Caroline

Originally I was a computer programmer. After working in that business for about five years, I decided to explore the world. I quitted my job and started a backpacking journey through Asia for a year and a half. I didn’t return as a ‘flower child’ (as many did), but I did get infected by wanderlust. So I applied for a job as a cabin attendant with KLM. This was in 1994. I’ve met many colleagues who planned to do this job for only a few years but are still there now. Just as I am. Because this is the best job ever, for many reasons.

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C’est le ton

Working on an aircraft at over 30,000 feet above sea level has its limitations. For instance, there is no hospital or police station nearby. No bakery,…

Shopping artists

One of the things I’ve become acquainted with during my years as a flight attendant is the Wonderful World of Shopping. I used to think of shopping as…

Time-out

Before every flight cabin crew at KLM hold a pre-flight briefing. Obviously, flight safety and security, and the specific details for that flight are discussed…

Local shopping

If your job involves flying around the world and visiting foreign places, it suggests that you learn about all those different cultures easily. But, as…

Twinkling star…

There are times I wish I had a regular job – leaving in the morning to return home at the end of the day and, most of all, being at a convenient distance…

Spotting the famous

Obviously, a lot of famous people tend to travel by air, some of them more often than most of us. Consequently, every now and then, there’s a VIP on…

Odd questions

On our way to and from the aircraft, we are regularly stopped by passengers asking all sorts of questions. I’m always relieved when someone’s asking…

Le Moment Suprême

I just haven’t been that lucky with my New Year’s Eves abroad so far. I guess the best ones are still to come. I remember my first one. We were high…