Miss All Over the Place [Kate Mitchell], is a NYC based flight attendant and adventurer from Texas, currently residing in the Garden State. She can't stay in one place for long, and is a lover of performance, art, food, travel, and trying all things new.

The Dreaded Seat Belt Sign: What’s the Big Deal?

We’ve all been there. Flight’s pushed back from the gate, you’ve taxied to the runway and sat a little longer than planned… Next thing you know, you’re a full-fledged adult squirming in your seat like a child, and that seat belt sign is glaring at your face like a mother telling you to sit still. Or maybe you’re one of the fortunate few who falls asleep right as you take off. Before you know it, the lights are on and flight attendants preparing for landing… and you realize you’ve gotta go! What do you do!? As a flight attendant...

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Backpacking Germany [and Prague] in 5 DAYS!

Only a few weeks before hopping on a plane, my sister and I decided to run away to Germany. The outcome? Our scrappiest backpacking experience yet! Join us as we adventure with little time, money, or access to real beds! We really went rogue on this one- Day One | Hamburg, Germany With backpacks in tow, sister and I took the train directly to Speicherstadt, the warehouse district (actually largest in the world). All around there’s water and boats docked to the pier, providing a nice breeze and view. Speicherstadt We made our way to Miniatur Wunderland, the city’s biggest...

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Amsterdam in a Day [VLOG INCLUDED]

Hello everyone- Your friendly TU flight attendant is back with another adventure from the force! The scheduling gods were with me the day I got assigned a trip to Amsterdam, but I had little room to plan (and zero time for sleep!). Join my flying partners and I as we explore the city and squeeze as much out of a day as we can! *keep scrolling for more details! SIGHTS I AMSTERDAM SIGN A statement of inclusion marks this great city, and provides a worthy photo-op you absolutely cannot miss! The I Amsterdam sign is located in the Museumplein and is frequented...

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Coolest Things I’ve Seen in 2017

Wow, I can’t believe this year is almost over! As a flight attendant (and pretty junior one at that), I sometimes find out where I’m traveling mere hours before departure. So it goes without saying, my travels take me more than I take them. 2017 especially has been a whirlwind. I finally managed to nail down my favorites, and am eager to share with you the coolest things I’ve seen- 1. Palacio de Cristal | Madrid, Spain >As I wandered alone through Buen Retiro Park, I made sure to stop by this incredible glass structure. Originally it was built...

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A Spontaneous Trip to Santiago, Chile [Vlog Included!]

There’s nothing like acting on an impulse. Being spontaneous (especially traveling) can be one of the most rewarding things you do, but also a bit scary. Below I chronicle what my friend and I stumbled upon as we took on the beautiful city of Santiago, Chile! *This article really dives into the details, but to share the experience make sure to check out our vlog on YouTube! (added to bottom of article)   Day One Airbnb. After landing in Santiago, we had an easy time hopping into an Uber and to get to our Airbnb. Located in the historic neighborhood...

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The Perfect Passenger [As Told by a Flight Attendant]

With a schedule that has me in the air 100+ hours per month, I experience my fair share of passengers. And while I appreciate them all (truly, even if they’re difficult they still put food on the table), I can’t help but talk about what I believe makes up the perfect passenger.   #1 BOARDING It’s always so helpful when passengers are prepared to board the aircraft. All it takes is to have everything you’ll need during the flight already out, or tucked in your smaller carry-on (the one that goes underneath the seat). That way you don’t cause...

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Carry On Essentials for Your Next Long-Haul Flight

As a flight attendant that takes her benefits seriously, traveling has become practically a formula. Most domestic flights can fly by forcing a nap, but those international flights are no joke. In order for me to maintain my sanity (and hygiene!), I’ve created a checklist of must-haves for your next long-haul flight!     1. Headphones Okay, so this one is a no brainer, BUT TRUST ME PEOPLE FORGET. Most flights nowadays can provide these, but they usually only have the uncomfortable cheap ones. It’s also so easily an oversight for the airline, and then you’re stuck staring at...

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Athens, Greece IN UNDER 3 HOURS

You heard it right! Last month I got the call from crew scheduling I had been DYING for, and I got to work to Athens (one of the most senior of trips). Since I unwillingly spent my first day catching up on sleep, I had to make up for lost time. Below I account how I took on this great city in under 3 hours! Acropolis | Athens, Greece To begin I should be straightforward and say that I naturally woke up at 3:00am. Flight attendants are certainly not immune to the strains of jet lag. I had to...

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What ACTUALLY Went Wrong at United’s Leggings-Gate

Earlier this week, two teenage girls were barred from boarding a United flight because they were wearing leggings. By now, we’ve all heard about the drama. We saw the media erupt with articles and memes, with a sprinkle of celebrity outbursts on Twitter. Most of these public reactions intended to expose what seemed like sexism, but as always, there’s more than one side to the story. As a flight attendant, frequent pass rider and airport regular, I’m here to tell you what ACTUALLY went wrong at the now trending #LeggingsGate.   First of all, these weren’t normal passengers. The...

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Why Allowing Voice Calls on Flights is a TERRIBLE Idea

The DOT recently opened the door to regulating voice calls inflight. Accessibility to things like Skype and Face Time only require a Wifi connection, which is available (theoretically) on most flights. Coming from a flight attendant perspective, I think allowing voice calls is a bad idea all together. I have yet to experience a live call on a flight, but I’m not too eager for it’s introduction. I like to think of airplane cabin decency as similar to a library. Each passenger is expected to stay within their personal space. Sure there is some conversation and inevitable shuffling for the restroom,...

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