Posts tagged "airline career"

Pros And Cons Of Being A Commercial Flight Attendant

Everyone has their own reasons as to why they want to become a flight attendant. You may want to travel. You might hate your office job. Your boyfriend may have just broken up with you. Whatever your motivation may be, you have an idea of what you THINK ‘flight attendant life’ is like, but our […]

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And It Sinks In…

“…I’m not going back to the cape, hat, and red leather gloves.” I closed my eyes; the Mercedes rocking my head side-to-side as the van sped the group onward to Tel Aviv. For some reason, I felt a tinge of sadness. Normally, when I went on trips for blogging or for fun, I would always […]

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Because It’s Your Dream…

You’ve always wanted to be a flight attendant. You remember your first flight and being mesmerized by the dazzling smile of a bubbly cabin attendant. It was the moment that changed everything.  There’s something about it— the flight attendant life— that entices you. calls to you. intrigues you. fascinates you. You know you must follow your […]

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The 4 Percent: Practicing An Attitude Of Thankfulness In Flight Attendant Life

It’s November, a month where we typically take time to reflect on what we are grateful for in our lives. Americans especially do this because of the Thanksgiving Holiday. I can’t remember the last time I was actually at a Thanksgiving, but I do remember the last time being thankful changed my experience.  Today, I […]

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A Multi-Cultural And Mixed Existence: International Flight Attendant Life

I looked around the breakfast table that had become considerably larger over the hour. There was one Portuguese, one Swiss, one Swedish, one Norwegian, one Italian, and one British pilot discussing a recent airplane crash and how terrible rostering made their lives (such typical pilot talk). I smiled to myself at how I ended up […]

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Knowing What You Need

I didn’t need Bali or Thailand or Australia this week.  I didn’t need more hours on airplanes, flying standby, or waiting in airports.  I didn’t need nights going out, or added disruptions to my sleeping schedule (a schedule that in reality doesn’t exist).  I didn’t need any more sugar, coffee, caffeine, or chocolate.  I was […]

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From Cabin To Cockpit

I’ve started another project, because of course, I need one more thing to do (sarcasm).  I’m beginning the process of becoming a pilot, which seems partly strange, as one of the statements you hear many flight attendants say is, “Stay away from pilots.”  Obviously, we (flight attendants) aren’t referring to actually being pilots. There is […]

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