Category Archives for Aviation Lifestyle

Introducing CortiZEN: Supporting a Healthy Flight Attendant Lifestyle

Being a flight attendant invites many questions; one of those being, “What do you hate/love most about ‘Flight Attendant Life?” My answer is simple. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the story discovered within this

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All Over The Place

Abruptly, I stop mid-chatter. ‘Woah. I sound like I’m all over the place, don’t I?” A half smile crosses his face while a head tilt of amusement appears in the space between my words. In his calm

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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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