It's been a minute since I last posted, hasn't it? A fresh faced flight attendant just a few months out of training ready to tackle a new career and continue exploring the world, enjoying my new "office" views on a daily basis.
Like this sunrise view over the Rocky Mountains just outside of Denver.
I won't lie - the past few months have rocked me. They've rocked all of us across the globe, haven't they? For those of us working in the travel industry it's been a particularly vicious year. Empty planes. Furloughs. Deserted airports. The constant fighting about face masks. The very, very uncertain future for jobs and our industry as a whole as we stare down the barrel of new COVID lockdowns, travel embargoes, and raging infection rates.
But those are stories for another day. Needless to say it's been awhile since life at an airline has felt normal and it appears it won't be normal for quite some time still. There's an "feeling" I think a lot of people are nostalgic for at the moment. No, not the little glasses of Diet Coke and 3 across economy class seating. It's the freedom to explore and the unrivaled beauty of seeing the world pass by from 35,000 feet. It was that thought that inspired this return post on the blog. I've been soaring across the empty skies for the past 7 months and have snapped a handful of photos out the window. If you've missed that view, here's a little love letter to let you know we've missed you, too.
There's nothing quite like a sunrise or sunset from 35,000 feet, is there?
Soaring above the frozen Upper Midwest of the United States.
Can you identify this city that's home to a hub airport for one of the US's largest airlines?
A daytime view of Utah's Great Salt Lake.
Not all views happen from the passenger window. You can always sneak a peak out the airplane door windows.
Another city that's home to a hub airport for two of America's largest airlines.
Rosy hued cotton candy skies.
Fall foliage on the verge of turning at the start of autumn a few months ago.
Positively lunar, isn't it?
A different view of Utah's Great Salt Lake with a little reflection flare for good measure.
A lot of chowder down there.
So was this a bit of a throwaway post with little redeeming value? Yeah, I'll admit that. But it's coming from a good place. Before I was a flight attendant I was a devouted travel zealot. I couldn't imagine not seeing these views on a regular basis. If you've missed it at all, I hope you enjoyed this even just a little bit.