Flight Attendant Friday

The flight attendant job is unlike any other job in the world. We’re first responders, safety professionals, security officers, paramedics, and customer service representatives – all wrapped up into one. And those are just our primary responsibilities! It takes a special kind of person to do this job. If you’ve been on a plane recently, then you know first-hand that flight attendants come from all types of backgrounds. Some flight attendants are just out of college, some are looking for a second or third career, and some have even been doctors or lawyers but just needed a life-change! After chatting with some of our fly friends, we were so amazed by some of these stories that we wanted to start sharing them, so we launched the ‘Flight Attendant Friday’ series on our blog! Follow the hashtag on Instagram, like our Facebook page, and get ready to be inspired every Friday!


Submit Your Story!

If you’re an active flight attendant and have a story to tell, send it our way! It doesn’t matter if you’ve been flying for a week or fifty years, each of us has our own story. Tell us how you got started with the job, how it’s impacted your life, what’s unique about your journey, and what you love most about flying! Be sure your stories are compelling but not too lengthy as these stories will be shared across all of the Two Guys On A Plane social media channels, which often has character limit restrictions. We are not able to feature everyone due to the high volume of submissions, so here are a few guidelines below to increase the likelihood that you will be featured:

Guidelines:

  • Only one person should be in your photo submission – you!
  • Your story should be compelling, unique, original, and from the heart.
  • Please submit high-resolution photos only. Blurry or pixelated photos will not be considered.
  • You must follow Two Guys On A Plane on Instagram and like us on Facebook in order to be featured.

We can’t wait to read your story!

Disclaimer: Two Guys On A Plane does not accept responsibility for any issues that may occur as a result of sharing your story. Please ensure that you adhere to all guidelines outlined by your individual airline’s social media policy to avoid any potential issues. Thank you!

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Past Flight Attendants:

When I was 21 two of my best friends from childhood died in a limousine accident. I was flying home to Long Island to go to their funerals and had a really tough time getting on the plane. When I got home to New York I started telling my family about how hard it was for me to fly home to bury my friends. My younger sister turned to me and said Sam why don’t you become a flight attendant. She said you now know what it’s like to fly somewhere you don’t want to be, doing some thing that you don’t want to do, like burying a loved one. From that moment I knew I was meant to make a change in peoples lives. I was wasting away at an office job and thought how amazing would it be to share in peoples travels, may it be something exciting like going on vacation or going to a wedding, or something sad like visiting someone for the last time or saying goodbye to a lifelong friend. Flying has allowed me to be a light in peoples travels. For I fully understand that people don’t travel just for fun things. I remember my story every day when people aren’t the nicest, and that they may be going through things much deeper than the eye can see.

Samantha, Spirit Airlines
@sammmyy__d

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It was the end of my senior year in college that I decided I wanted to be a flight attendant. I met this United flight attendant at a career fair and I was just taken in. “You mean to tell me I get paid to travel?!” That’s all it took to start my journey! I started out at regional airline and ended up getting fired for mistakenly leaving a passenger in the lavatory. I was devastated after losing my dream job. I didn’t think I’d ever get back in the skies. With a lot of grit and determination (what Texas girls are made of), I did it and I’m a proud member of Alaska Airlines! It’s amazing to be able to work for a company like Alaska. I’ve seen places I’d either only dreamt of or never heard of until working here! I’m still awed by the fact that I get paid to travel and meet all sorts of interesting people! I can’t imagine doing anything else as a career.

Peyton, Alaska Airlines
@vintagemisspeyton007

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#flightattendant #alaska #cabincrew #crewlife

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Being a stewardess was no where near my radar. So much so that I forgot Flight attendants existed pretty much. I was in my last year of college, scrambling to figure out a plan for post graduation life. I went to college in my hometown, the only town I have ever called home. Small, you couldn’t go anywhere without seeing someone you had some kind of connection with. I was losing my mind feeling so stuck and so trapped. And then my mom met a flight attendant. She hired my mom as a wedding coordinator so I had complete access to her in the upcoming weeks. I interviewed her and pressed her for more information, and if that career was one that would give me what I wanted. Freedom. That following Monday while in class I applied to a few airlines, and by the end of that day one had reached out offering an interview. Literally 7 days later I received my first CJO and 12 days after I graduated I left for a state I’d never been to for training. To say this career changed my life is an understatement. To say I went looking for it is a lie, it truly fell into my lap just when I needed it most. It’s allowed me to appreciate things I once took for granted, and I have seen so much of the world already, and I’ve only scratched the surface.

Emily, United Airlines
@emmjayy333

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I started flying when I was 22yrs old. 6 months before that, I was in college just going through the motions and deeply unhappy with my life and the idea that I was working towards something I wasn’t even sure I wanted to begin with. I had no idea what I was going to be doing a day from now, let alone being able to plan my entire future career. I took time off school (deep down knowing I wouldn’t be back) and got a 9-5 job doing something I seemingly enjoyed. In the back of my mind I knew that something was missing and this was not the life I was destined to live. I struggled with the structure and the routine of it all. Then I stumbled upon a job listing for my current airline. I had never considered becoming a flight attendant (I had only ever flown twice in my life) but I just knew I wanted to be anywhere but where I was. I said “what the hell” and applied, not putting much thought into it. When I went to the interviews and even to training, I still wasn’t convinced this was for me. The moment I knew was right after I worked my first flight. I was exhausted but energized in a way I’d never been before. I just knew that this is exactly where I was meant to be. I feel incredibly fortunate that this career found me when I needed it most.

Kassy, SkyWest
@kassy_jackson

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During my last year of college, I was scared about my future. What will be my next step? My mum was always there supporting and guiding me with whatever decision I chose. She would always tell great stories of her flight attending days. Her experiences were so enticing and you could see that she genuinely loved what she did. So I decided to place my efforts into becoming a flight attendant.
A month before I left for training, my mum got diagnosed with stage 3 cancer. Leaving after getting this news was near impossible but she always encouraged me and never wanted to hold me back. She attended my flight attendant graduation ceremony and pinned my wings on my uniform.

