It’s official. You finally sent me my involuntary furlough letter. After four and a half years, on October 1st, my time with you is coming to an end. I guess this is what a Dear John letter feels like. As I read my letter, all I could feel was anger. Not anger over the furlough.Continue reading “I Changed Who I Am for You – An Open Letter to My Airline”
We are at a cross roads in the aviation industry. Here we are…another crisis has crippled the airlines, thus bringing about another round of upcoming furloughs. But something is different this time. Change is in the air. Before I go any further, I’d like to set a scenario for you. A large corporate office suddenlyContinue reading “Seniority is Everything”
Last week was probably one of the most frustrating and infuriating of my career as a flight attendant. As the clock ticks towards the October 1st furlough for aviation employees, Sara Nelson, head of the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA), has been ramping up her efforts to help secure an extension of the payroll protectionContinue reading “America’s Most Dangerous Flight Attendant”
Naomi Campbell, supermodel, queen of the catwalk and world traveler extraordinaire, has a few videos on her YouTube channel about her air travel experiences. One of those videos was done a few months back and shows how she chose to protect herself while flying during this pandemic. And as an added bonus, here is anotherContinue reading “How to Fly During a Pandemic”
Once upon a time, there was a certain doctor who was dragged off a certain plane which resulted in a PR nightmare of epic proportions for a certain airline. What I and many other flight attendants can attest to is that right around the same time, a new kind of airline passenger began to emerge.Continue reading “The End of the Runway for the Entitled Airline Passenger”
I receiving the much dreaded WARN notice this weekend from my airline. Finally! And I don’t mean finally with excitement or happiness about receiving the notice. I mean finally…after months of company communication regarding the future of the airline all in the interest of transparency (which, by the way, was always riddled with politically correctContinue reading “Now…a WARNing”
As the debate continues about whether or not there is any benefit to blocking the middle seat on airplanes and we continue to criticize/praise the airlines that engage in this practice, the one thing that most of us can agree upon is that wearing a mask while on an aircraft is useful and essential. SimilarContinue reading “Why It’s Hard for Flight Attendants to Enforce Continuous Mask Usage During a Flight”
I try to refrain from dissecting other people’s thoughts and opinions. Intention and perception don’t always go hand in hand, and if you’re going to attempt to interpret what someone else is trying to say, you can wind up traveling down a rabbit hole that takes you far from where you intended to be. However….Continue reading “Why I Agree with Chrissy Teigen’s Call Out of American Airlines”
One of the best perks of working for my airline is being privy to all the private Facebook pages that exist for the flight attendants of my carrier. Kind of ironic that I consider this a company perk since these pages are moderated by flight attendants and my airline has no power or jurisdiction overContinue reading “The Flight Attendant Layover in the Lands of Denial and Delusion”
I can’t think of a bigger lightning rod for flight attendants than the subject of unions. Regardless of whether or not he or she is represented by one, a flight attendant will always have an opinion on the effectiveness or usefulness of unions. As a matter of fact, personal feelings about unions tend to beContinue reading “The Overreach of a Flight Attendant Union”
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