I just celebrated my 4th work anniversary. In just 4 short years I have learned SO much. Jumpseat therapy comes with the job. Sometimes it is nice to have a non-bias opinion on something going on in your life. It is also nice to be able to lend an ear to someone new who might … Continue reading 4 Years And Counting…
Dear Pax: Just a FA
Dear Passenger in 5A, Yesterday when I wouldn't let you come to the front of the airplane because the pilots were going in and out of the cockpit you informed me I was "just a flight attendant". I've had some time to reflect on that and decided to educate you on a few facts regarding … Continue reading Dear Pax: Just a FA
You Know You’re A Flight Attendant When…. (Part 2)
You wake up with a mini panic attack because you don’t know where you are at and you slept past 7 am. Turns out your in your own bed at home and you are off Sometimes you forget that you are off so when you wake up it takes you a few seconds to realize … Continue reading You Know You’re A Flight Attendant When…. (Part 2)
You Know You’re A Flight Attendant When…. (Part 1)
You have every other currency except for usd (United States Dollar) As a flight attendant we travel a lot for both work and pleasure. I always have different currencies in my wallet and a few times have tried to pay for things with something other than usd. When you eat standing up no matter where … Continue reading You Know You’re A Flight Attendant When…. (Part 1)
The A-Z of Flight Attendants
Here is my A-Z of being a flight attendant: A: Aircraft - Our natural habitat. If we're not in an airport or hotel we are on an aircraft. B: Bag - What we live out of. It could be a rollerboard, lunch box, tote, overnighter or purse but it’s what we keep all of our … Continue reading The A-Z of Flight Attendants
Crazy Stories: Bus Or Plane?
I know not everyone flies all the time but there are some passengers who make me scratch my head every once in a while. *Passenger moves from main cabin to open first class seat* Flight Attendant: I’m sorry ma’am but you can’t sit there. You need to return to your assigned seat. Passenger: But this … Continue reading Crazy Stories: Bus Or Plane?
Crazy Stories: Cold Sandwich
I always get asked about crazies stories I have experienced and this one might have to be the craziest so far. Here's how it goes..... *I'm walking down the aisle* Passenger 1: Ma’am! Ma’am! Me: Yes? Passenger 1: *Frantically pointing at the gentleman across the aisle* Passenger 2: *Holding a lighter under a foil wrapped … Continue reading Crazy Stories: Cold Sandwich
Crazy Stories: Passenger Or Pilot?
Weather is something that no matter how hard we try, we cannot control. We were flying to New York City but there were high winds that made it impossible to land safely at LaGuardia. We were in a holding pattern (pretty much flying in circles) over Raleigh, North Carolina. Of course planes aren't magic and … Continue reading Crazy Stories: Passenger Or Pilot?
Dear Pax: Entertainment
Dear Passenger in 11A, Yes we can hear you complaining. I'm sure they can even hear you 5 rows back. The entire plane can hear how upset your are that there are "no TVs". The more you complain isn't going to change the fact there are no entertainment systems. The flight attendant will not run … Continue reading Dear Pax: Entertainment
Don’t be THAT person: Bag Edition
Roller boards, duffel bags, backpacks, purses, and every other bag you can think of is brought on the plane. Per FAA regulations all passengers are allowed 2 carry-on. One is your carry-on bag and the other is a personal item like a purse, laptop case, or briefcase. This is because you are meant to put … Continue reading Don’t be THAT person: Bag Edition