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HOW TO HANDLE BREASTFEEDING ONBOARD

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CREW JETIQUETTE «The Art of Etiquette and presentation expected from crew»

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The secret life of a Private Flight attendant

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DISCIPLINARY ACTION: for crew and pilots

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CREATOR : Shadi Joweihan CONTRIBUTORS: Ana Gak (Hawai), Carrie Bradley (UK), Gayle Lawton (UK), Dr Guillermo Gomez (USA), Hani Kleib (Dubai), Holly Purdy (Dubai), F.O khaled Sarhan (Dubai), Dr Paola Fiorito (Italy),Pilot Rachelle (USA), Pilot Susanna Sundberg(Belgium), Tina Bandybina (Dubai) GRAPHIC DESIGNER : Eugeny Sverdlov Global Marketing & Advertising inquiries Managed by Hyper Ideas FZE social@justaircrew.com +97142780945 An In-house online publication for Just Air Crew www.justaircrew.com MOBILE JAC APP AVAILABLE ON

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Pilots against cancer


Introduction As the Airline community and the world mourns the loss of the crew and passengers on board flydubai flight FZ981, at Just Air Crew we wanted to ensure that we too recognize the devastation that this accident brings to the aviation industry and to the air crew community and reinforces the need to continue to be united and further support this institution and never forget those who perished. We have released this issue with a commemorative cover that will live on forever and forever they should be in our prayers and thoughts. Just Air Crew community will continue to assist and better the lives of air crew, by providing them with advise, tips and privileges through the JAC app at no cost. The aim has been set from day one, to unite and strengthen the aviation community social frame and to remove all barriers set by geographical distance, language barriers and cultural differences. We request of all air crew, aviation related social platforms and airlines to join hands with us to unite us all on daily basis. We want to be a close community on daily basis and not just during devastating time. I would like to thank all those contributors who dedicate their time for this magazine to share their experiences, entertain, support and unite this community one article at a time. If you wish to support this platform or have recommendations or ideas, we are very happy to hear them and we will do all we can to make it happen. I thank you for taking the time to read Just Air Crew. Shadi J

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PILOT’S DIARY: My Love Affair with Aviation by @__iamrachelle__

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y name is Rachelle and I think Just Air Crew is a fantastic outlet for all of us aviation buffs. I feel it is such an opportune time to contribute, since this past week has been focused on celebrating women in aviation. I am extremely honored to have this opportunity to share a little bit about my aviation journey with you. A brief background about me: I was raised in a small town just outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania named Beaver Falls. After graduating high school, I attended Lenoir-Rhyne Col-

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lege in Hickory, North Carolina. In 2001, I drove across the country and moved to Southern California, my home now for almost fifteen years. Music has consumed most of my life and was my very first love since I was a little girl. I turned that love into a profession, and for nearly two decades now, I have been a veteran in the music industry– operating in several different capacities. It is interesting: as you get older and gain more life experience, your vision and directions change– as do your passions.


My love affair with flying certainly came as a surprise and was definitely not a direction I had ever thought to look in. I met my flight instructor on Facebook of all places, and the rest in history. My first lesson was August 13, 2010, and it changed my life forever. It is so ironic, looking back: not once did I ever think I would develop a love for flying, or become a pilot and now I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else! It has been five and a half years and I have I fly numerous types of aircraft and currently grown such a passion, love, and admiration for aviation hold a Commercial-Jet Type Rating with single and its community, I am so pilot privileges. Within the past 7 months alone grateful and proud to be a I have earned 4 new ratings. I also have many hours in a Robinson R44 and plan to finish my part of it. rotary add-on by the end of this year, as well as obtain my single pilot type in the Phenom 300. I feel it is important to learn as much as I can about aviation through different experiences– making me a safer, more competent pilot. Life is all about the journey… There is so much to learn within aviation itself– the avenues are endless! I hold myself to the highest standard possible when it comes to flying and my flight training. As much as I like to have fun, safety is of the utmost importance. As E. Hamilton Lee said, “There are old pilots and bold pilots, but no old, bold pilots.”

My first lesson was August 13, 2010, and it changed my life forever.

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I feel that there are endless opportunities to grow and learn within aviation. My goal moving forward is to mentor, encourage, and inspire women, children and as many people as possible to get involved. I am so grateful to be able to pursue what I love and foster such a great passion as well as to have had the support of such amazing instructors and mentors in my life. As a result, my heart is leading me in the direction of paying it forward. I want others to be able to pursue their dream of earning their wings and getting involved with aviation. Being a woman, I know first-hand how difficult it can be to excel in a primarily male-dominated profession. With this being said, you have to set goals, keep your standards high, believe in yourself and most importantly, never give up! You are the captain of your own ship. YOU are the only one who can make your dreams a reality. Today and everyday, we should celebrate not just women but everyone‌ Everyone who isn’t afraid of trying, taking chances and doing what they love! Follow Rachelle on @__iamrachelle__

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I’ll share Over 24 years something managing withcabin you. When crew Iinfirst fourthought different of continents writing and over about etiquette seven carriers, while wearing I developed your company's a sense of affinity uniform,with it felt my team. as though I feltIthe wascommon possiblybond "flogging sharing a dead the same horse,” passion. for lackNow of a the question, better expression. what is the ButCabin the more CrewI thought Manager’s about DNA? it, the more I realised how annoyed I would get— and still do to some effect— when crew struggle with wearing their uniform correctly, and more importantly, behave in a manner that promotes their airline successfully.

