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- Authors: Fern Michaels
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Gracie checked the supplies for the next flight, making sure there was plenty
of booze, pretzels, sodas, and coffee stocked. The new crew would arrive in
time to set up the hot meals and everything else that went along with a nineand-a-half-hour flight from Dallas to Dublin. She’d just finished four twelvehour days of flights and was ready for a break. At thirty-two years of age, she
had spent most of her adult years traveling the world. But now she was
looking forward to working domestic flights again, relishing their simplicity.
A couple of drinks, snacks, a crying baby once in a while, and even the
occasional grope from passengers who had had too much to drink would be a
breeze compared to what was involved in international flights.
She recalled her first international flight after spending two years working
domestic. She’d known immediately that it was her jam. Plans for flight
training to become an airline pilot had gone down the tubes when she found
out that twenty-twenty vision, even with glasses or contacts, was required.
She’d had laser surgery in high school to correct her vision. A year later,
however, she had to have a second surgery. Fearing another vision issue,
Gracie knew it would be wrong to endanger hundreds of passengers should
she become an airline pilot. Being a flight attendant may have been her
second choice, but she took pride in her work and enjoyed traveling the world
and making new friends. Since she was responsible only for herself, it was
the ideal life.
Though there was a long list of responsibilities involved in prepping for
overseas flights, she was diligent in her duties, which included checking
equipment, learning how to use a defibrillator, and performing CPR. She was
trained to handle the situation if a woman went into labor. And she had even
been trained in how to handle the death of a passenger or, heaven forbid, a
member of the crew. Fortunately, no one had ever died on one of her flights,
though she once had to assist in delivering a premature baby boy to a young
woman traveling alone with a toddler.
It was a frightening experience, but
Gracie’s instinct and professional training had kicked in, and when they
touched down in Dallas, both mother and baby, as well as the toddler, were
fine. When she walked down the aisle to inform the passengers they had a
new baby on board, she was filled with pride from helping bring a new life
into the world, and they’d clapped vigorously for her and the doctor who,
luckily, had been on the flight.
Now that she was head flight attendant, once all the passengers were
seated, Gracie would explain and demonstrate the emergency procedures and
inform the passengers about the length of the flight, something most of them
already knew. She would also inform the passengers that if there was a
headwind, the time in the air might be greater, also explaining what to do
should the aircraft encounter turbulence. Once they were airborne, the captain
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