Posts tagged "holidays"
You had plans. …and then you got stuck in Oakland. In Oslo. In Omaha, Nebraska. Weather. Aircraft swap. Maintenance. Flow. Crew rest. Staffing insufficiencies. Reflowed. Repositioned. Everything but returning home. And that special someone is left sitting at a table for two, the complimentary bread getting cold and the server tapping his or her […]
What does Christmas as a Flight Attendant look like for me? Honestly, not much has changed. I grew up in a single parent house hold for the majority of my childhood, so Christmas was always a little different for me. My mom did her best to try to make Christmas traditions for us, but […]
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 […]
So you got your December roster and you’re working every single holiday this month. Everyone else is making plans to go home for the holidays, and you’re stuck working. What to do? You’re going to have to get creative and take your celebration with you on your overnights, because there’s no place like a good layover for the […]
It’s four-thirty in the afternoon on December 6 at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport and the sun is starting to set. The golden rays come in through the windows and settle on my crew of four, standing at a tiny table, inhaling some Texas tacos and waiting for our airplane to arrive. It’s day two of our […]
‘Tis the season. The season of giving. The season of family. Of friends. Of joyous meetings and kisses under the mistletoe. This is the time remembering the awe you first felt when you lit the Menorah candle as a kid. This is about learning what your history really means, and the importance of unity. Late night […]
I’m skipping through Spotify Christmas Playlists, listening to Christmas music, or trying to. Every two and half minutes, I changed the station. I find Bieber’s poppy excitement annoying, and Michael Buble, it isn’t beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Not for this Flight Attendant Life. I just found a playlist of Anti-Christmas Carols. Perfect. […]