Posts tagged "travel jobs"

Staying sane when a flight attendant schedule means ‘no schedule.’

It was 6am, in whatever mid-western city I happened to wake up in that morning. My phone brightly blinked awake as an incoming text vibrated an announcement. “Do you have an India Visa?” The words strung together on the screen as the most exciting and unexpected interruption I could have NEVER imagined to happen that […]

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When the magic wears off…

By Jasmyne H. “Hammonds? Standby passenger Hammonds? Please approach the podium for your seat assignment.” It’s the moment most flight attendants live for. The sweet sound of hearing a gate agent call your name to let you know that you have a seat. After all, standby travel is one of the biggest perks of the […]

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

I don’t know how to explain what has been happening in my career and life during the past year; let alone this past month. The ‘unbelievableness’ 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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What People Should Really Envy About A Pilot And Flight Attendant’s Job

Most people think that the greatest perks of an aviation lifestyle center around the intoxicating whirlwind of the best cities and places. Yeah. That can be a benefit, but honestly, it’s not the reason you should envy a pilot’s or a flight attendant’s job. The real reason you should be jealous of what they do— […]

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What To Do After “Flight Attendant Life:” Interview with former flight attendants

It’s easy to think that a flight attendant’s life will end (at least all of the best adventures) if they choose to leave flying. But, what if there was more beyond, above, and before you, if you honor the nagging of “other things you want to do?” From France to Australia, California to Missouri, former […]

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The Power In Fluidity

“Last weeka�� when you said you were moving to Floridaa�� I 100 percent believed you.” Nicole stated this over a vegetarian bowl of brown rice and veggies; enjoyed under the late afternoon rays of September’s California sunshine. “And this week,” she continued between bites, “I 100 percent believe that you are committed to California now.” […]

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So…This Is It?

Dream Job: CHECK London. Los Angeles. New York: CHECK. Pretty smile. Perfect Lipstick and the proper pour of Diet Coke. Done and done. You got it. You did it. You do ita�� The Flight Attendant Life. And, you dig it. Well…at least you mostlyA�dig it. You dig the way people look at you and dig […]

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Why We Do What We Do

Last Thursday, I was in Dallas, Texas. After we arrived at the hotel, we had less than 24 hours before I would fly back to London. A short layover compared to some other destinations. Sometimes, we get two full days or even two nights. After diner and drinks with the rest of the crew last […]

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Cabin Crew Perspective: What I would tell my 20 year old self

By Marco K During my one hour commute towards one of the biggest airports in Europe, I was browsing through the news. The header attracted my attention.A�a�?What would I tell my 20-year-old self,’A�stated by an author who recently turned 30. While still being in my twenties, I heard myself repeating this question softly out loud. […]

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#thisisMYflightattendantlife: Join The Adventure

I was in London. I had just got back to my hotel room after having a couple of coffees in the lounge with the pilots. (They were drinking beers, but since I’m not drinking until July, I simply supported my coffee love further. Some would call it an addiction. I call it necessary for blog […]

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