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Yu Hu Stewardess

Adventures of a fly girl. The modern version of coffee, tea, or moi.

Updated: 2017-09-16T03:58:12.646-07:00


Fasten Your Seatbelt, You Just Got an Oscar Nomination


When I read about situations like this, it reminds me how much fun it can be to be a flight attendant.



Are you making any New Years resolutions?

Happy New Year


Happy New Year!!!!!

Sober up, rest up, and get off of the couch today.

Out with the Old


Time to sit down and write those resolutions tonight.

Before heading out for New Years Eve celebrating, that is.

Look at that Pink Plane


Check out Delta's Pink Plane -- in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Charges to Charge


I came across this information a couple months ago, and forgot to post about it.

It seems that some of the international carriers intend to add on a service charge for passengers who choose to purchase tickets by using a credit card. Air France and KLM are apparently leading the way with this idea, and others are likely to follow right behind them.

So just how in the hell are you supposed to pay for your ticket?

You pay more if you need to actually talk to a person, so people are making travel plans online. If you're making travel plans online, you're going to need to use a credit card and pay more for that. Here's a happy note to all of this: no additional charge if you're doing a wire transfer. Whoopppeee!

Next concept is that the fees will only be added on to the rock bottom priced economy fares. OK, I guess those prices aren't so rock bottom after all.

Yes, I realize that credit card companies charge fees to the airlines for using that service. But when virtually every way a passenger has to pay for tickets comes with an extra charge, it seems like there's a very simple answer ----

Raise the price of the ticket to fairly reflect the cost! That let's everyone know right up front what travel is going to cost. Aren't you sick of finding a great price, only to have it become not so great after all the add-on fees are included?

But hey -- that's just me!


September 11th


Let today be a day to remember, grieve, and heal.

What is There to Envy


People have told me that they envy me my job, my sense of adventure, my willingness to try something new.

This little quiz sums it up quite nicely, what they really envy is my confidence. Being a Flight Attendant, and taking in stride the ups and downs of travel, really does take confidence.

What do people envy about you?

People Envy Your Confidence

You have the attitude and self esteem to take on anything. Failure is beyond not an option for you - it doesn't even cross your mind.
People envy your ability to take on any challenge ... and they're secretly afraid you think you're better than them. You don't. You're just sure of yourself.

Bathroom Help When the Seatbelt Sign is On


I don't know how I could have missed this report out of the Sidney Morning Herald last month.

A physiotherapist suggests that all women need to do to control their need to got to the lavatory is to vigorously scratch their leg:

"If you scratch or rub the back of your calf for a few moments, really
vigorously, you may interrupt the message from your bladder to your brain just
long enough for you to make it to the toilet."

This is something to keep in mind when the seatbelt sign is turned on.

Seen on Board


T-shirt seen onboard (worn by a voluptuous young woman):

"Mature Audiences Only"

Honoring Comair


Our job is always a little bit harder after a crash. Well, actually we don't call them crashes -- we call them incidents -- but you know what I mean.

Even though it may not be our airline, or even a city that we fly into, flight attendants have a sense of community with all those who do our job. What affects one, affects us all. It's a very tough day to be a flight attendant.

My tears, prayers, and good wishes go out to all the flight attendants at employees of Comair, as well as the family of those who perished in the crash.

Snakes on the Plane


I've been hearing about this movie for what seems like forever, and it finally opened yesterday.

I haven't decided if I'm going to see it yet, so if you have, please post a comment about why I should or shouldn't go see it.

You Gotta Park Somewhere


When I go to work, I have employer paid parking that I get to use. It cuts down on an otherwise HUGE expense.

Not everyone is that fortunate, so check out the new airport parking service. All the information you want in one location.

Butts on the Plane


There are butts on my plane!

Not a commentary on the passengers, but on what they’re doing – smoking! Smint Air is stepping into the breach and offering smokers an option when it comes to travel.

Boy, I’d hate to work in that environment!

Air Gumbo


Here's word of a new airline -- Air Gumbo.

Guess where they're flying out of? That's right -- New Orleans.


It's Normal to Take a Break


I've had to take a bit of time away from the blog to take care of some personal business. I've missed you all, and want to thank all of you who took the time to drop me an email just to make sure that I'm okay.


I understand that it's normal for people to take the occasional break from blogging. Good to know that I'm normal -- I guess. And just in case there was any doubt:

You Are 65% Normal

Otherwise known as the normal amount of normal
You're like most people most of the time
But you've got those quirks that make you endearing
You're unique, yes... but not frighteningly so!

Affluent Flyers


I'm struggling to make sense of a recent article that said inflight magazines are some of the best advertising buys to reach households with over $100,000 in annual income.

Only a handful of other publications can boast this income from their readers (Barron's, Wall Street Journal and The Economist).

It still continues to surprise me that people who have this kind of income can still have some of the poorest manners.

Once again Money does not equal Class!

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Affluent Flyers


I'm struggling to make sense of a recent article that said inflight magazines are some of the best advertising buys to reach households with over $100,000 in annual income.

