Posts tagged "aviation career"

Making The Decision To Fly

Recently, I’ve come to understand something I didn’t really, completely “get” before. It’s this realization that it’s really hard to “become a flight attendant,” but not for the reasons you might think. Where the challenge lies is that it is difficult— and sometimes impossible— to make an utter life switch and total 180 degrees into […]

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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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The Flight Attendant Grind

0300 Wake-ups. Plane after plane. Grumpy passenger after mean one. Prefaced by smelly person with ending credits that of another rude human. Normally, you are good at handling the circus of long days of flying, crowded airports, and TSA, but currently, all you keep thinking is, “I can’t even…”  You can’t even because you are worn […]

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Who A Flight Attendant Is In Uniform

“Meghan, What is your employee number?” The manager standing behind the table reading my name off of my uniform asked. A million possibilities ran through my head of why she could be asking for this identification. Oh my gosh! What did I do? Why is she asking for my number?! Was I not allowed to […]

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25 Reasons Why Being An International Flight Attendant Is The Worst Thing EVER

I mentioned why being an international air hostess was the best thing ever, but it also can be the worst. There’s no middle ground with this crazy, odd flight attendant life. There are those situations when you think, “I can’t even…” Get ready to juggle your life.     You forget what day it is […]

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How-To Survive Flight Attendant Training

It is no secret that I was a flight attendant for a regional airline for a year before just recently starting training at my new mainline carrier.  I have been under the radar the past couple of weeks and will continue to keep a low profile for the next few while I finish out my […]

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A Day In The Flight Attendant Life: What working as a long-haul cabin crew member on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner Is Like

It was London this morning.  Los Angeles tonight.  Copenhagen, Oslo, and Florida soon.  This pattern, or trip, is around eight or ten days long.  I don’t really remember.  I only pay attention to Pick Up Times and what the Report Times say.  Sometimes, I don’t even know where I am going, not because it’s not […]

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Jade Is Not A Good Color On You

Jet lag, and sleep deprivation often feel like an ugly hangover, and that was the state that I was in on Sunday when I went to work.  But, I had to go, although I didn’t want to- this said from a girl that really enjoys her job.  No matter, exhausted, is exhausted.  I had been […]

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