Two years later, in February 2021, my mum ended her battle with cancer. Most days it’s hard, but flying makes me feel so much closer to her. Every flight, every passenger experience and every new destination makes me think of her and how she’d define these moments. I feel her presence every day but most of all when I’m in the air. It’s comforting because now we share the same profession and the same love for it. I plan on spreading her ashes in every new country I visit that she didn’t get a chance to. It feels like she’s always right beside me, experiencing these new adventures together.

Olivia, Delta Air Lines
@olibrit

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#flightattendant #cabincrew #deltaairlines

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Wow! I’m coming up on 34 years of being a flight attendant. Where have the years gone? I was only going to do this gig for a couple of years to see the world. Little did I know how big the world really is, but I think I’m halfway there now! The number one question that I always get, “Do you still like flying the friendly skies after so many years?” My answer is, “YES! Even more now than when I started.” Being a flight attendant was one of the first careers where you could be out of the closet and free. Show your Pride!

Bobby, United Airlines
@skybobbytv

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Being a Flight Attendant was never my dream career but it was something I thought about often. I come from a long line of aviation family members. My much older sister used to be a flight attendant for Northwest while I was growing up. Her husband my brother in law was a Captain at Northwest and then eventually Etihad. My niece became a flight attendant for Emirates and then later where I’m at now.

I originally went to school for journalism and political science and always intended a career in politics. Somewhere along the way I got stuck and wasn’t in the best mind set for a couple of years after dropping out of college. I ended up working bartending and serving jobs in my hometown and went out every night.

It wasn’t until I went through a traumatic break up and lost the first love of my life that I decided a change was in order. My sister’s family constantly tried to get me to apply and I always had a million excuses. Finally I decided to give it a shot. The process from applying to being invited to the hiring event to receiving an offer went extremely quickly and the rest is history. I’ll always look back at my time in initial training as the most challenging and personally rewarding experience of my life. I truly love what I do day in and day out and all of the world and people I get to see. It’s been a challenging first year dealing with Covid but I wouldn’t change it for the world and I look forward to flying the “friendly skies” for the rest of my life.

Mike, Spirit Airlines
@keystodetroit

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I have loved airplanes and aviation for as long as I can remember! According to my family, my first word was “Jet!” I traveled as a unaccompanied minor often and always remembered the friendly flight attendants who would patiently listen to me rattle off facts about the plane we were flying on that day.

In 2012 I was looking for a career change away from retail and office work. What I found was Horizon Air! I spent a little over a year working as a flight attendant on the Dash 8 flying throughout the Pacific Northwest and I loved it! Exploring new places and making new friends was incredible! In 2014 I decided to apply to become a mainline flight attendant at Alaska Airlines and got the position! The last 7 years have been a whirlwind of layover adventures, incredible friendships, challenging situations and unbelievable human interactions!

One of the best parts about being a flight attendant and working in the aviation industry is how open and accepting the majority of people are. Being a member of the LGBTQIA+ community at Alaska has given me the opportunity to celebrate Pride with both my work peers and my community! The ability to be my authentic self at work has been transformative in my journey of self-acceptance. Having recently returned from a voluntary furlough I’m excited to celebrate Pride once again this year with Alaska and the aviation community!

Justin, Alaska Airlines
@just_inflight

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I was born and raised in Japan, but always watched Hollywood movies and listened to 80’s music from MTV so when I was 24, I quit my job, took all of my savings, and came to America to study English for a year. My dream was to become a tour guide for foreigners in Japan. However, I got married to an American guy after finishing the school so my plan changed. In 1999 when Delta was hiring Japanese speakers, I applied and got hired, but my daughter was only 2 and I remember commuting from PDX to ATL was very hard. I had another daughter in 2000 and 9/11 happened. I took a year volunteer leave and at the same time I became a single mother so when the year leave was up, I could not go back. I worked “9 to 5 jobs” to raise my kids and dreamt of going back to the sky some day. When my youngest got a driver’s license, I hoped it might be ok for me to go back flying so I applied for multiple airlines and finally in 2015, after 14 years of waiting, American Airlines hired me! Since then I could meet up with my mom during NRT/HND layover (she flew in from Fukuoka) and also I could bring my kids to my trips sometimes. I was recently furloughed due to pandemic and just returned to work in March. I still have so many places I want to visit so just got the transfer award from LAX to PHL! I am so excited for my new adventure!

Yoko, American Airlines
@flyingsoccermom

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Becoming a Flight Attendant was one of those things in my life that just sorta came to fruition one day due to failing in an entirely different occupation. Never crossed my mind to become one until 2017 after I lost my job as a ride supervisor at an amusement park in northern Ohio. Part of picking up the pieces was deciding to embark on traveling alone. I chose Orlando because at the time Universal Studios announced that they were demolishing their Dueling Dragons attraction, two Inverted coasters that dueled. It struck a chord with me because I worked Raptor, an Inverted coaster just like it back in Ohio, and I knew I absolutely could not depart this earth without riding this marvelous attraction. But first I needed a ride, I chose Frontier because duh, the animals man, they are adorable and roped me right in along with the low fare lol. A $42 middle seat on a packed A321 and 2hrs later I was in Orlando. The FA's seemed to enjoy their job and I wanted a piece of that, but I was scared of trying something new so I dismissed that notion. A year later life curb stomped me again and left me bawling my eyes out in my packed Volvo in Myrtle Beach, homeless and with no money. In that moment I said aloud "screw this, I will be a flight attendant by the end of next year". Fast forward to May 22, 2019 I got my wings! Guess who gave them to me? Frontier Airlines, the airline I took when I was at my absolute lowest in life. The takeaway? Remember this, all limitations are self imposed.

JaVaughn, Frontier Airlines
@13jmorris

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I was 23 years old, trying to finish my Bachelor’s degree and working a desk job. I didn’t understand how to work a 9-5 job, Monday through Friday. I was chatting with my Grams at the time, she was 95 years old… and I was basically complaining about my life to her. She was born in 1916 and survived the Great Depression, so clearly my life was “awful” compared to hers. She said to me “Rosie, why don’t you be a fight stewardess; that was always my dream but I was married with kids.” Fast forward to 8 years later and 2 airlines, I have found my forever home in the sky. My Grams passed away in 2017, just months after I earned my Delta wings, but we are finally soaring the skies together. I’d be lost without you, Helen!

