About the Luv Aviatrix

TheLuvAviatrixFlight Attendant by day, Published romance writer by night, the Aviatrix…that’s me…likes to live on the edge. My super powers include saving lives, making oversize carry-on bags disappear in the blink of an eye and creating awe-inspiring sculptures out of pretzel bags. Oh, and did I mention that I write those scandalous delicious romance novels with love scenes that will melt your kindle?

I have so much love for me fellow FAs, passengers and romance writers, so welcome to my little site.

XOXO The Aviatrix

Wanna be a Lip Boss? This Side Hustle Might Be For You, its LipSense!

Become a LipSense Distributor with the Jump Start Program #LipBoss

Ahoy! For those of you that don’t know me, I’m a flight attendant and published romance novelist and most recently a Lip Boss. Can you say girl got side hustle? That’s me.


I’m not a sales person…or at least I never thought I was. I don’t like to harass people or bug good folks to part with their hard earned money. If you follow my travels though, you’ll know that I recently became a LipSense distributor. LipSense is a lip color that lasts all day long. Like a lip stain, except you’re lips won’t dry out! I’m talking smudge proof, smile proof, coffee-lid proof and is perfect for a flight attendant like me that doesn’t have time to reapply or worry if she’s got bright red lip stick on her teeth when she’s greeting 176 passengers.


So that’s how I got sucked in. I signed up to be a LipSense distributor because it’s only $55 to sign up for wholesale prices, that means a 20%-50% discount off product. It’s a product I was addicted to so I figured for the price of buying two lip colors, I might as well sign up and get the discounts.



How I went from signing up for the discounts to actually selling as a LipSense distributor


But then something happened. Every day I wore my signature Blu Red LipSense lip color on the plane, my passengers seemed to notice that it still looked perfect (not to toot my own horn) and wanted to know what I was wearing. I thought, well, I’m already signed up for the discounts, might as well help these beautiful ladies get their hands on some long-lasting lip color. So here I am, getting paid to wear make up! And guess what, I don’t have to be that obnoxious sales lady because the product sells itself, I’m just the middle man-er-woman.

Become a LipSense Distributor with the Jump Start Program #LipBoss


But I’m not here to sell you on LipSense Lip Color. I’m here to enlighten you to the opportunity that I took advantage of. Right now LipSense is exploding as women begin to find out about the lip color that only comes off when you’re ready to remove it. If you wear lip color and don’t mind taking selfies, it’s entirely possible that you could make some moolah as a LipSense Distributor!


That’s right, get paid to do what you already do!


Don’t lie, I know you post selfies on social media. 馃槈 And that’s pretty much what I do daily to inform my customers on new colors, application techniques and so on.


Why sign up as a LipSense Distributor?

Become a LipSense Distributor #LipBoss

Make extra money from home (or on the road if you’re a flight attendant like me)


Low overhead/No risk. Signing up to be a distributor is only $55 and there are no monthly minimums of product to order so you control how much you want to invest in product. Want to order a bunch of colors for a huge discount? Great! Want to only order product if you have a buyer? That works too!


Discounts on the amazing product! Discount range from 20-50% depending on your order size.


Become apart of the Senesisterhood! The ladies that I’ve met after becoming a distributor are truly amazing and I like to think of them as good friend, kindred spirits and fellow lady bosses that are cheering for me to succeed. I know the term “Senesister” sounds super cheesy, but it’s totally true, you’ll have a whole knew group of lip boss friends.


Are you intrigued yet?


the Jump Start Program means it’s the perfect time for you to sign up!


Become a LipSense Distributor with the Jump Start Program #LipBoss

What is the Sentence “Jump Start” Program? It’s designed to give new distributors the best shot at success. Instead of having to order 600 PV worth of product to get the 50% discount, the company slashes that in half your first month. 50% off of your wholesale product means a huge profit margin!


A little bit nervous to sign up or have questions still? No worries, that’s what I’m here for!

Visit my page Jetsetter Glamour to see what I do or shoot me an email:





I invested $55 in myself and I haven’t regretted it a day since. So what do you think, are you about to make Lip Boss your side hustle?

Haven’t tried this addictive product yet that has ladies ordering so many that the company can barely keep the lip colors in stock? Check out my page to order your first starter kit or this post on how I got addicted to LipSense in the first place!



