From Chicago to Chiang Mai

As I mentioned before, I’m back to flying and my appreciation for the flexibility and travel privileges of my flight attendant life has deepened. There’s a renewed enthusiasm as I actively tackle once again my growing bucket list of places and experiences (2019 version coming soon). One of the places on this year’s list that I can already cross off... Read more »

Passengers Outraged Over New Emotional Support Animal Policies

Passengers Outraged Over New Emotional Support Animal Policies
The following letter is based on a compilation of actual experiences by numerous passengers regarding their emotional support animals (mixed in with a bit of creative fiction…). ——–   Dear Spirited American Delta,  Binky and I have decided that we are never flying your wretched airlines ever again. Despite my reassurances to the gate agent that he... Read more »

Been There, Done That and Now Back In The Air

Upon exiting from cubicle nation at the top of this year, I’m now back to delays, schellping luggage, and passenger shenanigans. Yup, I’m once again flight attending after a year long hiatus. In some ways, I feel like a new hire. Shiny, bright eyed and lugging way too much stuff around. But, after a couple of trips under... Read more »

Exit Doors and Diversions: A Few Updates

In my last post three or four months ago, I alluded to life chapters beginning and ending. Since then, the pages have been turning so fast that I haven’t had the interest nor energy to blog. Today, I’ve finally have had an opportunity to slow down and write more about what I vaguely mentioned in April: My... Read more »

Why I Haven't Been Blogging...

I haven’t written a blog post since January – Wait, I take that back. I haven’t published a blog post since January. I wrote a hilarious one about emotional support animals and then things got a bit too real so I decided it wouldn’t be appropriate nor timely to post last month. Maybe one day I will post... Read more »

Another Mexican Sunset on an Unusually Chilly Night

I’ve been doing this quasi-dual residency living for about a year and a half now. To my surprise, it’s starting to bore me and I’m not sure why… For those who follow my posts, you may have remembered that a while back I decided to make Mexico my home when I’m not on duty and... Read more »

In 2018, I'll blog more (maybe)

If the recent incident involving feces smeared in the lav didn’t phase you, let me remind you that planes are gross. The plane cleaners when they’re lucky, have ten minutes to clean an entire airplane before the next flight. They’re not deep cleaning carpets, sanitizing seats or frequently wiping down lav walls – Well, they might if... Read more »

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 »