Posts tagged "aviation career"
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]