Tag Archives: Travel

July 30

Running: A Love Story

I ran. I ran amidst the chaos of being a new flight attendant. I ran to the point of exhaustion. I ran so I didn’t have to think about anything else. I ran in strange places and put myself in danger. Wherever I traveled, I ran. I ran in Arlington, Texas in 1995. It was […]

April 27

Playing With Yourself and Other Ways to Endure a Flight

You wake up at SeaTac, SFO, LAX. You wake up at O’Hare, Dallas-Fort Worth, BWI. Pacific, mountain, central. Lose an hour, gain an hour. This is your life, and it’s ending one minute at a time. –Chuck Palahuniuk, Fight Club. I always identified with this sentiment, because even though travel was my livelihood, it made […]

August 11

Why I committed Career Suicide.

I am nervous as fuck, uncomfortable as fuck, looking at 14 pairs of eyes as I walk into an unsmiling first-class cabin.  It’s the dot.com heyday—1995—and I’m working a flight from Austin, Texas to San Jose, California. I’d just spent 27 hours at the Super 8 Austin Airport, which was located under four criss-crossing interstate […]