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A Tribute To Monarch Airlines

Monarch Airlines took to the skies on April 5, 1968 with a charter flight from London’s Luton Airport to Madrid using an ex-Caledonian Bristol 175 Britannia 300. Fast forward 49 years and the once great airline was in financial turmoil. Years of .....

The A – Z Of Airline Pilots.

Pilot, Aeronaut, Commander, Wingman, Co-Pilot, Aviator, Captain, God. There are many names for the boys and girls who sit at the pointy end of our aircraft, pressing all those buttons, drinking endless cups of tea and coffee while dodging other .....

4 Fun Ways To Entertain Yourself On A Long Flight

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 .....

Top Ten Cabin Crew Uniforms 2017

Each year since 2014, here at the fashion pages of Confessions of a Trolley Dolly, we have been unveiling our Top Ten Cabin Crew Uniforms in our ‘Style In The Aisles’ section. Airlines such as Vueling, British Airways, Emirates, S7 .....

You F’Coffee? The Magic Of Airline Coffee……

For some people, coffee is something that they cannot live without. If you hadn’t had your coffee yet, the second someone starts speaking is the moment you want to crawl into a hole and pretend you are a carrot – or anything else that does not .....

A Day In The Life Of A Long Haul Flight Attendant

Ever wondered what its like to be a Long Haul Flight Attendant? Well wonder no more, as we get the behind the scenes scoop from cabin crew member Rosie, who has been flying for just under 2 years. Over to you Rosie! Phase 1 – The Tiredness and .....

A Day In The Life Of Cabin Crew – CityJet

Your hard-working, gorgeous and glamorous cabin crew, no matter what airline they work for, are trained to the highest standards in emergency and standard operating procedures, first aid and of course keeping our beloved passengers happy with our .....

How To Get The Best Seats On The Plane

Your bags are packed, you’re ready to go. You’ve got your passports, boarding cards and tickets and the specially purchased multi-purpose items you’ll never use again. There’s just one thing standing between you and your dream holiday. But .....

Angels Of The Sky – Uli Derickson TWA Flight 847

The terrorist atrocities of September 11, 2001 changed the aviation industry forever. It also altered the way we looked at airline hijackers. Until that fateful day, terrorists had used aircraft, its passengers and crew as bargaining tools. Now they .....