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…

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…

Dear Airline Passengers, Lose The Attitude

Summer is here and many infrequent flyers are at the airport. The recent string of airline incidents has added unwelcome tension to an already chaotic season. Every day, I’m either hearing a passenger’s passive aggressive comments under their breath or reading a “Look what this airline employee did” headline on my news feed. I can’t…

How To Annoy A Flight Attendant

One of my favorite coworkers once said “I think people check their mind when they check their bags.” Most passengers usually go unnoticed by in-flight crew but the same bothersome behavior finds its way to every flight.

Flight Attendant Life – The Good, Bad & Fabulous

I get questions all the time about my job. By far, the most frequently asked is “What is it really like to be a flight attendant?” I always assume the person wants to know what the pros and cons are – which is quite difficult to list accurately.