Amanda, Delta Air Lines
@ms_amandarichards

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I've been passionate about aircrafts since early childhood, and working in one of them has been a life-long dream for me. I dropped out of my 3rd year of university without hesitation to pursue my dream when I got the chance to apply for Qatar Airways as a flight attendant. I've been living my dream for a short while till the pandemic (cut my feathers short!) but I'm optimistic and know that I and all my fellow cabin crew from the world will be back in our jumpseat very soon!

Jordan, Qatar
@avejordanvs

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I became a flight attendant in the fall of 2018. I had that cliche after college 9to 5 job and had gotten stuck in a routine and a career that I didn’t see myself in for the rest of my life. I had gotten sick at the end of that summer and had to have an emergency surgery to have abscess removed off of my throat. During my recovery I had noticed an old friend that I had worked with from high school on these amazing layovers all around the world and thought “hey this looks like fun” and applied with United (my uncle had been a pilot with them for years), one thing led to another and like they say the rest is history. I can honestly say I am living a life I never thought possible. My “why” is always to help others and in such a unique way I am doing that. I am working with the greatest people in the world and providing the love and care for people in one way or another that is going to get them through whatever life event they are going through. This job saved me and has given me more than I could ever imagine. Though the last year has been tough I’m holding onto these wings and firmly knowing my head and heart are always in the clouds.

Zach, United Airlines
@zach_sand

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On April 4th, 1992 I took my first 2 flights UIO-MIA and MIA-BOS. I was two years old at the time, leaving the orphanage in Quito, Ecuador for my new life in Boston. The social worker that brought me said I stayed awake the whole time, didn’t sleep one wink. Even though I don’t remember the flight of 1992, I like to think I stayed awake to look out the window the whole time. I loved a good window seat as a kid, there’s always something magical about looking down on the earth below. There’s a feeling right after take off, after the wheels get retracted into the plane and it makes my heart flutter every single time. As a kid my favorite part of vacation was the plane ride I think it was probably the airplanes themselves. Airplanes today still make my heart skip a beat. In high school I realized I was plane obsessed and it hit me I could actually go to school for that. In 2012 I graduated college after studying aviation management and geography. I worked for Piedmont Airlines in customer service at BOS Logan before I was hired by Jetblue Airways. Today that feeling in the air never gets old. Every time I feel the plane take off, I feel like a kid again looking out the window on my way to my brand new life. I never thought this would be my career but 5 years later the magic still hasn’t worn off and there’s no place I’d rather be.

Maria, JetBlue
@lifeas_maria

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After graduating from Old Dominion University with a bachelor's in English Linguistics I had planned on going to graduate school. Well I dropped out the week before classes started and had no idea what I was going to do. After taking a few months to regroup I realized I had always wanted to be a flight attendant at some point in my life. I really didn't know if I could make it into a career and I honestly didn't know much about the job at all. However, with no other ideas I figured I had nothing to lose.

I started applying for any airline that was hiring. I got lucky and a regional airline was doing interviews in my city. It was the first interview I went to and I got hired! I left my cat with my new boyfriend, headed to Salt Lake City for training, and hoped that I was making the right choice. After a month of training I was told to move to Minneapolis. I had never even been there and only had a few days to figure out where to live. Luckily everything fell into place at the right time and after flying for a year at a regional airline and doing long distance with my boyfriend I got hired at my dream airline!

Now I'm four years into my career as a flight attendant, based in Boston, married, and living my best life. I couldn't be happier with the choices I've made and I love getting paid to fly around the world. I also started a blog last year about my life, my travels and my love of craft beer. So at least that English degree is being put to use somehow!

Hannah, Delta Air Lines
@thehoppyflightattendant
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From a very young age, I knew that my small hometown was just too small for me. Knowing there was a vast world to see made me restless and anxious to escape. I was working a 9-5 job which was not make life easier. A coworker had applied to be a flight attendant and I thought “hey, I could do that too!”. Kept telling my friends I would apply, and never would. Finally one day my friend said, “until you actually apply, you cannot say you’re going to”. That night I went home and applied to as many airlines as I possibly could. Had no idea which was the best, where each flew to, or even where any of them had based. Just knew I had to get out of that small town. Fast forward to exactly a month later, I’m sitting in a huge pool of other candidates awaiting the face-to-face interview. Looking around at everyone so polished and well versed on Delta’s history, I accepted the fact I was there to meet the interview quota. However, about 3 hours and several mini panic attacks later, I was offered the job of my dreams and never looked back. While the destinations are always a great perk, flying for me was about the freedom and independence it gives me. Being able to virtually make your own schedule. One day be going to Columbus, Ohio and the next you’re in Amsterdam. There are no boundaries with this job, not even the sky is a limit!

James, Delta Air Lines
@jamsim47

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I come from a family who owns a small business where most of our free time was spent discussing the company. I thought I would always eventually own my own business and work 24/7 because that is what you do and you do what you love. So when I left a successful corporate career to have "no worries" as soon as you step off the plane, my father was like WHAT!

I will never forget when I received the phone call to get invited to training. I stood outside my office and sobbed.

And I have never looked back. I wouldn't trade the long duty days with short overnights to be in front of the computer any day. I believe this career has opened my mind and made me a better person.

After coming in contact with so many people a day, you realize we are all the same, just after the same thing. So here's hoping to put a smile on your face (post-pandemic) at 40,000 feet!

Kayla, Southwest Airlines
@bb_kayz

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Hello everybody! My name is Michelle Spencer. I have been a flight attendant for Mesa Airlines/American Eagle since October of 2017. I had never worked in aviation before and I just love it. I have met some amazing people, and have traveled to different destinations. Special thanks to all my classmates, and my Mesa family. In honor of Black History Month, I am grateful for Mrs. Ruth Carol Taylor, the first black female black flight attendant, and those that followed her for paving the way for me, and for other black flight attendants. God blessed me to turn 60 on the 4th of February, so anyone looking for a second career, don’t let age stop you – I didn’t!

