Category: flight attendants

True Adventures of a Flight Attendant

By The Flying Pinto

“True adventure begins when everything goes wrong.” –Yvon Chouinard Five years ago, if you had told me that I would live in Los Angeles, Hawaii, Washington State, and Florida, as well as travel to over thirty different countries, in just a few years, I would have said that this was not possible.  This sounded too […]

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A Memorial Day Post

By The Flying Pinto

Guest post by flight attendant Raul Zambrana I want to share with you something that just happened to me on my last flight. This experience has grounded me, humbled me and reminded me why I still love my job and also why I love being an American. A great true story for this Memorial Day […]

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The Flight Attendant Survival Guide

By The Flying Pinto

I wrote a book! Ever wonder what life is like after you are hired as a flight attendant? Everyone thinks getting hired is the hard part and it is, but let me tell you that first year on line as a stew can be one of the most challenging years of your life! Think about […]

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Did you enter last weeks give away from Casauri? Well you should have! They couldn’t decide on just one winner so they picked six!! I love them and their bags! Winners of the iPad case are Rhonda Winston and Kelli East! We also have four runners up, who will receive a super cool iPhone case! […]

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Out of the Mouth of Babes

By The Flying Pinto

The little girl, with dark curls framing a cherub face, ordered beverages for her family.  She is adorable, I think.  Polite and well-spoken, this little cutie smiles up at me. “My mommy will have cranberry juice.  And, my sister will have milk.  She’s still little.”  The little girl giggles.  A seven hour friendship begins between […]

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“Please place your seats and tray tables in their locked and upright position….Thank you!” Here’s a scenario… You’re the passenger; I’m your flight attendant. After hearing the above statement, you may have gotten a little defensive. It’s the way our relationship has been set up and I think it’s a set up for failure. Nobody […]

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Flight Attendants and Snowstorms

By The Flying Pinto

Where are you? Has Snowstorm Nemo got you snowed in? I’m home far away from it but, as I sit here drinking my tea I envision my colleagues out having snow ball fights. Probably not the reality. So what does happen to airline crews during a storm of this magnitude? I had the pleasure of […]

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Fantasy Flight 2012

By The Flying Pinto

“What I know for sure is that what give comes back to you” -Oprah Winfrey I am honored to share this beautiful guest post from Flight Attendant Cody Kruse I needed to take a moment, and really collect myself on this one. I’ve been having a bad week.. Just a bad week. Little things have […]

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Furnished Flight Attendant Crash Pad

By The Flying Pinto

Furnished Room for Rent in EWR airport, Concourse C. I changed the lock 18 months ago and have the only key. The current renter is transferring to the west coast. $399 a month. One month deposit. 6 month lease. Utilities included. No Pets. Here are some of the FAQ Alex (the landlord) so graciously answered: […]

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Top Ten Ways to Tell a NonRev

By The Flying Pinto

As a flight attendant (uniform) and mom (yoga pants) I find one of the only times I dress up is to fly or more specifically, nonrev. Non-reving or space available travel are airline terms for non-revenue passengers or employees and their pass riders. Sad but true I get excited to nonrev because I can pull […]

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