Posts tagged "career"

The Holiday Rush: What Working As A Flight Attendant On Christmas is Really Like

I can hear three different Holiday songs, seemingly competing for loudness. And obnoxiousness. There are people and presents and insanely large suitcases that keep bumping into me. The normal hum of the airport has become an overwhelming buzz of frantic travelers running from security to their gate, shoes in hand, Starbucks coffee sloshing all over […]

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That Moment When…

That moment when everything is hilarious and confusing. I was supposed to be in Salt Lake City tonight. No, wait. Maybe Boise? But instead I’m in Los Angeles going to work in a different base, working my way to San Diego. (And yes, I’ve been in San Diego more times than I can count this […]

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Why You Should Be Kind To Your Flight Attendant

There she is. Look past the glamorous Asiana crew strolling through SFO, past the striking jetBlue pilots with their shiny smiles and stripes, beyond the high heels and wings, the rollaboards, the lipstick, the jet set life. There she is. In the corner. Her uniform, upon closer inspection, is a tad wrinkled, her lipstick worn […]

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Commitment: A Flight Attendant’s Biggest Hurdle

Commitment. I think this might be one of the scariest and at the same time the most comforting words to a flight attendant. This is just one flight attendant’s opinion but if there is one thing I know its that when someone decides to commit to the cabin crew life they are inadvertently separating themselves […]

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Flight Attendant Vision: Picture Yourself Here

I always find myself going back to New York sooner than I want to. Currently, I am on a flight from Austin, Texas to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport. As you may or may not know, I am not native to New York but I have called it my home and base for about […]

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Milestones: Making It Through Year One

  The sky is grey and the sun can’t figure out whether to show herself or not. The bus bumps along, me with it. We are weaving our way through a morning that, honestly, looks like any other morning.   Except that I’m secretly grinning. No, actually, grinning for real.   Today is my one […]

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Seven Things You Leave Behind When You Become A Flight Attendant

You gain so much when you enter this industry. Flight benefits, allowing you to fly all over the country, the continent and the world. The ability to stand in front of dozens or even hundreds of people and tell them how to be safe. Confidence in yourself and the knowledge that you could help save lives […]

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An Open Letter to Flight Attendant Hopefuls

      Editor’s Note: This is one of the most important things you will ever read if you are thinking of joining the aviation industry, and who better to write this open letter than Meghan, our wonderful and determined Careers Editor. Please read carefully and share with anyone whose heart yearns for the skies. […]

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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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If One Day I’m Not A Flight Attendant

Every year, flight attendants are required by the FAA to go through recurrent training, Recurrent training is when we stews spend a couple of days in a classroom and cover emergency procedures, power point slides of inflight rules, and take some tests.  Passing the test means another year of employment and a few extra cents […]

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