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Fort Lauderdale Hotel Review Ritz Carlton

Keeping it Romantic in Fort Lauderdale, a Hotel Review

I fly in and out of Fort Lauderdale more frequently than I’d like to admit. I never though of Fort Lauderdale as a romantic getaway type of destination, usually the city is associated with retirement communities and kids and families flocking to the many attractions within the city limits. Trust me, I work the flight so I know exactly who is coming in and out of that city and it is not fun to clean up after those crowds. But I digress. Romance in the city of Fort Lauderdale.聽Hollywood Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

With Marriott reward points in my pocket (best credit card ever), I checked into the Ritz Carlton with my boyfriend. If you’ve stayed at a Ritz Carlton estate before, you know they’re generally super accommodating and make you feel like you’re at a home amongst friends. Friends with fancy furnishings and decadent cuisine. Luckily for us Marriott Rewards members, the companies recently merged and not the luxury Ritz Carlton Brand is now included in the Marriott family.

Let me say that my stay at the Fort Lauderdale Ritz Carlton was booked last minute. We’re talking an hour prior to my arrival on the doorstep of the resort. And yet when I arrived, everyone knew exactly what kind of accommodations I wanted, addressed me by name like an old friend, and apologized that on such short notice they couldn’t provide me with a full oceanfront view.

I was not disappointed. When my travel partner and I stepped foot into our room, a view even better than I could’ve asked for awaited us. To the right off our expansive balcony stretched Hollywood Beach, where tourists still tried to catch the last rays of sunshine. To the left off our deck lie the calm waters of the canal, casting a perfect reflection of the sunset, marred only by the expensive yachts owned by locals.



Upon arrival

Fort Lauderdale Hotel Review Ritz Carlton

Upon awaking

Fort Lauderdale Hotel Review Ritz Carlton


If the view wasn’t enough to make me fall in love with this hotel, the food certainly was. Our first night, we both went with burgers (which just sounded like it would hit the spot after ten hours of air travel) and we were not disappointed. We dined al fresco on our balcony and savored every bite, and every last shade of sunset until the stars began taking over the Fort Lauderdale sky.

Creme Br没l茅e from the Fort Lauderdale Ritz Car


Dinner was impeccable, but it’s the dessert at the Ritz Carlton that ‘ll never forget. If you follow my blog, you know I’m a francophile and that I love me some creme br没l茅e. I have it just about everywhere I go and never leave Paris without delighting on some. But let me tell you, this creme br没l茅e at the Fort Lauderdale Ritz Carlton is the best creme br没l茅e I’ve ever had. Even without the romantic, edible gold leafing and yellow rose that accompanied my dessert, the thick and creamy custard stole the show. With the perfect amount of crunch and sweetness, my tastebuds were taken captive. If you love creme br没l茅e, don’t leave Hollywood beach without stopping by the Fort Lauderdale Ritz Carlton and treating yourself.



Dining al fresco from our room with a view at the Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale


The Ritz Carlton in Fort Lauderdale is the key to your romantic Florida getaway

The Ritz Carlton had a full array of spa service that we planned on making use of, but ended up running out of time. Why did we run short of time? It may or may not have been because we spent way too much time in the giant, oversized marble tub. Did I mention this hotel is pretty romantic? Nothing says romance like an oversized bathroom with a soaker tub.



My tip: Bring your own stash of alcohol like we did. Bringing your own champagne, wine, whatever is your pleasure will save you SO much money because of course, at a luxury resort like the Ritz Carlton, everything costs a little bit more. The staff at the hotel were incredibly accommodating and even brought us an additional mini fridge. The high caliber of customer service at the Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale is incredible and you won’t be disappointed with you stay. No buzz-kill at this hotel!


Getting there


If you’re arriving by plane, you’ll have to arrange for transportation, either a taxi, or Uber as the hotel does not provide transportation to or from the resort. I took Uber, which ran me around twenty dollars each way and was about a fifteen minute ride. Expect a similar duration to get to the cruise harbor. Gotta love those cruises out of Fort Lauderdale! Check out my review of my amazing seven day getaway on Holland America from Fort Lauderdale and get some serious travel inspo for cruising!


Tip: 聽If you’re new to uber, always make sure you do a fare estimate first just to make sure you’re not going to be surprised when you arrive at your destination.


