The Crew Lounge

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.

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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.

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TCL 82: Flight Attendant Training

Our flight attendants discuss training with Paul and Joe as they finish their class. But first, Sara and Mimi discuss places to see in Chicago on a layover. Do you have any Chicago tips? Is deep dish pizza just for tourists? ;)

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 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.

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.

TCL 79: Destination Holidays

Happy Holidays to all our listeners! Join us this week to discuss both naughty air rage and nice trips to the North Pole for sick and underprivileged children. Our flight attendants are joined by Brian discuss:

American Airlines may pull 30 Rock from flights but not because of Alec Baldwin RIM execs gnawed through restraints before allegedly assaulting the flight attendant  First class air travel thief arrested And in lighter news of the season: Detroit flight ...

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 you're a flight attendant, gate agent or other crew and would like to join us on a future episode, please email us at [email protected]

Thanks for listening!

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 77: Flight Attendant Gift Guide

In preparation for the holiday season our flight attendant co-hosts discuss travel gifts in this week's flight attendant podcast. Suggested gifts include:

Travel size Humidifier A clothes steamer for "ironing" on the road. Travel power strip with USB port for charging your cell TravelPro luggage use coupon code THEFLYINGPINTO15 Noise cancelling / folding ear phones. Sound as good as the more expensive brands but without the crazy price tag. Headphones for kids ...
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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 thank you for all your great feedback here, on Twitter and Facebook!

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 [email protected]

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

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 series AirTran sued over cockroaches on a flight Money stolen from flight attendant, flushed down toilet Newark Airport in the early 80s Collecting airfare on board Cross utilization at ...
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TCL 74: Dirt!

Our flight attendants talk with Kristy about flight attendant training and what Mimi is really like. Join us for a behind the training class peak at flight attendant school and one of our co-hosts. We also discuss:

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 [email protected]

Thanks for listening!

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:

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 [email protected]

Thanks for listening!

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 [email protected]

Thanks for listening!

TCL 71: Flight Attendant Travel Fitness

In this week's flight attendant podcast we are joined by Andrea and Tracy to discuss fitness while on the road.

We discuss some news and keeping active while on layovers:

Out with the old in with the new cabin crews Emirates Airlines bets on glamour Healthy rules for Sara and Mimi from Tracy: More water - less beer Lunch bag first ( almonds, hard veggies and fruits, fiber cereals, whole wheat sandwiches..) 4 minutes of the risky business workout is better than a ...

TCL 70: Flight Attendant Uniforms

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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 more...

Thanks for listening, if you're a flight attendant and would like to join us on a future episode please email [email protected]!

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TCL 69: Pan Am Flight Attendants Onboard Service

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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, benefits and their eventual switch of airlines.

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TCL 68: Pan Am Flight Attendants

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In this week's flight attendant podcast we are joined by Gigi and Judy, two former Pan Am flight attendants. After discussing some recent news, we begin our conversation about Pan Am including:

The Pan Am hiring process including language skills and other requirements The weight and height requirements for flight attendants An intro to the service onboard And the differences in training between then and now World Wings International is the organization for former Pan Am flight ...
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TCL 67: Tweet Like A Flight Attendant

In this week's flight attendant podcast, Mimi joins us to help co-host and interview Baochi from Boingo Wireless. We discuss using Twitter to make traveling easier, how you can use Twitter to get customer service, and how we've made great friends through the service. In addition we discuss:

Cathay Pacific said it has launched a full investigation into photos allegedly showing a flight attendant performing oral sex on a pilot aboard their aircraft. Top 10 grossest things on airplanes ...

TCL 66: Food Glorious Food

In this week's flight attendant podcast we are joined by our resident foodies Elyse and Jenn to discuss food while traveling. Lots of shocking news from our own panelists and a chat about:

Brothers charged with striking pilot J.Lo and Marc's divorce drama, why is it always a flight attendant? Octomom taking over business class  European eats

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