Not in the real sense of that word, but still. See, people often think that layovers are just one big party for flight attendances, but in reality everything is so much different. Our layovers are most often real short and, besides sleeping and showering, we don’t always have time for anything else.
But I’m also not going to lie to you, it happens. Rarely, but it does. My colleague was celebrating a birthday (something that I don’t do for several years already) and decided to throw the party with some drinks in a hotel in Frankfurt, where we were to spend the night.
Of course, you should have in mind that when I say party, it’s just means getting together in one place and talking and when I say drinks, I actually think of Cola and other juices. The company has very strict rules about drinking (and I agree with them), so we always obey them. But, the bonus this time was chips, yay!
It was actually really nice. Despite you might think, we don’t have that much time to talk with each other and really bond and this was one of those moments. Instead of being slam-clickers (you know, people that remain locked in their hotel rooms), we decided to socialize.
We had a pretty good reason, since it was Diane’s birthday, but still. Oh, I should probably mention that we bought her some lingerie that we believe will be put to good use soon enough, as soon as she sees her boyfriend. I really hope we will throw these ‘parties’ more often as sometimes flight attendants feel pretty lonely, despite they are always in contact with people, and this way we also become friends, not just colleagues.