That's 8/31 maximum, which is essentially about two turns a week. And while these turns may just be Gods next gift to the universe after my late Paris trip, just know these turns come with a price.Sadly, one needs about thirty years of seniority to be able to hold these each month.The secret to making a relationship with a flight attendant work, is putting in the effort. Like a pianist, or a ditch-digger, or a self employed mortician. You'll have tea from london, coffee from Brazil, milk from Europe, cream from Mexico, actual Swiss chocolates, macaroons from Paris, wine from Argentina, and cheeses/meats from Italy all in your kitchen at once!Conversation will never run dry, and we always have new stories about some adventure on our last trip.But not to worry, as then I moved on to Sao Paulo, which I flew until my little heart was content. And once again, not to worry, I really started to explore new destinations such as Zurich, Rio de Janeiro, Buenos Aires, and the United Kingdom.
If you held a line of Caracas turns (remember those are worth 10.10 hours each), you fly seven or eight of those maximum and you are done. In a thirty-one day contractual month, you are working seven to eight days out of thirty-one. I just recently discovered the beauty of international turns, and since then have been parading on to my work wife Ivey just how much I love them. The hours are long, the day itself is never-ending, but the day reaps with flight hours, the crews are amazing (most are very senior mothers just trying to work and raise kids), and the destinations usually coincide with easy-going vacationing crowds.K., has much to offer, nothing ever compared to my late Paris trip.If God himself designed a trip that somehow paid you money and allowed you to vacation at the same time, it would have been the Paris trip that I for so long, yearned for. And suddenly the thoughts of being lonely escaped your mind when you arrived in Paris and practically had two days to go and play there. Because who ever needed a man or woman, when you had late Paris.In fact, I can begin to recite the "Color your Palate" room service menu that the Sheraton offers you (order the salmon with the truffle mashed potatoes if it is available), but I will save you from the boring intricacies.Point is, I've ordered room service more times then I'd like to admit, and if I'm too tired to leave my hotel room for food, you bet I'm too tired to be fooling around with anyone in some random city at 2am. You will have access to our travel passes (when we determine it is appropriate), a wealth of worldly information, and most importantly you'll be dating one of the most well culutured individuals you will ever meet.Yes it is lonely, and yes it is hard to balance all sorts of relationships; including family, friends, and even you guessed it, significant others.But if you are like me and expect a full detailed analysis through adventure, continue reading for another wild adventure.I'm not saying it will be all rainbows and butterflies, because when we come home from a trip, especially a three or four day with all-nighters, redeyes, and day-overs, we are going to be extremely irritable and cranky. It makes sense that in a world where many of us are lonely, it would be selfish to be lonely alone.And at that point, it is probably best to give us some space, as we definitely need our "fourteen hours legal rest." However, given an appropriate amount of sleep and food, we should be back up and running, eventually. And as a flight attendant, this quote really stood out to me.Which, for a while I found my "niche" flying as many Paris trips as I could possibly get my hands on, and hadn't seemed to mind being away on holidays as much.And then the company discontinued the late Paris flight, and I lost my niche.