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Flight Attendant Life

Missing the Flight Attendant Life During Quarantine

flight attendant last trip before quarantine
Morning sunrise @ PDX airport

Iโ€™ve been on voluntary leave for over 2 weeks now to help my company get through the Covid-19 epidemic and I miss flying so much already. Since Iโ€™m no longer considered an essential employee Iโ€™m on quarantine with everyone else, no more flight attendant life for me for the next 2-3 months! Itโ€™s been nice to catch up on my writing and reading, cook more and spend time with the boyfriend and the cat. However Iโ€™m already missing everything about my usual lifestyle. Being grounded as a flight attendant isnโ€™t easy and I still got 6 more weeks to go. Letโ€™s just say Iโ€™m running out of things to clean and if the weather doesnโ€™t get nicer soon I might lose my sanity.

Hereโ€™s the list of things I miss mostโ€ฆ

I miss jumpseat therapy.

Waking up & not knowing what city Iโ€™m in.

Having a bed to eat in & a bed to sleep in, nobody likes a crumby bed.

Pouring diet cokes while I ask passengers random questions about their life.

I miss lipstick.

Being able to smile at people. I miss going out in public without wearing a mask that constantly fogs up my glasses and makes it harder to breathe.

Showing up for work and having to tell everyone my life story since Iโ€™ve never met these people in my life and am about to spend the next 2-3 days with them.

I miss telling people to put their seatbelt on over and over again.

I even miss asking pilots how they like their coffee and making it for them.

Telling people โ€œgoodbye, thank youโ€ and getting no response back. Okay not really but I do miss meeting new people every day. 

I miss repeating 4 snack options over and over again since nobody takes their headphones out.

And I miss going grocery shopping in other countries.

Having to run through the plane because someone ordered a tea and I donโ€™t have any hot water on the cart. 

Most of all I miss spending my layovers wandering through the aisles of small bookstores, getting iced lattes from local coffeeshops, and hanging out at craft breweries.

There are way too many things I miss about being a flight attendant while Iโ€™m grounded aka stuck in quarantine. The list could go on and on but Iโ€™ll sign off here, I think you get the point.

Missing the sky,

-The Hoppy Flight Attendant

Check out my last blog post about what itโ€™s like for an active Flight Attendant during Covid-19

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