Up in the Air With Flight Attendant, Sara Keagle


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You’d think seventeen years as a flight attendant would turn Sara Keagle into a blasé traveler. Fortunately for Sara and her charmed passengers, this is far from the case. In fact, Sara is so passionate about travel that she writes a blog, The Flying Pinto, in which she dispenses “advice on making your travels through the friendly skies….. well, more friendly!” Check out her insider tips below.

  • When you travel, what is the one gadget you can’t live without?
    The gadget I can’t live without is my MacBook, which I use for blogging, keeping up with other blogs I enjoy, tweeting, bidding for my monthly schedule, and trip trading with other flight attendants.
  • What is your favorite city in the world and why?
    My favorite city is my hometown, Boston, MA. I love all European cities, and Boston definitely has that flair. I was a tour guide in Boston for three years and know it like the back of my hand. Boston has the best of old and new, the architecture is amazing and it’s small enough to call quaint. With so many colleges and universities, it’s an extremely young and diverse city. If I had my way, I’d be living in Beacon Hill…well, at least from April until September (winters are a little chilly).
  • What book is on your nightstand?
    Since my daughter was born two years ago, my nightstand has been inadvertently moved to the loo…LOL…or the jumpseat! I am currently reading several books (I am never reading just one), including: My life in France by Julia Childs, Are You There Vodka? It’s Me Chelsea, by Chelsea Handler (hysterical, easy read for the jumpseat), How Children Learn by John Holt, and an assortment of travel related magazines.
  • Where have you been recently that you liked or were surprised by?
    Recently, I was in Seattle (one of my favorite cities), and another flight attendant and I went exploring. We happened upon the craziest wall of graffiti made of chewing gum (see photo below)!
  • Can you offer an insider tip or recommendation for your favorite vacation place?
    Instead of a tip for a vacation spot, I’ll offer some insider tips for flying. First, be sure to pack neutral-colored clothing and add some personal flair with accessories. Second, make your in-flight experience pleasant by including creature comforts in your carry-on: a light blanket or sweater, snacks, a small first-aid kit, reading material, some sort of noise cancellation ear buds, and water (buy it once you get past security). Most importantly, when traveling by air, expect the unexpected! Oh, and make sure you have a membership to Boingo Wireless — that way, you will have internet access during delays and idle times.

Want to follow the excellent adventures of the Flying Pinto? Check out her blog: http://www.theflyingpinto.com or follow her @theflyingpinto on Twitter!

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About Melody Demel

Melody is Senior Manager, PR for Boingo Wireless, where she is responsible for media relations, brand building and thought leadership initiatives. Melody is a die-hard Nebraska Cornhuskers fan and retired NCAA DI college field hockey player.
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11 Responses to Up in the Air With Flight Attendant, Sara Keagle

  1. Twitter Comment


    RT @boingo Read our latest travel interview with veteran flight attendant, @theflyingpinto: [link to post]. She’s a rock star!

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    Read our latest travel interview with veteran flight attendant, @flyingwithfish: [link to post]. She’s a rock star!

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    @boingo Ummmm I think your interview with veteran F/A is with @TheFlyingPinto, not I, and yes she is a rock star [link to post]

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    RT @boingo: RT @boingo Read our latest travel interview with veteran flight attendant, @theflyingpinto: [link to post]. She’s a ro …

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    RT @boingo: Read our latest travel interview with veteran flight attendant, @theflyingpinto: [link to post]. She’s a rock star!

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  6. lisleman says:

    flying pinto – congrats – you have a great blog.

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    RT @boingo: We interviewed rock star flight attendant @theflyingpinto, who offers some great insider travel tips: [link to post].

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    I <3 my job @Boingo bc I get 2 meet cool ppl like @flyingpinto, a flight attendant I interviewed for travel tips: [link to post].

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    We interviewed rock star flight attendant @theflyingpinto, who offers some great insider travel tips: [link to post].

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  10. Aviatrix says:

    And they gave you a free unlimited subscription in return for the positive publicity, right?

  11. Sara says:

    Hey Aviatrix…you’re the best, always looking out for me;-) But, my husband already got me a membership for Christmas so I didn’t need a free one…I love the service and am happy to promote it!