28
Sep
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Hypochondriac

Have you ever read any books by Redmond O’Hanlon? I’ve read quite a few of them and was deeply impressed by In Trouble Again: A Journey between the Orinoco and the Amazon in particular. That’s not just because of the hilarious way the author describes his journey into the deep, impassable rainforest. What regularly comes… read more »

14
Sep
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Just human

Ever wished the earth would swallow you up? I’m pretty sure everyone has had that feeling now and then. At least I have. I had it again on my last trip. As I was standing in the lift with a colleague one night, a lady entered wearing a dress that was just a little too… read more »

12
Sep
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Wijnvaten

How do you go about buying wines for more than 20 million passengers a year? The answer is you taste a lot of it! But, all kidding aside, tasting is what it’s all about. Buying wine for KLM is not an easy job, but what a job it is! – 4.5 million bottles of wine… read more »

07
Sep
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Whale watching water

After we arrived in Panama City, the outgoing crew told us some great stories about spotting whales. Apparently it was the season. So we decided right away to go on a boat trip the next morning. Unfortunately, the only boat we knew of was already taken for the next day. Too tired to go and… read more »

05
Sep
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Pitts - Eugenie Kalshoven 2

Flying a Pitts Special, a light aerobatic biplane, is not easy, and since flying has traditionally been more a male thing, not many women in the Netherlands fly aerobatics (probably four, of whom I think only two are active). The Pitts is a taildragger aircraft, which means that it has a wheel under the tail… read more »

31
Aug
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Social life takes planning

Every Thursday around noon, you might notice a certain turmoil among KLM cabin crew. Because that’s when our new flight rosters are published: we log in to our intranet en masse from all over the world to check our schedules for the next month. We do get the opportunity to make requests for flights, but… read more »

24
Aug
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Bushcamp 2

Being a naturally curious person, I love to find out more about the people I meet. As a flight attendant I meet many people, giving me the possibility to collect a lot of beautiful stories. But it isn’t only the stories of our passengers that I find interesting. Working with different colleagues all the time,… read more »