Michelle, Mesa Airlines

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It was December 2013 and I was flying LHR-ORD-PHX on American after a magical semester abroad ✨

I was a semester away from graduating college and my entire world had been rocked. After spending the last three months gallivanting Europe, how was I supposed to go back to school then get a job in the real world?! I had been bit by the travel bug HARD. So there I was, silently sobbing with a row to myself on the second leg of my journey home, and over walks one of the flight attendants. She asked, “Oh honey, are you all right?” We spoke for a bit and I explained I’m coming home from studying abroad and just feeling everything.

Afterwards, she left me briefly and brought back some tissues and snacks and said if I need anything else to please let her know. I never got her name but I’ll never forget how she made me feel.

A few days later, LinkedIn sent me an email with some jobs I might be interested in. One of those jobs was a flight attendant position—with American Airlines. It felt like fate. They were the only airline I flew to and from London and ultimately the only airline I wanted to work for. I applied that night, went through all the interview phases and graduated training with AA in March 2015!

Lauren G., American
@eldeeguz

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My love for flying came at a young age. I remember always getting excited to go to the airport and get on the plane. I usually was more excited about the flight then the vacation.

Fast forward 10 years later and I landed my first job as a Charter Sales Agent for a charter airline in Canada. About a year later, I was offered a job as a Flight Attendant making me, unofficially, the youngest Flight Attendent in the world at the age of 17. When oil and gas started to tumble and go down hill so did my job and I found myself looking for work. I moved around to a few other airlines in customer service management roles. After missing the skies I was able to get a job at JetBlue. A year later, I found my forever family at United where I have been for just under 3 years. In total, I’ve been in the industry for 8 years! 6 of them have been in the friendly skies.

What I love most about this job is really being able to connect with people. I love hearing everyone’s stories about why they are traveling. My flying family is also another reason why I love this job. Getting to meet so many amazing people from all walks of life. The best part, most have ended up being my life long friends (they may not know it yet but they are stuck with me ;)). Jump-seat therapy is also a real thing and getting to be able to talk to your coworkers about pretty much anything and everything is so nice. That’s my story!

Jake, United
@jakegoneflying

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It was never my childhood dream to be a flight attendant. I used to be scared of flying. I had the desire to get out more and travel, I just lacked the courage for a while.
It’s been a long, very frustrating journey figuring out what my career path should be.

I was bartending at a hotel where I had a lot of fright crew as my customers. I always got excited when they would come. I just loved hearing about their job and their stories. I loved how passionate they were about flying, their lifestyle and all places they get to travel to. I was often told by them that I would make a great flight attendant and would love the job. I was flattered but hesitant because I wasn’t sure if the lifestyle would be for me.

But about two years later, I finally applied and went to an interview. I didn’t know what to expect, but I got the job!

As soon as I worked my first flight I knew right away I was meant to do this. When I get to the airport I don’t feel like I’m going to “work”. Being in the skies feels like a second home to me, no matter what kind of day it is, it is always exciting and beautiful. I love our aircrafts, the adrenaline at the airports, hearing about passengers travels and waking up in a city different. I’ve met so many wonderful people and seen many amazing places. Exploring different cultures has really helped me grow as a person and look at life in a different perspective. I’m glad I went for this!

Gabby, Endeavor Air
@gabbydellarciprete

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From the time I was born, I was always involved in aviation. My father was a mechanic for United, so I was traveling around the world at only a year old with my parents. Both my uncles were in the Air Force, and are now pilots for Southwest Airlines. I always felt a strange but familiar comfort in airports— the rush of the people, the smell of the jet fuel and coffee. It always drew me in and gave me a rush of adrenaline. I knew I had to work for an airline. When the opportunity came up to apply to Southwest, I took it and ran and never once have I looked back. I am now the fourth member of my family to work for Southwest Airlines, and I can’t imagine myself doing any other job. How lucky am I to feel that same rush of adrenaline from when I was a child, to now every morning when I wake up? I could not be happier.

Tatiana, Southwest Airlines
@fly.tati

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Five years ago I lost someone very dear to me and I was definitely not ready to go through that kind of grief. I used to tell him about my dream of moving to Australia to learn English.

When he left us I felt lost. My heart was broken and I didn't know where I was going.

Back then I was going to university and I thought my path was already written, but 9 months after he passed away I decided to leave, stand on my own two feet and take his advice to go. So I went to Alberta to learn English,and then to Australia for a year, and this trip that was supposed to last a few months quickly turned into three beautiful years of traveling.

It was on one of my flights from Sweden to England that it clicked: I watched the flight attendants and wanted to be part of the world of aviation.So coming back to Canada I applied for Air Canada Rouge, and I got the call to train with them. It was really challenging but even at my most exhausted I passed all of my exams with flying colors.

There hasn't been a day when I haven't called on William, my little angel who protects me from up there. Then I got my wings and now I like to think that I’m flying by his side.

I have long thought that life was unfair and that he was gone too soon. But I believe in the saying “everything happens for a reason” and even though I would give everything I have so that he could be with us, there isn't a day that goes by when I forget to thank him for helping me discover this passion and my aviation family.

Cynthia, Air Canada Rouge
@cynthiachapdelaine

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My aunt is a flight attendant for United. When I was a kid she would bring us back presents from all over the world and my little kid brain was like “I want to do that!” After trying to have a “normal groundling” life, I just wasn’t feeling fulfilled. So I did what any sane person would do – I moved to middle-of-nowhere Japan without knowing a soul and not knowing the language… but I LOVED it! After living abroad and traveling around Asia for 3 years, I came back to the states and got hired with American in 2014! My worst day in the air is still preferable to even my best day on the ground! Currently furloughed but getting back on the line March 2, 2021!