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o bring it back to basics, let's review what Uniform means: "Uniformly is defined as something done in a consistent or identical manner.” As you see, it isn't just the clothes that carry the meaning of uniform, it's how everyone works, in the same manner. Let's do the same for Etiquette: “The customary code of polite behaviour in society or among members of a particular profession or group." Put the two together, and in a nutshell, it means wearing a uniform is a way of marketing and promoting your company, the standards should

always be consistent and this applies to the uniform itself and the behaviour of the person wearing it. Easy, you may think— well, not so, it seems. Ask yourself what attracted you to your chosen airline in the first place. What impression did the crew leave on you when you first saw them, whether it was in print or walking through the airport. Hopefully it was a good impression, but if it wasn't, why? Let's have a think about your bug bears, those little niggles that our colleagues do, you may be surprised to find you do one, maybe two, of these yourself… Time to correct them!

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Seniority doesn't just mean someone being older, it also means being higher in rank or status than someone else. In an airline environment this would be your Captain first, First Officer, 2nd officer, flight purser/ onboard manager/No. 1, senior flight stewards/ stewardess/ No. 2, and so on until you reach the most junior crew member. Consider this: when you reach a hotel and you are waiting to check in (bearing in mind hotel guests and prospective passengers are watching you) why is it a bull fight to sign in for your room first? I'm not here to teach you manners, but in my book, and in the book of etiquette, seniority rules. So, your captain should be offered to sign in first and then it follows in order of rank. An orderly queue should be formed, no slouching over suitcases, hats on, full uniform standards apply until you are out of public view.

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Items in pockets causing unsightly bulges (she says without laughing!) I refer to mobile phones in trouser pockets, especially the back pocket. Other items in uniform pockets that create an unflattering silhouette in the uniform. You have inside pockets or a bag, use them.

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Eating on the go. All airlines have their own rules, however most don't allow you to eat in the terminal in view of passengers. If you are hungry please eat in a discreet area and follow your company's rules about whether hats should be on or off.

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Eating/drinking on board, when you get the chance (I know, I've been there!) It is really annoying when you are grabbing something to eat and a passenger disturbs you, but chances are, it is going to happen and let's face it, they are the reason you are there. Always be

aware that you are on show, no throwing nuts high and aiming for your mouth (extreme example I know, but one I have seen), and if you are drinking from a water bottle, unless it is a specially designed one for drinking from, please use a glass/cup.

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Sitting on jump seats or containers/bar boxes: short but sweet, Ladies: keep your legs together!

Chewing gum, flossing teeth. In my humble opinion there is no forgotten etiquette more common than someone chewing gum when in uniform. Don't do it. I would expect your company policy doesn't allow it anyway. And flossing teeth, yes, it happened on one of my flights, and I am all for good dental hygiene, but that is why there are toilets....don't do it in the galley!

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Jackets on, jackets off?? It's a decision that is made by your senior on the day, but you should all follow the same. Remember “uniform," and what it means.

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Now don't get cross, as there are a lot of equal rights for women at the moment, but it is a really nice feeling if a man opens and holds the door for you, however this can also be done the Ok, this is a sensitive topic, but other way around. Please always be a common one none-the-less. courteous and respectful to each There is nothing more uncom- other and not only when you are in fortable then being around others the public eye. You are one team. A who are speaking a different lan- uniform. guage from you, and you don't unFinally, something that derstand what is being said. This aphas always been drilled plies to our passengers too. Please in to me, "manners don't be sensitive to other people in your company and if a colleague or pas- cost anything but they go a long senger doesn't speak the same lan- way.� guage, please speak in a language you all understand. Needless to say, when they aren't around you can chat as much as you like in your mother tongue.

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A few weeks ago, I was in the elevator in a crew hotel. My husband happens to be a pilot and was in the elevator with me, along with our child. He was in uniform leaving to operate the return flight. Two crew joined us in the elevator, from the same flight. Not even a hello, a smile, a good evening, nothing, nada. All of the crew were working for the same airline. Complete silence. Until our child said hello, and he was ignored. Next floor another crew member walked in, in the same uniform. She smiles at us all. Asked how our stay was and immediately engaged with our child. The three crew members walked to the reception to check out. Perplexed that colleagues from the same company couldn't even offer a gracious smile or greeting. I asked my husband if he knew

them, he said yes, they had been part of his crew the day before. Not only did they not acknowledge a colleague, they ignored the captain, and other people in the elevator. Now, I don't know about you, but in my opinion this was just plain rudeness and unfortunately the behaviour of two crew let down the fabulousness of one! This is poor social etiquette at is finest and should not be happening. There is a saying by "people who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defense, or the problems of modern society" (Vince Lombardi). Remember what attracted you to your airline in the first place and strive to be the best example you can be. And if all else fails at least you can say you made yourself proud.

GAYLE LAWTON Gayle has a wealth of experience within service delivery, service standards, professional image and course design and development. For 11 years she flew in every grade on board, eventually to flight purser and then to premium cabins training officer. During her 8 years in the Emirates aviation college she honed her skills in professional image, cultural understanding, etiquette and service standards. Gayle was also selected to travel the world representing the emirates brand as part of the promotions team. She maintains a strong passion for impeccable service standards, managing performance and profess all image. Pet hates, bad attitude and poor grooming. When you wear the airline uniform you should wear it with pride, a big smile on your face and immaculate grooming.

