Author: Martha's Whirled News

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!

Former Flight Attendant turned Psychotherapist Speaks on the Psychological Health of Airline Crew

Cracks in the Cover-Up by Helen Davey, Psychoanalyst, Psychotherapist (and former Pan Am Flight Attendant), HuffingtonPost.com The recent very public emotional meltdown of a JetBlue pilot — just weeks after an American Airlines flight attendant broke down in front of passengers…

Two Travel Start Ups You Should Know About

RedAwning.com & SurfAir RedAwning, the “vacation rental marketplace” and SurfAir, a unique airline with an exclusive “all you can fly” membership. First up, RedAwning.com As a flight attendant I overnight in full service hotels on layovers. And at mealtime it’s…

Now anyone can sleep in the cockpit of a Jumbo Boeing 747 !

Where is the last place you’ll want to sleep after a long flight? An airliner right? Well not if your next destination is Stockholm with reservations at the Jumbo Stay Hostel (www.jumbostay.com) . Parked off the runway at Stockholm airport, this…

The answer to breast feeding on a plane, the “Boobie Beanie”

Bust out the ‘Boobie Beanie’ for public breast feeding! Give gawkers and the easily offended something to smile about while keeping your baby’s noggin from exposure. The Boobie Beanie is customized just for you matching your size, nipple color, and…

Once Again, PEOPLExpress Prepares for Departure

The pioneer of ‘unbundled’ low fare air travel is at it again. Only this time they’re not charging for a checked bag. Not yet anyway. The *new* PEOPLExpress will start flying primarily on the east coast using Boeing 737-400’s with…

A peek into the lives of U.S. Air Force Military Flight Attendants

Tech Sgt. Crystal Harshbarger practices giving emergency landing orders as instructor Tech Sgt. Bret Baker listens at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Feb. 2. Baker is part of a team of military flight attendants who serve top government officials,…

Message to US Airlines ‘Wake Up and Reduce In-Flight Consumer Waste!’

Join Green America in asking U.S. airlines to recycle As concerned consumers, we believe that it is important for us to know that the airline companies with which we travel help reduce consumer waste by implementing recycling programs. Overall, airlines…

How do you handle a 15 hour (or more) flight in coach?

The ‘Wall Street Journal Middle Seat’ takes us from Sydney to Dallas, in coach! How would you pace yourself? What would you do for 15 hours (or more) stuck in ‘the village’? From WSJ ‘Middle Seat’~ Over the Pacific Ocean…