From the first welcoming "Aloha" or "Bonjour" as I board a flight, it feels as if I'm already "there". Both airlines are excellent representatives of the very special places they fly to and from on a daily basis, and both airlines are clearly reflected in the warm and professional demeanor of their "front line representatives" .. their awesome Flight Attendants.
This post is to honor the Flight Attendants .. all of them, from every airline around the globe. If you know a Flight Attendant, please take a moment to share this with Him or Her and let them know how much you appreciate their :
Tireless efforts as we slumber in our seats
Special attention to the scared child on a first flight
Willingness to accept responsibility for our safety
Flight after flight with "coughers" and "sneezers" and who knows what
Acceptance of being the "Unnecessary Complaint Recipient"
Tolerating the Horses Ass that won't shut up during the safety presentation
Always followed by ..
A beautiful "Aloha" or "Au revoir" as we depart ..
our "Magic Bird"
their workplace ..
Their job is difficult .. their stamina, incredible.
while they work
.. with the public
(some nice "public")
(some not nice "public")
But they are expected to "keep on smiling " .. nice or not ..
.. and they do.
My first "airplane ride" was at the age of seven, when I traveled on a twin engine tail dragger from Denver to Oklahoma City .. I believe it was on Frontier Airlines. I flew alone and will never forget the kind and reassuring energy I received from that "Beautiful Lady in the pillbox hat" who was our Flight Attendant. I have flown many, many miles since that day .. more than most, I suspect .. and have never forgotten her. Through the years, it has been a blessing to share special moments with those who care for us as we streak across the skies overhead .. and through the years, it has been an honor to enjoy that same "caring" lavished on me and my fellow travelers .. the same "caring" I enjoyed as a small boy .. first alone and afraid .. then protected and nurtured by that very special person, our Flight Attendant.
You took me back
You warmed my Spirit
Every moment aboard that flight .. from "Aloha" to "Aloha" was Superb
Your genuine caring
The unmistakable "want" to please Your guests
Your brilliant smiles
Your attention to detail
Your impeccable timing
Your exuberance and positive energy
John, Karen, and Lesley
I was honored to be on your flight.
No matter where one sits on the plane ..
When there are Flight Attendants like you aboard ..
Every seat is ..
First Class !
from Kauai to Paris .. and all places between
Mahalo et Merci Flight Attendants,