Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome aboard the airplane. Your flight attendant today is the zany, the glitzy, and the outlandish Pam Ann. She may fail to give you the right safety instructions or bring you that Bloody Mary, but if you’re up for some laughs, sit back and enjoy the ride!
Pam Ann, née Caroline Reid, is a well-loved comedian who poses as a fictitious flight attendant regaling her audience with the vulgarities and quirks of airline travel. Her subjects of parody include airline crews, travelers, and the laughably absurd shenanigans that arise within the confines of a plane’s cabin.
Pam’s stand-up routines are in high demand anywhere airplanes fly, which means she pretty much travels around the globe. Below, she shares some of her travel tips.
- Is there a gadget you can’t live without?
I can’t live without my Blackberry; it is very addictive.
- When you travel, what is the one item you always take with you?
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream. Great for long haul flights.
- What are you listening to your on your iPod these days?
Jay Z and Alicia Keys’ “Empire State of Mind”
- What is your favorite city in the world and why?
New York City inspires me, plus it’s the home of the Pan Am building and the TWA terminal.
- What is your favorite dining spot in the world?
Le Trois Garcon in Shoreditch, London. My friends own it and they always make feel so welcome. It’s like going home. It’s like walking into Narnia.
- What book is on your nightstand?
Miracle on the Hudson by William Prochnau and Laura Parker
- Where have you been recently that you liked or were surprised by?
I toured Germany at the beginning of the year, and I was so surprised at how warm and funny the Germans are. I loved Berlin… it’s bursting with culture and life…it is really a fantastic place to visit.
- What’s the most surprising/unexpected place you’ve ever visited?
Reykjavik, Iceland. As I flew in, I understood why it’s called Iceland…because it literally is ice. It made me laugh as it’s so obvious — ICE LAND! I was fortunate enough to see the Northern lights… it was magic.
- What’s your favorite vacation spot?
Mykonos, Greece. I go every year and meet up with very special friends from all over the world. I adore the Greek people, and the food is mouth-wateringly delicious
- Can you offer an insider tip or recommendation for your favorite vacation place?
In Mykonos, Greece, stay in Mykonos Town…if you have too many cocktails you can just stumble home. Rochari Hotel is really well-priced and gay friendly — I highly recommend it. If you want all the extras, I recommend the Belvedere — it’s also home to Nobu. Both hotels have the same view of Mykonos town. Go in either June/July or September and avoid August when it’s far too busy.