Posts tagged "cabin crew life"

An Extraordinary New Year’s Eve Over Antarctica: One Cabin Crew’s Story

Nothing about this day would be anything less than extraordinary. As we 17 cabin crew strode in a pack the evening of December 31, we heard the upbeat musical patter of a six-piece jazz band and saw 300 VIPs mingling with 6-foot tall penguins. A 747-jumbo jet was being stocked in Melbourne, Australia with chilled […]

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9 Reasons Why Quitting “The Airline” Wasna��t A Mistake

Ia��m writing this because I could go on and on about what I miss about flying internationally for the European Airline. (Also, I could go on and on about the missing, because I’m writing this while flying on my old airline as a passenger). I give myself a gentle pat of consolation and a quiet […]

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Taking Flight And Having It Taken Away: One Flight Attendant’s Story Of Being “Unfit To Fly”

“Once you’ve taken flight, it’s the hardest thing to live with both feet on the ground.” a��AmA�lie Being a flight attendant became part of my identity almost instantly. I started flying with an international airline about a year ago. In that short amount of time, I climbed The Great Wall of China in Beijing, spentA�el […]

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The “Becoming A Flight Attendant” Story: That Leap That Changed Your Life

  It’s a question so common and familiar. It’s asked almost every time a flight attendant meets someone and ‘that someone’ finds out that the flight attendant is a flight attendant. If ita��s obvious the flight attendant is that (because they are in uniform), travelers are intensely curious and intrigued by what seems to be […]

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Flings, Falling, & Fighting Time: The Way Of A Flight Attendant Relationship

I wish I knew when I would see you again. Do I matter to you? I think so, but I can’t tell with flight attendant life.A�Every moment feels so precious and so fleeting, because we move so fast. I’m not speaking aboutA�the rate that physical intimacy can travel at, but I’m referencingA�movement. That thing that […]

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Because It’s Your Dream…

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

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My Layovers Though…

Rachael and I giggled as we wandered beneath bright blue Scandinavian skies; past bright buildings and impeccably dressed Danish men. Impolitelya��we stared with gaping mouths and eyes widea��at the beautiful species of humans that inhabit the city of Copenhagen. Gawd…the Danes though. [Insert love eye emoji here]. Rachaela��a colleague and one of my favorite people, […]

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I Wish I Could Bid…

“Ohhhh, I love OWS!” the text from Griffin read. Griffin was referring to the cable wakeboard park in Orlando that I had just tried out while on my layover. He wanted to go with me next timea��but thing isa��I didn’t know ‘the next time.’ A�I was thrilled at the thought of hanging out with him. […]

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Why We Do What We Do

Last Thursday, I was in Dallas, Texas. After we arrived at the hotel, we had less than 24 hours before I would fly back to London. A short layover compared to some other destinations. Sometimes, we get two full days or even two nights. After diner and drinks with the rest of the crew last […]

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“Life After Cabin Crew:” Interview With Former Flight Attendant & Shoe Designer Louise Matson

Editora��s Note: A few months ago, Louisea�� a shoe designer and former cabin crew (for 17 years) contacted me, which has since resulted in a wonderful correspondence with this talented and dynamic woman. I, always the entrepreneur and curious inquirer, wanted to know how one goes from ‘Flight Attendant Life’ into something related, but completely […]

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