Posts tagged "job"

Cabin Crew Christmas Traditions: Talia’s Story

  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 […]

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The Holiday Rush: What Working As A Flight Attendant On Christmas is Really Like

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 […]

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That Moment When…

That moment when everything is hilarious and confusing. I was supposed to be in Salt Lake City tonight. No, wait. Maybe Boise? But instead I’m in Los Angeles going to work in a different base, working my way to San Diego. (And yes, I’ve been in San Diego more times than I can count this […]

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#theFAlifeINSPIRES: How Flight Attendants Celebrate The Holidays

‘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┬áreally means, and the importance of unity. Late night […]

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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 dawn┬áin 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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