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I was walking down an old residential part of Vegas a few days ago, when lo and behold! I spotted the gutted out remnants of an old TWA airplane in someone’s backyard. My first thought was “Wicked!” followed shortly thereafter by “Where can I get me one?” I’ve always had a thing for airplanes. I’d… Read More Airplane Boneyards: Creepy or Cool?
The following are some of my favorite travel-inspired video clips. I’m sorry they’re so small! I have no idea how to make them bigger… Enjoy. : ) The English Teachers Series This is the first episode in a series that centers around English teachers in Japan. I love the Neville character. He reminds me a… Read More Travel Videos from Around the Web
Maybe you consider yourself a life-long travel-enthusiast because you have a passport stamp collection and an active Couchsurfing profile. But until you’ve taken your love for the road to the next level and gotten a travel tat, you can’t truly consider yourself a lifer. Because nothing says ‘travel addict’ like scarring a treasure map onto… Read More The 6 Best Travel-Themed Tattoos
I used to find pilots intimidating. I think that has to do with the fact that prior to working for an airline, I’d never actually met a pilot before. Sure, I’d seen pilots, but only brief glimpses as they marched through the concourse or in the rare moments that they peeked their heads out of… Read More I’m not a Pilot Either
I’m not a flight attendant. But ask most everyone that knows me and they’ll say that I am. And that’s because whenever I start to tell people about my job, they don’t get much past the “I work for an airline…” bit before their minds are conjuring up images of this: Paris and Nicole as… Read More I’m not a Flight Attendant
16. You refer to cities by their airport codes. As in, “I went to IAD last weekend and next Tuesday I’ll be flying to ORD.” 15. You’ve had your baggage lost, damaged and pilfered through so many times that you now avoid checking a bag at all costs. 14. You know the difference between a… Read More 16 Signs You’re a Frequent Flier
A couple of weeks ago, while I was emptying the airplane trash bins, one of the bags split open and spilled a brown, milky liquid down the front of my skirt. “Ewww…” I shrieked. “Garbage juice!” That’s what’s I call the rancid liquid that pools at the bottom of the airplane trash bins. The airplane… Read More The Dirty Side of Airline Work
Minature New York by Moon Pie I used to be anti the mini-vaca. A long weekend in Aruba? No thanks. Five days in Athens? Naw, I’d rather stay home. A few days out of a lifetime to be thrown away at a seaside resort wasn’t giving the city or country the respect it deserved. What… Read More The Mini-Vaca
If you’ve been wondering where I’ve disappeared to these past few weeks, you can look no further than the International terminal at the airport in San Franicsco. It seems that lately I’ve been working so many 17 hour shifts (yes, that’s 17 hours straight), that I’ve practically taken up permanent residence in the airport. I’m… Read More How far would you go to be able to fly for free?