cabin crew for life

What it’s really like to be a flight attendant:

•You will have report times at 4:30am
•You will have 3+hour delays
•You will get rerouted numerous times
•You will have passengers yell at you endlessly
•You will have long days and short nights
•You will have moments you want to hide in the overhead bins

However…

•You will also have pilots who buy you coffee in the morning
•You will have crews who keep you laughing constantly
•You will have layovers that let you visit with your friends/family
•You will meet celebrities and occasionally catch a ride in a Porsche
•You will be invited to T.I.’s show in Vegas after serving him first class beverages
•You will have passengers who sometimes understand you have long days and they bring you gifts

And most of all, you will have an amazing job with a lifetime full of memories❤️✈️

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anonymous asked:

Hello! Do you have a tag for fics where either Louis or Harry (or both, why not?) have unconventional jobs? I tried looking at your fic masterpost but I couldn't find it. If not, could you please do one? Thanks in advance lovely!!

Ooookay this one was a great challenge love ! (thanks a lot to @miniboyfriendloueh and @tvshows-addict for the brainstorming, it was fun !)

Also, warning, it’s gonna be a long one :)

At first, I can’t just not talk about Escapade  , Wear It Like A Crown , You’ll Breathe Me In (You Won’t Release) , Wild And Unruly , or Love Is A Rebellious Bird , but yeah, those are all classics :)

- Worlds Away  : astronaut au fic where Louis is staying on the international space station and Harry is on earth working ground control and he and Louis have really quiet late night chats after most of the workers are gone and get to know each other in the biggest long distance relationship u could ever have…then eventually Louis comes back to earth and they have a beautiful meeting  (7k, Astronaut Louis, and ground control Harry)

- It’s All Brand New Because of You  : It’s nearing six o’clock in the evening, and despite the fact that it’s summer, the aquarium has emptied out considerably and it’s quiet as Louis wanders the exhibits. A few people try to ask him questions as he wanders, but Louis knows less about the creatures in the tanks than they do, so he keeps having to apologize and explain that he’s just a counselor, not a biologist.AKA, Louis starts a new job as a summer camp counselor at the local aquarium and Harry is a biologist who really likes teaching people about the ocean.(16k, biologist Harry)

- the impossible now  : A wish on Christmas Eve sends Louis to an alternate dimension where Harry is a member of One Direction. (50k, botanist Louis)

- Come Along With Me :A little magic can take you a long way.” — Roald Dahl
or An AU where Harry is a magician and Louis doesn’t believe in such a thing.
(28k, Magician Harry)

- i can be the motor (you’ll be the gasoline): Harry is a British pop star living in LA. While trying to escape his reality of publicity stunts and record sales, his Harley breaks down. Stranded in the mountains, Harry has no choice but to call for help. And, somehow, a fit tow truck driver with the ocean in his eyes might end up fixing more than just Harry’s bike. (8k, mecanic Louis)

- Take My Breath Away   :There is a prestigious school in the British Royal Navy classified as Premier Delta - or as it is known by its flyers, 1D. These select pilots are an elite set of Naval lieutenants who are trained in the skill of aggressive aerial combat. They are instruments of war, trained in times of peace. They are dogfighters, relentless and fearless in their mission to protect their beloved country. From their lofty vantage, they are always watching, waiting, and ready to lay it all on the line.Lt. Harry Styles, call sign Sparrow, is a prodigy when it comes to flying. The owner of an unrivaled Naval pedigree, being a pilot was always written in the stars for Harry. With his trusty RIO, Lt. Niall Horan, Harry has made an unprecedented ascension in the ranks of the Naval aerial combat elite, and has been recruited to the esteemed Premier Delta flight school, carrying on his family’s legacy. What he finds there are unexpected friendships, perilous challenges, and something beyond what he ever thought possible. Because as his father had always told him, before the great Captain Styles went tragically missing in combat, you don’t fall in love with the sky, you fall in love with what keeps you on the ground.(150k, Pilot!Harry and Louis)

