So here we are – yesterday (my time) was the big day, when FlyerTalk debuted my new column “Inside the Mind of a Flight Attendant”. I’m thrilled to see it up and have questions coming in already.
I’m glad the time difference forced some hours of delay between it going live and my posting here, because it gives me a chance to make a note or two about what I’m seeing on the debut.
Aside from the fact that I’m pleased with the initial reception, I briefly want to address the questions about whether someone will recognize me, etc. First and foremost, if you do recognize me on a flight – please do say hello! I’m not sure how likely it is, but I’d be happy to meet a reader and customer and have no fears about that at all.
Whom I work for is not some Great Mystery, it mostly just doesn’t matter (for the reasons I explain in the column). There is no secret identity, I’m not trying to be Banksy or Zorro; it’s just a boring old fact: I am not publicly affiliating with my airline because…I am not publicly affiliated with them. I write personal opinions and that’s my only intent. (Are you kidding? I’m not letting “The (airline) Man” claim my fab ideas! 😉 I hope that will be respected, but if you figure it out, then a “well done” to you. I’d be grateful if you kept it to yourself, Sherlock. Note, however, that I have dear friends at multiple airlines. This means I’m often familiar with the details of different airlines’ policies, so I may at times mention specifics that aren’t from my own company.
The last thing to say is that I heartily appreciate all your questions. I may not get to yours right away, but I will get to it. So with those clarifications out of the way, I look forward to getting to know all you Flyers – either here or on FlyerTalk.com, Twitter or Facebook.