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What follows are 100% accurate events, all names of characters are withheld to uphold the confidentiality agreement that most VIP crew must adhere to.

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ome years back, I happened to be working for a rather prominent principle. He was a relaxed and pleasant person and treated the crew extremely well. Well known around the world for his lavish star-studded parties. One particular affair I will always remember was the time he decided he wanted to throw a Las Vegas-style party on his favorite island, the Seychelles, with no costs spared!


To create this elaborate event, he had the best party planners flown in from all over the world. He was a frequent visitor to the Seychelles and the whole Island knew when he was visiting, as he had such out-of-the-ordinary requests the locals would have items brought in by boats from the mainland for him. Whatever he wanted, he got— without question. His favorite hotel on the Island was always emptied before his arrival, and as he never gave any notice on when he would arrive, the holiday makers and honey mooning couples would have to vacate the hotel and move along to another one on the Island— bearing in mind they were given an envelope with a substantial amount of cash to do so, it normally wasn’t a problem. However, there was always that one person kicking up a fuss, to which they were just offered more cash to force them out! If he requested the whole resort just for him and his entourage, then that is exactly what our boss got! His entourage was a large one at that, consisting of tennis coaches, financial advisors, physios and the list goes on. He never travelled anywhere without his 50-strong entourage. So on this particular occasion, the hotel emptied, the Principle has arrived and is settling in nicely… Now the party preparations begin. The party planners had already arranged for roulette, black jack tables and slot machines to be flown in on private jets from Las Vegas. Even the croupiers, fire eaters, dancers and other entertainment were plucked from the finest casinos in Vegas and flown in for his elaborate party of the year.

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To create Las Vegas in a resort on an island in the middle of the Indian ocean was a huge job, even for the most experienced of party planners. However, it was all organized very swiftly with no expense spared. The resort was turned into the Bellagio almost overnight. We, as the flight and Cabin crew, always stayed in the hotel resort close by, as its better to stay separate from your passengers on layovers. I mean you really don’t want to be bumping into your pax over breakfast when you are nursing a hangover and vise-versa. So, the luxury of a separate hotel is highly appreciated. As news of our principle party spread like wildfire in all the elite circles around the world, celebrities and dignitaries were canceling their plans to jump on their private jets and head to

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the Seychelles. There really was no special reason for this extravagant party, no birthday, no wedding, no special announcement, he was just throwing a party, because he can! Private jets were landing all afternoon with their crews on stand-by waiting to fly them out again. Arriving at the party, there was of course, the obligatory red carpet laid out and each guest was handed a velvet pouch containing a substantial amount of casino chips to play with. The champagne was flowing (over 1000 crates of his favorite tipple were also flown in from Vegas), the party was in full swing and everyone— whether on a winning or losing streak— was having great fun. The fire eaters were amazing, as was the The Cirque du Soleil act and the cabaret dancers.


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A few very well known celebs, who I won’t name and shame, were enjoying the free flowing champers a little too much… If you know what I mean. Some of these “names” included actors, singers, politicians and even the biggest diva that ever graced the fashion runways. Who wouldn’t at a “One Night in Vegas” party on a beautiful island? Myself and the rest of the crew obviously had to be on our best behavior and careful with our drink consumption. 7am and the party was almost coming to an end, drunk celebrities clambering back onto their private jets to be whisked back to reality. A crew of 40 strong local workmen now had the task of making sure the resort was back to normal by that afternoon. The huge erected stage was certainly the most challenging part for them. Transporting all the casino tables and slot machines back to the waiting wide bodied aircrafts to be returned to Las Vegas. Needless to say, the Crew on those two Airbus’ were on standby— so no partying or casino fun for them! Oh well, you win some you lose some I guess! After an amazing “One Night in Vegas” the resort soon turned back to normal and us flight Attendants and Pilots returned to our daily routine of sunbathing, relaxing & margaritas for the rest of our boss’s vacation time in the Seychelles. Till the next trip... All content of this article is compiled by a geniune source, no modification, addition or responsibilities is bared by Just Air Crew. Just Air Crew takes all reasonable measures to protect all parties and to open up the secret world of private aviation for those who wish to become a member of it.

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DISCIPLINARY ACTION: FOR CREW, PILOTS BY DR. GUILLERMO GOMEZ, MBA, LPSY.

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iscipline is the foundation of airmanship and must be maintained by pilots at all times and all costs. It is important for pilots to exercise character and ability to rise above human weaknesses and maintain good discipline at all times. Good discipline means accepting to follow rules while completing a task. It equally requires the crew and pilots to overcome the temptation to believe they have enough experience and ability to get through their work without following the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) stipulated. For crew members and pilots caught in unintentional indiscipline cases, they should be granted just one warning for their actions. Those found in instances of intentional indiscipline behaviors should, on the other hand, be relieved of whatever duties they undertake regardless of the degree of their mistake. This is because it is such mistakes made by individuals of

this sort that endanger the lives of passengers and crew aboard airlines. Furthermore, in cases of intentional indiscipline, one’s excellent track record may save their jobs— but only once. This is to prevent individuals from exploiting their good track records and committing offenses against the SOPs stipulated for their practice. One may be spared by their positive track record if their previous performance of duties was exemplary, and there is enough ground to believe that he or she is unlikely to commit the same infraction in the future. While favoritism is an unethical practice in aviation, more often than not it occurs where disciplinary actions are concerned. For example, when making decisions about disciplinary measures to take against one of the most experienced pilots of an airline, the decision may favor him or her, and be more lenient compared to when dealing with an inexperienced pilot.