Shanyn, American Airlines
@shanynleake

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Upon having a quarter-life crisis, I left New York City and moved back home to my parents and I was at a cross-road. I still never imagined that a career in aviation would happen for me, even though I always had my eye on the sky. One morning I got a reminder from my mother that a regional airline was having an open house in a city a few hours away that I had signed up for, she said “aren’t you going?” — I had forgotten.

I’m glad she nudged me, as I was hired that day.

From there on out it was all smiles (cheesy, I know) — training was challenging, but proved to be something I was able to grasp easily as my interest was piqued.

The feeling of stepping foot aboard my first flight on that little CRJ gave me an incredible sense of pride. I had made it and for the first time in my life, without a doubt knew I had made the right choice.

Within a few short months I was hired at the airline I had always wanted to represent, JetBlue. The last 4 years have flown by (pardon the pun) and even though times are tough, I still get a huge grin when I dawn my uniform. Becoming a flight attendant in a sense saved my life. It pushed me to do things differently, take accountability for my actions and has given me opportunity I would have never had if I had stayed grounded.

Who knows what the future brings, maybe it’ll find me in the cockpit someday, but man oh man, do I love this industry and the family I’ve made.

Xx,
Joey from JetBlue
@theunitedstatesofjoey

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Hola! My name is May. My parents immigrated to California and a few years later at 4 years old, I was promised two things: to see my parents again and go to Disneyland. Once that was over I was ready to go back to Mexico but that was not the plan. I was failing kindergarten because I did not know the language, I was first in my class before. That changed over the years and I was back on the honor roll.

Off to college I went, first generation and studying International Business because I wanted to mainly live out of a suitcase. I spoke to my parents countless times about quitting and join an airline, but they pushed for me to finish my degree first. I had that image of the Continental pilot and flight attendant that visited my 4th grade class. I did start a career in my other passion, soccer after graduating college.

Then,"mi mamá" was diagnosed with cancer and I quit everything to take care of her. There was no end in sight for about two years to her suffering, but she made it. Once I knew she was well, I announced I would quit my job and start pursuing my Flight Attendant dream. I interviewed for a major airline and was in the last seven out of 200. I thought I had the job but was looked straight in the eyes, "We are sorry, you were very close and you should try again." I tried again with another airline and got it!

Quite often, I receive messages on how my travels inspires others to do the same or simply live through my adventures, it means the world to me!

May, United Airlines
@viacaramelo

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My journey started before I could walk. My grandpa worked at the former Aloha Airlines. Before 9/11, I remember having field trips to the airport and it wasn’t until one day I came across a beautiful flight attendant just walking so gracefully in her heels. I told my Papa, I wanted to be just like her!

Fast forward to 2013, I was hired for my first flight attendant position at a small Hawaii commuter airline. Gained so much knowledge but my thirst for more adventure grew immensely stronger. I wanted to feel what a mainline flight attendant felt. So I got hired at JetBlue in 2016 based on the East Coast for a year and a half. In 2017, that’s when I landed my dream job at Hawaiian. I truly felt so accomplished and humbled because I had remembered my humble roots but I’ll never forget the day I saw that beautiful flight attendant!

Miana, Hawaiian Airlines
@mianamarie

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As a child, it never crossed my mind that I would get the chance to be a flight attendant as I’ve never been a fan of airplanes.

When I was 22 years old, done with college as well my Bachelor’s degree, I decided to submit for the position out of nowhere. I never knew how my life would be or how it would become. I never knew I would get to tell stories about my unique unforgettable adventures as a flight attendant. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I realized what it means to lose your “dream job” which is a complete wonderful lifestyle that only few get the chance to experience.

ELAL gave me the opportunity to discover myself, growing up strong and independent, while everything I do with a smile, I increase its value. It taught me how self appreciation and confidence are super important to improve my personality. I am grateful. Shokran!

Yara A., EL AL
@yarasmar_

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Thanks for choosing Delta, my name is Sylvia and I’m going to be your flight attendant today.

Let me tell you about the story of a little girl who was TERRIFIED of flying on her first flight. This little girl was shipped halfway across the world to Taiwan the summer before she turned 6 years old. Her parents told her she would fly alone on a 13+ hour flight to a country where she didn’t speak the language to live with grandparents she barely knew for 3 months. When the little girl’s parents had to leave her at the gate, she tried to be brave but tears couldn’t help but escape her face. As she stood at the gate, a hand laced through hers. When the little girl looked up, she saw a beautiful Delta flight attendant smiling down on her and reassuring her that everything would be okay. Throughout the 13+ hour flight, the flight attendant gave her candy, toys, and made her feel safe. A memory she would cherish for a lifetime. Due to this experience, the little girl grew up hoping to become a flight attendant that would show others the Delta difference one day. That girl is writing this post today.

I believe this is the road God destined me to be on. I was one of the lucky ones that made it through 2020 hiring. I’m so thankful to Delta Air Lines for believing in me and when I wear my uniform, I carry my wings with pride.

Sylvia K., Delta Air Lines
@ssylviakuo

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Ever since 5th grade I wanted to be a Flight Attendant. Even though I was bullied for being the “weird airplane girl” in school (okay—I was obsessed).

I made it my mission from then on to do everything in my power to make sure I’d get the job. It helped that my mama supported me every step of the way even when I had friends and family who didn’t. She took my to my first F2F, bought me the clothes I needed and helped me in every way possible.

So to all the people who thought I was weird or crazy, here I am 14 years later working for an awesome airline and living my dream.

EVERY. SINGLE. DAY! I wake up wanting to go to work and loving every moment of it. I still can’t believe I get paid to do something I love so much!

Cara, Frontier Airlines
@flywithcars

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During the 70s, my mom and dad had to flee Cambodia due to the civil war. They met in France and got married there. Then, I was born and raised in this wonderful country.

When I was younger, my mother told me about how her family and her luckily landed in Paris onboard that massive Air France Boeing 747. They were saved from war thanks to the French government. Even though she was only 10 years old, she recalled how friendly and sympathetic the crew was. At that time, my mom and her family left Cambodia with absolutely nothing. They were wearing flip flops, but arriving during cold winter ! At the end of the flight, they wanted to give back the blankets. However, « that charming blonde flight attendant » told them « Oh no ! Keep them ! You’ll be so cold otherwise ! ».

