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The Holiday Rush: What Working As A Flight Attendant On Christmas is Really Like

I can hear three different Holiday songs, seemingly competing for loudness. And obnoxiousness. There are people and presents and insanely large suitcases that keep bumping into me. The normal hum of the

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That Moment When…

That moment when everything is hilarious and confusing. I was supposed to be in Salt Lake City tonight. No, wait. Maybe Boise? But instead I’m in Los Angeles going to work in a different base, working

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Why You Should Be Kind To Your Flight Attendant

There she is. Look past the glamorous Asiana crew strolling through SFO, past the striking jetBlue pilots with their shiny smiles and stripes, beyond the high heels and wings, the rollaboards, the lipstick,

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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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Seven Things You Leave Behind When You Become A Flight Attendant

You gain so much when you enter this industry. Flight benefits, allowing you to fly all over the country, the continent and the world. The ability to stand in front of dozens or even hundreds of people

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I Quit My Job

When I got my job as a flight attendant, I had nothing to lose.  I needed work.  I needed a radical change.  I needed a paycheck, a journey, an eyeopening experience.  I didn’t know at the time

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If One Day I’m Not A Flight Attendant

Every year, flight attendants are required by the FAA to go through recurrent training, Recurrent training is when we stews spend a couple of days in a classroom and cover emergency procedures, power

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A Flight Attendant’s Workday: The Predictably Unpredictable Life Of A Cabin Crew Member

Whenever I think I’ve seen it all, I’m surprised by the “OMG! That’s never happened before” moments.  I shouldn’t be so surprised,

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