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No Silver Lining: Suicide, Depression, & Mental Illness in ‘Flight Attendant Life’

In awareness of National Suicide Prevention Day and all of the flight attendants who are ‘not always ok,’ let’s be real, let’s be honest, and let’s support each other. If you need help

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“Flying— On My Own Terms”

“Would you ever want to fly again?” I ask inquisitively. I find it somewhat surprising that I don’t know the answer to this question, or the real reason, that my father stopped flying as a full-time

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I Love My New ‘Crew:’ Why Working With Good Crewmembers Makes Any Job Amazing

“Yes!” “Absolutely!” “Please— What can I do to help you?” “Thank you for all your hard-work.” “What do you need?” “How are you doing?”

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Flight Attendants & Pilots Can’t Avoid “The Long Distance Relationship” (But Date Them Anyway)

“You do realize that— as long as you work for this company— any relationship you choose to be in will be long distance, right? Or, at least, the relationship

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Because It’s Your Dream…

You’ve always wanted to be a flight attendant. You remember your first flight and being mesmerized by the dazzling smile of a bubbly cabin attendant.

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What It’s Not

You signed up for this. You choose to go to work everyday. You greet and smile at passengers like you love your job, but inside you feel like your airline is

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Milestones: Making It Through Year One

  The sky is grey and the sun can’t figure out whether to show herself or not. The bus bumps along, me with it. We are weaving our way through a morning that, honestly, looks like any other

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