ia��m […]

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a�?The Angel in 22B:a�? 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 awesomea�� just gallivanting around the globea�� 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 […]

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