Flight diaries

Flight Attendant’s flaming Samsung Galaxy Note 7 costume gone viral

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Costume

A picture of a halloween costume has gone viral on social media after a Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant was spotted dressed up as a Flaming Samsung Galaxy Note 7 smartphone at Salt Lake City Airport. (more…)

The “Darker Side” of Crew Life: Sadness, Sickness & Loneliness

Trying to understand crew life is, for some people, almost a pastime. This is good for me because trying to explain it is literally a second job. However, even as much as I talk about it, some sides remain difficult to express. Some are simply quite personal. Some come off as complaints, as if I think it’s terrible and I hate it when I don’t. I still love flying – but it is glamorized and has real downsides. (more…)

Airplane Coffee: Why you should not drink it

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Having a cup of coffee is one of the basic things that most people would take for granted when they travel on a plane. It’s such a basic concept as getting to their seat, browsing the in-flight magazine and asking for a cup of coffee to finally get the day started before reaching destination. The truth behind drinking that cup of coffee at 40,000 feet is way beyond imaginable. (more…)

The passenger is always right, but doesn’t need to be rude

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Good behaviour is rewarded, bad behaviour is dismissed. This is a simple principle apply in life and teach to our little ones, but also it seems to be difficult to grasp for some  people when travelling. (more…)

Steps to find a job as a Flight Attendant

Finding a job

Have you ever wonder how people become Flight Attendants? What does it take to land that dream job? You want to know what they did and how they did it. Here you have one by one the steps you need to follow. (more…)

Flight Attendant Salary: How much are Flight Attendants paid in the Middle East Big 3 Airlines

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Have you ever wonder how much money do Flight Attendants make? What determines their salary? What are the hidden benefits and perks? What’s the difference between flying in the ME and flying in Europe, the States or Australia?

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Five quick meals a Flight attendant carries to work

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Trying to stay healthy and maintain a good weight is one of the most discussed topics on board amongst crew. Most of us follow at least one of the popular diets and may argue which is the best. We all agree that eating the meals loaded on board is a big no no if you want to keep your figure or even loose a bit here and there when you fly as much as we do.

One way to avoid eating meals on board is packing your own. But who has time for that, right? Well, actually you do, if you plan ahead and stick to simple meal plans. These are my top five meals to take on board. Enjoy.

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Why I am still a Flight Attendant?

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Five years ago I made the decision to become a flight attendant, cabin crew, trolly dolly, whatever you wanna call it. I left family and friends and moved to the other side of the globe. I went through a long and rigorous training program and began my new life.

Over the years I have seen many positive changes in myself and my way of thinking. I’ve seen so much of this beautiful planet and have met so many different interesting people. I’ve also woken up at unholy hours and gotten dressed to go to work long before the sun has made his appearance. I’ve missed birthdays, holidays and weddings. Actually, I almost missed my own wedding, but that’s another story. I’ve touched people and made an actual difference to others at some points over the years. I’ve saved a lot of money, I’ve spent even more. My skin and makeup has never looked better. I have never been this tired. I have made quick friends and sadly I’ve had to loose some old ones. It is definitely a lifestyle, not just a job.

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