Hotel Sweet Hotel – ‘what is your accommodation like?’

As someone who stays in a different hotel every week, I love seeing which type of room I have scored! When checking in I still almost always feel like a kid at Christmas…   The bed (luscious king or king… single?), room amenities (in Japan and Singapore – a wifi and hotspot mobile phone you can…

Our Lifestyle is a Time Bomb

  Our Golden Cage Lifestyle is a Time Bomb – apply emotional first aid… WHY DOES THIS MATTER?   You lock yourself in the toilet and breathe. (Not too deeply.) Everything you expected about this life has promised both so much more and often delivers less – and you know you’re hanging on by a thread….

What exactly are we doing before you board your plane?

It feels like a dinner party that you have invited a whole bunch of strangers to. Open the alcohol, throw in a dash of highly emotional catalysts for flying, add a pinch of fatigue and a spoonful of hypoxia and limited personal space… and then we have to emerge looking immaculate at the other end….

Get On Board – Flight Attendant Memorial Day (July 24)

ANGELS OF THE SKY MEMORIAL DAY   (thanks to Confessions of a Trolley Dolly   https://confessionsofatrolleydolly.com/2014/07/30/a-yearly-memorial-to-our-fallen-cabin-crew-colleagues/ )   Every piece of aviation legislation that we have to know during our excruciating exams has truly stemmed from one of our own colleagues – in direct danger. Intrigued? Let me explain. Overwing exits and briefings, strip lighting, lifejacket…

‘Do you have much time to explore?’

I love the feel of a new slip port: the colours and shapes on the public transport system map and the feel of the currency; the smell walking into a new crew-recommended coffee shop; reading the local paper and seeing what concerns these people and how I relate to them; reading up on the history…

Cooking up a Storm

After a year at long haul, I received an amazing phone call – I was now chosen to look after Business/First!! After a whirlwind training course we were given a new uniform and sent out to take care of Business.   Due to the seniority system I almost always got a galley role… so with…

No Reservations

The phone rang from a private number and I knew it was Ops. This flight was a coveted trip for many reasons – and today it was MINE! (It also marked me spending that calendar month sleeping on each of the five continents that mainline crew fly, so it was a dream reserve roster!!) As…

Why is my flight delayed???

In the interest of addressing your curiosity, I’ve collected a few possible reasons – the majority from my own firsthand experience over a year or two – which should shed light on why there is NO (simple) answer!   Customs paperwork (strawberry plants, turtles, llamas, gold, human remains, Easter eggs) Small organ donor collection plane…