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  • Used For - Flybe Tribute

    Remembering Flybe

    In 2019 Flybe celebrated its 40th birthday after a rather chequered few months and years. But at the time the future seemed brighter for the Exeter based airline, following the take over by Connect Airways consortium in February 2019. However on .....
  • Used For - Iberia New Uniform

    Iberia Reveals Stunning New Uniform by Teresa Helbig

    It’s taken 18 months to get here but Spanish flag-carrier Iberia has finally revealed its highly anticipated new uniform and it was definitely worth the wait. Together with designer Teresa Helbig, the airline presented the new look on the last day .....
  • Used For - Aer Lingus Uniform Cover

    Aer Lingus Uniform Through The Years

    Since Aer Lingus took to the skies, a total of ten different uniform designs have graced their aircraft aisles, created from a host of leading Irish fashion names including Irene Gilbert, Neillí Mulcahy, Digby Morton, Ib Jorgensen, Paul Costello .....
  • Used For - Dorothy Kelly - Tenerife Air Disaster.

    Dorothy Kelly – The Tenerife Air Disaster.

    March 27, 1977 is a date permanently etched in aviation history. 583 lives were lost when a KLM 747 collided with a Pan Am 747 at Tenerife’s Los Rodeos Airport (TFN). It remains the worlds deadliest air disaster. Just 61 people survived, all from .....
  • What Made You Want To Be Cabin Crew?

    What made you want to be cabin crew? Was it the thought of travelling the world, visiting exotic and far-flung destinations and getting to stay in the best five-star hotels? Was it your desire to wear a fabulous designer uniform and strut your stuff .....
  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines – Journeys of Inspiration!

    Koninklijke Luchtvaart Maatschappij N.V. more commonly known as KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, is the oldest airline in the world still operating under its original name. Set up in 1919, KLM today is one of the largest airlines in the world, carrying .....
  • Disruptive Passengers – A Growing Issue

    Over the course of my flying career I have encountered more disruptive passengers than I care to remember. When I say disruptive I don’t mean the ones who are annoyed because we don’t have any chicken left; or the ones who blame you .....

Angels Of The Sky

Style In The Aisles

Premium Economy

  • There aren’t many things more draining than a long flight on which you have no means of entertaining yourself. If you’re able to sleep that’s wonderful, but let’s face it – many of us don’t sleep particularly well on planes, even .....
  • Crew Manual: Public Announcements (PAs)

    16/09/2013 // 16 Comments

    Cabin Crew, Trolley Dollies, Flight Attendants, Cart Tarts, Air Hosts and Hostesses around the world, welcome to your Confessions of a Trolley Dolly – Crew Manual. In this section, we will guide you through your inflight announcements (PAs), .....
  • When I began my cabin crew training many years ago, my fellow budding Trolley Dollies and I were told that when travelling, our beloved passengers ALWAYS leave their brains at home and to ALWAYS expect the unexpected. Well those crew trainers were .....
  • For those in the aviation industry, there is an age-old saying, a verbal pact between crew that is older than some American Airlines flight attendants. ‘What happens onboard, stays onboard and what happens down-route, stays down-route’. .....
  • Our Favourite Memories of Flying

    04/02/2016 // 0 Comments

    Ever since I was a child and my father and I used to cycle to our local airport to watch the aeroplanes coming and going, I have always dreamt of a job in the skies. My favourite memory of flying has to be my first ever flight as cabin crew, many .....

First Class

  • Used For - Top Ten Crew Lies
    To be a good flight attendant, you also have to be a very good liar. It’s one of the unwritten requirements of the job. We lie to passengers from the moment they step .....
  • The Oxford English dictionary defines the word ‘Etiquette’ as “The customary code of polite behaviour in society or among members of a particular profession .....
  • Ladies and gentleman, boys and girls a very warm welcome onboard. Please stow your hand luggage, take your seats, shut up and belt up. Recently I asked my lovely followers on .....
  • Have you ever been onboard an aircraft alone in the galley in the middle of the night and felt like you’re being watched? Like someone is there with you? Usually it’s .....
  • Ladies and gentlemen, welcome onboard. Ever wondered why the cabin lights get dimmed for take off and landing when it’s dark? Perhaps you’ve pondered how .....
  • Ladies and gentlemen welcome to the fashion pages of Confessions Of A Trolley Dolly. Forget Vogue, forget GQ, our Style In The Aisles section is THE place to get all the .....
  • Ladies and Gentleman a very warm welcome onboard. Do you ever wonder why cabin crew give you dirty looks? Why the trolley always seems to bang into your elbows or knees as it .....
  • Everyday, crew around the world come into contact with hundreds of different people from all walks of life. I’m sure most of us will agree that the passengers can make .....
  • It’s a challenging time to be cabin crew. Being verbally abused, shouted and screamed at has always been one of the perils of our career. We literally come in to contact .....
  • We’ve heard it all before, “You’re just a glorified waiter/waitress in the sky”. ‘Cart-tarts’, ‘Flight-deck floozies’, my own blog even brands us .....