While this year has been difficult for all of us, many flight attendants have lost their jobs due to the impact that COVID19 has had on the airline industry. Many grounded crew members have taken this extra time to use their talents and create or grow their own businesses! As we approach the holiday season, let’s do what we can to support small businesses, especially ones owned by our fellow flight attendants around the world. We’ve compiled some of our favorites below, but feel free to tell us about your own flight attendant-owned businesses in the comments!
NUTS ON A PLANE
Travel gifts and accessories for flight crew.
Follow @nutsonaplane on Instagram!
Aviation-themed enamel pins.
Follow @fly.jxh on Instagram!
Handmade clay earrings and handmade accessories.
Follow @saltylemonshop Instagram!
Handmade watercolor pet portraits.
Follow @elkwatercolor on Instagram!
DOLLS IN THE SKY
Custom handmade dolls made to order.
Follow @dolls_in_the_sky on Instagram!
Hand poured soy candles in reusable mugs.
Follow @coy.naturals on Instagram!
THE ONE WITH WANDERLUST
Travel-themed print shop and city guides.
Follow @theonewithwanderlust on Instagram!
LAZY BEE BY DESTINY
Zero waste gifts and accessories.
Follow @lazybeebydestiny on Instagram!
PLANT PARENTHOOD DESIGNS
Plant inspired goods for your green life.
Follow @plantparenthooddesigns on Instagram!
Handmade custom wood designs.
Follow @sophias.shed on Instagram!
Handmade protein bars with collagen and whey protein.
Homemade all-natural body butters.
Follow @better.butters on Instagram!
MASKS BY RYAN
High-quality handmade face coverings in multiple designs.
Follow @masksbyryan on Instagram!
CLAY AND CABERNET
Handmade and hypoallergenic clay crafts.
Follow @clay.and.cabernet on Instagram!
Wooden and leather gifts and accessories.
Follow @tomas.laser on Instagram!
Custom embroidered travel gifts and accessories.
Follow @bro_tagz on Instagram!
Handcrafted outfits and accessories for kids.
Follow @kenziekidsboutique on Instagram!
Vegan bakery and vegan cake mixes.
Follow @writahbakes Instagram!
Handmade pet accessories.
Follow @kahlsdesigns on Instagram!
EVERYFLAME CANDLE CO.
High-quality home fragrance products.
Follow @everyflame_ on Instagram!
A special thank you to all of the businesses that took the time to comment on our post on social media asking about flight attendant-owned businesses back in September. We love seeing how creative our fellow flight attendants are – both on and off the plane! If you’re a flight attendant that owns your own business and we didn’t mention it here, tell us all about it in the comments below!
How could you miss KamanThings on Etsy! Her stickers and new sweatshirt are THE BEST!
Omg! Thanks for suggesting my shop! You’re too sweet!
Hey Guys in a Plane! My names Roxanne and I’m Flight attendant for Southwest Airlines. I saw your small business post and thought I would share mine; in my spare time I’m an artist specializing in calligraphy. I’ve always been an artistic soul and this is another way that I can do what I love. I create home decor signs, get commission to do calligraphy for weddings and much more! Free to check out my Instagram page @roxypoxydesigns 😀
That’s awesome, Roxanne! Thanks for sharing.
Hi I have a shoe boutique in Atlanta online and in store @mygoodybag1 http://www.mygoodybag1.com thanks
Thank you for sharing, Nina!
Good Evening! I’m a NK FA and started a small business this year along with my mom selling traditional Mexican Apparel here’s our Instagram info @RopaMexicanaJuanita or on Facebook you can find us as “Ropa Tradicional Juanita”. All of our merchandise is 100% imported from Mexico, we offer kids, women’s and even men’s apparel. Check us out as we always try to bring out new styles, cute clothing all available at an affordable price.
That’s awesome. Thank you for sharing, Debbie!
Hey guys, love tour IG and blogs. Please add me to new business by flight Attendant .Would certainly appreciate the support. 🙏🏼 http://www.humankindinspired.com
Thanks for sharing, Najma!
My shop is KamanThings and I sell witty and aesthetic flight attendant stickers, pins, and more recently, apparel. Since furlough, I woke up everyday without a purpose. Instead of feeling like I’m wasting more time, I decided to pursue my dream of owning a small business. This has given me so much purpose during my time away from flying and I’m having so much fun making things I love. My idea for the shop came out of my frustration of having a hard time finding FA merch that wasn’t cheesy or not well designed. Please check out my shop below!
Thank you so much for featuring small businesses by FA’s! We appreciate it so much!
Everybody seems to love KamanThings! Such great ideas. Thank you for sharing, Kaman.
Hi guys! I’m a Seattle based flight attendant, taking a little break and for the time being, created a sustainable brand and shop called Handpicked Lemons. Handpicked Lemons is an anti-subscription box. We intentionally and sustainably source items for our clients based on their personalities. We gather information via a lengthy (but fun!) personality survey then piece together items that would bring them the most joy. Our items are either thrifted, handcrafted, donated by small businesses, and sometimes upcycled.
Alternatively, we also offer themed boxes (no survey required) and intentional sweatshirts, (thrifted and handcrafted to personalize them). For the holidays, we’re also offering gift boxes in which clients fill out mini surveys for the gift recipient. We launch about every 2-3 weeks and ship everywhere in the US!
For more information or to place an order on what we have in stock in the shop, visit: http://www.handpickedlemons.com and follow us on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/handpickedlemons for updates about the next launch! X
Cool idea. Thanks for sharing, Rosie!
Hi 🙂 I was not a flight attendant, but a ground one. Lost the same job twice in less than a year – first time when national carrier JP collapsed, second time because of corona. Our main international airport has 1 or 2 flights per day these days. Times are weird.
