Melissa's Flight Attendant Blog

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

February 2006
March 2006
April 2006
May 2006
June 2006
July 2006
August 2006
September 2006
October 2006
November 2006
December 2006
January 2007
February 2007
March 2007
April 2007
May 2007
June 2007
July 2007
August 2007
September 2007
October 2007
November 2007
December 2007
January 2008
March 2008
April 2008
May 2008
June 2008
July 2008
August 2008
September 2008
October 2008
November 2008
December 2008
January 2009
February 2009
March 2009
April 2009
May 2009
June 2009
July 2009
August 2009
September 2009
October 2009
November 2009
December 2009
January 2010
March 2010
April 2010
May 2010
June 2010
July 2010
August 2010
September 2010
October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011
March 2011
April 2011
May 2011
June 2011
July 2011
August 2011
September 2011
October 2011
November 2011
December 2011
January 2012
March 2012
June 2012
July 2012
August 2012
September 2012
October 2012
December 2012
February 2013
March 2013
May 2013
July 2013
January 2014
February 2014

Name: Melissa

About Me

Countries Visited (not including Turnarounds): Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, Iceland, India, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Latvia, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, Moldova, Monaco, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, North Korea, Philippines, Romania, Russia, Singapore, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vatican City

My Perfect Day in -
London | Perth | Sydney | Melbourne

Site Feed -

My Email -

My Facebook -
Tampax Towers

My Twitter -

Links -
Airline Uniforms
Airline Meals
Seatguru - Most Comfy Seats On Any Airline
Trip Advisor
Airtoons - Pilot's rumour network

Friends -
Kangaroo with a Sweet Tooth
Kronicles of Kris
The Adventures of Alle Malice
Joel's trek across Asia/Europe in a Hilux
Phil's Wine Site

Blogs I read -
Tray Table
I Can Has Cheezburger
The Flying Pinto
Girl on Raw
Things Bogans Like
Bobby at Up, Up and a Gay
Straight Guy in the Queer Skies

Credits -
Skin by Falter

Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting

Latest Updates
Monday, July 24, 2006
Well, I'm back from Nagoya. The trip reaffirmed my belief that Japanese passengers are the nicest passengers to fly with. For 9 hours there and 11 hours back I was stuffing my face with sushi, instant ramen and dried mango, and everytime I checked the toilets there was nothing to clean (unlike some other gross flights I'd done).

The SFS in charge hadn't done a Japanese flight before, and was a tad clueless about things. She didn't know that we had to fold the toilet paper into a triangle. She didn't know we had to serve Ni-hon cha (japanese tea) as well as normal tea and coffee during service. She didn't know you had to wash udon noodles, or that it took 15 minutes of steaming before it was fit to serve. All the crew ate fish because there wasn't enough omlettes for passengers, so I just ate more ramen and sushi for breakfast. I didn't complain, it was great :-)

When I arrived in Nagoya though, I'd been awake for quite a while. About 30 hours or so. Went to Hard Rock cafe for a steak and chips (it was the only place with English speaking waiters. I didn't want to order something only to later find out it's tripe etc.) Walked around the city to take pictures only to find out THE BATTERY IS DEAD! Oh no :-(

Here's what I did manage to take anyway. It's not much, but hey, it's something.

A picture of the main street of Nagoya city. We were lucky in that the hotel is right in the heart of the city and it was a very short walk to all the nice department stores. Osaka is on the main port and you have to take a train to get anywhere, and with everything in Japanese, it can prove a little difficult to navigate around.

And this is a picture of me in a Yukata, a Japanese lounging robe. After this shot was taken I got changed for a walk around the city at which point the camera died.

There were only 2 things I wanted to do in Nagoya. The first was to get some cute stationary for both Kris and Corralee. Unfortunately, everything the department stores had was Hello Kitty, which I can get in Dubai anyway. The other thing was to get me a Rilakkuma plush toy (see the post before Paris for an idea). I saw a kid on my Osaka flight cuddle one while he was asleep, and I thought it'd be cute to have, esp with it's cute all black anime eyes, big head and small body. So cute. But I couldn't find and Rilakkuma toys or stationary anywhere. After visiting 4 different department stores, I went to Club Sega for some DDR action, and found in those claw machines many many Rilakkuma toys. It took me two trips and over 3000 yen, but I managed to score a Rilakkuma eating dumplings. :-)

So my next flight is to London Heathrow, which I have fortunately been able to avoid so far. Don't know what I'll do, maybe go to Harrods or something. They only give us 50 pounds when we're there, which is nothing. Anyone have any cool suggestions let me know.