Posts tagged "private aviation"

The “Becoming A Flight Attendant” Story: That Leap That Changed Your Life

  It’s a question so common and familiar. It’s asked almost every time a flight attendant meets someone and ‘that someone’ finds out that the flight attendant is a flight attendant. If it’s obvious the flight attendant is that (because they are in uniform), travelers are intensely curious and intrigued by what seems to be […]

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Fresh Orange Juice & Hot Tamales

I have 38 minutes to write a blog. 38 minutes to tell you about the last two weeks of my life; two weeks that feels more like two months. 38 minutes is not enough. If you didn’t know, it usually takes me three hours to write a decent blog, tag it with SEO, insert photos, […]

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Being “Grounded”

“There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.” —Zig Ziglar   “Ok— I don’t really know how to tell what type of Gulfstream is what…” My words trailed away slightly, hinting to my slight embarrassment that I didn’t know the names of the jets that surrounded me. The pilot— who was my […]

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In With The New…

I rubbed my eyes; shaking my head from side-to-side as if to shake the sleepiness from my brain and body. Tel Aviv. Paris. Delay. Los Angeles. It had been a long day of travel, and yet, I felt more rested than I had felt all week. “You slept the ENTIRE flight,” my middle-seat neighbor said […]

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Shedding An Identity: When Leaving An Airline Is More Difficult Than Expected

Although I haven’t been that happy in months, I find myself struggling to “just quit.” Because, it’s not like I’m completely unhappy. And, “If just a couple of things changed at work, I could be really happy.” But, things are not changing, at least not in ways that will improve my overall sense of well-being. […]

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Being A Male Corporate Flight Attendant In Business Aviation

When I first became a Commerical Flight Attendant, I would always dream of working on private jets with the rich and famous. However, I never dreamt it would become possible. I always made the assumption that only the young pretty girls were amongst the glamorous Private Cabin Attendants. It wasn’t until I started doing my […]

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Private Flight Attendant Training: Full Debrief & Review

Last week was an extra special week for me, because I got to train the new batch of Private Flight Attendants (technically called as Cabin Attendants aka SkyAngels going through SKYAcademy); which included yours truly, KARA!!! It’s a bit crazy for me the day of training, so Kara and I were not able to catch up […]

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Private Flight Attendant vs. Commercial Flight Attendant: Q&A Part 2

  I’m back! For those of you just tuning in, this is Nicole. Like Kara, I also am a Flight Attendant; but I work in Private Aviation. Right now, I’m on a JetBlue flight heading across the states to get on the private jet to fly my passengers back. I could have stayed with the plane […]

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What It Feels Like To Go To Training

That first day of training; I had forgotten what it feels like. Like knots in your stomach. Like you want to say a thousand words whenever you open your jaw, but somehow are only able to squeak out your name and a big stupid grin. Like you sit more upright than you have ever sat […]

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Private Aviation vs. Commercial Aviation: Which Type Of Flight Attendant Are You?

By  When people ask what I do for a living, I say, “I’m a Flight Attendant.” The second question I always get is, “What airline do you work for?” This is where the conversation becomes complex; ultimately losing people. Why? Because I work in Private Aviation and it’s NOTHING like commercial.  Last week, I had my […]

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