Posts tagged "job"

Why You Should Be Kind To Your Flight Attendant

There she is. Look past the glamorous Asiana crew strolling through SFO, past the striking jetBlue pilots with their shiny smiles and stripes, beyond the high heels and wings, the rollaboards, the lipstick, the jet set life. There she is. In the corner. Her uniform, upon closer inspection, is a tad wrinkled, her lipstick worn […]

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Commitment: A Flight Attendant’s Biggest Hurdle

Commitment. I think this might be one of the scariest and at the same time the most comforting words to a flight attendant. This is just one flight attendant’s opinion but if there is one thing I know its that when someone decides to commit to the cabin crew life they are inadvertently separating themselves […]

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Heroes Of The Sky: A Flight Attendant’s Thoughts On 9/11

Today started off as a normal day. I edited several articles, and answered a reader’s e-mail about what airports are the best to work out of. I texted a friend about plans for a long layover in Portland. I watched TV and looked at Facebook. I got ready for work. Fourteen years ago today, twenty-five […]

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Missed Approach: When Being A Flight Attendant Is About More Than Just Diet Cokes

The day started off pretty normal. I had picked up an easy day trip, or a local as we call them. I would show up at the airport at 10:30am, fly a quick roundtrip from Seattle to Ketchikan, Alaska and back, and be back in town by 4:30pm in time for drinks with friends. Easy […]

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Flight Attendant Vision: Picture Yourself Here

I always find myself going back to New York sooner than I want to. Currently, I am on a flight from Austin, Texas to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport. As you may or may not know, I am not native to New York but I have called it my home and base for about […]

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When Everyone You Love Lives Halfway Around The World

It’s almost dawnA�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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Sitting Pretty: Reserve, Deadheads and Flight Attendant Job Hacks

I’m currently hanging outA�in my hotel room in California, surrounded by sunshineA�and drinking peppermint tea. I’m a little under the weather, but it’s not because I have been working too hard. I am currently being paid nineteen hours worth of credit to work only two flight legs spread across four days, with two long overnights […]

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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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An Open Letter to Flight Attendant Hopefuls

      Editor’s Note: This is one of the most important things you will ever read if you are thinking of joining the aviation industry, and who better to write this open letter than Meghan, our wonderful and determined Careers Editor. Please read carefully and share with anyone whose heart yearns for the skies. […]

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Dear New Flight Attendant- What You Don’t Know About Airplane Food

Dear New Flight Attendant, Congratulations and welcome to the best and worst thing of your life. A�This job is filled with many highs and many lows, and with all of my baking background, I’m not the FA to sugar coat things. A�Today, I want to inform and help you with one of the issues that […]

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