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The Flight Attendant's Guide to Hotel Safety

Sara Keagle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Sara Keagle

Airline crews are away from home and family sometimes half the year or more. Staying safe on the road is a priority. Here are the tips I've learned along the way that may benefit you as a traveler as well!

How Technology Is Changing Commercial Flight

Erica Swallow | Posted 09.28.2013 | Technology
Erica Swallow

And I can't imagine what it must have been like to be John Prince, a 12-year-old on an old rivet-covered plane, flying high above his Canadian homeland, listening to the flight attendant shout out directions, because there was no PA system.

LOOK: Asiana Flight Attendant's Heroic Rescue Of Passengers

Posted 07.12.2013 | Good News

The image of a flight attendant carrying people on her back away from Asiana Flight 214's smoldering remains are going viral, thanks to photos taken b...

America's Flight Attendants Celebrate the Crew of Asiana 214

Bobby Laurie | Posted 09.10.2013 | Travel
Bobby Laurie

If one thing can be said for the flight attendant community, we always stand together. No matter the airline we work for, or the country we live in, we all realize that we do the same job, with the same ups and downs. When tragedy strikes, we're all there to support each other.

From a Flight Attendant's Point of View: Thoughts on Asiana Flight #214

Patricia Sund | Posted 07.11.2013 | Travel
Patricia Sund

There's a lot more to being a flight attendant than slinging orange juice. You just don't see it. If you saw what was covered in my manual, you'd freak. And there's only so much training you can get before you run into something that has never happened before.

5 Right and Wrong Ways to Get Your Flight Attendant's Attention

Bobby Laurie | Posted 07.06.2013 | Travel
Bobby Laurie

Your flight attendant is a very popular person! With fewer flights comes fuller planes and a smaller flight attendant to passenger ratio. In fact, the...

Is Being a Flight Attendant the Worst Job in 2013?

Bobby Laurie | Posted 06.30.2013 | Travel
Bobby Laurie

Do your research before just applying to any airline. Each one of them has a different definition of how and what your seniority means and how it'll affect your life. Make the right choice for you.

7 Great Reasons To Be A Flight Attendant

Sara Keagle | Posted 03.09.2013 | Travel
Sara Keagle

Delta posted that they were hiring flight attendants and the applications started coming in two per minute! Why is a flight attendant career so desirable? Isn't it low pay and long hours away from home?

17 Things Your Flight Attendant Won't Tell You

George Hobica | Posted 02.27.2013 | Travel
George Hobica

Ever wonder what your flight attendant really thinks of you? What they'd tell you if they had the nerve? Or weren't afraid of being fired? What deep, dark secrets would they reveal about their jobs?

Fall Is The Best Season For Winery Visits

Tracy Christoph | Posted 12.20.2012 | Travel
Tracy Christoph

Each wine region offers its own unique charms, beautiful scenery and delicious varieties of wine. Though I do have favorite Virginia vineyards near my hometown, I love traveling to Napa and Sonoma in California's wine country, and to Washington state as well. What could be better?

Who Is Sexy Now? New Book Traces Evolution of Stewardesses

Christine Negroni | Posted 11.04.2012 | Books
Christine Negroni

I recommend Skygirlsto anyone who believes that aviation was romantic, or who agrees with me that it always will be.

Flight Attendant On Weirdest, Craziest Passengers

Heather Poole | Posted 05.06.2012 | Books
Heather Poole

When people ask me about the craziest things I've seen as a flight attendant (which usually happens the minute they find out what I do for a living), I'll usually share stories about passengers who get naked or attempt to open the emergency doors in flight.

Astoria Characters: The Aloha Lovers

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 12.20.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

Suzi, who looks like a runway model, was born in Hawaii right before it became a state in 1960; Jeff was raised in Kansas City, Mo. It was fate that brought them together and sent them to New York City.

Women Kicked Off AirTranFlight Blame Ornery Flight Attendant

Posted 12.06.2011 | Travel

Three New York-bound women were kicked off their AirTran flight Monday, and they say a disagreeable flight attendant is to blame. Marilyn Miller, C...

Flight Attendant's Stolen Money Flushed Down The Toilet

AP | Posted 11.14.2011 | Travel

BOSTON -- Massachusetts State Police say they have arrested a man returning from a vacation in Iceland after he allegedly stole $300 from a flight att...

Southwest Rant -- Holding Pilots to a Higher Standard

Christine Negroni | Posted 08.24.2011 | Travel
Christine Negroni

What's behind this a state of horrified outrage over the presumed-to-be-private conversation between two men piloting a flight from Austin to San Diego?

I'll Have the Can, Hold the Cups

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

Tell the flight attendants you want just the can, no napkin, next time you need a shot of carbonated caffeine while in the air. Why use so many plastic cups, and what happens to them when the plane lands?

The Weekly Pulse: Michael Pollan's Rules for Thanksgiving, Plus Whole Foods' Healthcare Lies

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

Editor's Note: Happy Thanksgiving from the Media Consortium! This week, we aren't stopping The Audit, The Pulse, The Diaspora, or The Mulch, but we ar...

Five Parties Guilty of Creating JetBlue Flight Attendant Steven Slater

Tom Johansmeyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Tom Johansmeyer

At the end of the day, we're all responsible for our own actions, and Slater's the one who grabbed some beer and jumped. Let's be realistic.

Jet Blue Flight Attendant Wants To Return To Air

AP | VERENA DOBNIK and DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

NEW YORK — The renegade flight attendant who cursed out a passenger and emergency-chuted to folk-hero status thanked the world for its support a...

Steven Slater: Flight Attendant and Role Model

Beth Armogida | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Beth Armogida

When someone gets on your nerves, ask yourself, "What would Steven do?" Here are a few examples of how you can handle everyday situations just like our hero flight attendant.

Delta Flight Attendant Arrested With Gun At Indianapolis Airport

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

INDIANAPOLIS � An airport official says a flight attendant who was carrying a handgun in her purse has been arrested at Indianapolis International A...

Kevin Smith & the Gift Of Honesty

Mark Joseph | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Joseph

Instead of complaining about his treatment, Kevin Smith should be thanking those flight attendants and that pilot for a moment of honesty that he was probably sorely in need of.