Posts tagged "flight attendant life"

5 Things You Don’t Expect Out Of ‘Flight Attendant Life’

Many flight attendant hopefuls, or long-time cabin crew, prepare themselves for certain aspects of the aviation lifestyle. We expect the jetlag. We understand relationships will maintain an element of unconventional. We prepare ourselves for missing holidays, weddings, and birthdays (although, even though we prepare, missing important milestones never gets easier). We set expectations for our […]

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The Introverted Flight Attendant in an Extroverted Sky: When TOO many people are in TOO much of your time

I find myself drained, reclusive, and wanting to ‘disappear’ from the world. I spend hours hiding in my room in the beautiful 4-bedroom ocean-view home where I rent a room. I’ve lived here for so long that the woman who owns the house, Sybil, knows how I crave (and need) to be alone. Most probably […]

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Don’t Date Pilots

I only titled this piece as such, because I thought you would read it if I told you not to date pilots. Really, this blog is called “Love + A Box Of Crackerjacks.” I hope you read it anyway. —Kara “Darling, you’re like the prize in a box of crackerjacks. You’re why we buy crackerjacks […]

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Unfair

I often forget she isn’t American, but in moments, her voice echoes a backstory of fascinating and faraway places. “Sometimes it’s just so hard to communicate when English isn’t my first language,” she will tiredly sigh. “Especially, when I haven’t slept.” It’s in these moments that I am reminded that— no matter how much you […]

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My Dream Job Has A Name Tag

One flight attendant’s tale of realization, self-growth, and persistence on the journey of earning her wings. We’re all given this one life. Many of us spend the majority of it trying to figure out what the heck we’re supposed to do with it; we go back and forth deciding which path to take. In my […]

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Pros And Cons Of Being A Commercial Flight Attendant

Everyone has their own reasons as to why they want to become a flight attendant. You may want to travel. You might hate your office job. Your boyfriend may have just broken up with you. Whatever your motivation may be, you have an idea of what you THINK a�?flight attendant lifea�� is like, but our […]

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Making The Decision To Fly

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 […]

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Five Things a Year of Flying Taught Me

Five Things a Year of Flying Taught Me By: Ashley Geyer My reason for writing this list is that I want whoever reads it to be confident in themselves— in their dreams, in their choices, and in their hearts. It took flying for a year for me to truly accept these lessons and I believe […]

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Flight Attendant Schedules: A Flight Attendant At A Major Airline ‘Bids’

One of the most frequent questions flight attendants field, or that I hear on this blog is, “What is your schedule like as cabin crew?” This inquiry usually leads to a rambling answer culminating with the simple summary, “Uhhh…I don’t know. It’s just weird.” It is just as weird as it is wonderful, and truthfully, […]

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Insights Of Flight Attendant Life: How A Corporate Flight Attendant Caters A Private Jet

One of my favorite things about being a commercial flight attendant was the fact that I couldn’t take my work home. In commercial aviation, you check-in exactly at the required time for your flight— working to whatever destination— and from the moment you, either step off the aircraft or hear the click-click of your hotel […]

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