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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?

 

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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?

 

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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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XOXO

THE LUV AVIATRIX

 

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Want to be a Flight Attendant?

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

 

Time to Apply!

Alaska Airlines is now hiring flight attendants, so get your application in quick!

 

Follow this link to get your application in, but make sure you return here to get all your insider deets about the job.

 

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Check out my other posts on flying and about the job here:

So You Want to Get Hired as a Flight Attendant? Join the LUV Crew, SWA is Hiring!

*SWA is no longer hiring, but this article has great tips if you want to be a flight attendant*

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

*Get an idea of how much fun flight attendants have*

A Flight Attendant’s Air Travel Tips

 

Apply to be a Flight Attendant, this Airline is Hiring

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.  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!

XOXO

The Luv Aviatrix

 

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!  Flight Attendants celebrate Halloween

XOXO

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

A Flight Attendant’s Air Travel Tips

Flight Attendant Travel Tips to the Perfect Flight

Welcome aboard, it’s your favorite flight attendant! Your insider into the airline industry and it’s quirks.

Flight Attendants see a lot during their work day. It’s air travel…it’s crazy! Being in a pressurized aluminum tube for a certain quantity of time just brings out the most interesting aspects of personalities. Whether flight attendants work one twelve hour flight, or five short hops up and down the coast, you’d be amazed at what we witness passengers doing. But this post isn’t about passenger shaming, it’s about what I’ve discovered is the key to an enjoyable flight for passengers.

Some of these may seem like no-brainers, but honestly, I’ve had way too many passengers on  my flights not seem to understand these points so I’m going to put some of them out there even if they seem obvious to savvy travelers.

So here they are, the basics of air travel that every passenger forgets (but wants)! Remember these for a great flight!

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Tip 1. Never travel without headphones.

 

I think this is the most important key to a great flight. You NEVER know if you’re going to have a screaming baby next to you or behind you. Sometimes it happens and it’s no ones fault. Regular headphones will cancel out most of the noise, but if you have noise-cancelling, even better. Get lucky and there’s no crying baby? Headphones playing your favorite music can still set the tone for your flight, dictating whether you want to get pumped up to go once you land, or lull yourself into a restful sleep, blocking out the snoring passenger next to you. Want a sexy pair of Bose noise-cancelling headphones? Yes, so do I. Maybe when I get my next royalty check 😉

Tip 2. You didn’t buy a neck pillow because it looks ridiculous.

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Don’t judge me!!!! I can’t help it if I think this animal hoodie/neck pillow is cute 😀

 

No, you look ridiculous when you fall sleep and end up drooling on your neighbors shoulder. That’s right, you fell asleep upright, but now you’re slumped over against the person next to you, mouth completely ajar. I’m not joking or trying to poke fun, this happens all the time! A neck pillow won’t completely prevent slumping over onto your neighbor , but it does help! I recommend this one with memory foam. Buy it BEFORE you get to the airport because at the airport, I kid you not, it will be double the price. In most airports you can’t get a  neck pillow for less than $30. That’s crazy! If you’re a backpacker, opt for a slightly less comfortable, inflatable one like this one instead to save room.

 

Tip 3. Have gum handy, it’s the two in one life saver on your flight.

 

Gum is great for two things, stinky breath of course, but also, it can help when you’re ears are popping. On long flights I make sure to have a tooth brush handy, and if you’re in first class, usually you’ll have an amenity kit with one inside, but sometimes, it’s hard to get to the bathroom for a good brush. Gum will tie you over because whether you had too many garlic rolls (speaking from personal experience obviously, thanks Delta One) or you haven’t eaten at all and have that icky stale mouth feeling, no one wants to feel gross. And don’t get your hopes up asking your flight attendant, we’re not allowed to chew gum so most of us just have mints.

