Outlicious Essays — flight attendant

Behind The Smile

Behind The Smile

THE CONTRADICTORY WORLD OF FLIGHT ATTENDANTS

It’s 10 pm. You just finished a 14 hour day of work. Arriving at an airport hotel room in a city you never expected to be in that day, you slide your key card into the door and enter the room, luggage in tow. It looks and smells like countless corporate hotel rooms you have been in. Impersonal. Anonymous. The door slams behind you. You take a few steps in the door to the bed and...