Only a handful of other publications can boast this income from their readers (Barron's, Wall Street Journal and The Economist).

It still continues to surprise me that people who have this kind of income can still have some of the poorest manners.

Once again Money does not equal Class!

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Clean, Crisp & Pressed


Sometimes when I get home from a trip, I look at my crispy starched, formerly white shirts, and wonder just what happened.

Is it really possible for me to have that many cans of soda explode down the front of me?  Did I spill that much stuff?  Am I really that much of a slob?

Unfortunately, at 40,000 feet, spills are inevitable.  It just goes with the job.

Fortunately, there are fabrics that are stain resistant, and treatments that can help repel stains.

Unfortunately, none of those have been incorporated into a uniform shirt or blouse.

Why is that?

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Holiday Weekend


What are your plans for this weekend? 
Traveling?  Parties?  Staying home?
I'm glad that I'm not flying, and can avoid all the craziness of the airport.  I'll be busy at home with lots of invites for weekend parties.
How about you?
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Are Air Marshals Really Anonymous? Do You Care?


Apparently the air marshals out there are not as anonymous as people would like to think.  A report by the House Judiciary Committee cited several policies and practices which work at odds with the stated policy of the air marshals being undercover. As a Flight Attendant, I see air marshals on a near daily basis, and, like many of my regular passengers, there are some I recognize by sight.  But 9 times out of 10, even when I don't know them, I can pick them out in the boarding area.  Perhaps this is what the Judiciary Committee is critical of.  And they should be. Some of the practices under critical review include: Dress code:  It is believed that the fairly strict and conservative dress code actually draws attention to the air marshals, rather than allowing them to blend in with other passengers. I'd say this one is probably an obvious issue -- after all, who dresses up to travel any more?! Hotel:  Evidently the marshals are required to stay at designated hotel, probably much in the same way that flight crews do, and are required to show their credentials at the front desk.  I know how obvious we are in checking in, so I would imagine it is for the marshals as well.  Nothing screams out "here I am" more than flashing credentials.  (Well, maybe flashing a gun.)  It's reported that one hotel (Sheraton Fort Lauderdale - Airport) even designated the air marshal service as the "company of the month" at their hotel.  Oh yeah, that will guarantee anonymity. Boarding:  It's believed that the boarding process gives away the identify of the marshals.  While I'm not in the boarding area to pay attention to this process, I'll grant that it may have validity. I'm not entirely convinced that the success of the air marshal program depends on the marshals eing anonymous.  But, if that's the stated policy, it's a good idea to have practices that support, rather than work against, it.   It will be interesting to see what Congress does with the report, and if any changes are made to the program. Technorati Tags : airlines, flight+attendants [...]

Theme Song


There was some catchy music being played during the boarding process yesterday, and I can't seem to get it out of my mind. It's not even that interesting of a tune; it's just stuck on a continuous loop in my head.

I came across this fun little quiz while looking for something to replace the annoying song that I am unable to shake.

Your Theme Song is Beautiful Day by U2

"Sky falls, you feel like
It's a beautiful day
Don't let it get away"

You see the beauty in life, especially in ordinary everyday moments.
And if you're feeling down, even that seems a little beautiful too.

Kaleidoscope World


When I was a kid, I loved my kaleidoscope.

When I had to be quiet, or stay indoors, the colorful patterns would keep me entertained for hours. It was always by my side when I was sick, my mom knowing that it would give both of us a little relief.

I came across this website, where you can make your own online kaleidoscope. You can see my before picture and my kaleidoscope photo above.

Warning: It's a little addictive!

Jet Blue's Inflight Spa


What's not to like about flying red-eyes when you're treated like this?

Jet Blue has started giving out red-eye flyer kits that contain spa items from Bliss Spa.  Stuff in the kit includes, eye masks, earplugs, moisturizer, and lip balm, along with a promotional offer at the Bliss spas, located in New York City, London, and various W Hotels.

Also on the red-eye filghts, is Jet Blue's "Shut-Eye" service which features passenger access to a self-serve pantry filled with snacks and hot towels.  Of course, I'm wondering what the Flight Attendants' responsibility is during these flights.

I can't wait to check this out!

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Laptop Battery


I rarely travel without my laptop.

It keeps me connected with my work, my friends, and my family.  It allows me to check on flights, trade my schedule around, and, of course, write for YuHu Stewardess.

I understand that some computer applications are a heavier drain on laptop batteries, so I try to minimize those when I can't get plugged in.  But it still seems that I'm jumping from battery use to A/C adapter and back to battery use with no rhyme or reason.  Now it seems that my battery just doesn't hold the juice like it used to.

I know that I should buy another battery, but so far, I've just not been able to justify the expense.  So I was happy to read about how you can extend the life of your laptop battery by running it through a full discharge/charge cycle.

The way to do this is to let the battery run completely down until the laptop goes to sleep.  Then plug it in and let it recharge completely.  It is recommended that this be done once a month.

I ran it through the cycle this afternoon, and now I'll see how long it lasts.  If you've tried this, I'd like to know if it really does extend the battery life.


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