Want to know what I have in my pocket at all times? It’s not gum (since we’re forbidden to chew) it’s…Listerine Strips. I honestly think that Listerine should recruit me as their spokesperson because not only does it keep me incredibly fresh (I’ll probably fail a Breathalyzer test some day because of it) but I’m always touting it’s benefits to everyone around me. My other half is a pilot and back when we first got together, I gave him an in-flight care package that included a supply of Listerine strips. After all, the cockpit is basically a tiny bubble and if someone farts or has bad breath…you’re in big trouble. This brings me to my next point…

 

Tip 4. When nature calls and you need to brave the airplane lavatory Flight Attendant Travel Tips

 

What does every flight attendant carry in their bag? I’ll give you a hint, it’s because passengers are filthy…

It’s called Poopuri. No, that’s not a typo, I didn’t mean potpourri, the grandma’s solution to a fragrant room. I’m talking about Poopuri. It’s a squirt bottle (travel size of course) that you spray prior to going number two and no one will be none the wiser of your ill-timed deed aboard the aircraft. Picture it, you’ve got a line of people waiting for the lavatory, you’re doing something in the bathroom that you really didn’t want to do, the last thing you want to do now is make the walk of shame. Let me say this, no one plans on going number two on the airplane. And yet it happens all the time. Whether it’s the pressurization, too much coffee, eating something bad, or being hung over, people BLOW UP the lavatory. Don’t let it be you. Poopuri smells subtle, but amazing and I can tell you it works on the worst. Sometimes flight attendants will even squirt it into the bowl after an offending passenger walks out. The normal coffee filter pinned to the door trick only works for minor offenders.

 

Tip 5. Tip for my glamorous travelers, keep that hair lookin’ foxy and those lips looking’ glossy.

 

For my ladies (especially my fellow backpackers), Dry Shampoo is everything.

I keep this in my bag at all times as a flight attendant. The air in the plane will make your hair greasy. I’m  not going to lie, I love to look foxy when I’m on the plane doing my thing, untitledbut if I get in late at night and I’m flying out in the morning at O’Dark Hundred, I’m probably not going to wash my hair and restyle for my passengers. Dry Shampoo to the rescue! Not only does it remove the grease from my hair, but it revives the soft curves I styled the day before. Winning! I’m also a female solo traveler when I’m not working and love to go backpacking. When I’m traveling light like this and staying in hostels, I’m going to be real honest, I shower as minimally as possible. Dry shampoo gets me through the in betweens. Sometimes you think you’re going to shower, and then you see that fateful gross shower at your Amsterdam hostel and you think…no way in hell. It’s dry shampoo time.

My favorites are  Morrocon Oil Dry Shampoo (usually purchased right after I get paid), it smells amazing & the cheaper Herbal Essences Dry Shampoo (for when I’ve spent all my money on travel). Don’t forget, unless you’re checking your bag, travel size to get through TSA is 3.4 ounces.

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Let’s face it, flying can leave you both dry AND greasy. No one is going to notice though if you’ve got a perfect set of lips. Take my advice and keep lips moisturized and looking perfect with LipSense. I became addicted after realizing I could work a 14 hour day of flying and my lips would still be perfect and un-retouched. We’re talking hundreds of smiles, coffee cup proof, burrito-indulging proof, and passenger butt-kissing proof, you name it, this color stays on. My signature shade is BluRed. Try it out yourself and head to the Jetsetter Glamour online store.

Jetsetter Glamour BluRed LipSense

 

Tip 6. Bring a pen

 

This is such a no-brainer, but I get at least one person a flight ask me for one. International flights, make that twenty-plus. The previous airline I flew for did not stock pens, even on international flights, so the flight attendants did not have any to give out. Most airlines will at least have a few for international flights, but not enough for an aircraft full of hundreds of passengers. The plane that I usually work carries 175 people and we may have ten pens in our international packets. You DO NOT  want to be that person filling out their customs/immigration info at the last minute while everyone gets in front of you in the already long lines. Also for my ladies, pens make a great emergency hair pin. If you’re a major traveler, having a pen and travel journal is a must! Keep track of cool people you meet, where you stay, or amazing walks you found that your guidebook didn’t know about!