Fort Lauderdale Hollywood Beach Florida


In conclusion


Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale Room with a viewI have been to Fort Lauderdale many times, but this trip in which I stayed at the Ritz Carlton is the stay which left me longing to return to the gorgeous Florida city. The Ritz Carlton, due to it’d dreamy location, sweeping views, and amazing hospitality, has me ready to plan my next trip to Fort Lauderdale. Whether you’re traveling solo for business, or looking for a romantic getaway with your honey, the Ritz Carlton in Fort Lauderdale is sure to leave you satisfied. I know I was!


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The Most Romantic Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, a Hotel Review


LipSense Lipcolor from Jetsetter Glamour

My Flight Attendant Makeup Obsession…Can’t Fly Without It

Not to toot my own horn (prepare for horn tooting), but passengers ask me all the time what lip stick I’m wearing. Why do they ask? Well, I like to think it looks good, but usually my passengers notice that it’s still perfectly in place, un-faded, un-smudged and ultra-glamorous.

Jetsetter Glamour BluRed LipSense

Okay, you probably know at least one friend that is obsessed with LipSense…but I don’t think anyone can truly vouch for the product like a flight attendant. Here are three reasons why:


  1. Flight Attendants sometimes work over 14 hour days, constantly in front of passengers, with little or no time to touch up my makeup.
  2. Flight Attendants need to stay perky somehow, usually it’s by drinking obscene quantities of coffee or tea. Definitely coffee in my case, and nothing is more embarrassing than holding a cup with bright red lipstick marks. Major party foul.
  3. Flight Attendants gotta eat too, but usually if we get the chance, we have to gobble that food down as quickly as possible before some passenger approaches us needing something. My airport food go-to is hands down, big burritos with lots of guac. With LipSense, I can stuff my face with a giant burrito and afterward, my lips with be perfectly in place. Still working on the cilantro in my teeth problem…

What is LipSense?






Lipsense sold by Jetsetter Glamour


I have three glosses that are my go-to depending on the occasion. For flying, I use Glossy gloss for maximum glamour and shine and maximum moisturizing. Every girl should own a glossy gloss, even if just to wear it alone for the great moisturizing benefits. For a more subtle look, sometimes I reach for the matte gloss. When I’m wearing a lighter color like Bombshell, sometimes I kick it up a notch with the Bougainvillea gloss, it has a slight pink tint to it.


Want to see some of my favorite colors for when I’m flying?


LipSense Lipcolor from Jetsetter Glamour


LipSense Lipcolor from Jetsetter Glamour



LipSense Lipcolor from Jetsetter Glamour


LipSense Lipcolor from Jetsetter Glamour


LipSense Lipcolor from Jetsetter Glamour


Let me know in the comments, what color is your favorite?


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Flight Attendant Makeup, LipSense by Jetsetter Glamour

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If you follow my blog, that must mean one thing, you LUV the flight attendant life style. So what are you waiting for?


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San Juan Ritz Carlton

The Most Overrated Hotel in San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Luv Aviatrix at The Ritz Carlton San Juan Puerto Rico

As a flight attendant, I travel a lot and stay in hotels over 200 nights a year.


The airline I work for has contracts with various hotel chains ranging from Marriott to Hyatt to Hilton, ect. When choosing a rewards credit card, I went with the hotel chain that I most enjoy staying at. For me, Marriott is generally the most consistently pleasant to stay at.

This is why for my most recent getaway, I made sure to book at a Marriott property. Since my adventure to Puerto Rico was supposed to be a romantic getaway for my boyfriend and I, we opted to stay at a Ritz Carlton property.


For those of you familiar with hotels, the Ritz Carlton is generally known as a very nice resort to stay at. My prior stay at the Ritz Carlton Fort Lauderdale is a prime example of the luxury and service that is often found at Ritz Carlton properties.


My review of the San Juan Ritz Carlton is less enthusiastic.

As a matter of fact, on Trip Advisor, I gave the hotel a very meager 2 stars.


Do I have high expectations when I travel and stay away from home? Yes.

Did the San Juan Ritz Carlton meet them? Not by a long shot.


As a matter of fact, you could not PAY ME to stay there again.

At one point during our stay, my boyfriend even offered to pay for a different hotel for the rest of our stay if we could move to another resort. That’s how bad our experience was at the San Juan Ritz Carlton, that he was willing to double pay for accommodation during our time in Puerto Rico.


