Category Archives for Aviation Career

Take-Offs & Landings.

Take-off. What I do best. Landing?  Still circling the pattern. This begins one month in Washington. I don’t think that being a flight attendant has to be as gypsy-esque as my life has been since

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The Airline Safety Demo

I don’t want to stand in front of them sometimes.  They stare.  All they do is stare, and they have full permission to do so.  I’m standing on “stage” to show how to fasten and

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My Address Is A Hotel

“Do you have a room preference?” the dark haired girl at the hotel check-in asked with a signature hotel check-in smile, which I do believe is a close cousin to the flight attendant grin.

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Pay It Forward

Stories From The Airplane I haven’t thought about that guy in awhile.  Even after what happened, I couldn’t tell you anything about him.  I wouldn’t be able to pick him out in a crowd,

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I Almost Peed My Pants

Doubled over, tears forming in my eyes, I had lost all control.  It was seconds until I knew I would pee my pants…well, skirt to be exact.  I don’t know what going to work is like for you,

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How I Travel

I don’t have a secret formula to seamlessly smooth travel.  My trips aren’t seamlessly smooth, so I don’t use formulas.  They’re fun, and you don’t need predictability for

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The Flight Attendant Uniform

When I’m at airports and see an international flight crew walking through the terminal, I stare.  I know it’s rude to stare, and it makes people uncomfortable,

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The Crashpad Debacle

Crashpads are the temporary homes that airline crew members live at when their actual homes and families are not close to their assigned domiciles.  Crashpads operate in the same vein as hostels, shared

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A Flight Attendant’s Salary

Some people have been wondering if I ever work, and the answer to that is, yes, sometimes.  When it is absolutely necessary:) I kid. My sources tell me that no one thinks I actually work!  I thought

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A Flight Attendant’s Schedule

“What are your days off?” “Sunday, Monday, Tuesday.” “Well, let’s get together Monday then?” “Oh, I work Monday.” “I thought you said you were

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