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Aisle VS Window Seat – A Flight Attendant On the Pros & Cons

When it comes to flying, there’s the eternal debate on what makes the perfect seat. Different people will argue the advantages and disadvantages of the aisle vs. window seat. Cathay Pacific surveyed Australian holidaymakers on their travel behaviour and preferences, and they’ve captured an interesting snapshot of the findings via an infographic (see below). Based on the results of the survey, more than half of Aussie travellers surveyed (61%) prefer the aisle seat. We spoke to Joyce Chang, Flight Attendant at Cathay Pacific to get her thoughts on the pros and cons of aisle vs. window. WINDOW SEAT Best for: families travelling with little ones, as children will get to enjoy the view and won’t be tempted to run up and down the aisle, which can be dangerous.   Pros: Easy Zzz’s If you’re hoping to sleep, a window seat gives you something to lean against, eliminating the awkwardness of…

Flight Attendant Friday – Jenn Grahams

Welcome to a series of Flight Attendant interviews, these guys and girls (aka “Trolley Dollies“) are some of the most interesting people I have ever met! They fly from destination to destination, put their body through hell, have to deal with unruly passengers and the ladies have to look perfect everyday, yet these crazy guys and girls come back day after day with smiles on their faces because they truly love their job! Today’s lovely Flight Attendant is Jenn Grahams Ø Tell us about yourself : I love my life.  I can’t keep grounded because travel is my addiction.  Writing is my creative outlet.  My biggest dream right now is to become a published author with a book series about flight attendants. Ø How long have you been a flight attendant: 2 Years Ø What is your role as a flight attendant and are you a domestic or international flight attendant? :…
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Flight Attendant Friday – A Lifestyle Interview – Australia and Middle East

Welcome to a series of Flight Attendant interviews, these guys and girls (aka “Trolley Dollies“) are some of the most interesting people I have ever met! They fly from destination to destination, put their body through hell, have to deal with unruly passengers and the ladies have to look perfect everyday, yet these crazy guys and girls come back day after day with smiles on their faces because they truly love their job! Today’s lovely Flight Attendant has flown in Australia and the Middle East Ø Tell us about yourself: I'm very outgoing, have never been a fan of the corporate life or a 9 to 5, I get too bored to easily. I love adventure! Ø How long have you been a flight attendant: 5 years Ø What is your role as a flight attendant and are you a domestic or international flight attendant? : Our primary reason for being there at…
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Flight Attendant Friday – A Lifestyle Interview – Australia

Welcome to a series of Flight Attendant interviews, these guys and girls (aka “Trolley Dollies“) are some of the most interesting people I have ever met! They fly from destination to destination, put their body through hell, have to deal with unruly passengers and the ladies have to look perfect everyday, yet these crazy guys and girls come back day after day with smiles on their faces because they truly love their job! Today’s lovely Flight Attendant is from Australia. Tell us about yourself: 20 odd year old, living in Adelaide (Australia), moved from Melbourne (Australia) to work for my airline. Ø  How long have you been a flight attendant: Nine months Ø  What is your role as a flight attendant and are you a domestic or international flight attendant? : Short-haul, which is domestic and international short-haul (e.g. Bali, Phuket, New Zealand, Fiji, Papua New Guinea) Ø  What do you enjoy…
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Flight Attendant Friday – A Lifestyle Interview – USA

Welcome to a series of Flight Attendant interviews, these guys and girls (aka “Trolley Dollies“) are some of the most interesting people I have ever met! They fly from destination to destination, put their body through hell, have to deal with unruly passengers and the ladies have to look perfect everyday, yet these crazy guys and girls come back day after day with smiles on their faces because they truly love their job! Today’s lovely Flight Attendant is from Newbie Flight Attendant from the USA Ø  Tell us about yourself : I am a 25 year old guy from Texas, currently living in New York City. Before being a flight attendant I owned a personal chef business in Austin. I have a degree in culinary arts and a degree in business. I supposed I should stop now before it this starts sounding like a dating website profile! Ø  How long have you been a…

