The next time you board a flight you might want to thank your flight attendant for not only the drink and food service they provide, but for all the other important things they are trained to do. The important, behind the scenes, kinda shit. The stuff that I’m waiting for during the entire flight. If you think that handing out Diet Cokes and nuts is the only reason we are there, you are sadly mistaken.
I love a handsomely decorated, reasonably priced, friendly boutique hotel. These hotels are my favorite. Most travelers believe if a hotel falls under the boutique hotel guidelines their room will be the size of a walnut. That is not always the case.
Most people hate the thought of driving long distance. I love it. There is nothing better than the wide open road, loud music, and my horrific singing voice belting out every female vocal song ever recorded. Well, not all female vocals, I do believe there was some Lionel Richie happening while driving on I-95 through Richmond.
After working a red eye from San Francisco to Boston the other night I missed my non-stop commute back to San Francisco. Instead of hating every living creature on the planet, or specifically the passenger who had the worst perm in the world and was the reason I missed my commute, I took a flight to Las Vegas and then took another airline to San Francisco.
Lost? Me too.
I sat there listening to the flight attendant safety demo and my creative comedic juices starting flowing. Not the juices you are thinking of – those are messy and rarely happen now that I am over 40. I created this character in my head, from many different people I have worked with, and came up with Joie. When I have been awake for over 30 hours and exhaustion sets in – my creativity goes to an entirely different place. This is that place.
Many people who recently read my blog post about beverage ordering on an airplane were confused about why I would write a post like that? I got many comments, some negative but mostly positive, with the same question, “Do people really need help when ordering a Coke on an airplane?”
We know the answer now – YES.
Well, I hate to say it but passengers also need help and guidance when using the lavatory (lav). Here is the next installment and post from Flight Attendant Joe for passengers who need to use the lav on their next flight.
Some people don’t know how to keep their mouths shut. Sure, they think they are being funny (everyone is a comedian), but most of the time they say something so stupid that lands them in the back of a cop car, in jail, or even worse, kicked off their flight home.
I’ve always wanted to visit Salem during Halloween. Last year I had the opportunity to spend a few hours in Salem, during the off season, and it was like visiting a tropical island during a hurricane. It was a ghost town. Many attractions were closed and you could count the people meandering around the street on one hand.
Come during Halloween and it’s an entirely different experience; it’s more like Fantasy Fest in Kew West. The streets were inundated with the biggest Halloween enthusiasts I have ever had the privilege to bump elbows with. Every type of costume I could think of was making it’s debut on Essex Street and the crowd grew by the hundreds every hour that I was there. I even saw the Pope hanging out with a witch. Looks like everyone gets along in Salem, Massachusetts!
It would seem that Halloween has become more of an adult adventure rather than a bunch of children parading the darkened streets in search of candy. What do you think? Do adults get more out of Halloween than children?
Have you ever went online to purchase an airline ticket and specifically searched for an airline that was equipped with a television? Not just any television but a television at your seat, one that you wouldn’t have to share with anyone.
Traveling is not fun. Gone are the days when the traveling public happily arrived at the airport, boarded a jumbo jet, and were whisked off to some lavish destination where all their troubles vanished underneath tall palm trees and inside minty mojitos.