Before I get into what we liked and didn’t like about our stay at the San Juan Ritz Carlton, I should offer the disclaimer that often when reviewing luxury hotels, I’m going to sound like a spoiled brat with lots of first world problems…But I want my readers to know when they are going to get when they choose to stay somewhere, especially if they’re spending a good amount of money on accommodation.

The Basics of the San Juan Ritz Carlton聽San Juan Ritz Carlton

Cheapest Room: $429 (weekend price ) for a “city view” room
Oceanview Balcony聽Room: $565 (weekend price)
Executive Suite: $1,100 (weekend price)
Resort has one pool, a casino, gym and a few restaurants on site.


Now, a quick rundown on what I liked, and what I didn’t like.

After stepping into my “City View” room, I was immediately disappointed. My “City View” was actually an airport view. Great, exactly what I see every day at my job. The website advertises a city view, to which I thought we could take in the romantic lights of the city in the distance, but actually, we would be looking at runway nights and listening to runway noise, which yes, you CAN hear at all times during your stay.


To get out of our not-so-luxurious room (no oversized tub, ect), we headed to the pool to grab a drink and appetizer. After sitting down at the pool bar, we were brought some chips. Our very first food after arriving in Puerto Rico…was completely stale. I gently let the waitress know so that we could have some fresh ones and she offered me a look of complete disdain and go to “verify that”. Seriously? You’re going to verify that I’m telling you the chips are stale? I feel like it’s pretty obvious if chips taste stale.
From that very moment, we got a taste (pun intended) of how the rest of our stay and customer service experience would be. Our waitress returned and informed us that the chips were not stale.


San Juan Ritz Carlton
We didn’t order any food from the Ritz Carlton Resort for the rest of our stay. When choosing our romantic resort, we had every intention of fancy steak and wine dinners, but after the experience we had by the pool right upon our arrival, no way would we pay $100 when obviously the San Juan Ritz Carlton does not care about their customer’s dining experience.


We decided to either eat out聽or grab snacks from the local grocery store for late night cravings. We noticed that our room did not have a refrigerator. I called down to have one brought to my room and was told that it would be $25 to rent. Guess a fridge isn’t included in the expensive daily resort fee… This is a far cry from my recent stay at the Fort Lauderdale Ritz Carlton that brought a fridge up to our room super quick and at no charge.


While we’re on the subject of room service/needs not being their finest at the San Juan Ritz Carlton…


We made the mistake of leaving a bottle of water on the bed with a leaky lid and quickly realized that our entire bed was soaked through. Comforter, sheets, all of it. I called down and explained what happened and that we would need all of聽our bedding replaced. I said we’d be happy to do it ourselves, but that we would need fresh sheets and comforter. The first time that housekeeping arrived, they brought sheets. Okay wonderful, but now we need a comforter. It took an hour before we finally received all the bedding we needed. On vacation, time is precious and the last thing we wanted to do was mess around, waiting for housekeeping that couldn’t seem to figure out what we needed the first time. We still never got a duvet cover, but gave up trying to get anything we needed that night.


The pool


The lion fountains are cool, but compared to other resorts in the same price bracket, the pool is small, cramped and let’s face it…not sexy. You know what I’m talking about, the infinity pools with ocean views…not so much at the San Juan Ritz Carlton. The giant cement wall between the resort and the beach inhibits most of the view when hanging out at the pool.


San Juan Ritz Carlton


This is the only glimpse of the beach from the pool/bar area. It makes for a good spot for an Instagram pic, but honestly, I’d rather just have an uninhibited view of the Puerto Rican sand and surf.


Another drawback that fellow coffee addicts can appreciate


I departed around 0500 in the morning to return home and found out there was no coffee in the lobby. Seriously? I just can’t wrap my head around the fact that a luxury resort wouldn’t either offer coffee or water to it’s guests at all times. To me, a luxury resort is about anticipating it’s customer’s needs.