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The role of disciplinary action is at times, a motivated action. Management and relevant authorities gain the motivation to execute disciplinary actions against crew members, and pilots they feel are not performing their tasks correctly. These actions do not deter efficient operations, rather, they make the activities of the crew members and pilots more efficient. This is attributable to the appropriate atmosphere discipline creates for exemplary performance of duties within the various airlines When there is an issue between crew members, there is no winner when it comes to the resolution of such a conflict. In fact, the management and

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leadership of airlines employ this as an opportunity to blacklist both entities in the engagement in a bid to prevent the recursion of such conflicts and issues in the future. There are general standard procedures for filing complaints, viewing disciplinary claims, appealing to cases in the aviation sector. These procedures are stipulated within the SOPs that offer democratically, opportunities to deal with disciplinary matters filed against them. Such systems are bound to encourage fairness and justice, alongside motivating the crew to fulfill actively and efficiently their duties in various airlines.

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Disciplinary terms act as the catalyst for successful operations

In the Middle East and the EU, discipline is taken extremely seriously by airlines. Not only are crew members and pilots of these airlines expected to play their roles to the best of their abilities, but also to uphold the high standards of discipline stipulated in the SOPs. The aviation entities in these regions recognize that skill alone is not adequate to ensure the success of an airline. Disciplinary terms act as the catalyst for successful operations because they support a conducive environment for exercising problem-solving skills and coping with change and pressure in addition

Dr. Guillermo Gomez, MBA, LPsy."GG " 38 year commercial airline professional with a Doctorate Business Administration, Major in Training and Management Development/ Leadership. Completed his Dissertation: "Realization of cost effective service excellence in the airline industry through efficient management of human resources." Since 1977, he has worked as a Flight Attendant, Purser, Instructor, Manager and Inflight Director. He patrolled the aisles of 12 carriers: Aerolineas Argentinas, Pan Am, ATA, Air France,Air Algerie, Air Afrique, Icelandair, Forbes Capitalistic tool, Northwest, KLM, Emirates and National. He also consulted over 22 carriers worldwide. His expertise is Management/Leadership Development ,Inflight Service Delivery,Catering, Corporate flights, Royal Air

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to encouraging positive personality traits such as proper moral values, ethics, and integrity. It is vital for the aviation society to foster and enhance aviation discipline through training— encouraging selfcontrol, positive attitudes, and building strong character… All of which are imperative for both efficient and safe operation of airlines. Pilots and crew members must equally maintain high levels of professional discipline that is required of then.

Wing VIP and the SkyTeam. Alliance( Alitalia, NWA, KLM,Korean, Air France) . His passion is Group Mentoring, Leadership and Service Delivery. GG worked in four different continents for major carriers. He has a great knowledge of the Middle East and is fluent in Spanish, English Italian, French, Portuguese, Dutch and conversational Arabic. Due to his European descent he holds three passports: Argentine, Italian and USA. He is self- motivated, enthusiastic and endowed with an insatiable thirst for mentoring multicultural teams, showing them how to design a way to success in life and in their careers. His motto is “Live with a Lion’s Passion”. Through the years he keeps in touch with all his former team mates dispersed around the world, always ready to lend an advise or provide clarity.  You can follow Dr. Guillermo inspiring and motivational posts on linkedin pulse.


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JUMP SEAT CHAT FLYING AND MODELING PASSION Here we take the opportunity to learn more about our crew lifestyle at and outside work, and there is no better place than the Jump Seat.

What is your name and where are you from? My name is Kristina (I prefer Tina, however people usually call me Kris). I was born in Kazakhstan, but have Russian-Turkish roots!

How old are you, only if you want to answer? I don't hide my age (yet) I'm 23.

Background, where have you lived and traveled before flying? That's actually a long story! :) Again, I was born in Kazakstan and lived there until I was 19, then went to Moscow, Russia to study through an exchange program. I lived in the USA for 8 months (twice for 4 months work and travel pro-gram), worked there until graduation from university, then I came to live in Dubai.

What did you study prior to flying?

I studied International relations/foreign affairs/diplomacy. I always wanted to work in the ministry of foreign affairs, but once I got to know what stands behind it‌ Anyway, let's see what's going to happen in the next 5 years.

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How long have you been flying? It's going to be one year in couple of weeks, so its still fresh, but I’m now very experienced :) Currently studying for my recurrent.

Worst part about your job? Lack of sleep is our general problem! Sometimes I think my body clock is going absolutely mad. This is something that you have to accept before applying for a cabin crew position, but at the end of the day it’s worth it.

Best part about your job? Working and meeting new people every day. If you ask me how many great people I met during that one year of work… You better not, because I won't be able to recount the amount an-yway , and I'm saying this about everyone from cabin crew, flight crew and pax ! 9 times out of 10 I leave the flight with so many positive vibes! :)

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Which airline other than yours do you prefer? I love my country's airline, AirAstana, their service is just amazing (being patriotic is also good).

Do you prefer day or night flight?

Oh, that's a painful topic! For sure, I prefer day flights, but I know some people who will disagree with me and say that night flights are the best! (I have no idea where they get that energy from during the night).

Favorite destination?