- taking tips and getting stoned: Louis drives a taxi. He hasn’t seen Harry in eight years when they have a chance meeting. A lot has changed in that time. But not everything. (24k, Taxi driver Louis)

- Running In Circles, Chasing Our Tails : Harry has a very sick guinea pig, and Louis is a vet.OR The one where Harry Styles is completely in love with the man who saved his pets life. (7.5k, vet Louis)

- Panorama  : Louis’ cabin crew at Panorama Airlines are in need of a new member. Cheeky Harry Styles joins the group, but to his mild disappointment Louis determinedly has no intention of joining the Mile High Club.Their first kiss might not be their first kiss. (34k, steward Louis and Harry)

- anything you ask and more : Louis knows that he’s in love the second harry begins speaking about the bolsheviks. (or, louis is a history teacher & harry is the fit curator that he desperately wants to mongol invade him, however many times niall tells him he’s a psychopath.)  (19k, Curator Harry)

So Darling, Just Say You’ll Stay Right by My Side  : Harry is visibly buzzing with excitement as they get into the police car, and Louis laughs, reaches out to put a hand on Harry’s knee and try and calm him a bit. “Relax, McClane, we’re just stopping in on a few of the local businesses to say hello. No need to sit with one finger on the trigger.”“I don’t think you’ll need to worry about me being trigger-happy, Lou,” Harry says with another one of his megawatt grins, patting the water pistol holstered by his hip.[AU where Louis is the chief of police in a small sea-side town and Harry is his new deputy who’s a bit of a pacifist and a lot wonderful.] (28k, Deputy Harry and Chief Police Louis)

- Pining for You : Harry sells Christmas trees. Louis doesn’t mean to buy so many of them. (10k, Christmas tree seller Harry)

- once upon a dream:  Louis is psychic and gets caught in the middle of a murder investigation led by FBI Special Agent Harry Styles.aka. the Medium/Criminal Minds-inspired AU no one ever asked for. (33k, medium Louis, FBI Harry)

- Love Actually, is all around. : Love Actually AU. Louis is Prime Minister and Harry his fortunate catering manager. (16k, Prime Minister Louis)

- Naked & Proud :  The town itself is tiny, as evidenced by the ten minutes it’s taken Louis to drive the entire thing. There’s not a single recognisable brand in sight—no Tesco or McDonald’s or even a bloody Starbucks. Lining the streets instead are mom and pop stores with names like ‘Jerry’s Burgers’ and ‘The Market Basket’ and…  “'Naked & Proud?‘” Louis almost slams on the brakes at the outlandish sign, the name written in a seemingly innocent font, words curved around a large cartoon peach. He can’t help turning into the carpark, easing the car into a spot next to a beat up truck.  He isn’t sure what to make of it. Surely it isn’t a strip joint or sex shop, not with the families and little old ladies going in and out of the establishment. Some kind of nudist hangout, perhaps?  And, oh, God. Did Louis’ mother accidentally send him to live in a nudist colony? In which Harry runs an organic store, not a nudist colony, and Louis doesn’t know whether to be relieved or disappointed. (18k, organic store owner Harry)

- let’s savour what we’re falling over : west wing au (loosely); in other words everyone works in the white house and louis likes getting coffee with the washington post reporter in his briefing room. (20k, West Wing AU)

- Be My Little Good Luck Charm  : In which Harry is a promising amateur golfer making his debut at the PGA Championship, and Louis is a Sky Sports anchor who would really rather be commentating on footie.The other boys are around too: caddy!Niall provides victory pints, Liam is Louis’s Very Serious co-anchor, and poor Zayn just gets his face drawn on. (34k, golfer Harry, commentator Louis)

