05
Apr
posted by Jör at 00:19 comment View Comments

In February this year, I completed my flight training for a new aircraft type: the Airbus A330. My first trip with this new aircraft was to Addis Ababa in Ethiopia. This made me think of “Lucy”, whose remains were uncovered here in 1973. She lived 3.2 million years ago and, based on the theory of… read more »

12
Mar
posted by dareshegoes at 22:01 comment View Comments

The small things in life. The warmth of the sun. A smile from a fellow human being. These are things that can make me feel intensely happy. How privileged I am. Flying has made the world around me, in the broadest sense, bigger. More beautiful. More realistic. It keeps both my feet firmly on the… read more »

28
Feb
posted by Jör at 15:23 comment View Comments

Every time I go to Suriname, I get a real hankering for chicken roti. I remember very well the last time I was in Suriname. I was visiting the mother of my best friend, Dennis. Sadly, she has since passed away. I brought her apples and other Dutch products and she spoiled me with some… read more »

25
Sep
posted by Jör at 12:12 comment View Comments

If you ever get a chance to be in Tokyo, don’t stay shut up in your hotel room. Sushi, Harajuku teenagers, cherry blossom: there’s enough to photograph. However, you make it very hard for yourself if you decide to go to Tsukiji fish market, especially if you have a jet lag, because it starts very… read more »

16
May
posted by Caroline at 10:08 comment View Comments

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, butcher or grocery store either. So when we need something that’s not on board, we have to improvise. We don’t have a magic wand to make it happen. I’ve… read more »

17
Apr
posted by Caroline at 10:30 comment View Comments

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 a necessary evil. It was something I did when there was no food left in the fridge, when the TV had broken down for good or when… read more »

16
Mar
posted by Caroline at 12:35 comment View Comments
cabin attendant

I’ve always wondered why the majority of people I meet think that the job of cabin attendant is a typically female thing. It’s an idea that must have grown over the years. According to the stories of retired cabin attendants I spoke to, who used to work in the business in the early years, it… read more »