Category Archives for Aviation Lifestyle

That Curious Thing Called ‘Flight Attendant Life’

  There is so much that I can’t really tell you about my job anymore and sometimes, what I can tell you is hard to explain. There are no schedules, I have no benefits— health or flight— and

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Just a reminder: “You DO love your flight attendant job”

It’s over ten years in— or maybe it’s your first year— but either way, every bright and shiny element of flight attendant life is faded; dull and tarnished by your jetlag, the worst of travelers

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Is there such a thing as ‘too much’ flying?

I curl up in my bed at my parent’s farmhouse and wrap my arms tightly around my body; ducking my head between my shoulders as if shielding an incoming attack. “Going back to bed?” my dad asks in

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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

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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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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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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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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

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