I was never supposed to become cabin crew. Indeed, I graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Hospitality Management. When I started to think about becoming one, only one airline was in my mind : Air France.

Nowadays, Air France is very dear to my heart thanks to that story. I am proudly representing the French flag carrier that saved my fantastic mom and allowed me to do a job that I adore.

I am now 25 years old and have been in the galleys since 2017. It is sometimes very hard to cope with those sleepless nights or when jetlag hits you. Nevertheless, I have met incredible people with so many different backgrounds. I can’t wait to discover even more unknown places.

Andre, Air France
@stopoverwithandre

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I grew up in a military family and flew back and forth across the country at least a few times a year. I took my first solo flight when I was 10 from San Diego to Miami to visit my grandparents. I felt so awesome. Some of my best childhood memories are the smell of the airport, sitting in the window seat, getting a Coke with the circle ice to wear as a ring (wouldn't recommend that now), and running across terminals to try and catch connecting flights. It was all exciting to me, and still is. I always thought it would be fun to be a flight attendant, but didn't take the thought seriously until my late 20's. After having a series of jobs after college that ultimately didn't fulfill me, I decided to apply to all of the airlines that were hiring. I was lucky enough to get on with the one I wanted. Five years later and it's still the best decision I've ever made. I've gotten to travel all over the world, meet the most amazing people, take the best vacations, and live in several new places. This job has afforded me a lifestyle that I never thought possible. Even though this year hasn't turned out like any of us wanted, I'm still grateful for it and love to see the flight attendant community band together and support each other. I included a photo of my niece and I – I took her on her first flight a few years ago and dressed us up to match. She loved it, and I hope she loves to travel as much as I do when she grows up.

Elizabeth S., JetBlue
@flyingcurls

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My grandma raised me until three in Seoul, Korea. My parents in the US beckoned for me at three and put me on a plane all by myself at the time! (Yeah, you can get away with lots of crazy stuff back in the 80s.)

It was so traumatic being separated with my grandmother that I remembered that day and some parts of the flight. I also had recurring dreams later on to keep my memory fresh for the rest of my life.

I cried so hard on the flight that a flight attendant noticed me and tried to soothe me and play with me. There were a lot of Korean adoptions going on at the time, so she probably thought that's what was happening with me.

I will never remember her face, but I felt her in spirit during my life. In my 20s, I felt a strong inkling to become a flight attendant. I looked deep into myself of where this was coming from. I realized that I wanted to pay her forward and honor her through this career.

I applied to all sorts of airlines, but at my interview with United, I finally told this story. The interviewer and I were both welling up and she hired me on the spot.

It was difficult fitting into my family growing up, but I truly have found acceptance and healing with this airline family of mine. I truly wear my wings with pride. I will never forget that flight attendant that led me to this career and life!

Elli L., United
@travellishion

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This is my first year as a Flight Attendant. It's been a year, but I still can’t believe that I'm a Flight Attendant! This job was just a childhood dream but stayed with me. I realized in school that I'm not gaining height anymore. I knew then that there was no way I could be a Flight Attendant. I was already at the point in my life where I knew I wanted to be in the customer service industry, especially a job where I could use my Sign Language skills as well. But I had already lost hope and put that ambition aside that I would become a Flight Attendant.

I took Tourism Management courses in the Philippines, and which I want to clarify that Tourism Management is not just for people who want to become a Flight Attendant. I heard a lot of negativity or strong words from friends, strangers and even family members. This course help with careers on land, in the air, out to sea, or even in management.

I moved to the United States almost two years ago, and this big move that I made changed my entire life, and it all started by making impossible things possible. It is not easy at first, but when you love what you do, everything will follow, and everything will fall into the right place at the right time.

I'm writing this to prove to myself and to others that nothing is impossible. It doesn't matter how long it takes you to follow your dreams, but as long you trust yourself, you will get there.

PS – I’m exactly 5’0”

Ella L., Mesa Airlines
@ellatapang_lopez

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When I was a little girl, I remember playing at my grandparents’ backyard, watching airplanes pass by. My grandmother would tell me that beautiful, smart ladies and boys worked there and could go anywhere in the world.

After finishing my college degree in Social Communication, Life would put me where I needed to be, so I applied for the position of Flight Attendant at Ryanair, in London. I fell in love with the job and for the first time in my life I was doing what made me happy and didn’t even know I loved: being there for people.

One year later, my grandparents were not in their best health so I applied for a transfer to Lisbon. It was denied so I came back to Portugal to work in a media company. Still, aviation was stuck in my mind and heart so I applied for TAP, and it quickly became my goal and my dream. My applications were not being answered, so I booked a trip to London with the little money I had and tried BA, where I was told I was not good for the job. After that, I applied for Eurowings’ Palma de Maiorca base but was advised to follow a plan B, as I had no profile for the job. A few weeks later, my grandfather called me. “You will make it. I love you”. Little did he know about these “no”s. Why would TAP, of all companies, chose me?

After the call, he passed away. On his funeral, as I was saying my final goodbye, I looked up to the sky and saw an airplane pass by. A couple of weeks after, TAP called me to do my interviews, and less than two weeks I was recruited!

