Just two weeks ago, I was able to work a trip that had me spend 20 hours in Hawaii. What a terrible job I have, right? Most flight attendants based out of San Francisco do work to all of the Hawaiian islands. Unfortunately, I haven’t had such luck until recently.
There are trips that consist of working to an island, let’s say Maui, and then work back. We don’t spend the night, we don’t sit in the airport for a couple hours, we don’t even get off the plane. We head straight back to San Francisco and we’re done with that trip. Now, it sounds terrible (and trust me, it is!) but this trip, what we call a “turn”, is worth a lot of money and allows you to be back at home the same day. Since I started flying, I’ve only worked these turns to Hawaii, I haven’t gotten to spend the night.
A couple months ago, I was given a 9 hour layover in Honolulu. NINE HOURS. I didn’t even get to see the sun while I was there. So I’ve been dying for a trip where I could actually spend some time on the beach, and it finally happened!
I woke up at 4:30 in the morning just to walk down the beach and watch the sunrise. Now let me tell you, it was so worth it! I can’t wait to share the pictures, here’s a sneak peek!