So far my favorite destination for a layover is Dar Es Salam, and for a specially reason: I had the best crew, THE BEST crew I repeat. Even the fact that the layover itself was just 14 hours and I was called from standby , it didn’t matter, we still had so much fun in 'Mama Africa’!

Room service or going out to eat?

Going out. I will never understand crew who choose to stay the entire time in their room, literally until the wake up call. I'm always up to going somewhere and trying local food.

Do you prefer sightseeing like a tourist or going into the back street and exploring?

It all depends on my mood, and on the country that I’m going to. Most of the times I like to explore the country either by myself or with the crew. I always try to prepare myself for future layovers by reading some books and watching shows about the country/city itself. It helps a lot!

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We understand that your passion and hobby is modeling, tell us more about that?

What is the most interesting thing that has happened to you with a pax?

I started in the modeling field when I was 16 years of age

Trust me, all flight attendant have a huge 'bag' of stories, but I keep only the positive ones. On my first flight to Beirut, there was one woman who was really afraid of flying. I noticed this from boarding and I tried my best to make her feel comfortable. Then, during the flight we experienced some turbulence. She was not just scared, she was terrified! Literally holding my leg, crying and begging me to stay with her. At the end of the flight, when she was disembarking, she hugged me/kissed me and said that I'm the best flight at-tendant she ever met. That experience and feedback made the beginning of my flying career just incredible.

I started in the modeling field when I was 16 years of age. Interesting story though: there was a beauty competition: “Topmodel Ka-zakhstan.” Never thought of participating, but my best friend was begging me to be a part of it, because she didn't want to apply alone. That's how I started my career in modeling, I was noticed by one of the modeling agencies, they called me for the first commercial shoot in my life, I re-ceived so many offers from photographers for building my portfolio. Now it's been 6 years, and I can't imagine my life without it!

What do you like about it? Everything! :) There is no such thing that I don't like about it! Just like any girl, I love taking pictures and doing it professionally is even much better! So far I’m focusing on building up my portfolio and I’ve continued to do that here in Dubai, I do it now as a hobby. Maybe in the future I will make it my new profession.


In what countries have you collaborated with photographers to grow your portfolio? First of all Kazakhstan, then Russia, USA, UAE, Sri Lanka, Czech Repub-lic, I've gotten so many offers for photo-shoots in Thailand on my last va-cation, but we didn't have time to sleep, let alone to go for a photo shoot.

With modeling and flying you must need to maintain higher levels of fit-ness. What is your secret? Just very basic but consistent. I go to Zumba classes, gym, used to do some pole dancing, healthy food (cheat meal included), and yeah I'm try-ing not to eat after 19:00. TRYING.

Advise for crew that want to grow their portfolio and what to be cautious of? There are so many photographers who would love to have a TFP photo-shoot (trade for print/or in simple language— for free) with you. You just need to be brave enough to offer your candidacy to them and you won't wait for a result that long. To be cautious of fake modeling agencies— be careful before going for any photo-shoot/fashion show. And go only if you personally know the photographer (I mean converse to them prior, quick back ground check and portfolio assessment).

To be cautious of fake modeling agencies— be careful before going for any photo-shoot/ fashion show

On your day off what does your outfits consist off? Honestly, no heels. I'm a tall girl (180 cm, could be taller, but I'm satis-fied), so I don't need them, only on some special occasions. So, definitely flats! I also try to dress like a lady, but a couple times per month prefer something loose and not really girlish.(whenever nobody can see me :)

Any final advice or tips to our crew community?

Keep moving, achieving, fighting for your future, never giving up and smiling no matter what. “Good thing are coming to you down the road, just keep on walking.” Clear skies, perfect pax, safe flights. Follow tina @TINA.KANDYBINA

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light makeup is a growing topic as brands increasingly cater to airlines with workshops and promotions. Moreover, there are a plethora of YouTube posts created by crew claiming to be experts in applying makeup. Unfortunately these posts are often not based on any professional training or experience in the field of makeup art. YouTube posts do not apply universally, nor do particular brands cater to each airline’s grooming requirements and standards. In response, the JAC team decided to seek the help of an expert makeup artist for tips and tricks on how to do your flight makeup. Our expert MUA has attended to world-class clients, global fashion shows and applied makeup for the region’s leading television celebrities. His advice can be applied to everyone and for every airline, since it’s all about the fundamentals. For this issue, our expert decided to focus on Lipstick and Foundation.

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 Apply lip balm: Dot your lips with lip balm to smooth and reduce crevices.  Lip liner: Before drawing a line with the lip pencil, begin by dotting it at various points along the outline of your lips. Then, drawing very lightly, use the liner to connect the dots.  Apply lipstick: Starting at the center of the upper lip and moving outward toward one corner. Bring the lipstick back to the center and run it outward toward the other corner. Repeat with the lower lip.  Blot your lips: which will make lipstick last longer and keep it off your teeth, take a facial tissue and fold it in half. Hold it in two hands with the fold facing you, then bring it between your lips and press your lips together gently. Release. To make lipstick last even longer, dust a little powder on the tissue before blotting.

Foundation—it's the all-important canvas for the rest of our makeup, but when it comes to technique, it always seems to be shrouded in mystery. Between what products to use and how to use them, it is something you've got to get down to a science in order to achieve that flawless effect. For starters, one thing you should know is that there is no such thing as foundation that matches or fits all types of faces. Applying foundation is used for a variety of purposes, including hiding acne/scars or break outs.