Joana R., TAP Air Portugal
@joanarbatalha

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Each Friday, we usually feature a different flight attendant for our #FlightAttendantFriday series. Today, we honor our fellow crew members that we lost on September 11, 2001. Let their heroic efforts and stories continue to give us strength and may they never be forgotten. #NeverForget 🤍

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My best friend from college became a United Airlines Flight Attendant after we graduated, while I finished my student teaching and worked four jobs to make ends meet. One miserably cold day in February she called me from Miami Beach and didn’t just rub in the fact that she had her toes in the warm sand in February, she described the job pay and benefits that were defined by the union contract. That’s all it took. I drove from St. Louis to Chicago the next day to interview with United and six months later I started my flying career. Although I have come to love flying, my first six months I suffered terrible motion sickness. It wasn’t the “magic of flight” that hooked me, it was the people on the jumpseat next to me. They taught me how to survive in those early days and also what it means to have each others’ backs. Getting active in the union was natural because it was about giving back to the people who really taught me how to fly in my life. #LaborDay is a time to celebrate these incredible people on the frontlines and this year it’s more meaningful than ever as we fight to keep all of us together with an extension of the CARES Act Payroll Support Program. We’re fighting right now to save each other because that’s who we are and what we do every day as aviation’s first responders. #ExtendPSP

Sara Nelson (@flyingwithsara), United Airlines
AFA International President (@afacwa)

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I grew up flying as an Unaccompanied minor back and forth from Chicago to San Francisco every year since I was six. I’ve always been so fascinated with aviation and looked up to the flight attendants who would look after me in awe.

At the beginning of 2020, I was given the amazing opportunity to attend inflight training with United Airlines. I was a part of one of the last classes to graduate before the pandemic! (Hey class 1931!) I absolutely adore my job. It allows me to meet new people, experience different lifestyles and cultures, see my family on a regular basis, and be able to share those experiences with them.

It’s been an amazing journey even in the toughest times. I’m proud to put on my uniform, walk onto a plane, and do my job happily! There is not a day that goes by that I wish I was doing something else.

On October 1st, thousands of flight attendants and airline employees will lose their jobs and their healthcare during a global pandemic. We all deserve a fighting chance to keep our jobs, paychecks, and healthcare. That’s why it’s important to urge Congress to extend The Cares Act Payroll Support Program. Call and email your senators and representatives. The link in @twoguysonaplane’s bio is a pre-populated form asking congress to extend the CARES Act and is really easy to send. It will only take a second and could help thousands of people like me! Thank you for your help and support!

Abigail H., United Airlines
@abigailvharo

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Growing up I always wanted to explore new places and see the world. I took a leap and applied for United. Little did I know an 8 week training would turn into a new life. I grew up in a small town in Oklahoma and after earning my wings was sent to Boston to start my journey as a flight attendant. The city life was such a change but I love a good challenge. Early flights to different cities, new friendships, becoming a world traveler was my mission. Flying the friendly skies at 35,000 feet was just a normal routine. I love the rush of take off and landing, turbulence at any moment, delays, sometimes not knowing where your destination may take you. But with each flight I would learn something new about myself. Helping people connect to family, becoming friends with a crew member or passenger, being that friendly face someone needed after a stressful time through security, it's the simple things in life that make the experience memorable.

Alyssa M., United
@blonde_trailrunner_90

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When I was a little girl I always admired the planes flying over ATL. I would always say “One day I’m going to be on one of those.” After four years of applying, crying, hoping, and praying that I could make this dream come true, I finally got the chance! I’m so thankful I can live saying that I’ll never have to work again. Why do I say that? It’s because they say if you find a job you love that you’ll never have to work again, and here I am not working!

I have fallen in love with always finding new adventures. I feel pride when people ask me “What do you do for a living?” I love my job, my airline, and my coworkers.

I remember when I used to see flight attendants walking through the airport, I would feel something that I’ve never felt before. That was my calling. Today, I am walking through those same airports and down those same aisles. It is a different type of happiness, though, because now I have my own wings above my heart.

Kali H., Allegiant
@blondieinwanderland

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When I was a little girl my parents would send me to Colombia during the summers as an unaccompanied minor. I would fly Avianca and I thought the flight attendants were so glamorous and nice. I went to college and graduated but every time I’d get on a plane there was an excitement I didn’t get anywhere else.

At age 24 I applied to every airline I could think of. I was so excited when I was offered a spot in flight attendant training, and the crazy part is I found out the day before graduation that flight attendants get free flights as part of their benefits! People were shocked that I had really applied just for the job itself without knowing about this awesome perk.

8 years later I have visited almost every single continent (just missing Antarctica) and I don’t get tired of exploring the world.

COVID has disrupted the aviation world but it can’t keep us grounded forever! Flight attendants have a way of making the impossible work and we will survive this bump in the road.

Natalia Y., American
@adventuresquenyc

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I never knew being a flight attendant was my dream job. I thought I would do it for a year, travel, and go back to being an ultrasound tech. I come from a very small town outside of LA and never left home before this job, never spent more than a few days away from my parents before training, and did not have even one passport stamp.

I have been places not even my wildest dreams could have imagined. I always hoped to find truth in the saying, “When you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Being a flight attendant has allowed me to feel that on so many levels. I have fallen in love with jet lag, changing hotel rooms every night, early check-ins, big planes, new destinations, and always finding adventure no matter where I end up. I love my airline, I love my job, and I truly love my life. Hope to see you in the friendly skies soon!

Rachel L., United Airlines
@rachelannexoxo

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I was born in a remote village in Nepal: Bhojpur, a mountainous municipality that can barely be reached by road. Nepal Airlines is the only way to reach the town expeditiously.

At 19, I left home and moved to the United States to study for my undergraduate degree. Thereafter, I moved to France not knowing a word of French. When I arrived at Charles de Gaulle Airport the only logos I could see were those of Air France. Air France jets were parked everywhere. It reminded me of my home country and Nepal Airlines. It was this experience of being immersed in the land of Air France that made me want to work for this airline.

When I investigated the possibility, I found that one had to be French or European in order to apply. Subsequently, I earned my bachelor’s in international business and my master’s in communication while I worked for Air France at JFK in New York, at CDG in Paris, and at La Compagnie boutique airline. I wanted to keep the spark alive and my hope that one day I would work for this airline as a member of its cabin crew.

There is an adage that states “Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life.” After I received my French citizenship after a long wait, I applied to several airlines since the economy was doing well and companies were hiring. I applied to BA, EasyJet, Qatar, and Hainan and was offered a position at a few of these before I actually tried for Air France.

Air France was my dream job. I wanted to obtain the job at AF on my first attempt. I did pass my interviews, and now I am a proud member of an Air France cabin crew. I never gave up on my dreams, and I’m doing what I love.