So, I’m running an online store with aviation and travel themed products – eventually I would like to offer something for every profession and role in aviation. You are welcome to check it out at allthingsplanes.eu and to keep in touch via instagram or facebook. I have a background in anthropology, so I also decided to do research on anthropology of aviation and travel as a side hobby – it’s not part of my website for now as I’m still gathering material. If there is a story or an issue you would like to share, please contact me, I am collecting everything on everything – from cargo cults to descriminations at workplace to various parts of aviation culture like plane spotters – share your story or opinion for academical purposes 😉
I’m also translating from English and French to Slovenian.
I wish you all good luck on your business paths and I hope times get better 🙂
Thank you for sharing, Lucija!
Hi there, my name is Shauna. I started in the industry with Virgin America, now Alaska and have been on leave since March. I am currently on maternity leave until august.
I’m saddened for all those that have not made it through this pandemic, by either losing their jobs or forced on furlough. My heart is with you!
It’s difficult to find other options these days and many have turned to other means of making money. For these reasons and because I had a little extra time on my hands, I started Golden Bae Clay, a polymer clay earring business. It’s such a fun and therapeutic craft and I’m absolutely thrilled to share it with people.
I have an Etsy store and sell directly as well. My first Market Faire will be December 12, here in the town I live!
You can find me at:
Much appreciation for any support!!
These are super cool. Thanks for sharing, Shauna! Congrats!
Hi! This is so awesome! I loved reading about all the businesses owned by fellow flight attendants! I also have a small business 🤗 it is The Palm Princess and is an online clothing boutique featuring some of my favorite pieces I’ve found while tracking, as well as some of my own designs. My website is https://thepalmprincess.com/, my Instagram is The_Palm_Princess, and my Facebook page for my shop is https://facebook.com/ThePalmPrincess/ – I would be thrilled to be featured! Thank you!!! 💕
Thank you for sharing, Tamar!
This is such an awesome list you guys put together! I’m excited to check everyone out 🙂
My name is Alexis and I am a flight attendant for United! In May, I took a leave of absence and started focusing on my small crochet business, CroShea Company! I was part of the group of flight attendants that was involuntary furloughed in October and with the traction I got on my LOA, have decided to run my business full time for as long as I can while I am furloughed.
I mostly make plushies, but love to make blankets and other home decor as well.
My Instagram and Twitter handles are both @crosheaco and you check out my full shop at crosheaco.com.
Thanks so much again for featuring flight attendant owned businesses this holiday season! 🥰
Thank you for sharing, Alexis!
This is so awesome! Thanks for this! I’m a flight attendant for American! I own an online business selling versatile, timeless, and effortlessly chic clothing for women 🥰 We balance style AND comfort – perfect for travel 🙂
The website is http://www.shopeastwing.com
And @shopeastwing on IG ❤️❤️❤️
Thank you for sharing, Kalani!
Ah these are all amazing businesses! Definitely checking them out! I’m Casey & my twin sis (Shelby) and I are both flight attendants that site a book to help people stay fit and healthy on the go with simple and easy tips! 🙂
It’s available on AMAZON 🙂
I own http://www.ShopModernLatina.com where I design/sell Mexican huaraches, face masks/Acrylic chains, hand painted hats + more!✨ I love running my business when I’m not flying✈️ and sharing my love for my culture with everyone.
Such a good idea, especially during COVID times! Thanks for sharing, Casey!
Hi guys! My name is Kamia and I’m an LAX based FA and the owner of 77+Sunny. We are a tea company specializing in fun and unique loose leaf tea blends for every tea lover. We also sell tea accessories and infused honeys! Our goal is to make people realize that there is a perfect tea blend for every person and if they cant find it, we’ll create it! Check us out on FB and IG at @77andsunny !!
Thank you for sharing, Kamia!
Hiiiiii! I’m an SFO Based FA currently on furlough that custom makes crocheted keepsakes and signage work for events and special occasions!
To check out my work, please visit my IG @francescupcreations and give my profile a follow, pretty please! ♥️
Thank you for sharing, Franny!
Hi there, AS here, wife is AC furloughed . As many women have suffered in the depths of the morning struggling to reach their zippers on the dresses, I make custom beaded dress zipper pulls, mask lanyards and other accessories available in your corporate colors or whatever you desire. Every purchase a dollar is donated to the employee assistance fund. You can faint some of the projects on Facebook or Etsy at LandingZips.
wewillflyon.com was born out of the turmoil of 2020, run by UA flight attendant Cecil Longaker. Cute logo, positive message.
Hello! What a great idea, thank you!
I have a little online business moninicrew airline/travel accessories and just recently lunched my first line of airplane jewelry and was selected for the artist exhibit at Fort Lauderdale airport terminal 3-4.
Wishing everyone great success with their business💙✈️ and happy holidays!
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My name is Jacky and I am a flight attendant for Spirit Airlines. I’ve been with the company for almost 3 years now and have loved every minute of it. During this crazy time of quarantine and this pandemic it really gave me sometime to sit with myself ask how can I share my creative talents to not only my fellow flight attendants but to everyone! And that’s how I came up with Designs by Jacky. I crear fun personalized letter keychains, in all colors and style creating a cute accessory to any bag or luggage. Hope you love my products as much as I do 💛 you can find me on Etsy/Facebook/ and Instagram @designsbyjacky
Just a heads-up that I believe this link is broken on your website: https://twoguysonaplane.com/ourstory
I had a couple of them on my own site before I started using a service to monitor for them. There are a few sites that do this but we like DeadLinkSearch.com.