Christmas Tree Picking

Meeting Georgie

I became good friends with a fellow flight attendant after working together for a month. He lives in Minneapolis and during the first week of December he and his husband begin the holidays by driving miles into the country to a Christmas tree farm to cut their own tree. It is their yearly tradition going back years.

I was so...

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Traveling on Delta

Part 3

Today is the day we take all the knowledge and preparation I have gathered for you in the first two parts of this series and put it to use. All that extra planning and research into airports and airplanes, seats and entertainment, apps and meals, will come into play as Zach and I travel to Los...

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Preparing to Travel

Part 2 of Buying Your Plane Ticket series

In my previous post, I went through the process of buying a plane ticket. I took you through a strategy that maximized your day of travel. I used my knowledge as a flight attendant to help construct a day of travel that kept in mind possible irregular airline operations, like delays or cancellations. I also took into consideration the benefit of a...

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Two Day Trip to LAX

Day 1

I am working a 2-day trip. I will be working position 11 on the Boeing 777-300 to Los Angeles, California. Come with me as I work this flight.

It is a 540am sign in. Ugh, that’s pretty miserable. It means that I have to get up around 4am to shower and Uber to the...

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10 Tips for Packing a Personal Carry-on bag

Your personal carryon should always be by your side. It should never, ever go in the overhead bin or out of your sight. This bag is so important that you should probably have a tracking device attached to it, or at least a pair of handcuffs attaching it to you. When I travel for work or fun, my personal bag is always by my side, even if it cramps the small space underneath the...

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Packing a Lunch

You got it easy, 9 to 5'ers

When you work for a regular 9 to 5 job you barely give a second thought to packing a lunch for the day. Perhaps you pack a small box containing a sandwich with chips and a cookie, maybe a cup of soup and a cup of ramen, or sometimes even leftovers from nights past. You...

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19 Hours in Washington DC

Large and In Charge

Zach is on reserve this month, which means he will be scheduled to fly when Crew Scheduling needs him. He doesn’t have a set flying schedule. Say for instance a flight attendant calls-in sick for their scheduled trip at the last minute. A reserve flight...

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