Posts tagged "travel job"

Five Things a Year of Flying Taught Me

Five Things a Year of Flying Taught Me By: Ashley Geyer My reason for writing this list is that I want whoever reads it to be confident in themselves— in their dreams, in their choices, and in their hearts. It took flying for a year for me to truly accept these lessons and I believe […]

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Flight Attendant Schedules: A Flight Attendant At A Major Airline ‘Bids’

One of the most frequent questions flight attendants field, or that I hear on this blog is, “What is your schedule like as cabin crew?” This inquiry usually leads to a rambling answer culminating with the simple summary, “Uhhh…I don’t know. It’s just weird.” It is just as weird as it is wonderful, and truthfully, […]

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10 Things The Most Successful Corporate Flight Attendants Understand About Private Aviation (That Get Them Ahead Every Time & That Will Get You Ahead Too)

  I may be new to private aviation, but I have been in close observation during my short time in the industry. I have asked questions. I have been curious. I want to know what makes some corporate flight attendants excel and others quietly crumble into oblivion. I’ve talked with pilots about what makes a […]

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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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A Photo Diary: Seven Years Of ‘Flight Attendant Life’

Sometimes, words fall short; failing to really convey an experience, place, or journey. So often, we as human beings are struck so deeply by the magic of a moment, we have little to speak. Sometimes a picture must represent what English cannot, and even sometimes, photos fail to grasp the magnitude of travel.  I feel that […]

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1963 Threw Up Here

My pillbox hat teeters precariously as the caravan of precocious suitcases— large, medium, small, and hand-baggage size— swarm me like a hive of angry Africanized bees. Definitely not docile, I fight the largest piece of luggage over the lip between the lift and Floor Four, as a man with an exorbitant amount of tattoos silently observes […]

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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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The Mundane

Yesterday, I had a passenger smoke her eCigarette in the lav causing an emergency signal to be sent to the cockpit. I was flight leader, so naturally; I had to handle it. Today, we were delayed for an hour due to weather. While I’m serving drinks to first class, an issue arises with a passenger. […]

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“What Do You Want?”

“What do you want?” I asked pointedly— the words digitally etched into existence. The text message had a haunting feel to it, as if the question should have been directed at me instead of the stranger who had messaged me out-of-the-blue after obtaining my number from a mutual airline friend. This stranger worked for my […]

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Flight Attendant Tip: Just Remember ‘The Essentials’

“Where did you just fly in from?” the baggage agent said in response to my question of where my kite bag would turn up in the baggage claim area. “Ft Lauderdale,” I responded with assurance. “No—Where. Did. You. Fly. IN. From?” “Ft Lauderdale,” I repeated again, with sure conviction. I think I noticed an eye-roll […]

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