Speaking of customer’s needs…How about the need for a working elevator?聽

San Juan Ritz Carlton

That’s right, one morning I woke up and found out that ALL elevators on our side of the resort did not work. Luckily, they had worked the day we checked in, but I watched many other guests arrive and depart, having to lug their own baggage up the emergency stairwells to their rooms. I cringed when I saw women coming out of the stairwells in sky-high wedges with their giant vacation suitcases. For an expensive resort, this is unacceptable. If the staff at the San Juan Ritz Carlton knew that the elevators were going to be out of commission for so long, they should have contacted customers that would be checking in and informed them and given them the option of luggage service. But that would mean that the Ritz Carlton in San Juan, Puerto Rico is managed well…and it’s clearly not.


For all the money spent on the resort, what exactly are we getting? It’s definitely an older resort and the customer service is extremely lacking. You will not be treated like you’re a valued customer, which is far from what Marriott and Ritz Carlton generally strive for.


A positive thought regarding my stay at the San Juan Ritz Carlton

Best Cocktail at San Juan Ritz Carlton

At the Casino, the bartender left a lasting impression on my boyfriend and I. Thank goodness, or else we would have completely hated the resort. But the fact that they can employ someone as awesome as he, leaves some hope that they do value customer service. He made as delicious mojitos with cucumber that he said was his own recipe.

Best Cocktail at San Juan Ritz Carlton



We talked to him for quite some time and enjoyed watched him use a mortar and pestle to grind the mint and cucumber together. The drink was the best one we had during that vacation and quite possibly one of the best cocktails I’ve ever had. The bartender was from Turkey, but definitely made us love Puerto Rico a little bit more also.


The Final Verdict


I love Puerto Rico, but I would never stay at the Ritz Carlton San Juan ever again.


As a rewards member, I think that a closer look should be given to this resort because it certainly does not represent the usual high caliber of service or luxury found at Ritz Carlton Estates.



The Luv Aviatrix

The Luv Aviatrix in San Juan Puerto Rico

The most overrated hotel in Puerto Rico
Ubud, Bali, Indonesia Airbnb

The Most Exotic Airbnb in Bali

Recently, I ventured to Bali, Indonesia Some of you may know Bali as a romantic honeymoon destination with famous beaches like Nusa Dua. However, I think Bali is just as perfect as a solo traveler!

When I decided (that morning) to go to Bali, I had no hotel booked and no plans. Sure I may be guilty of having Pinterest boards chalk full of travel inspo, but I had no idea if I was going to hostel it or try to find something nice, but affordable. I would end up finding an amazing Airbnb.


Where Did I Stay?


There are many different regions within Bali. I wanted to do experience both the beach, and the jungle landscape of the island. My first top would be Ubud, a spiritual center within Bali where yoga retreats, kombucha and amazing local art are common place. I absolutely think that anyone who comes to Bali needs to spend time in Ubud. And if you are going to stay in Ubud, I can鈥檛 recommend the Airbnb where I stayed enough.






My Jungle Villa


The first glimpse of the place that you鈥檒l set eyes on is the massive, intricate, wood-carved door. Leading up to it are colorful terra cotta orange and teal tiles, perhaps a symbol of the brightness and earthy beauty of Bali.Bali Indonesia the best Airbnb



Once you step through the already awe-inducing door, your gaze goes straight to the view that stretched out beyond the massive room. The jungle beyond the villa is lush, over a thousand shades of green, marked only by the churning water of the river running through it or the majestic glint of the Four Seasons that rests along the river like a gemstone rather than a building. Besides this amazing view that you can see from within the room, those that stay at this Airbnb have their own private porch. I can tell you I spent hours out on this porch, drinking coffee, tea, beer and letting myself be inspired to create while gazing out at the view. A lot of people come to Ubud for spiritual purposes, but I didn鈥檛 need a yoga retreat or temple to feel moved. Gazing out at the lush Balinese landscape was enough to make me feel enlightened.








Bali Indonesia Airbnb


Need more than a good view? No worries. The room was fit for a honeymoon鈥擨 almost felt guilty for having it all to myself. Almost. The four poster bed is surrounded by a mosquito net, which still somehow manages to give the room a romantic feel. If a four poster bed isn鈥檛 grand enough, the deep crimson and gold shades within the room will surround you with聽luxury and romance.

Stepping into this home away from home, you will feel like a king, or in my case, a queen.


Bali Indonesia Airbnb


Ubud, Bali, Indonesia Airbnb


Check out my pictures to get a glimpse of the unique accommodation. It was enough to convince me to stay, and I didn鈥檛 regret it. I can鈥檛 wait to go back.

