Posts tagged "private flight attendant"

Paid To Be A Unicorn: The real job adventures of a Corporate Flight Attendant

I sit on the floor of the dark bungalow, with a paper funnel directing air from a blow dryer into a small round opening. The white plasticky beast— resting on the hardwood, with a colorful mane and star-studded horn— begins to rise to life. Welcome to Bora Bora. Welcome to a world where unicorns exist […]

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“No Middle Runway:” Why A Career As A Flight Attendant Is A Bad Idea If You Only ‘Kinda Like It’

  It seems to be a divided road, or maybe I should say; ‘runway.’ Either people— observing us as flight attendants— wonder how in the world we can do this crazy job, or they observe us with wonder, secretly hoping to land a career as cabin crew. I think it’s rare for someone to think […]

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What I Learned In My First Four Months In Corporate Aviation

I skimmed over the email quickly; shaking my head and clenching my jaw due to its contents. I could sense the fears and uncertainty beneath the words; a stranger reaching out for wisdom and comfort. And, I had nothing to say. I didna��t feel the compassionate support that they needed from me, because if the […]

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What Personality Trait Makes A ‘Great’ (Not Just ‘Good’) Flight Attendant?

Since leaving commercial aviation as an international cabin crew member and jumping into the world of corporate aviation as a private cabin attendant, there is a question that I have been curiously flipping around my consciousness. This is an inquiry that I have tossed out for the career-term private cabin attendants to answer. As “the […]

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I Love My New ‘Crew:’ Why Working With Good Crewmembers Makes Any Job Amazing

“Yes!” “Absolutely!” “Please— What can I do to help you?” “Thank you for all your hard-work.” “What do you need?” “How are you doing?” 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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Wishing For My Wings: A World Of Waiting And Wanting My Jet Lag Back

a�?Ia��ve been up for 17 hours straight.a�? I look up from the dry cleaning sheet I was scribbling in as the last few words of that thought escape the pretty flight attendanta��s lips. a�?Oha�� wow! I can only imagine how exhausted you must be right now,a�? I respond; commiserating with her fatigue like I have […]

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a�?The Angel in 22B:a�? The Life Changing Moments All Around Us

One thing that I can say from my experience as a flight attendant is that bad days do exist. Although most days are pretty awesomea�� just gallivanting around the globea�� the bad days do come and when they do, they can be extremely exhausting. Coming from someone who considers himself an extremely positive person, getting […]

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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 wasna��t until I started doing my […]

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3 Rules For Choosing The Perfect Cabin Crew Shoe

In the airline industry, the way crew look matters. Stylish, sophisticated, and poised; a flight attendant is the first face of an airline brand for an air traveler. Equally as important to how a cabin crew member looks, is how he or she feels in that look. Do you feel comfortable, classy, and stylish? Do […]

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