6 Rules for Non-Rev Flying

Travel benefits are the best perk of working for an airline. But flying overseas for free requires airline employees to be extra clever when planning their vacations. What can you do to improve your standby experience? Here are some tips for a smoother trip… Have a Plan C You already know how unpredictable airport life…

Solitude In The Skies: Facing Loneliness As A Flight Attendant

During a layover, I had an honest chat with a flight attendant and pilot about how lonely this job can be. It was comforting to hear other crewmembers talk about the lifestyle’s impact on their social life, since I thought I was the only one. It was also disheartening to realize that we don’t talk…

The Flight Attendant Personality Types

Changing coworkers every day sounds strange to most people. For inflight crewmembers, it’s the norm and we get used to it quickly. Blending new personalities on each trip can connect you with the coolest people at your airline or test your patience before any passengers board. We’re used to seeing the same passenger types on…

5 Gift Ideas For Travelers

The holiday season is underway and so is the pressure to knock out your gift list. You might find it difficult to shop for the frequent traveler in your life but I’m here to tell you that practicality is key. Giving something that will complement their lifestyle is the best way to score points with…

6 Passengers You’ll See On Every Flight

Every flight comes with different personality types. But with all the surprises, flight attendants can be sure to find a few of these people on every trip… The Non-Parent This person lets their child run wild and free all over the plane, knocking over cups and bumping elbows. Who cares if it’s inconsiderate to other…

Improving Your Travels With Language Learning

A few years ago, my friend and I were visiting Italy and we couldn’t find the restaurant we were looking for. According to Google Maps we’ve arrived but we didn’t see any signs of the cafe. I tried asking for directions, but my broken Italian was a joke. Eventually, my friend got frustrated and yelled,…

Discovering the Beauty of West Ireland

The highlight of my short trip to Ireland was an excursion to the western coast. I kept hearing that Dublin is a great city but it’s similar to other Western European metro areas. The smaller towns give you those real Irish vibes.   Seeing the Cliffs of Moher was the main reason I came to Ireland,…