Posts tagged "travel"

Ruined Me…

To you—I hope that you don’t read this, because I think it’s a hard thing to read that you are being talked about instead of talked to; so tread softly, take the words lightly, and simply know that you gave me the adventure to write about, and to that gift, I am forever grateful. Thank […]

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‘The Latest:’ Planes & Poetry by Jade

Editor’s Note: The day that Jade sent me this poem, I found an email in my inbox with the following words. I had been wondering when she would write again and hoping she would. I love Jade’s words, maybe because I can’t write like she; maybe because she finds a beautiful way to be vulnerable. […]

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The One Type Of Wonder I Don’t Want

I swear flight attendants must think I’m crazy. I wouldn’t be surprised if the lead FA working the flight from Cancun to Ft Lauderdale this morning questioned why the only passenger in the very first rowa�� a sunburned and tangled haired bleach blonde girla�� was crying, and crying so much. Yeah. It was meA�crying so […]

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“I Do This Because…” 9 Reasons Why Flight Attendants Must Fly

Ask a flight attendant why she flys… Ask a cabin crew why he packs his suitcase for the millionth time… Ask a recovering FA why she wants to return to the job she left ten years before… Ask, and you will find out so much. A�Why would any sane person put up with airports, aircraft […]

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What Home Is | What Home Isn’t

  In this generation, many travelA�frequently for work, or exist in the realm of “freelancing”a��not being tied to a location. Subsequently, due to the nature of the economy and our desires for freedom, the definition of home has adapted. Is it possible to feel at home and settled when living a nomadic existence? One international […]

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Why Working For A Regional Airline Will Be The Best Time of Your Life

  The van door slams shut and we are ready to go to the airport. Well, “ready” is a relative term. It’s 4:45am in Sitka, Alaska, and barely light even in the late-summer season. The cold nips through a van full of polyester skirts and starchy pilot uniforms. We yawn into our paper cups of […]

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Commitment: A Flight Attendant’s Biggest Hurdle

Commitment. I think this might be one of the scariest and at the same time the most comforting words to a flight attendant. This is just one flight attendant’s opinion but if there is one thing I know its that when someone decides to commit to the cabin crew life they are inadvertently separating themselves […]

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Summer In The Skies: How Cabin Crew Make Work A Vacation

I’m sitting in a warm, darkened aircraft, fanning myself with a passenger safety card. The lights are off, the power shut down. A few rows back, my co-flight attendant props her feet up and enjoys her lunch. She sighs. There’s something wonderful about getting to work early, and enjoying the stillness of the airplane before […]

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Finding Your Way Home: How Flight Attendants Stay Grounded

A typical conversation between long-distance flight attendant friends: “Wait, I thought you were in Texas.” “Nope, Milwaukee to Houston and then to Monterrey, Mexico. Where are you today, Copenhagen?” “Nope, Los Angeles!” “Oh! Well, where will you be tomorrow?” … That is the million dollar question that none of us cabin crew actually know the […]

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Flight Attendant Vision: Picture Yourself Here

I always find myself going back to New York sooner than I want to. Currently, I am on a flight from Austin, Texas to New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport. As you may or may not know, I am not native to New York but I have called it my home and base for about […]

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