confessions of a fed up flight attendant

  • Confessions of a Fed-Up Flight Attendant: Tales From the Mile High Club

    Attention, passengers: This is Confessions of a Fed-Up Flight Attendant, a Yahoo Travel series in which “Betty” describes the harrowing, real-life situations she and her comrades in the sky face every day, 35,000 feet away from a foot massage and premium whiskey. You think you’ve got it bad when your in-flight entertainment conks out, the Pixy Stix-addicted kid behind you mistakes the back of your chair for a vertical trampoline, and the plane runs out of “Good Morning Sunshine” cheese boxes? Let’s set the record straight: Flight attendants are not floozies (well, maybe a few are). Somewhere along the line people got the idea that we have boyfriends in every city or that there is a lot of hanky-panky going on with the pilots.

  • Praise Be to the Jetway Jesus: Confessions of a Fed-Up Flight Attendant

    Jetway Jesus, is that you? Take this incident I witnessed the other day: I was at the security screening area when a passenger in a wheelchair and her wheelchair attendant moved to the front of the line. Most people who order a wheelchair actually need assistance or simply can’t walk long distances.

  • Butter and a Maxi Pad: Flight Attendants Turned MacGyver at 35,000 Feet

    Last week we taught you some airline slang and industry lingo and the week before gave you 15 tips to keep sane while flying — attention, passengers, this is Confessions of a Fed-Up Flight Attendant, a Yahoo Travel series where “Betty” describes the harrowing, real-life situations she and her comrades in the sky face every day, 35,000 feet away from a foot massage and premium whiskey. You think you’ve got it bad when your in-flight entertainment conks out, the Pixie-Stix-addicted kid behind you mistakes the back of your chair for a vertical trampoline, and the plane runs out of “Good Morning Sunshine” cheese boxes? Ever jerry-rigged a stuck door with butter? Become a fashion stylist — for babies — at 35,000 feet?

  • Are the Flight Attendants Talking About Me? Know Your Airplane Slang!

    Blue Juice n. The lavatory water is blue. Commuter n. A crew member who lives in one city but takes a plane to their base city to get to work. Concourse Shoes n. High-heeled pumps flight attendants wear to walk though the airport, changed out for comfortable (usually ugly) flats once in the air.

  • 15 Flying Tips That'll Keep You Sane This Summer

    (Graphic: Ryan McCullah) “Betty“ is a real-life flight attendant who has had enough. You think you’ve got it bad when your inflight entertainment conks out, the Pixie-Stix addicted kid behind you mistakes the back of your chair for a vertical trampoline, and the plane runs out of “Good Morning Sunshine” cheese boxes? That’s child’s play. Welcome to Confessions of a Fed-Up Flight Attendant, a Yahoo! Travel series where “Betty” describes the harrowing, real-life situations she and her comrades in the sky face every day, 35,000 feet away from a foot massage and premium whiskey. ...