Posts tagged "airline"

I’m A Flight Attendant ‘Living The Dream:’ This Is What It Looks Like (Really)

 Monday 2030 EST: It’s check-in. I’m working “a turn” to OSL. A turn is a two-day trip at my company. It’s somewhat of a joke between longhaul. Our trips are usually so long that a two-day trip seems quick, like a blink-of-the-eye or a snap-of-the-fingers. To me, it also feels like a waste of time, especially […]

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When Your Dream Airline Turns Into A Nightmare

This blog is dedicated to Grace & Keri. You once stood at the boarding door, greeting passengers with this genuine smile, communicating a presence and energy that permeated the aircraft, undeniably stating, “I love my job. I love being here. This flight attendant life is the best life ever.” Then you landed a job with […]

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5 Quick How-To’s On Becoming A Flight Attendant

I love giving advice to those considering the crazy wonderful flight attendant life. Most of the emails that I receive start a little something like this… “Hi my name is ___ and I am considering becoming a flight attendant!” and these emails usually end with the question, “Where do I start?” or “How do I […]

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A Flight Attendant’s Facebook Updates That Will Make You Question Humanity

  People constantly ask me, “What’s the craziest thing that has ever happened on the plane?” I always shrug and say, “I dunno.” For the most part and to be quite honest, my airplane days are mostly uneventful and in the moments that they aren’t, it just seems normal. But for some stews, life is […]

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Dear John Doe: An Open Letter From Flight Attendants To The Significant Others We Left Behind

  A few days ago, TheFlightAttendant.com received a comment that pretty much broke our collective flight attendant heart. Read on, from “John Doe:”     This one sorta got me. This job is not easy on relationships. In fact, it is effing brutal. It will stretch you to the limit until you feel as if every […]

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The Best Laid Plans…

  “The best laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men Gang aft agley…” “To A Mouse” by Robert Burns   Everything happens for a reason. This week went a little differently than any of us planned. I ended up stuck in Fresno for two days with the flu, and had to call out sick in the middle […]

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Dear New Flight Attendant- What You Don’t Know About Airplane Food

Dear New Flight Attendant, Congratulations and welcome to the best and worst thing of your life.  This job is filled with many highs and many lows, and with all of my baking background, I’m not the FA to sugar coat things.  Today, I want to inform and help you with one of the issues that […]

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Flight Attendant Training

I’m in flight attendant training for the second time.  This isn’t because I failed the first round, but because I quit my previous airline.  I can’t remember very many details from my first flight attendant training.  I just remember being SO stressed, and studying all of the time.  This time, I don’t study, and don’t […]

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I Quit My Job

When I got my job as a flight attendant, I had nothing to lose.  I needed work.  I needed a radical change.  I needed a paycheck, a journey, an eyeopening experience.  I didn’t know at the time that I needed all of those things, except for the paycheck, but life has a funny way of […]

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What You Don’t Know About The Flight Attendant Mom

My best friend Dorie has many roles.  She’s a flight attendant, friend, wife, creative designer, writer, traveler, and the list goes on.  She also happens to be a Mom.  A couple of days ago, she posted the blog below to her website.  After reading it, I realized that there was so much that I didn’t […]

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