Posts tagged "dating"

Finding Your Way Home: How Flight Attendants Stay Grounded

A typical conversation between long-distance flight attendant friends: “Wait, I thought you were in Texas.” “Nope, Milwaukee to Houston and then to Monterrey, Mexico. Where are you today, Copenhagen?” “Nope, Los Angeles!” “Oh! Well, where will you be tomorrow?” … That is the million dollar question that none of us cabin crew actually know the […]

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When Everyone You Love Lives Halfway Around The World

It’s almost dawn in Las Vegas. I’m staring out the window at the bright lights of the casinos, unable to sleep. Yesterday at this time I was at the airport in San Francisco, running between gates to catch a ride back up to Seattle. The day before that, I was riding the subway in Seoul, South […]

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Dear John Doe: An Open Letter From Flight Attendants To The Significant Others We Left Behind

  A few days ago, TheFlightAttendant.com received a comment that pretty much broke our collective flight attendant heart. Read on, from “John Doe:”     This one sorta got me. This job is not easy on relationships. In fact, it is effing brutal. It will stretch you to the limit until you feel as if every […]

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Falling in Love: One Flight Attendant’s Confessions

I thought I understood that travel, the flight attendant life, and my life in a bag to be a slow killer of relationships.  I thought that I knew that goodbyes hurt and missing doesn’t become less painful with more exposure.  I thought that I determined I was not going to deal with distance in dating. Apparently, I […]

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Does Aviation Ruin Relationships?

Vegas International Airport.  I was stand-by stuck.  My day had started at 4a, attempting to commute from Los Angeles, to Ft. Lauderdale, on what was said to be the busiest travel day of the year.  It was now 10p, and I was not much closer to my intended destination.  My only hope was the extra […]

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How To Give A Flight Attendant Your Number

Flight Attendants meet people every day, everywhere, all of the time, but contrary to popular belief, flight attendants aren’t constantly being asked out on dates; giving, or getting numbers.  Keep in mind a flight attendant is ‘at the office,’ and we do try to keep our work world professional.  That being said, I’ll admit that […]

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Car Buying, Speed Dating, & An Impossible Match

Emily had begged to go speed dating.  I said there just wasn’t time, which seems a little oxymoron-ish considering speed dating’s whole concept revolves around quick assessments, and rejections, specifically for those individuals that don’t have time.  I like that speed dating seems to have the potential for hilarity, and a good story, two aspects […]

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Maybe You Should Get A Goldfish

Today, I caught myself smiling as I looked at Real Simple.  The colorful magazine spread was telling me how I should decorate.  Decorate a house.  Yeah.  True story.  This girl, excited about nesting?  HOLD THE PHONE!?!?! So, before you think I’m ready to settle down, read along… In three weeks, I’ll be undertaking my sixth […]

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My Tinder Boyfriend:  Dating & The Flight Attendant Life

I’m dating someone! Oh wait…wrong tense.  I dated someone.  Last week.  Yeah!?  I know, right?!  Biggest surprise of my life and yours:  SHE’S NOT SINGLE ANYMORE! Hoooray!!! But, something must not be right in the universe… HA! Ok, I lie.  I don’t have a boyfriend and I AM STILL SINGLE.  (I’m realizing that this post […]

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Confessions Of A Flight Attendant

  I believe that people make mistakes. I believe in second chances. I believe that sometimes my choices unintentionally hurt those around me. I believe in friendship, and I choose to still believe in marriage. I believe in a God that extends beyond walls, cultures, and defined definitions of religion. I believe in love. I […]

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