But first, let me take a selfie…

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia Airbnb




Ubud Bali Indonesia Airbnb


Your Host

Rita and Gregorio are beautiful both inside and out and make amazing hosts for your Airbnb stay. Rita was super attentive and anytime I had a question, she was always quick to respond. She helped me arrange massages and offered local recommendations and I couldn鈥檛 have felt more taken care of. She even had Bintang (local beer) in the room fridge, which I definitely enjoyed! If you don鈥檛 want to take my word for it,bali indonesia Rita has over聽90 reviews to vouch for her, which qualifies her as an Airbnb super host!

Rita messaged me about another person who also because my host while in Bali, my driver. The driver that she recommended, and who picked me up from the airport is now one of my good friends. He is amazing and if you go to Bali, no one else should drive you. Message me and I鈥檒l give you his name.




Perks of the Place

Although you feel like you鈥檙e out of town, in an amazing way, you are still walking distance to many places to eat/drink. Just a three minute walk and I found myself at an amazing place with some of the most delicious food and drinks. The view and ambience were just as amazing and I definitely recommend stopping by this place and at least having a cocktail or kombucha. I had a watermelon rose kombucha that was to die for. There is also a gelato place that everyone raves about if you have a sweet tooth like me. 馃槈


bali ubud restaurant


Don鈥檛 want to venture out? No problem! Rita can help you utilize the room service provided by the nearby resort! Not too shabby, eh?

Wifi and all the standard amenities are also provided. I greatly enjoyed the amazing soap provided while I washed in the private garden shower.


outdoor shower Ubud, Bali, Indonesia Airbnb

Ubud, Bali, Indonesia Airbnb


Did I mention there is breakfast provided and that it鈥檚 delicious and amazing? I ate out of my beautiful veranda every morning, savoring the fresh bread and coffee.


Ubud, Bali, Indonesia Airbnb Breakfast


Apparently, David Bowie and Iman honeymooned here and stayed in this very villa!

Partake in the 鈥淔our Hand鈥 Massage by Daya like I did in the private comfort of the suite. It was amazing!

I know you didn’t come to Bali without a bikini, so grab it and lay by the beautiful jungle view pool.


Ubud, Bali, Indonesia Airbnb Pool


Ubud, Bali, Indonesia Airbnb


What is Airbnb?

If you鈥檝e been living under a travel rock and haven鈥檛 tried Airbnb, you鈥檙e missing out. I love Airbnb because it allows you to live like a local, and usually for an amazing price. When I booked this amazing villa, it was $102 a night. Granted, it was the off season in Bali, but hands down, it was an amazing deal for so special a place. In the high season, I would be prepared to pay more and stay there again.

Click here to see the listing for this amazing place on Airbnb.

Inspired to try out Airbnb, use my link here for $40聽off your next stay.


Need more inspiration? Check out my other post on an聽amazing Airbnb that I found in one of my favorite cities, Paris.

The Most Unique Apartment in Paris – My Airbnb Review


In Conclusion


Ubud, Bali, IndonesiaI hope you find a reason to visit Bali, Indonesia and more importantly, Ubud! I can’t recommend this Airbnb enough to my friends and fellow travelers.聽Whether you want to climb a volcano, meander through rice聽patties, or surf stunning beaches, Bali holds magical memories for every kind of traveler.


I LUVed Ubud and I know you will too!

聽聽聽聽聽 XOXO

The Luv Aviatrix





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Ubud, Bali, Indonesia

DOT emergency ban on Samsung Galaxy Note 7

Aviation News: DOT Bans Samsung Galaxy Note 7!!!

Yep, that’s right. If you’re a passenger, you need to ditch your Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phone before you can fly. No checking it, no powering it off. Leave that stuff at home…or perhaps in a fire-proof safe.


Right now Airlines have been mandated by the FAA to require passengers to power off the Samsung Galaxy Note 7. As soon as the aircraft doors shut, Flight Attendants are required to issue a warning to power off the device and anything that can cause the phone to turn back on, such as alarms ect. But the phones have been deemed so dangerous that as of October 15th, they are completely banned by the DOT from being on the aircraft, period!



Thanks for a giant step back, Samsung Galaxy Note 7!


The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is banned from flying!


