MissAllOverThePlace

Miss All Over the Place [Kate Mitchell], is a NYC based flight attendant and adventurer from Texas, currently residing in the Garden State. She can't stay in one place for long, and is a lover of performance, art, food, travel, and trying all things new. To keep up, follow her lifestyle and travel blog, MissAllOverThePlace.com!

Why Allowing Voice Calls on Flights is a TERRIBLE Idea

The DOT recently opened the door to regulating voice calls inflight. Accessibility to things like Skype and Face Time only require a Wifi connection, which is available (theoretically) on most flights. Coming from a flight attendant perspective, I think allowing voice calls is a bad idea all together. I have yet to experience a live call on a flight, but I’m not too eager for it’s introduction. I like to think of airplane cabin decency as similar to a library. Each passenger is expected to stay within their personal space. Sure there is some conversation and inevitable shuffling for the restroom,...

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A Flight Attendant’s First Reaction to United’s New “Basic Economy” Policy

United Airlines recently announced a Basic Economy option for revenue customers. This comes as no surprise, seeing as air travel continues to become less luxury and more commodity. Here I outline some of the major changes, and my take on their impact:   Seat Assignments Policy: Automated seat assignments will be given at check-in, and passengers acknowledge at the point of a multi-seat purchase that seating together is not guaranteed. Reaction: While it’s great to offer lower fares, I foresee this policy being a big headache. I’ve been approached many times to move people around, although as a flight attendant...

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Flight Attendant Secrets Revealed: The Reality Behind Life in a Suitcase

I’m taking this month’s Flight Attendant Secrets Revealed in a different direction. I have just now rounded in on a year with this new career, and the lifestyle has fully set in. To say it’s all been easy would be a lie. I’m here to be nothing but transparent, and invite you into the reality of what life is really like in a suitcase. Dreamer Meet Doer Anyone will tell you becoming a flight attendant (or pilot for that matter) is an absolute lifestyle change. No one just accidentally ends up in this career, it takes a lot of intentionality to get that...

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I Found an Airplane Wifi Loophole You Wouldn’t Believe!

Calling all iPhone users, I’ve got some exciting news for you! Your beloved Apple device has a loophole in the inflight Internet system! It’s well known that to send iMessages, all you need is access to Wifi. Even on airplane mode, texts can fly between iPhones. I’ve found this especially useful when traveling abroad to keep from using international data. So back to my point, here’s the loophole you’ve been waiting to hear:   You can iMessage in the sky without purchasing Internet!   Beautiful. One more way to cut down on those travel expenses. Now my group texts no longer have...

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Day 4: New York City Guide to Downtown Manhattan

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 Welcome to Day 4 of my method to the madness that is New York City! Below you’ll find a comprehensive guide to these must-see spots, divided into a 4 day itinerary. I’ll also include transit information to help you get from place to place — let’s go! Day 4 – Downtown Manhattan (Brooklyn Bridge and FDR Drive) Brooklyn Bridge Brooklyn Bridge Photo: National Review – Leung Photography One of the most recognizable bridge in the world, the Brooklyn Bridge is the most scenic connection between the borough and Manhattan. Take a stroll...

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Day 3: New York City Guide to Lower Manhattan

Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 4 Welcome to Day 3 of my method to the madness that is New York City! Below you’ll find a comprehensive guide to these must-see spots, divided into a 4 day itinerary. I’ll also include transit information to help you get from place to place — let’s go! Day 3- Lower Manhattan (350 5th Ave) Empire State Building Empire State Building Photo: esbnyc.com Don’t miss this staple in the New York skyline. The Empire State Building is the 102-story skyscraper that gave the Empire State (New York) it’s nickname. Famously the lights at the...

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Day 2: New York City Guide to Midtown Manhattan

Day 1 | Day 3 | Day 4 Welcome to Day 2 of my method to the madness that is New York City! Below you’ll find a comprehensive guide to these must-see spots, divided into a 4 day itinerary. I’ll also include transit information to help you get from place to place — let’s go! Day 2- Midtown Manhattan (Times Square, 46th St and Broadway) Times Square Times Square Photo: Traveldigg.com It’s hard to miss this one. Follow the bright lights to the city’s center in Times Square. Do some shopping, catch a Broadway show, or just slowly turn to...

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Day 1: New York City Guide to Uptown Manhattan

Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 Below begins my attempt at method to the madness that is New York City. Since moving to the east coast, I have become a regular tour guide for my friends when they visit. While the plethora of lists out there are informative, they lack guidance on how to accomplish actually seeing everything. Below you’ll find a comprehensive guide to these must-see spots, divided into a 4 day itinerary. I’ll also include transit information to help you get from place to place — now lets get started! Day 1- Uptown Manhattan (1000 5th...

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What a Medical Emergency Looks Like at 30,000 Feet

· Told from a Flight Attendant’s perspective · Names and details are omitted for confidentially purposes It was a seemingly normal workday, as it always is. We had set off on the last leg of our trip, and were only an hour away from landing. I had just finished the first class service, when I received a call from the back of the aircraft: “We have a medical emergency – a passenger just collapsed and is unconscious.” Immediately I called the cockpit to inform them of the situation. I would call back with details and updates as they came. I then made...

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Flight Attendant Secrets Revealed: What it Takes to Get the Job

Welcome to the second of the series “Flight Attendant Secrets Revealed”, in which I explain the interview requirements. Since beginning last year, I have received countless questions about what it takes to become a Flight Attendant. Since there isn’t much information online, I’ve happily mentored and given the best advice I could muster. While there are differences in the interview process for each airline, I’m here to break down the basics and help you move forward confidently! Good Timing Staking grounds into a new career is all about timing. With this job’s competitive nature however, it becomes absolutely imperative. When I...

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