Note: Please don’t overdraw above your lip line thinking no one can notice it.

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Before you purchase your foundation, try it on, walk around for about 30 minutes, feel the product and then return to the store and see how it looks on your skin. When it comes to choosing a formula, look for foundation that looks natural, has a flawless finish, and feels weightless.


Here’s how to apply foundation once you have chosen the right color and texture of foundation:  It is best to make sure the skin is completely clean and prepped before applying the foundation.  Use a foundation brush and apply the foundation starting in the center of the face, blending out.  Blend the foundation with a rolling motion and press it into the skin.  Tap on concealer— use something that has a high concentration of pigment to hide any blemishes or redness that is coming through.  I like to use a clean fingertip, as the warmth of the hand helps in the blending process of the concealer.  Set the foundation with a translucent powder. Using a soft and nat-

ural hair brush, gently tap any excess product off, then sweep the setting powder only over areas that tend to be shiny: in between the eyebrows, down and around the nose, under the eye, and on the chin.  Be sure not to over-powder! You want your skin to still look like skin.  Note that Face and neck should be one color.  Remember the complement you are aiming for is how flawless your skin looks, not how natural your foundation is. The moment people notice the foundation, they know that it isn’t natural— this is typically a result of either choosing the wrong color, or not blending well enough.

HANI KLEIB Born in Lebanon, but has been living in Dubai for many years now. Hani has extensive experience as a make-up/airbrush/latex/special effects and body artist. Through continuous self-development and attending make-up master classes in the UAE, Lebanon, Istanbul, the UK and France, Hani is dedicated to keeping himself upto-date with the latest trends. His employment history covers MAC, Dubai TV, Dubai One, racing channel, sports channel, Sama Dubai, Baynounah TV and a wide range of freelance projects. His work includes fashion shows,

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especially Istanbul and Beirut Fashion Week, as well as the key make-up artist for Gucci's fashion show in Dubai. TV commercials with Hani's work were recorded for Braun, Pepsi, Audi, Etisalat, Du, Ferrari world, Ski Dubai, Atlantis, Jumeirah Group, Adidas, Nike, Cartier, Channel, Harvey, Debenhams, Chevrolet and the government of UAE and Qatar. Hani has worked at many events, the most recent ones are: Dubai Film Festival, Rolls Royce, MAC, Roberto Cavalli and Fashion TV. Hani is a true artist - inspired by the world around him, creating and inventing new looks and innovative ideas. You can contact Hani directly on his IG account @hani.kleib


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Breastfeeding on board is a subject that worries mothers, and one that many a crew members would like to avoid any confrontation on. Too often, there are blazing headlines which incite parents and make airlines hastily issue damage control press releases.

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ut what can nursing mums expect on-board? A breastfeeding policy on an airline’s website would certainly be a start in reassuring them. More information can prevent misunder-standings for both the nursing mum and the crew on board. I certainly don't recall any mention of a breastfeeding policy with my old airline? But I used common sense in trying to deal with any situation on the topic sensitively. Nonetheless, that didn't stop one passenger’s complete outrage that a “Arabian airline” did not have a “special private area for breastfeeding.” More recently, a USA airline allegedly asked passenger Juliet Thomson to "cover up" as an-other passenger supposedly called what she was doing "disgusting." The female crew pur-portedly then approached Ms. Thomson and said, “Listen, I know it's natural, but it's offend-ing this woman. So if you don't mind covering up, it seems your baby is asleep now." Ms Thomson explained she felt embarrassed and did what the crew asked— resulting in a hot sweaty baby as she hid under a blanket to continue feeding her daughter. What would you do if you were in this situation? If more information was available for passengers and crew from their airline, then surely challenging situations like this can be avoided?

Until policies are clearer, what can be done to help support breastfeeding Mums? It's pretty nerve-wracking getting your ‘boobs out’ in a public place, especially for first-time Mums and, thankfully, there are some wonderful nursing tops and gadgets that help to provide some privacy. That being said, who likes to eat when covered by a cloth in the dark or, even worse, in the loo? Unfortunately, however, it's either that or anyone walking down the aisle can see that a pax is nursing. On that note, what can actually be seen? Not a whole lot, baby makes sure of that. But if they unlatch or are a bit fussy, a neighbor may get get an eyeful if they happen to be taking a close interest in what is going on. It is clearly the most natural thing in the world, but let’s face facts- breasts are sexualized. It’s clear that some people are offended, and as a consequence Mum's are often uncomfortable feeding in a public place. And crew have the difficult task of keeping everyone happy.

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So how can crew help? PRIVACY • A window seat offers the most privacy. However, if a pax asks for somewhere with a little more privacy, see if there are any spare seats or a crew rest area in the main cabin not being utilized at that time. The galley could be offered of course, but it's not ideal because crew obviously always need access. • Offer support and understanding. If a passenger starts complaining about someone feeding, consider if you could you temporarily move the mother to a seat in another class to feed more privately. Alternatively,

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move the bothered passenger to another seat in whichever class they are traveling in? Tactfully explain to the passenger complaining, that your airline supports any form of feeding an infant. A crew (who wishes to remain anonymous), suggested to me that she would love to offer the complaining pax a blanket to cover themselves up with! I digress, but this reminds me of the urban legend of a BA cabin crew offering an irritating pax a knife after they asked for something for their throat.