Flight Attendant Friday – A Lifestyle Interview – Finland

Welcome to a series of Flight Attendant interviews, these guys and girls (aka "Trolley Dollies") are some of the most interesting people I have ever met! They fly from destination to destination, put their body through hell, have to deal with unruly passengers and the ladies have to look perfect everyday, yet these crazy guys and girls come back day after day with smiles on their faces because they truly love their job! Today's lovely Flight Attendant has asked to remain anonymous Ø Tell us about yourself: My name's Kalle and I am currently 37 years old ex-cabin crew from Finland. I have a family that consists of me, my husband, and our little 5-year old miniature poodle. Ø How long have you been a flight attendant: I worked total of 8 years as a cabin crew, in several airlines in Europe. Ø What is your role as a flight attendant and…
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Flight Attendant Friday – A Lifestyle Interview – International flyer

Welcome to a series of Flight Attendant interviews, these guys and girls (aka "Trolley Dollies") are some of the most interesting people I have ever met! They fly from destination to destination, put their body through hell, have to deal with unruly passengers and the ladies have to look perfect everyday, yet these crazy guys and girls come back day after day with smiles on their faces because they truly love their job! Today's lovely Flight Attendant has asked to remain anonymous   Ø Tell us about yourself: I am a bachelor degree holder of English language and it's literature but I choose instead to work as a cabin crew and I was lucky enough to become one, very funny and approachable. I love travelling Ø How long have you been a flight attendant: Almost 4 years Ø What is your role as a flight attendant and are you a domestic or…
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Flight Attendant Friday – A Lifestyle Interview – Europe and UK

Welcome to a series of Flight Attendant interviews, these guys and girls (aka "Trolley Dollies") are some of the most interesting people I have ever met! They fly from destination to destination, put their body through hell, have to deal with unruly passengers and the ladies have to look perfect everyday, yet these crazy guys and girls come back day after day with smiles on their faces because they truly love their job! Today's lovely Flight Attendant is from "Confessions of a Trolley Dolly" Ø How long have you been a flight attendant: I have been a flight attendant for 9 and half years now. Ø What is your role as a flight attendant and are you a domestic or international flight attendant? : I mainly fly short-haul European and UK domestic flights. Ø What do you enjoy the most about your job?: Meeting new people every day and getting to…
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Flight Attendant Friday – Jean from Holy Smithereens

Welcome to a series of Flight Attendant interviews, these guys and girls (aka "Trolley Dollies") are some of the most interesting people I have ever met! They fly from destination to destination, put their body through hell, have to deal with unruly passengers and the ladies have to look perfect everyday, yet these crazy guys and girls come back day after day with smiles on their faces because they truly love their job! Today's lovely Flight Attendant is Jean from Holy Smithreens Ø Tell us about yourself: Hi! My name is Jean and I'm a travel blogger at Holy Smithereens - I sometimes get called Holy as well , though I'm far, far, faaar from being a saint ;) Ø How long have you been a flight attendant: I worked as a flight attendant for a year. Once upon a time. Ø What was your role as a flight attendant and…
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Flight Attendant Friday – A Lifestyle Interview – Austria

Welcome to a series of Flight Attendant interviews, these guys and girls (aka "Trolley Dollies") are some of the most interesting people I have ever met! They fly from destination to destination, put their body through hell, have to deal with unruly passengers and the ladies have to look perfect everyday, yet these crazy guys and girls come back day after day with smiles on their faces because they truly love their job! Today's lovely Flight Attendant is from Vienna/Austria. Ø  Tell us about yourself : I went to a hotel and gastronomie school and after my abitur (aka time off), I was au pair in NYC for one year. My dad is British and my mom Italian, so I speak those languages fluently and I learned French at school. Then I studied psychology at University and worked in a gym. It happened to me to become a flight attendant since one client in gym suggested…