Nepal Airlines nurtured my dream. Air France made it come true.

Satchit M., Air France
@sat.mok86

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I always wanted to be a flight attendant from the moment I took my first flight. It was so cool to think about being away from home and traveling the world and get paid for it! I went through college and realized I wasn’t happy in what I wanted to do. Around that time, at age 22, I got diagnosed with Kidney cancer. I fought because I knew I was too young to go and I had not fulfilled making myself happy in any way. When I got clear tests back, I applied to become a flight attendant and got in with another company. After a few years with that company, I got the call with Southwest and went through training. I may be biased, but Southwest has been the best airline in the world. They truly care and treat you like family. You’re not a number, you’re a name. This company cares about every individual customer and employee. They do everything in their power to make sure we are happy. Not only has my dream of becoming a flight attendant come true, but I’ve been able to check off so many things on my bucket list and live my life to its full potential! I cannot wait to get back to traveling once this crazy COVID nightmare is over. Stay strong my Aviation brothers and sisters! We will come through even stronger and forever united by wings!❤️❤️

Sutton O., Southwest
@suttonoliveira

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Oh boy… Well, it was at a time when I was younger and I was stopped by a Flight Attendant while traveling with my family in the airport and was given a pair of wings (like the ones the airlines have now to hand out to special PAX and kiddos alike!) It was the greatest feeling ever. You see people and the world in a different light when you’re a young kid! Seeing the Flight Attendant dressed so well with a smile and showing passion for the job made me want to pursue that career someday. It always stuck with me and from that point I always loved traveling and wanted to travel more, taking trips to new places!

Fast forward a few jobs later to the year 2018; I took a leap of faith and applied to United Airlines. It all happened so fast from the start of the acceptance letter to the interview to training day. I left my current customer service job and headed down to UA’s training center, graduated with the Friendly Flyer Award and I never looked back! Never would I have changed anything different to get me to where I am today, doing the job I love and working for one of the greatest airlines! I continue to strive to be my best even in the toughest times and make sure everyone, even my crew, are happy and taken care of and for me; that’s what makes this job the best job in the world!

Erik B., United
@ebrliekich

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My husband would say I have a very eclectic resumé. Bakery Manager, Owner of a Wedding Cake business, Ramp Agent, Banker, Elementary School Librarian, Waitress… and finally at 45 years old – Flight Attendant! To be honest, I didn’t think this would be my path. I wasn’t the kid who always wanted to be a Flight Attendant. But a few years ago, my husband took me to Paris and Grenoble for the first time. It was my first trip overseas. When we were leaving for home, I cried. I didn’t want to go home. I just discovered this whole other world and didn’t want to leave. He told me if I want to travel more, maybe I should look into working for the airlines. Four years ago I decided to follow that advice and became a Customer Service Agent at Southwest Airlines, and promoted Customer Service Supervisor shortly after. I really enjoyed my leadership role, but when the position for flight attendant opened up I figured I didn’t have anything to lose so I applied. And can you believe it, they offered it to me?! So here I am two years in. And I can’t believe I found it. I found my golden ticket. I’ll be here until they tell I can’t anymore. I’m proud to say I’m a Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant!

Jennifer R., Southwest Airlines
@jenrice05

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My journey to becoming a flight was… well, it wasn’t planned. Not one bit! I didn’t grow up dreaming of being a flight attendant nor did I have family in the aviation industry. It all sort of came about by accident.

I was in college at the time and had switched majors from Pre-Med to Pre-Nursing to Education then back to Nursing. Drowning in debt and just completely lost as to what to do with my life.

After a long talk with my mom about my future, she suggested looking into being a “stewardess” and the only airline I had ever flown growing up in Dallas was American.
Before I knew it, I was in training. Still unsure of this life and this job but by the time I got my wings, I knew I was in the right place.

I had been so lost before, an indecisive wandering soul looking for a path to follow. And with these wings I have moved across the country five times to four different bases. I’ve made life long friends, finally found a city I can call home (Philadelphia), fallen in love, and five years later I am no longer lost. I have found a home. A home in this job and in this lifestyle. I found an extended family in my coworkers, my friends, and our passengers.

I won’t lie, these past few months have been hard and the future is terrifying. I wish I had profound words of advice or hope, but I don’t. All we can do is our best and keep flying!

Kelsey J., American Airlines
@flygirlkelsey
#FlightAttendantFriday

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As a child, I loved airplanes, maybe because we lived near an airport or maybe because my mom was from Germany. Throughout my childhood and teen years, traveling to visit our German relatives became an adventure I always looked forward to.

As an adult, my love for airplanes never left me, and soon I applied to be a Flight Attendant. Now, fifteen years later, my job still inspires me. It enables me to travel and experience new places filled with culture and traditions. I love it so much, I became an inflight instructor to help my coworkers and friends keep their love for flying also.

Being a flight attendant allows me to not only tell the people I love about my experiences, but to bring them along with me.

Right now our industry is literally going through turbulent times, so remember while we’re all wearing masks, smile with your eyes, and passengers will notice!

Tim C., Alaska Airlines

It’s #FlightAttendantFriday! Each week we feature a different flight attendant story on Instagram and Facebook! Submit your story at twoguysonaplane.com!

#flightattendant #crewlife #cabincrew #alaskaairlines

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Since I was a child I was fascinated by those “white lines on the sky” and had a dream: to be able to see a real airplane! I was born in a small city in Romania where we don’t have an airport and the only way to see them is on the sky at 38/40,000 feet… or in pictures! In 2012, I had my first ever flight on a B737, and since that moment I knew where I wanted to be in life. So in 2016 I joined an amazing airline and ever since that day, my passion for airplanes has gotten stronger every day that I spend in this amazing industry, and has made me the aviation geek I am today! I believe that when work meets passion, you find true happiness! So grateful for the beautiful “birds” out there that we get to call our second home!

Roxana, Emirates
@roxavgeek

It’s #FlightAttendantFriday! Each week we feature a different #flightattendant story on Instagram and Facebook! Submit your story at twoguysonaplane.com!

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