The Crew Lounge

TCL 65: The Trainee

In this week's flight attendant podcast we are joined by Dominic to discuss his recent time in training. In addition we discuss:

Miami woman escorted off flight for taking a photo Americans rank airlines lower than the Post Office and the IRS Study: Long commute could fatigue pilots $20 trick?

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TCL 63: You're The Host

In this flight attendant podcast, recorded a few weeks ago, we asked our listeners on Twitter and Facebook to tell us "What's the most disgusting thing you've ever seen on an airplane" and "What advice do you have for a white knuckle flyer?"

Join us as we discuss the above and news that week including:

The man that was arrested for allegedly slapping a flight attendant and more.

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TCL 62: Travel Blog Exchange

In this week's flight attendant podcast we catch up on the news and talk about the travel blog exchange conference. We discuss:

Man kicked off for swearing may sue airline Passenger that was arrested for not pulling up pants US Airways worker stows away in baggage compartment Aer Lingus 'justified' in sacking hash cookie attendant Delta Passenger Kimberly Goodwine Serves Light Punishment The Travel Blog Exchange Conference Our stay through Vacation Rentals By Owner (VRBO) and our ...
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TCL 61: Flying Solo

In this week's flight attendant podcast we are joined by Jenn to discuss her switch to international flying and our trip to Vancouver.

Man single handedly joins mile high club Ryan Air flight attendants tearing their hair out Shocking Study finds passengers are snobs to each other but flirt with flight attendants. Who would have thought?! We asked our facebook friends "What's the first thing you do when you get home?" off to the Travel Blog Exchange - TBEX in Vancouver
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TCL 60: Delta Diversion

On May 20th Delta flight 2060 was diverted to Memphis where a passenger, Bryan Sisco, was removed and taken into custody by police. There have been many reports online of the event with differing stories of the events that led to the diversion. In this podcast Bobby spoke directly with Danielle Valimont, the passenger seated next to Bryan Sisco about the events of that day. Hear directly from Danielle her opinion on the reports of Mr. Sisco's alleged intoxication, whether or not he was ...

TCL 59: Flight Attendant Dating

In this week's flight attendant podcast we are joined by the Flying Bachelorette to discuss dating in the friendly skies. We discuss:

  • Best and worst pick up lines
  • Managing schedules and expectations dating someone outside the industry
  • Teaching your significant other how to travel
  • Does a business card really work?

In addition we got your comments on Facebook and Twitter on great things that crew and passengers alike have done for uniformed military on your flights.

TCL 58: Regional Flight Attendant

In this week's flight attendant podcast we are joined by thesassyfa to discuss the differences working for a regional airlines. In addition we discuss:

American Union upset over "beauty contest" Recent spout of people trying to open doors midflight Woman strips naked on flight

If you're a flight attendant and would like to join us on a future episode, please email us at [email protected]

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TCL 57: Cross Trained Agent

In this week's flight attendant podcast we are joined by Mike, a cross trained gate agent, ramp agent, and ticket counter agent to discuss all of his duties. In addition we discuss the aviation news including:

More time to catch that flight with Richard Branson Air New Zealand pilot trying to get his job back Flight attendant for a day Can people check in too early?

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TCL 56: The Flight Attendant Manual

In this week's flight attendant podcast we discuss the contents of the flight attendant manual. We also discuss updating the manual and other fun topics. Plus we chat about some airline news including:

Richard Branson to work in drag as a flight attendant. Flight attendants get kung fu training and more...

If you're a flight attendant and would like to join us on a future episode, please email us at [email protected]

Thanks for listening!

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TCL 55: Standby Nightmares

In this week's flight attendant podcast we discuss one of the perks of the job: Non Rev Travel. With the perk of flying free comes the downside of being last on the list for any available seats. This sometimes means long trips and lots of airport appreciation time. We also included your facebook and twitter stories.

If you're a flight attendant 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.

TCL 54: All Those Buttons!

In this week's flight attendant podcast we discuss some of the onboard electronics and sounds you see and hear in flight. We also talk about:

Daytime tomorrow! Red shoes on Virgin Atlantic Too tall to fly Mexican flight attendants pose nearly nude for playboy 

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TCL 53: Guns and Handcuffs

In this week's flight attendant podcast we are joined by Shawn Kathleen from the Rants of a Sassy Stew blog to discuss the news and her career. We discuss:

Imitation is the most sincere form of flattery as the linked article seems to copy many of our previous topics Vegetarian throws meal at flight attendant John Travolta under fire for cheesey safety video  Flight attendant group distributing radiation detection devices Funny pics in and around the ...
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TCL 52: Rashes and Rappers

In this week's flight attendant podcast we catch up on the news including from flight attendant careers to beauty pageants and everything in between. We discuss:

American Airlines hiring while offering leaves of absence Prayer ritual spooks crew Painful rashes from new uniforms Miss St. Joesph pageant aspires to be a flight attendant Why must I hear the seat belt spiel on every flight? Flight attendant hurt during turbulence Rapper makes flight attendant cry

If you're a ...

TCL 51: Superman

In this week's flight attendant podcast we are joined by Brian from Straight Guy in the Queer Skies blog to discuss his career. In addition we discuss:

Bobby's immigration and customs nightmare Flight attendant fired for stowing toddler in overhead bin Airline food ranked and more...

If you are a flight attendant and would like to join us on a future episode, please email us at [email protected]

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TCL 50: Flight Attendant Instructor

Although we've talked about flight attendant training before, in this week's flight attendant podcast we'll take a look from the other side of the fence and speak with Rich, a flight attendant instructor. We discuss:

A blog post on the hottest flight attendant crews Thai airways insisting on body mass index control for their crew The flight instructor job including common mistakes by trainees And some dirt on a flight attendant that you may or may not know

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TCL 49: Flying With Kids

In this week's flight attendant podcast we discuss the news and speak with Louise from kidsflysafe.com about the CARES harness that Sara uses when her daughter in on the airplane. We discuss:

American Airlines hiring Mandarin Speaking flight attendants aacareers.com Southwest applications swamp website  PC Air make up training  Following on from Matthew - should we ban screaming children?  Flight for kids with autism  Then we speak with Louise about the CARES ...

TCL 48: Inflight Dish

In this week's flight attendant podcast, Sara and Bobby are joined by upgrd.com's newest blogger Elyse to discuss airline food. Together they discuss:

Matthew's recent post whether or not it is a flight attendant's duty to calm screaming babies Chat with Elyse about her new blog, strange shapes of airline food, and how passengers shouldn't let drugs and alcohol mix on the plane

We hope to see you every week in the lounge, where we'll dish the dirt and give you a peek behind the ...

TCL 47: Be My Valentine

In this week's episode we talk with two couples who found love in the air. We also discuss anti-valentines day and read some of your facebook and twitter messages about your valentine's day stories.

TCL 46: Riding Through Sugar Canes

Join us as we discuss the job of a corporate flight attendant and

  • more baby seat issues on board
  • Tracing flight attendants career from nurse to model to profession story
  • PC Air in Thailand is hiring lady boys as flight attendants

and more...

Thanks for listening!

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