 

Tip 7. Bring an external charger for your electronic devices

 

Most planes have charging ports for each seat, but not every airline and not every aircraft. Say you’re flying Delta Airlines, and you remember from your last flight that you had a charger at your seat in coach. But now you get to your seat, expecting a similar plane, but you find there’s no charging port! Halfway through your flight your devices are dead. No one wants to land and not have a cell phone, ect. I recommend traveling with an external charger, whether it’s for a flight or if your traveling as a backpacker. I know that I use my cell phone a lot for pictures, ect so I don’t want my battery going dead while I’m halfway across the faerie pools in the middle of nowhere, Scotland in the most amazingly beautiful place I’ve ever been. Disclaimer: DO NOT purchase a cheap or aftermarket external charger because these have been known to catch fire during flight. It’s getting so bad these days with batteries catching fire that even the Samsung 7 phone is required by the FAA for flight attendants to make a PA that the phone can not be powered on during air travel. Lithium Ion batteries are very dangerous to have on planes and never leave them in a checked bag.

 

Tip 8. If you get motion sick, here’s what you need to do

 

Travel with Alkaseltzer or Dramamine. I personally prefer Alkaseltzer and bonus, it’s also good for hangover. Not that flight crew get together and drink way too much on layovers, that doesn’t happen. 😉  If you don’t have either of those things with you, but find that you’re still feeling air sick, don’t hesitate to ring your call button and let you flight attendant know. Ask for a glass of ice chips because chewing on the cold ice will make you feel much better without putting too much in your stomach. Make sure to tell your flight attendant that you’re not feeling well and she might have extra suggestions or things on board to make you feel more comfortable. Also, if you know you’re a traveler that gets air sick, try to plan your seat in advance to seat over the wings. The back of the aircraft is the worst place to sit because it gets the most movement. Instead, sit over the wings where the wings are designed to flex and take the movement upon themselves to ensure a more stable ride.

Flight Attendant's Air Travel Tips to the Best Flight

 

But the tip that most people forget is… wait for it…

 

 

The most important tip is…

 

Tip 9. For a guaranteed great flight, remember that the flight attendant is your best friend!

 

Your flight attendant can console you if you’re sad, reassure you if you’re scared or nervous, feed you if you’re hungry, bring you a drink when your thirsty and give you a memorable flight. When passengers have shared a part of their life with me, I have done my part to become part of their story they tell when they land.

Are you flying to start your honeymoon? Tell the flight attendants when you first board so that we can order you champagne because we may or may not have it onboard.

Traveling to someplace for the first time and finally crossing a destination off your travel bucket list? I’ve made an announcement before in that situation and asked any locals or return visitors to jot down their must-dos for that travelers visit. I passed out cards and pens and told them to hand them to the flight attendant before the flight was done. By the time we landed, that passenger had a stack of unique ideas from his fellow fliers. He was so grateful and it’s an experience he said he won’t forget.

Not everyone travelers for happy things. If you’re on your way to a funeral and not in a good frame of mind, it might be helpful to let your flight attendant know. Whether you need a stiff drink to cope, or just a little extra patience during the flight, your flight attendant is there to help you through that flight.

 

Final Verdict

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Don’t forget that flying can be fun! Flying can be glamorous! And if you’re scared of flying, don’t forget, you’re flight attendant’s are there for you. If something does go wrong, your flight crew, the flight attendants and the pilots, are extremely well trained. Please always remember that flight attendants are not just on the airplane to serve peanuts. We are the last line of defense, but also we’re your friend, your nurse, whatever you need us to be to make your flight the  best it can be.

 

Have any questions about flying? Don’t be shy and leave them in the comments. I promise to get back to ya.

 

Happy Flying

XOXO

The Luv Aviatrix

 

 

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So You Want to Get Hired as a Flight Attendant? Join the LUV Crew, SWA is Hiring!

