#1. When you first get the job, and it’s magical. (Uniform = Pulling. It. Off.)

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#2. Then real life kicks in and by “real life,” we mean “Reserve.”

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#3. You slowly learn that being an FA isn’t always super glamorous.

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#4. But no worries, you’re a tough cookie. Er, I mean you are tough, and there’s a lot of cookies.

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#5. Plus, you get to fly for free!

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#6. Sort of…

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#7. Working the holidays isn’t unheard of in your profession.

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#8. And you’re constantly exhausted.

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#9. Therefore leaving you less concerned with pre-turn beauty efforts.

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#10. Pax are the worst…

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#11. (Insert FA eye roll here…)

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#12. They’re absolutely clueless.

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#13. Bad weather can be the bane of your existence.

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#14. And you wouldn’t be caught dead in the lav.

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#15. You know your limits…

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#16. And exactly how much you can fit into your suitcase.

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#17. But in the end, it could be worse.

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#18. And you really do love your job…

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#19. And your co-workers.

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#20. There’s honestly no other place you’d rather be.

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Author: Emily (@ID90 Travel)

Emily is the Content Marketing Manager here at ID90 Travel. An avid non-rev flyer (she grew up in the industry), and passionate private pilot, Emily can’t get enough of all things aviation. When not writing awesome ID90 Travel content she can be found on a Texas patio, being one with nature, or annoying her ID90T co-workers with her many, many, crowdsourcing questions.