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Dear John Doe: An Open Letter From Flight Attendants To The Significant Others We Left Behind

  A few days ago, TheFlightAttendant.com received a comment that pretty much broke our collective flight attendant heart. Read on, from “John Doe:”     This one sorta got

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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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Mountains, Temples and 3.2% Beer: Rediscovering Salt Lake City

The airplane lurches. I sit upright in my jumpseat, adjusting the straps of my shoulder harness. I pick up the intercom and calmly inform people that we will be experiencing some turbulence, and that yes,

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BBQ, Redeyes and Getting Weird in Austin, Texas

My weekend was a little weird. Friday I spent the day in Edmonton, Alberta, curled up with cocoa and my crew for our 30-hour layover. By Saturday I was back in Seattle, but only for the day. Sunday morning

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Nazareth, Haifa and Visiting North Israel

It is getting late. My dinner of pita, hummus and olives from the market is making me sleepy. Or maybe it’s the delicious Israeli wine. Anyways, the last few days have been amazing. And eye-opening. Jerusalem

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How Travel Happens

Travel happens imperfectly.  Unexpectedly. Travel happens intentionally.  Logically. Travel happens illogically. Travel mixes reality and fairytale.   Travel

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The Flight Attendant Life Schedule

It’s two in the afternoon, Pacific time. I’m in sunny San Jose, California. My hotel room is filled with sunlight and remnants of the past two day trip. I have my laptop spread out across

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Home Is Where The Hotdish Is: Tales From Wisconsin

I am sitting bundled in the back seat, one dog draped across my lap and another leaning against me. The three of us (My boyfriend Tim and his dad John) are driving up a winding county road on our way

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An Anthropological Look Into London’s ‘Dans Le Noir.’

One redeye, Danielle and I sat on the two mid-galley facing jumpseats.  We began discussing cultures, people, life, and travel.  Danielle began telling me about an experience she had on a recent layover

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