Flight AttendantGetting hired at an airline as a flight attendant is more difficult than getting into Harvard these days. It’s true, you can google it😉 Not because you need a 4.5 GPA, but because everyone wants the damn job. Why? Because it’s amazing and unique (more about that later). When I applied to be a Flight Attendant at Southwest airlines, so many people applied in the first two hours that the system crashed and the hiring pool was cut short. In two hours, Southwest had over ten thousand flight attendant applicants, and anyone who hadn’t gotten their resume in when the window first opened was out of luck.

Now it’s open again and it’s YOUR TURN to apply! Southwest learned that by leaving the window open for two days, applicants might feel less rushed to apply, flooding the system all at once as in the past. So if you’ve ever dreamed of being a flight attendant for (in my humble opinion) the best airline to work for, now is your chance to get in a resume.

 

Why Does Everyone Want This Job?

 

1. Flexibility – You choose your schedule. Even if you don’t get the schedule you want at first, flight attendants have the ability to manipulate their schedule. We’re talking days of week worked, AM versus PM, and how much someone actually wants to work. Do you want to make a boat load of money and be in a different city every night, then maybe you want to fly six days a week. Or maybe you want to work three days on and then have four off? Or maybe you want to work two weeks at the beginning of the month and have the rest of the month off? The possibilities are endless.

 

2. Be Your Own Boss – Although we have bosses, on the plane, we are in charge. We have safety and customer service guidelines to follow, but no one is breathing down our neck or backseat driving how we go about things. You are the one on the aircraft and YOU are being trusted to make good decisions. Basically, you’re only going to hear from your “boss” if you do something very wrong and either passengers or flight crew have reported you. This had never been a problem in my career, because honestly, as long as you love your job, you will DO a good job.

 

3. Is it Really Work if You’re Sitting Poolside Drinking Margaritas? – What better reason to be a flight attendant IMG_2865.JPGthan for fun layovers in cool places. Even places you never thought would be cool, might end up being your favorite new getaway. I promise you, especially as LUV Crew (aka Southwest Airlines Crew) we find a way to have an amazing time even in the tiniest of towns. Or of course you can bid to spend the night at a resort in Aruba or something. That works too. Want to go zip lining in Costa Rica? No problemo.

 

4. The Actual Work Part isn’t bad either – Especially if you have a fun crew (and Cohearts didn’t get that name for just any reason) work doesn’t feel like work. It feels like you’re hanging out with cool, fun people. And the passengers are invited to the party.🙂 Long flights are fun because you have a chance to hear different stories and meet super unique people. Hell, you might even meet the love of your life, I know a couple of my friends did. The hours can be long and very physical as we are often on our feet, but they don’t always feel long.

 

5. Every Day is Different – This is one of the things I love most. You never know what to expect from this job. What customers you’ll meet, what crew members you might fly with that become your new best friend. Maybe you’ll get to throw an inflight-party for a passenger that’s celebrating a birthday. Maybe you pop some champagne for newlyweds.  Maybe you’re supposed to spend the night in snowy New York, but end up diverting to sunny, Florida and spend your layover basking on a beach. Every day is different. Every day is a story.

Um…and did I mention the travel benefits? Go anywhere in the world for free! Well…sometimes you have to pay airport taxes😉 Check out some of my travel/nonrev posts about great destination like Scotland, Bermuda and St. Martin, to hear how much I paid, what routes I flew and how much fun I had taking advantage of my benefits, because that can be you!swa jet

Do you have a winning smile and personality? The courage the be the last line of defense in the sky? The quick-thinking and action to save a life in a medical emergency? As long as you have the desire and positive attitude, the airline can teach you the rest. Apply now and I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!

 

What to Expect?

If your resume is chosen for the flight attendant position, you’ll next get a phone interview. If that goes well and they think you’re Southwest Flight Attendant material, you’ll be invited to an in-person interview.

