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Ruined Me…

To you—I hope that you don’t read this, because I think it’s a hard thing to read that you are being talked about instead of talked to; so tread softly, take the words lightly, and simply know that

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‘The Latest:’ Planes & Poetry by Jade

Editor’s Note: The day that Jade sent me this poem, I found an email in my inbox with the following words. I had been wondering when she would write again and hoping she would. I love Jade’s

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The One Type Of Wonder I Don’t Want

I swear flight attendants must think I’m crazy. I wouldn’t be surprised if the lead FA working the flight from Cancun to Ft Lauderdale this morning questioned why the only passenger in the

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Cabin Crew Christmas Traditions: Talia’s Story

  What does Christmas as a Flight Attendant look like for me? Honestly, not much has changed. I grew up in a single parent house hold for the majority of my childhood, so Christmas was always a little

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“I Do This Because…” 9 Reasons Why Flight Attendants Must Fly

Ask a flight attendant why she flys… Ask a cabin crew why he packs his suitcase for the millionth time… Ask a recovering FA why she wants to return

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What Home Is | What Home Isn’t

  In this generation, many travel frequently for work, or exist in the realm of “freelancing”—not being tied to a location. Subsequently, due to the nature of the economy and our desires

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Why Working For A Regional Airline Will Be The Best Time of Your Life

  The van door slams shut and we are ready to go to the airport. Well, “ready” is a relative term. It’s 4:45am in Sitka, Alaska, and barely light even in the late-summer season.

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Summer In The Skies: How Cabin Crew Make Work A Vacation

I’m sitting in a warm, darkened aircraft, fanning myself with a passenger safety card. The lights are off, the power shut down. A few rows back, my co-flight attendant props her feet up and enjoys

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Finding Your Way Home: How Flight Attendants Stay Grounded

A typical conversation between long-distance flight attendant friends: “Wait, I thought you were in Texas.” “Nope, Milwaukee to Houston and then to Monterrey, Mexico. Where are you today,

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When Everyone You Love Lives Halfway Around The World

It’s almost dawn in Las Vegas. I’m staring out the window at the bright lights of the casinos, unable to sleep. Yesterday at this time I was at the airport in San Francisco, running between

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