- fill my little world right up : When the doorbell to his flat rings and Harry walks to the door irritated and bored, he definitely doesn’t expect the repairman to be so…fit.  He has to keep his jaw from falling completely open when he comes face to face with the man that’ll be in his house for the next hour or so trying to fix his Netflix.  And god, this is embarrassing.  AU in which Harry’s Netflix isn’t working, and Louis comes over to fix it.  Fluff ensues. (2k, Netflix fixer Louis)

- I’ll Throw Away My Faith (Just To Keep You Safe)  : AU. Harry Styles is an MI6 agent on a mission to find out who’s planning on killing the Prime Minister. Louis Tomlinson is a wanted professional assassin, hired by the MI6 to kill whoever wants to kill the Prime Minister. Louis doesn’t do relationships but he does Harry. Featuring Niall as their handler, Liam as Harry’s boss and Zayn as his sidekick. (42k, Spy AU)

- You’re My Favorite Bird  : a lso known as: Harry is an ornithologist and Louis owns the camera repair shop where Harry gets his photos printed. Niall works for Louis, Liam works with Harry, and Zayn paints. There’s a cat, some camping, some bird watching, and obscene amounts of fluff.  (33k)

- Behavioural Ecology  : Louis Tomlinson is a primatologist working with the Jane Goodall Institute for primate conservation; and Harry Styles is the photojournalist sent from National Geographic to write a piece promoting awareness about the endangered species. They meet, and love is never, ever simple, as we know.Featuring Eli the chimpanzee, bickering humans, storytelling, and five men who come to gain an understanding of what it means to be human; all stationed in the Republic of the Congo.    Series  (81k)

(updated on April 11th 2017)

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My first hand experience of Emirates’ Airbus 380. I flew from DOH-DXB-LAX last Mar 3 and stayed in Santa Monica for 2 days. It was only 4 days off (not my legal leave) and yes it was very tiring but i’ll definitely do it again. It was 16hrs 30min flying time from DXB on this giant magnificent bird. Emirates’ service is straight-forward, efficient and customer&crew friendly. I like that they still do hot towels even on their short sectors (DOH-DXB) and how the crew are very chilled and relaxed. One crew told me that they dont have single aisle aircrafts (A319, A320, A321) which I guess is good for them as they rarely operate on a full load, all out service :) One thing that is noticeable is how clean their toilets are. I love the wood toilet seat and the vanilla scent of the cabin! Thanks to their hardworking CSAs (Cabin Services Assistants) for keeping it really tidy!

If there are any Emirates’ crew reading this, KUDOS! to you guys! Well deserved Best Airline of The Year (2013) Award! Don’t be surprised if you see me monthly flying with your A380s!

San Francisco is next! 👌

Well, That Escalated Quickly

(Woman with toddler on hip comes up to me during boarding.)

Me: “Hi, ma’am how can I-”

Pax: “You to fix this mess for me”

Me: “Ok. How can I help you”

Pax: I’m in 21a and my kids are in 32b, 28b, 7d, and my husband is in first class. We have to sit together. Can we all just go up to first?”

Me: “No ma’am I’m sorry it would be an upgrade and it’s booked full. Let try to change-”

Pax: “Bull-fucking-shit!! Fix it!”

Me:

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It never gets old watching this training video for Emirates Airlines!!! Seriously soooo beyond psyched to learn all these life skills that will be so important for everyday life. It’s gonna be so useful too!! It gets me upset when people don’t know just how intensive training is like to be a cabin crew. People think it’s just a high class waitressing job, clad with glamour and a bright smile. But no, you need lots of knowledge, strength and character to be one. You play many vital roles on the plane. You’re a fire fighter, a nurse, a policewoman, a caretaker, a life guard and in some cases, a midwife. I guess people don’t know this because all they see is the service part of the job. What I love about Emirates is that they take the safety of their passengers as top priority. That’s why they invest in such world class aviation facilities to simulate the best real life scenario cases to train us in times of emergency. So next time before you treat your flight attendant rudely, please know that your life is in her hands! 😜😉