Perverts On A Plane: Flight Attendants Dealing with Sexual Harassment

As a flight attendant, it isn’t surprising that I, too, have had my fair share of inappropriate behavior and comments by both passengers, male co-workers (specifically pilots and male flight attendants). They’ve ranged from creepy stares to unnecessary comments about my appearance, body parts and (gag) uniform. But, I’ve never allowed it to rattle me much.... Read more »

Flight Attendant Seeks Facebook App Restraining Order

Last month, Facebook felt compelled to notify me that I finally acquired over 1,000 friends. As balloons and confetti blipped across my iPhone screen, my insides frowned. So what, was my first thought. I definitely don’t have a 1,000 friends in real life because if I did, I wouldn’t be sitting at home on a... Read more »

Meanwhile Back In Chicago...

Instead of blogging, I’ve been busy editing books, hanging out in Mexico and flight attending as needed to pay the bills. Pastimes have included packing and re-packing for travel to Africa and Europe while catching up with family, friends and overdue doctor’s appointments. I just left the rainy season in Mexico and now back in... Read more »

Hurricanes, Heat Waves and Racism: Flight Attendant Philosophy on a 4-day trip

For the past four days, I’ve been zigzagging across the country flight attending (I know that’s not a real term, but it’s now in my vocabulary). Although far away from the catastrophic floods of Houston, I lucked up and got a fifteen-hour layover in Sacramento that felt like a dry sauna due to a record-breaking... Read more »

I Don't Really Like Football Anyways...

I Don't Really Like Football Anyways...
The last NFL game that I’m probably ever going to go to was last year around my birthday. A friend of mine had a couple of tickets and invited me along. The seats were great but the game was still boring. The only thing I liked was the close up view of the men in... Read more »

@##!% Delay: A Flight Attendant Rants

I had to eat before I write this post because my hunger compounded with a extra heap of annoyance would have created a seething, hangry rant about my current situation. The hunger is gone but I’m still annoyed because today, I signed up for a red-eye flight that would have me back from the west coast by 2 a.m.... Read more »

Layover Life: London

Blogger’s note: I wrote this back in the spring when it was still raining non-stop in London. Nevertheless, it’s still a good layover life story to share… —– It had been a while since I created my own adventure and was long overdue when I picked up a red-eye flight to London with a 24-hour layover. Although still jet... Read more »

Why Summer Air Travel Season Sucks

Summer travel is in full swing. It’s great for you, but sucks for me. Lately, the planes are either too hot or too cold. They’re extra crowded, extra messy and extra loud thanks to all the kids on board. Side rant to parents: Either mute the volume on your kid’s iPad or get them some headphones! The... Read more »

The Circumcised Pilot

The Circumcised Pilot
During our pre-boarding briefing, the captain had a joke he wanted to share with the crew. “It’s a bit off color so you have to promise not to report me,” he said. “That depends on how funny it is,” I replied, fully aware that pilots only have off color jokes. —- There was this guy,... Read more »

10 Ways Flight Attendants Annoy Each Other

There’s several lists already written by flight attendants about annoying things passengers do. But surprisingly, my fellow crew members can sometimes be worse than the passengers. In flight attendant world, the name of the game to keeping a flight running smoothly is teamwork. And dear readers, worse than an obnoxious passenger is a lazy or... Read more »