Contributed by Tey Empeno
For the five years I’ve been in a long distance relationship, I can pretty much say it wasn’t easy at all. I firmly support the idea that every couple is different and we cannot just judge anyone who cannot be of the same preferences as ours. As for me, one thing is for sure. Every relationship should demand respect. I know the word demand seems like it comes from quite a negative tone in my claim. Especially when it comes to relationships. Some people will probably say that it shouldn’t be demanded rather instantly given. I used the word demand for the simplest reason. That’s how it worked and still works for us. I love the idea that both of us instilled in each other that respect is the key point to a successful relationship. I would never had survived our relationship if it wasn’t for that. You have to make your partner feel from the very start that it should be the basic principle you want to establish. Make him/her feel that you are worthy of his/her respect because that’s very different from assuming or expecting that it will be given without prior demands. Besides, not all people are the same and sensitive. Not everyone has the same idea of loving.
Contributed by Norvie Claire Miranda
Justin and I started out as friends way back in college. We were blockmates (we both took up BS Entrepreneurship). We didn’t know that we would both fall in love ‘cuz we were in the same group of friends and I was too focused on my studies, but he pursued me and won my heart. He was my first boyfriend (and praying that he’d be my last).
A lot of people dreams of having a cabin crew life partner, a husband, a wife, a boyfriend, or a girlfriend. It’s easier said than done, easier to think of than experienced, especially when one is not involved in the aviation industry. “Marry me, fly for free” has been a tagline of many airline cabin crew members, not being taken seriously by them though, but sometimes, taken seriously by others outside the airline industry.
Written by Kara Mulder
I wish I knew when I would see you again.
Do I matter to you? I think so, but I can’t tell with flight attendant life. Every moment feels so precious and so fleeting, because we move so fast. I’m not speaking about the rate that physical intimacy can travel at, but I’m referencing movement. That thing that we both love and hate about our airline lifestyle— being always in motion. We are the kings and queens of one-night stand-ups (ask regional FAs about this term); flip-flopping so quickly from city to city that we become out of sorts when our suitcase stays in the same place for more than four days. So we move fast. We fall fast, fly fast...
...and forget fast.
Contributed by Kristine Joy Agcopra
I hate to admit it but I actually had 3 failed relationships before I met him. Sad to say, all of those ended up because of infidelity which actually in a way traumatized me and had me to generalize that "all men are just born a-h*les.
We celebrated a special day yesterday, Father's Day! Despite being far or on duty, many cabin crew members made sure to spend time with their fathers before they flew out. JV came from a duty from Davao and Lala must have came from a reserve duty. Our cabin crew couple decided to give something this Father's Day to JV's dad, Capt. Opinion.
JV Opinion and Lala Basit are cabin crew members of Philippine Airlines. Lala entered as batch ICCT1602 whereas JV entered as batch ICCT 1610. Both batches were sponsored by Flyhigh Manila during their graduation by hosting them post-graduation parties at The Palace. Obviously, they both met already in Philippine Airlines. Months after getting to know each other, they officially became a couple.
They say a relationship between two cabin crew members are usually the best. Imagine just travelling the world together as one gets to know each other for who they are. Flight steward Mike has been with his flight attendant girlfriend Mec for around 15 years.
I am sure many out there would love to date a flight attendant. Yes they all look glamorous, they can converse well, they have great people skills, and they make great travel buddies. There are more to those if you do want to date a flight attendant, and here are things you should know before you even try to manage to ask one out.
Contributed by Fox Garcia
After the years have passed, it all disappears. This is what some couples fail to see. After how many years, the spark will go. The reasons why you loved the other person will be unknown. The butterflies in your stomach will soon disappear. You will forget why you liked that person in the first place. You'll start to see all the wrong and the ugly you chose to look blindly in your beginnings. Now, going home to each other's arms is not as exciting to look forward to as before. Cuddling and those exchange of sweet words become rare and all the fighting will take over.