If a parent asks you to wash a bottle for them— explain you cannot sterilize it

HANDLING MILK • So you've been handed the 'liquid gold' that the mum has spent time expressing and been asked to store it. Some airlines’ policy is not to store any products for passen-gers citing health and safety. If your airline is one of those, provide ice cubes and plastic bags regularly to the pax to keep the milk chilled. If your airline does allow storage, the most important tip is to keep it sterile. Make sure your hands are clean when handling the bag or container it is in. Label it and chill. • If a parent asks you to wash a bottle for them— explain you cannot sterilize it (un-less they give you sterilizing tablets) however, you can rinse it throughly with the hottest water— usually the hot cup or boiler. Pay particular attention to the teat as old milk can congregate there. Do not use the lavatory sink for obvious reasons. Some parents may bring sterilizing tablets with themthey usually take about 15 minutes to work in cold water. GENERAL COMFORT • Offer a bottle of water, as nursing is thirsty work. • An extra pillow to use on the arm rest is generally appreciated.

Carrie Bradley flew for 12 years, first with a major international airline, and as a Purser for her last few years in commercial flying. She then moved into the corporate flying world; flying royalty and prominent businessmen before settling down into parenthood. Carrie maintains a strong interest in flying and travelling, with her young baby globe trotters following suit and clocking up their own airmiles with her and her husband. After being asked by many parents for tips, she used her wealth of experience and research to set up a helpful site for any parent flying with young children. www.flyingwithababy. com She has been featured in Boots Parenting magazine, Good Housekeeping Middle East, The Australian, Huffington Post to name a few. If you see her on-board, a glass of chilled Sauvignon Blanc will always be appreciated.

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Rise and shine everyone! Start your morning right with my Paleo grain and dairy free porridge and you'll be kicking goals all day. It's super filling without being heavy and is ready in a matter of minutes. Top it with your favourite berries, nuts or dried fruit.

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 Throw everything in a saucepan and mix well.  Bring it to a simmer over a low-medium heat while stirring.  Simmer for 4-5 minutes until thickened.  Spoon into bowls and top with whatever you fancy, I'm flexible like that. Serves 2

Hi, I'm Holly, an Aussie girl living in Dubai. I've been cabin crew for almost 13 years so I understand the ups and downs of the job and how it can affect your health and wellbeing. Throughout my years of flying I have always maintained an active lifestyle, seeing the job as an opportunity to try all sorts of awesome things like white water rafting, horse riding, snorkeling and hiking. I'm also a keen Crossfit athlete, having competed at a regional level. While it's super important to keep active, eating a clean, healthy diet is a must to keep at the top of your game. This has led me to writing a Paleo food blog, a way of life I believe whole heartedly in. Through the JAC magazine, I will Follow Holly and her share with you my simple Paleo amazing fitness and recipes for dining at home, meals to Paleo lifestyle on take onboard and snacks on the go. @hollytrolleydolly Happy cooking and flying !

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2 cups coconut milk 1/2 cup chia seeds 3 tablespoons flaxseed meal 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds 1 tablespoon honey 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger pinch each of ground cardamom, ground cloves, nutmeg, sea salt


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PILOTS AGAINST CANCER The Aviatrix Calendar project BY PILOT SUSANNA SUNDBERG

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he Aviatrix Calendar charity project was founded in 2015 by Swedish pilots Emelie Bonin and Susanna Sundberg. Emelie was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2010 and last summer, she celebrated five years tumor-free. Inspired by a similar project, they quickly came to the idea of making their own version, a calendar with only female pilots. All proceeds from the calendar would be donated to cancer research. After a few phone calls and networking, Susanna made sure they had everything necessary for the project: a great collection of airplanes, a professional

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photographer and a financial sponsor, EGW Investments. The only thing missing were pilots to participate in the calendar. Via social media and contacts, the word was spread and applications started to fill up the mailbox. One of the applicants, who participated as Miss June, was Emelie Lundh. Later on, she joined the AviatrixArt team and is now together with Emelie B and Susanna, at the core of the project. They also had the fortune to get to know Lucy Reynolds, an amazing artist! She is now the project designer and makes sure the calendar looks fabulous!


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Today, the team is planning the second edition of the calendar. The pictures will be taken in Belgium, with great help from several Europea n companies.

The actual photoshoot took place at Marseille-Provence airport in September and the diversity of pilots was outstanding. Student pilots straight from flight school mixed with longhaul pilots flying Airbus 330 and MD11. Imagine the girl talk by the pool between the photo shoots! Due to hospitalisation, co-founder Emelie was unable to join rest of the team in France. Fortunately, the photographer Roger Sundberg, one of her personal friends, was able to take amazing photos of her in Sweden. Emelie got her well-deserved place in the calendar. Roger will be taking the photos for Aviatrix Calendar 2017, great news for the Aviatrix team.

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The calendar was ready for printing and distribution in December, just in time for the release event in Stockholm, Sweden. Around 600 copies of the Aviatrix 2016 Calendar were sold in December and January and the organisation will be able to donate a generous amount to the Swedish Cancer Society. 2016 had an amazing start! Emelie regained her medical licence after months of hospitalisation. Susanna was very happy to have her boyfriend back home, after being treated for leukemia during six months. How more motivated can you get to support cancer research? Today, the team is planning the second edition of the calendar. The pictures will be taken in Belgium, with great help from several European companies. The calendar will be ready in September! Follow their work: www.aviatrixart.com Facebook: AviatrixArt Instagram: AviatrixCalendar Incogo: Aviatrix Calendar 2017

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Skip the muesli and fruits and go for the eggs and sausages!

