Posts tagged "private aviation"

Don’t Get Attached…

“Hey, Alex! It’s Karalee…or Kara.” I pause for a second before continuing my ‘cold-call.’ “I’m on your trip tomorrow…” I transform my statement into a question by the slight intonation of my voice. At this point, it’s not a question if I’ll be on the trip, but an uncertainty that this pilot knows who I […]

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Southwest Airlines didn’t hire me as a Flight Attendant, but then this happened

A long overdue ‘Thank You’ to Southwest Airlines for NOT hiring me at the Flight Attendant interview I owe Southwest Airlines a long overdue ‘Thank you.’ I need to thank that company for completely changing my life trajectory, direction, and flight path. What is considered the ‘Best Airline,’ with the happiest employees and most LUVing crews […]

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Corporate Flight Attendant Life Updates: MIA (literally) and my life flying on private jets

I dona��t know how to explain what has been happening in my career and life during the past year; let alone this past month. The a�?unbelievablenessa�� started with being thrown onto a private A320. That culminated in a first visit to Ireland, weeks in Spain, days in Copenhagen, and then back again to LaLa Land, […]

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Insights Of Flight Attendant Life: How A Corporate Flight Attendant Caters A Private Jet

One of my favorite things about being a commercial flight attendant was the fact that I couldn’t take my work home. In commercial aviation, you check-in exactly at the required time for your flight— working to whatever destination— and from the moment you, either step off the aircraft or hear the click-click of your hotel […]

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“The Pain Of The Process:” When You Thought Becoming A Corporate Flight Attendant Would Be A Magical Unicorn Adventure…

It takes an hour and a half to get home from my work in The Valley and land back to my life at the beach. Todaya�� from drive to finisha�� I cried pathetic alligator hiccupy tears into my iPhone; a patient, caring ear on the other end uncomplainingly listening (although he had been rudely interrupted […]

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I Love My New a�?Crew:a�� Why Working With Good Crewmembers Makes Any Job Amazing

a�?Yes!a�? a�?Absolutely!a�? a�?Pleasea�� What can I do to help you?a�? a�?Thank you for all your hard-work.a�? a�?What do you need?a�? a�?How are you doing?a�? These are the questions and statements that I have been hearing on a daily basis from my new inflight management, ground-girl colleagues, and even the cabin servers (the proper name at […]

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“Paying Dues & Building Patience:” Private Aviation Month Two

I stand on the rampa�� cuddled between rain-soaked multi-million dollar jets. The sun timidly peeks through puffy white clouds; lost in a sky that cana��t decide if it wants to be deep blue or angry grey. I shiver as the chill of an uncharacteristically cold winter breeze engulfs me in reality.A� This. Is. Hard. Ia��m […]

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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 ita��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.” a��Zig Ziglar   “Oka�� I don’t really know how to tell what type of Gulfstream is what…” My words trailed away slightly, hinting to myA�slight embarrassment that I didn’t know the names of the jets that surrounded me. The pilota�� who was my […]

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