On board

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.┬áThe truth behind drinking that cup of coffee at 40,000 feet is way beyond imaginable. (more…)

Airplanes that will live forever

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When flying was not an option anymore, these planes have found unique ways to stay among us offering their best on ground as they used to do in the skies.

 

1- Plane turned into Kindergarten

In the Georgian city of Rustavi, an old Yakovlev 42 has been transformed into a functional Kindergarten. Head teacher Gari Chapidze bought the plane from Georgian Airways and arranged for it to be transported to the city of Rustavi, where he refurbished the interiors with educational equipment, games and toys but left the cockpit instruments intact so they could be used as play tools.

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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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How to avoid injuries on board

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Let’s face it, you must stay healthy if you want to fly for years with the same energy you had soon after you finish you initial training. We all know this and we take care of ourselves by bringing our own food onboard, avoid touching tempting sweets and goodies. However, staying healthy is also about keeping our body fit and avoiding injuries.

Having a injury onboard is a catastrophe. Mainly because if the company determines that it was your fault, you are left without a job and a paycheck.

This is a list of the most common injuries you can suffer onboard while working as a cabin crew:

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