Posts tagged "commercial flight attendant"

What Personality Trait Makes A ‘Great’ (Not Just ‘Good’) Flight Attendant?

Since leaving commercial aviation as an international cabin crew member and jumping into the world of corporate aviation as a private cabin attendant, there is a question that I have been curiously flipping around my consciousness. This is an inquiry that I have tossed out for the career-term private cabin attendants to answer. As “the […]

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Shedding An Identity: When Leaving An Airline Is More Difficult Than Expected

Although I haven’t been that happy in months, I find myself struggling to “just quit.” Because, it’s not like I’m completely unhappy. And, “If just a couple of things changed at work, I could be really happy.” But, things are not changing, at least not in ways that will improve my overall sense of well-being. […]

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Private Flight Attendant vs. Commercial Flight Attendant: Q&A Part 2

  I’m back! For those of you just tuning in, this is Nicole. Like Kara, I also am a Flight Attendant; but I work in Private Aviation. Right now, I’m on a JetBlue flight heading across the states to get on the private jet to fly my passengers back. I could have stayed with the plane […]

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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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Life Of Bye

  Some people feel trapped in their desk jobs. I know—not so much from personal experience—but because they have told me. These people who must stay crave adventure and an escape from the mundane. Their minds constantly wander to faraway places, while my feet wander in faraway places. These people believe that they must stay for […]

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Why Working For A Regional Airline Will Be The Best Time of Your Life

  The van door slams shut and we are ready to go to the airport. Well, “ready” is a relative term. It’s 4:45am in Sitka, Alaska, and barely light even in the late-summer season. The cold nips through a van full of polyester skirts and starchy pilot uniforms. We yawn into our paper cups of […]

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What It’s Not

You signed up for this. You choose to go to work everyday. You greet and smile at passengers like you love your job, but inside you feel like your airline is ruining your life. Your pay is terrible. The crash pad life is killing you. It’s a constant fight to keep your eyelids open. Your […]

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Two Things I Did As A Flight Attendant That Changed My Life

I’m sitting at a cafe in Oslo. It’s been rainy most of the day, but I forced myself to leave the comfort and coziness of my airport hotel room, venturing into what can be argued as the most expensive city in the world. Magically, the 20 minute Airport Express lead way to deep blue skies […]

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A Life Consumed

I can do both. I can totally fly and freelance. I can fly and date. I can fly and blog and sleep enough and have friends and, and, and… Yeah. Totally. I can do it all. A subtle smirk spreads across my light skin, rolling past messy hair and tired eyes. “Yeah right” would be […]

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The Most Popular Text Ever Sent

Four countries in five days. A weekend spent in Los Angeles, Miami, Stockholm, and London. Redeyes literally turning into “red eyes.” This is the typical life; my typical life. Maybe you can relate or maybe you cannot. Or maybe (if you are smart) you sure as hell don’t want to understand how crew live this […]

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