If you get called to the in-person interview (usually it’s two on one) then you’re basically in. Show up on time (way early), look sharp in your slacks or pencil skirt, and be your charming self. This in person interview is where they’ve already vetted you out by your resume, now they just want to make sure you’re the kind of person they’d look forward to working with. 🙂

Alright, now stop wasting time and get your interview in before the window closes, it won’t be long. Get that seniority!😉

Visit this link here to apply and don’t forget to follow my blog to keep up with my latest travels and keep inspired about your next getaway.

 

*update* SWA has closed it’s window and are beginning to call applicants back. Good luck 🙂

 

Good Luck and Keep In Touch

 XOXO

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How To Survive Your Flight

There are many misconceptions about flying which leads to a sometimes contentious relationship between passenger and flight attendant. Even the sweetest flight attendant can get a bit testy around duty hour ten…

 

You get on the plane and immediately greet the stewardess. That’s your first mistake. If you call me a stewardess, I WILL assume that you think I’m eighty years old, AKA, a sky hag. You are now on my shit-list. But I love all my passengers so let me tell you how to properly win over your FA.

Sith Lord - How I think I look when you call me a stewardess

Best greeting:

“Hey, how’s it goin’? First leg?”

Casual and yet, you’ve made my heart go pitter-patter because most likely, it’s not my first leg, it’s my third or fourth. But the fact that you’ve made me believe that it LOOKS like it’s only my first leg has me swooning.

If you want to be the ultimate kiss-ass (and I approve), throw in a “Thanks for being here.”

The first time I heard that, I almost did a double-take. I thought, of course I’m here, it’s my job. But by the person saying that, it made me feel like they get it. I’m not just here to serve peanuts, I’m here to help evacuate 143 people in sixty seconds, save someone’s life if they go into cardiac arrest, or be the last line of defense in a hijacking situation.

Best Recovery after being caught without your seat belt on:

“Oh, thank you. I’m sorry.” *This is the part where you actually put it on.

Thanking us means you realize that we’re trying to save you life. Were not just on a power trip. Honestly, some flight attendants might be, but by replying with a “thank you”, I honestly think that the humbleness takes them down a peg and makes them realize how rude THEY are being.

Futurama Fry - My face when a PAX interrupts my safety demo

You order your drink and ask for a straw and now the Sky Cop is glaring at you…

Try to laugh it off and explain your reasoning. For example, “I’m sorry, my teeth are kind of sensitive so the straw helps.”

By laughing it off, we flight attendants see that you realize it’s a high-maintenance request unless you’re a toddler. However, as flight attendants we DO like taking care of people, so by saying the straw aids your sensitive teeth, we feel more like caretakers than slaves.

 

Best Recovery after ordering two ice cubes in your beverage:

There is no recovery. There is a special place for you…

Trologirl - Oh that's funny... You think I'm actually going to give you two ice cubes

Best Apology when your giant-ass bag doesn’t fit in the overhead bin.

“I’m sorry, I knew I should have checked this. Next time…” Then you step out of the aisle and let other past you, this will earn the awe of you flight attendants. DO NOT ATTEMPT TO FIGHT UPSTREAM THROUGH THE AISLE.

willy wonka - My face when I watch pax try to cram their giant a** bag into the ohb after I them it wouldn't fit

Best way to request more peanuts after you’ve hit the call button (which won’t make us happy):

batman slap robin - I can't be held responsible for my actions if you're the 10th pax to hit the fa call button

Unless you’re on the window and don’t want to disturb your seatmates, please don’t hit your call button for peanuts, come to the galley and ask. Every time we hear the call button, our first response is to assume it’s an emergency. So if you beckon us thus, best do it in a verrrrry nice way.

“Those peanuts are such a treat, is it okay if I have a couple more?”

Don’t tell us you’re hungry because then we’ll think you’re dumb for not getting food to bring on the five hour flight. Tell us you want more because they’re tasty though, and we’ll be flattered that you like our product. We’ll think you’re crazy (because most likely we’re over them overselves), but we’ll appreciate it.

That’s a start, now go forth and do your best not to piss your flight attendant off, after all, they’re there to save your life.

XOXO The Luv Aviatrix