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Based in San Francisco, Martha Stewardess flies frequently for a major US airline. Layover here for airline and travel news, views, and stews! Martha Stewardess, dishing it up one mile at a time!

Best Airport Christmas Decorations

‘Driving Home for Christmas’ is my favourite holiday song. I just love the idea of travelling on the holidays, leaving work early, and making it through snowy nights lit only by Christmas lights, to reach a cosy home. Perhaps it’s…

Turbulent Skies: The Top 10 Stories of Flight Attendants Getting Fired

There’s turbulence in the skies above, but it’s not always caused by changes in air pressure. Sometimes it’s the flight attendants themselves. Whether they’re bad seeds or are just having a bad day, some FAs just take it too far.…

The Frugal Flight Attendant’s Guide to Hotel Meals on the Cheap

Hunger Games Most of us have been there – layover in a strange city, restaurants are closed, the room service is too expensive, and the snacks in the mini-bar just don’t scream “Nutritious!” What’s a girl with an appetite to…

Cave Diving in Mauritius

A holiday in Mauritius calls up images of softly waving palm trees, lazy days lying on the white sandy beaches while the tranquil sea sends white-tipped wavelets washing over the shells on the edge of the shore, while polite and…

Funky Airport Bars

I have a confession to make — I like a nice stiff one. A drink that is. (Oh you dirty minded soul you.) When it’s time to call it a day, since I’m usually at the airport, the call of…

The Top 7 Global Airlines

What does it take to be one of the top airlines in the world? To start, impeccable service, low prices, and a high customer satisfaction rate. Skytrax, the World Airline Survey company, compiled the opinions of over 13 million customers…

Airport Ennui? Try These Unique Time-Wasters

If you are reading this article then you are probably (okay definitely) looking for ways to kill boredom during your airport layover. And while it’s true that sitting around in an airport for hours can be some of the most…

Martha Update: Crew Change

Tongues they are a-waggin’ about what’s been going down behind the scenes at MarthaStewardess.com. It’s been the talk of every crew lounge from Boise to Beijing, so let me set the record straight – there has indeed been a shake-up…

The In-N-Out of ‘Plane Spotting’

What is “Plane Spotting”? Explained by by Matt Tonks and 19 others at WikiHow.com Aircraft spotting, also known as plane spotting, is a popular pastime worldwide. As a hobby, it brings a number of enjoyable elements for the participant, including getting outdoors, making meticulous observations,…