Posts tagged "flight attendant training"

Staying sane when a flight attendant schedule means ‘no schedule.’

It was 6am, in whatever mid-western city I happened to wake up in that morning. My phone brightly blinked awake as an incoming text vibrated an announcement. “Do you have an India Visa?” The words strung together on the screen as the most exciting and unexpected interruption I could have NEVER imagined to happen that […]

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Because It’s Your Dream…

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

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The Line Check: Cabin Crew Life

On a recent flight, we had a trainee. I’ve had a few trainees on my trips recently as new classes are graduating every month. And, the long-haul operation that I work for is small in comparison to many other airlines; which means that the probability of a new cabin crew on a flight is highly […]

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From Little Planes To Mainline: How I Landed My Dream Job

Click. “Your swap has been confirmed.” Wait… what? It was that… easy? I’ve been a flight attendant for over a year now but I’ve never had control of my own schedule: until now. Let me backtrack a little. I am currently transitioning from regional flying to mainline. And any tiny bit of schedule control is something […]

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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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How-To Survive Flight Attendant Training

It is no secret that I was a flight attendant for a regional airline for a year before just recently starting training at my new mainline carrier.  I have been under the radar the past couple of weeks and will continue to keep a low profile for the next few while I finish out my […]

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Why More Straight Men Need To Be Flight Attendants

style=”display:inline-block;width:728px;height:90px” data-ad-client=”ca-pub-3264949518172714″ data-ad-slot=”0244307306″> The airline industry is one of stereotypes, majorities, and minorities.  One of those minorities being heterosexual males.  Straight male flight attendants exist, but it isn’t expected.  I am disappointed when I hear feedback from some of my straight male friends that say they have thought about working as a flight attendant, but […]

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Flight Attendant Training

I’m in flight attendant training for the second time.  This isn’t because I failed the first round, but because I quit my previous airline.  I can’t remember very many details from my first flight attendant training.  I just remember being SO stressed, and studying all of the time.  This time, I don’t study, and don’t […]

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