Because you work in an industry that sees travelers coming and going on a daily basis, you are forever planning your next trip. There’s no destination that isn’t worth an extreme flight duration, even if you’re just going there for two nights. To airline folk, flying to one destination and back within 24 hours is completely normal.
You can’t stop referring to your postal code as: “Whiskey 2 Foxtrot 3 Zulu 8.”
Heavy rain, thunderstorms — they’re all just areas of weather. No big deal.
Airline employees — flight crew especially — have to obey a time allowance between consuming an alcoholic beverage and operating a flight. After a stressful flight, there’s usually at least one crew member crunching numbers to figure out whether or not she can have a drink.
You have the art of packing down to an exact science. Two weeks in Europe? That’s a breeze. And when you return home, you probably just keep your bag packed until your next trip.
You also only write with hotel pens and you only drink micro-bottles of Jameson.
YVR, CDG, LAS — you know them all by heart. Not only do you depend on these codes in your social media updates, you say them out loud as if everyone knows exactly where you’re talking about.
You can tie a scarf 22 different ways. And you look damn good in every variation.
You can tell if a carry-on will fit into the overhead bin from 60 feet away.
When confronted with a question you don’t know the answer to — or can’t answer right away — your go-to responses are “standby” or “standby one.”
But you never forget to put a smile on your face as you send your guests on a vacation of their own.