Meal Prep like a B̶o̶s̶s̶ Flight Attendant

Meal prepping is essential to the lives of Crew members. We leave our houses for up to 5 days at a time and can be on a plane for +14 hours in a day. We need to meal-prep to save money and live a healthy, well-balanced life. Meal prepping as a Flight Attendant can be tricky – our food stays out of a fridge for long stretches of time, we don’t have anywhere to heat up our food on a plane, and sometimes those hotel fridges don’t treat our food very nicely. Continue reading “Meal Prep like a B̶o̶s̶s̶ Flight Attendant”

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5 Reasons to Travel Solo

1. It builds confidence

You don’t have anyone to rely on, take care of you or help you find your way. It’s just you. That can be scary, but it’s also rewarding. Being able to navigate your way through foreign countries and solve problems as they come builds confidence and gives you independence.

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7 Ways to Save Money on the Road as a Flight Attendant

1. Drink Hotel Coffee

I know you don’t want to. No one wants to. Often hotels will have coffee made in the lobby, so if you bring your own travel mug you can fill up before you go. I did this for an entire month, and although I missed my Starbucks it definitely helped me save money. My favourite coffee mugs are the ones from davids tea – they’re leak proof and stay hot for a good 8 hours. Continue reading “7 Ways to Save Money on the Road as a Flight Attendant”

Standby Adventures: Fiji to Thunder Bay

Flying standby half way around the world is a really strange experience. Right now, I could potentially be travelling for the next 46 hours or I could be left here in Fiji with no place to stay. And I won’t know until an hour before I leave or don’t leave. I can’t even explain this feeling. I normally prep for long haul flights but I cant even begin to think about getting on the plane because I’d be way too disappointed if I didn’t. Lets backtrack a little..
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Standby Adventures: Thunder Bay to Fiji

My vacation was coming closer and I wanted to go somewhere hot and exotic and use my travel benefits to get there. I started researching places with good weather in November, and fell across Fiji. After reading amazing reviews from backpackers, I decided to book standby flights from YQT-LAX with Westjet and then another direct standby flight from LAX-NAN with Fiji Airways. The flight loads looked fine up until two days till departure and there were no longer any seats for YYZ-LAX or seats from LAX-NAN. So, with only two days to figure my travel plans out, I cancelled all my old flights and started from scratch. Continue reading “Standby Adventures: Thunder Bay to Fiji”

My Life Inflight: October 👻

1. The Case of the Mysterious Buzzing Sound 

After we finished the safety demo, I was about to start my checks when I could hear an unusual buzzing sound. In this industry, a strange sound is always one that you get to the bottom of. I immediately investigated and started searching around in the overhead bins. I realized that it was coming from someones bag so I started asking those in the surrounding areas who’s bag it belonged to.. not even thinking about what could be buzzing inside the bag… ahem.. if you know what I mean. A lot of people shook their heads or were laughing until one woman nudged her husband and said “hey isn’t that your bag..” He looked confused and then went to open his bag to find out what was buzzing.  Turns out his electric tooth brush was accidentally turned on and we were all glad it was just a toothbrush. Continue reading “My Life Inflight: October 👻”

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