All posts by Kara

I’m a flight attendant and I don’t want to travel 

My definition of travel has adapted throughout the years. Since beginning my employment in the aviation industry. Many pilots and cabin crew—who have been ‘lifers of the skies’— will mention that

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The Introverted Flight Attendant in an Extroverted Sky: When TOO many people are in TOO much of your time

I find myself drained, reclusive, and wanting to ‘disappear’ from the world. I spend hours hiding in my room in the beautiful 4-bedroom ocean-view home where I rent a room. I’ve lived here for so

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What Billionaires Taught A Flight Attendant About “Impossible” Goals

By Griffin Bruehl So you get a trip. It’s a 12-hour flight from Paris to Tokyo. You are carrying six passengers and four crew; including yourself. All beds in the cabin are filled and your crew rest

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Your job as a flight attendant is more important than you think

“Summer. It was so nice talking to you. I hope you pursue yachting and wish you the very best.” I say this while standing to give this girl— a girl I literally met less than ten minutes before— a

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Don’t Date Pilots

I only titled this piece as such, because I thought you would read it if I told you not to date pilots. Really, this blog is called “Love + A Box Of Crackerjacks.” I hope you read it anyway.

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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

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Pros and Cons of Being a Commercial Flight Attendant

Everyone has their own reasons why they want to become a flight attendant. You may want to travel. You might hate your office job. Your boyfriend may have just broken up with you. Whatever your

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Unfair

I often forget she isn’t American, but in moments, her voice echoes a backstory of fascinating and faraway places. “Sometimes it’s just so hard to communicate when English isn’t my first language,”

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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

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Paid To Be A Unicorn: 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

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