I’ve been flying long enough to remember when all electronic devices needed to be powered down for flight. I can’t tell you how annoying it was to tell passenger after passenger to disconnect their beloved electronics before we took off. And now, in this glorious age, passengers can text via wifi and Netflix and chill until their hearts are content.


But now the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 has shown the dangerous side of electronic devices that has always lurked. Lithium Ion Batteries aren’t a joke. One of the many things Flight Attendants learn in their extensive ground school is how to battle battery fires. They are the most lethal of fires to have on board because they continue to explode and reignite even after it has been temporarily extinguished.


So Samsung…I shake an angry fist at ye…Thanks for taking us back into the dark ages and endangers our passengers and our employees.


Last week one of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 replacement phones caught fire on a Southwest aircraft. The plane was on the ground and had to be evacuated after the phone exploded in a passenger’s pocket, filling the plane with smoke. Can you imagine if this happened in the air? And that phone that exploded was a replacement phone!

From the DOT, “The Samsung Galaxy Note7 device is considered a forbidden hazardous material under the Federal Hazardous Material Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-185), which forbid airline passengers or crew from traveling with lithium cells or batteries or portable electronic devices that are likely to generate a dangerous evolution of heat. PHMSA has issued a special permit to Samsung to facilitate commercial shipment of the recalled devices by ground transportation.”


Samsung is trying to do damage control, but don’t think your phone is safe to bring on even if its a replacement. Those are exploding too. If you have any Samsung Galaxy Note 7 do NOT travel with it.

Are you a proud owner of the exploding phone and still want to try to smuggle it onto the plane? Think again.

Here’s what’ll happen.

“Any person failing to compel with the Emergency Order is subject to civil penalties up to $179,933 for each violation of the Hazardous Materials Regulations. A person violating this Order may also be subject to criminal prosecution, which may result in fines under title 18, imprisonment of up to ten years, or both”


This huge fine is why passengers need to be educated when they travel.聽 I know sometimes it’s easy to miss the news when life gets busy, but please, if you own a Samsung Galaxy Note 7, be safe and get rid of it. And definitely don’t travel with it!


If you’re traveling the next week and you see a flight attendant eyeballing your phone, please cut them some slack, they’re just trying to keep everyone safe.


Everyone I know travels with their cell phone, relies on it, lives for it. I know that personally, I use mine for pictures, music, and the beloved Whatsapp while traveling international. Think you could travel without your phone?

Hopefully this huge safety meltdown with the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 doesn’t cause airlines to ban the use of phones completely.


What do you think? Will the airlines move on without a hitch like the exploding phones never happened?

Safe Flying, Everyone!


The Luv Aviatrix


Newbie Blogger Secret, Why Pinterest is My Bestie

In my first month as a blogger, I seeing traffic and even got accepted by Google AdSense. I take every small win I can and I want to share the keys to success that I’ve discovered!


My blog is barely a month old and yet I manage to get around 100 views a day and my traffic is steadily increasing.

But how am I getting this traffic to my blog?

Does it take hours of tedious work?



If you look through many of my posts, I include a Pinterest image for others to re-pin. This makes it even easier for me to one-click my Tailwind icon later and schedule posts as well because my favorite, pinnable images are already embedded in the post.


Check out these screenshots from my recent traffic and notice where almost all of it comes from…Pinterest!


These numbers aren’t crazy by any means, but it’s only my second month blogging, so just to have any views at all is exciting!



This screenshot of The Luv Aviatrix's blog traffic shows that Pinterest drives the most traffic! Find out how to use this powerful tool!

61 views came from Pinterest versus only 9 from facebook and only 4 from Twitter


This screenshot of The Luv Aviatrix's blog traffic shows that Pinterest drives the most traffic! Find out how to use this powerful tool!

This day I had 114 views from Pinterest and only 5 from Facebook and 3 from Twitter!


So why is Pinterest working so well for me?

Pinterest is very passive compared to all the effort facebook takes. Pinterest continues to circulate your images like a visual search engine, even when you are not online. When others pin or like the image, Pinterest increases it’s circulation.

Did you notice that one of my posts, A flight Attendant’s Air Travel Tips, seems to be doing better than the rest?

A Flight Attendant gives her air travel tips for your best flight. What to bring to make your flight easier

My pin, found here, has 86 repins at the time of this post. Because of that, Pinterest is continuing to recirculate the image. People that search for related tags, like how to pack for air travel, or something similar, will find my image. They can either pin it for later, or they can also click through to my website.

