Flight Attendant Posts

TCL 85: What Time Is It?

Welcome back to The Crew Lounge. In this week's flight crew podcast we talk with Scott about company mandatated shared hotel rooms on layovers. We also touch on some recent news including: a flight attendant that retired after 63 years and flight attendant secret tips.

Disclaimer: The views expressed are the personal opinions of the participants only and do not reflect the views of their employers.


TCL 84: After the Fall

We're back and this week our flight attendants discuss some of what happens when an airline goes out of business. This week's guest, LeeAnn, worked with Mimi at ATA before it went out of business. Topics include: what the rumor mill was during the last years, deciding when to leave the airline and what happened in the last few days from their perspective.

TCL 83: Magic Carpet Ride

The "sky is falling" takes on a whole new meaning in this week's silly and fun flight attendant podcast as we discuss the report that a plane allegedly dropped poop on a New York couple. Inspired by this story we thought we'd help the traveling public with a few lav tips as well. 

Disclaimer: The views expressed are the personal opinions of the participants only and do not reflect the views of their employers.


Flight Attendant Recurrent Training

When a flight attendant gets hired with an airline (or corporate flight attendant job) they must undergo a tough training courses to learn the ins and outs of Emergency Procedures. From what I understand, most carriers have a 6-week training courses that teach the new-hire about evacuations, ...
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TCL 81: Screw Scheduling

Rumors abound regarding crew scheduling, how its organized and if they have their favorites and not-so-favorites. In this week's flight attendant podcast we are joined by a former pilot crew scheduler to hear the conversation from the other end of the phone. We discuss scheduler pay, hours, bidding and the differences in pilot and flight attendant scheduling.

Disclaimer: The views expressed are the personal opinions of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers.

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TCL 80: Jill of All Trades

Ramp agent, operations, weight and balance and baggage handling are just a few of the jobs that Susan performed before becoming a flight attendant. Listen to this week's flight attendant podcast to learn more about balancing each of these roles.

Disclaimer: The views expressed are the personal opinions of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the views of their employers.

Kudos to the Crew!

Being a flight attendant can often be a thankless job. We do our best to rearrange bags so that your precious gifts won't have to be sent to baggage claim at Christmas.  We ask people to switch seats during the already hectic boarding process so that your 5 year old doesn't have to sit with a ...
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Flight Attendant Crash Pads 101

 Were you one of the lucky, chosen ones to get hired in the last year during the latest wave of Flight Attendant hirings?  Congratulations!  You survived the intense training and are given your domicile assignment and inevitably you will be commuting.  If you are new to this ...

Crazy Things Passengers Say to Flight Attendants

The idea for The Crew Lounge was to give everyone a peek inside the life of a flight attendant. Social media has become a great resource for me to not only give you my insights but, that of my fellow co-workers. I belong to a private flight attendant chat room, and though I can't share ...
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United Flight Attendant Makes Me…. an iPhone Stand?

I was getting some work done this morning on UA 517 from Atlanta to Chicago, and I had things organized on my tray table quite nicely. I had my 11" MacBook Air on the left, where I was working. On the right, I had my iPhone propped up against my Diet Coke can so I could watch some video ...

TCL 78: Hotel Van Confessions

In this week's flight attendant travel podcast we are joined by Sluggo and Paul to discuss the news, funny passenger stories and the sordid details that he sees in hotel van rear view mirror.
Qantas investigates pilot's steamy midair 'interaction' Crew hotel layovers and more... If ...

TCL 76: Thank You!

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States and we want to express a heartfelt thank you to all our listeners worldwide. In this week's travel podcast, we share stories from flight attendants and crew about what they're thankful for and their best Thanksgiving memories.
Thanks for listening and ...

TCL 75: People Express

This week our flight attendants talk with a former People Express flight attendant about working at one of the first discount carriers. We discuss flight attendant and flying news and some of the unique work required at People Express including:
TLC ordering 13 half-hour episodes of a reality ...
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Hard to believe it's been 11yrs of flying already

This morning I signed into our company website via a portal to check on some flights to commute to work, and was surprised by a small box that was congratulating me on 11yrs of flying.
It really is hard to believe that 11 yrs has gone by, especially of all of all the changes that have happened ...

Honored to be part of UPGRD

After having my own blog the past couple years, I am honored to join the ranks of other great bloggers here at UPGRD.com. Hopefully I can contribute to the high standards they have already set and bring a unique view of flying from the galley and/or jump-seat.
Views from the galley and/or ...

TCL 73: Corporate Flight Attendant

In this week's flight attendant podcast we are joined by Seiko to discuss her new role as a corporate flight attendant. In addition we discuss:
The new Pan Am show Evangeline Lilly recalls farting in a passenger's face as a Flight Attendant Qantas to revamp their uniforms If you're a ...

Pan Am Goodness

"The way you walk, the way you talk, what you eat, how you speak,
how you put on your makeup and how you get out of bed — everything
changes," Former Pan Am Stewardess
I started watching ABC’s new series “Pan Am” last night andit got me thinking.  How did we ...

TCL 72: Pan Am Flight Attendants In The 80s

In this week's flight attendant podcast we continue our previous discussion about Pan Am Flight Attendants with Kevin, Debbie and Jeri who all flew with Pan Am during the 1980s. We discuss the differences and similarities in their training and Pan Am onboard service during the last decade of Pan Am.

If you're a flight attendant, gate agent or other crew and would like to join us on a future episode, please email us at FA@upgrd.com.

Thanks for listening!

TCL 70: Flight Attendant Uniforms

In this week's flight attendant podcast we are joined by Amelia, Cliff from uniformfreak.com and Scott to discuss collecting airline memorabilia. We discuss:
Working at KLM
The KLM Combi 747s and their often special cargo Collecting airline uniforms, cutlery, dinnerware, and more and ...

TCL 69: Pan Am Flight Attendants Onboard Service

Our Pan Am flight attendants have returned in this week's flight attendant podcast to discuss more of Pan Am's onboard service. We start the discussion with the first of seven courses: the caviar cart and walk you through a typical service. We then talk with Gigi and Judy about salaries, schedules, ...
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