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The Depressing State Of Commercial Aviation: A Letter To Air Travelers And Flight Attendants

To Whom It May Concern: I regret to inform you that the state of commercial aviation has no likelihood of improving. As ticket prices lower, security lines

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“The Angel in 22B:” The Life Changing Moments All Around Us

One thing that I can say from my experience as a flight attendant is that bad days do exist. Although most days are pretty awesome— just gallivanting around the globe— the bad days do come and when

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“Draw The Plane:” Unique Perspectives Of A Frequent Air Traveler In A Book

It’s possible that Joseph Mayernik has flown on more flights than I have. For 20 years, he has been capturing a story from the perspective of his airline seat— and subsequently the stories of flight

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Known By A Number

I always say the same standard introduction when calling scheduling. “Hi…This is ,” quickly followed by a five digit number that is my identity as an

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Planes & Poetry

By J. Wilson Smeared lipstick & spray tan on bedsheets. Secrets kept in hotel rooms in the cobwebbed cities we fly into. But you’re an LA & I’m more of a Denver A Pinterest to

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Flight Attendant RETOX: The Necessary Detox & Recovery Required Post-Trip

The last thing I wanted was to be on the 5hr25 min flight from Ft Lauderdale to Los Angeles. ‘I hate this commute,’ I thought as I lifted my heavy kiteboarding bag onto the scale; smiling at

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Remember The Pilots—A Tribute To The ‘Other’ Crew

Often— as a collective group— flight attendants don’t speak well of cockpit crew and often, this is for good reason. I’ve trusted the wrong types; the ones who have a character less than

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The Boeing 787-8: A Flight Attendant Takes You On An Inside Tour Of The Dreamliner

The Boeing 787-8 is my office, but more than that, it sometimes feels like my home. As an International Long-Haul Crew Member, I spend more hours in an airplane than outside of; so being on an aircraft

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Don’t Forget, Not Everyone Travels For Fun

Don’t forget, not everyone travels for fun. She’s on your airplane, because her mom was just diagnosed with cancer and has been given a few weeks. Don’t forget, not everyone wants to

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Dear New Flight Attendant- What You Don’t Know About Airplane Food

Dear New Flight Attendant, Congratulations and welcome to the best and worst thing of your life.  This job is filled with many highs and many lows, and with all of my baking background, I’m not

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