Create a Tailwind account now and start to discover what Pinterest can do to increase your blog traffic!


What is Tailwind?


Tailwind is used to pre-schedule posts. It’s as easy as clicking a few buttons and throughout the day, Tailwind will post Pins on your behalf. Tailwind even knows when the best time to post a pin is! If that wasn’t enough, you can also see how well your boards are performing.


Do you need more about the basics of Pinterest? Check out my post on how to create a pinnable image that drives traffic directly to your website.


Happy Pinning!


The Luv Aviatrix


Want to pin this for later? (See what I did there?) Pin this image and make Pinterest your bestie too!

Pinterest is my #1 traffic driver to my travel blog. Check out how to use Pinterest to drive traffic to your website now!

Flight Attendants on Halloween

Fall is here and Halloween is in the Air, Flight Attendants Share their Spirit!

Happy Fall! It’s October 1st and you know what that means??? Halloween is only 31 days away! Halloween is my favorite Holiday besides Christmas and you better believe I get decked out, whether I’m on the ground, or in the air!


Flight Attendants celebrate Halloween


I haven’t flown on Halloween in a few years, so I’m going to share pictures from my first Halloween as a flight attendant, back when I was flying to Horizon Airlines. My bestie and I thought we looked grand in our costumes. Our Canadian passengers seemed less enthusiastic about our Holiday spirit, eyeing us dubiously as we offered them drinks…tee-hee. I remember walking through the terminal at Sea Tac though, ordering a mocha from Dilettante and everyone got a kick out of my polka dot tights!






Flight Attendants celebrate Halloween in the Air

Anyone thirsty?



Flight Attendants show their Halloween Spirit, in air costumes


My Bestie and I rockin’ our polka dot tights in front of the Q400


To kick-start the Fall season and count down to Halloween, I’m going to share some Flight Attendant Halloween Spirit! Gotta love how creative my coworkers are!


Flight Attendants show their Halloween Spirit, in air costumes


These Houston based Southwest Flight Attendants

are decked out from head to toe and ready to show their passengers a fun flight!


Like these flight attendant’s festive halloween tights? Try these below!



Flight Attendants show their Halloween Spirit, in air costumes

Love these halloween hats these flight attendants are wearing? Try these!


Horizon Airline Flight Attendants don their Halloween hats and mix spooky with fun!


Flight Attendants show their Halloween Spirit, in air costumes


These Medford Based Horizon Airlines Flight Attendants are representing their Halloween spirit and showing that regional airlines have the most fun!


Flight Attendants show their Halloween Spirit, in air costumes

This Las Vegas based Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant

opts for cute instead of scary for her Halloween in the sky!


Flight Attendants show their Halloween Spirit, in air costumes


More festive Southwest Airlines flight attendants, this time Oakland based


Flight Attendants show their Halloween Spirit, in air costumes

Ground Crew sharing their Halloween spirit with a Medford based Flight Attendant


Flight Attendants show their Halloween Spirit, in air costumes


An American Airlines Flight Attendant is ready to fly!


Flight Attendants show their Halloween Spirit, in air costumes


This Orlando Based Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant is fifty shades of fun!




Flight Attendants show their Halloween Spirit, in air costumes

If This Southwest Airlines Flight Attendant told me to

fasten my seat belt, I would not hesitate!

Feeling like you want the same creepy look as this flight attendant? Go for it!


Are you flying anywhere this Halloween? Flying is magical, so it’s only fitting that as a flight attendant, we take this holiday to play it up a little bit. I don’t have my schedule yet to know if I’ll be flying on Halloween this year, but if I am, you better believe I’ll be decked out in Halloween spirit!


So, which of these Halloween Costumes show the most Flight Attendant Holiday Spirit? If I fly again this Halloween, what should I dress up as for my passengers?



Happy Fall Flying!聽 Flight Attendants celebrate Halloween


Jaye Shields


P.S. Although you see mostly Southwest Flight Attendants here, I promise I approached Delta, Alaska and American flight attendants as well. Some airlines have stricter holiday policies so it doesn’t encourage as much Holiday flair.



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Flight Attendants show their Halloween spirit while flying in costume on the Holiday