WHAT FOOD SHOULD BE EATEN ONBOARD?

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TIPS ON BALANCING YOUR SLEEP PATTERN, NUTRITION, GYM AND PARTYING? Sleeping is very important— it increases your testosterone and growth hormone levels, which are responsible for keeping you lean, simply put. I listen to my body and I give sleep priority over partying and even visits to the gym. Working out is essential. You should try to work out at least 4 times a week, that should fit into any crew schedule on any fleet. Even the long haul crew like myself can workout on layovers—every hotel has a gym, no excuses. Nutrition is key, it contributes to 70% of your results, it should be very structured and precise if you are serious about staying fit and healthy. When dining out with crew, I still make healthy choices such as replacing the potato chips with green veggies or skipping the sweets and going for an apple, etc. Partying is nice every once in a while, however, alcohol consumption will severely affect the weight loss and muscle gain process. If you choose to party, go for the least sugary alcoholic drinks and limit to once a week. The problem is with us crew, is that as soon as we land and reach home or our other destination, we are inclined to destress and have a drink. Getting in to the habit of de-stressing by going to the gym instead, you will see amazing results! The negative effects of alcohol on your body for aircrew is a topic for a separate article altogether.


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If you allow yourself to skip the gym and instead enjoy a beer and whatever is the country's famous dish, on every single layover, you will undoubtedly gain pounds

WHY ARE THERE ARE SO MANY UNFIT PILOTS THAT ARE ON THE VERGE OF FAILING THEIR MEDICAL? IS THE JOB TOO TIME-CONSUMING OR IS THAT A FALLACY, AND DO THEY ACTUALLY HAVE TIME FOR FITNESS IN BASE OR DOWN ROUTE? I do believe that everyone, regardless of their jobs, can stay fit and healthy— it is all about priorities at the end of the day. I don’t look at flying and layovers as something that stops me from being active and fit, in fact I am blessed to have the opportunity to work out in so many different places. Feel like going for a run in Central Park, New York? Cycling over San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge? A hike at Table Mountain, Cape Town? All of that in the same Month? Why not!

If you allow yourself to skip the gym and instead enjoy a beer and whatever is the country's famous dish, on every single layover, you will undoubtedly gain pounds in no time, and health problems will start. As you get older, your BMR gets lower— that’s your basal metabolic rate— which in simple terms, is how many calories you burn at rest. So, it is essential to get back in shape at a younger age, since it becomes much more difficult as you get older. You can enjoy your food but you also must be moderate . I have flown with both very fit and very unfit crew, and I can immediately deduce what life choices they have made. I have dropped 11% body fat in 12 weeks keeping exactly the same weight, by serious working out and eating healthy while flying . I am living proof that it can be done. First officer, Khaled Saran, 29 years of age. A380 Pilot Certified nutrition specialist Certified Personal trainer Founder , Sarhan Fitness

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FLYING TO REJUVENATION BY PAOLA FIORITO MD BOARD CERTIFIED AESTHETIC PLASTIC SURGEON ITALY

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In the last decades aesthetic procedures have become very popular due to a combination of the media's pressure, growing individual self-perception, wellness ideals, job opportunities and so on. Facial aging is characterized especially by wrinkles, brow ptosis, dark spots, loss of volume in some areas, skin laxity, loss of hydration, protruding eyelid fat and this is an unavoidable process that appears at about 25's-30's until the end of life.

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n the last decades aesthetic procedures have become very popular due to a combination of the media's pressure, growing individual selfperception, wellness ideals, job opportunities and so on. Facial aging is characterized especially by wrinkles, brow ptosis, dark spots, loss of volume in some areas, skin laxity, loss of hydration, protruding eyelid fat and this is an unavoidable process that appears at about 25's-30's until the end of life. This aging process runs faster especially in some type of jobs according to stress levels, and among these careers there are Pilots and Cabin Crew Members (and in some cases we also see a faster aging process in “frequent flyers”). For Crew members it depends on oxidative stress, loss of skin water, bad blood flow conditions, jet lag, loss of sleep and emotional stress. The oxidative stress is a process that produces free oxygen radicals, which attack cells of the body and induce cellular metabolic imbalance, DNA changNowadays,we know more about aging process and, at the same time, aesthetic praces, immune system's malfunction, tendency to illness, asthenia. It's easy to see this titioners have a 3Dimensional and global production of free oxygen radicals during approach for facial and body rejuvenation, flights, especially long ones, due to radiausing advanced techniques and newly available products. The best way to make this tions, pollution, and bad blood circulation. running time slow down is to prevent it, so we suggest to our patients a combination of different approaches-– from minimally invasive treatments, to surgery— to maximize aesthetic outcomes and make them satisfied with a natural look, no botched or ridiculous results. First of all, we have to keep skin healthy. This is achieved with a daily skin care regime that includes cleanser, toner, exfoliator, moisturizing and nourishing cream or serum (according to skin type— oily, dry or both). Members of the crew should remember that skin may turn dry after flight, so I suggest to moisturize their skin regularly. In this daily skin care program, solar protector is one of the best and at the same time

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the gold standard is Hyaluronic acid with different molecular weights

cheapest products. It prevents photo-aging and moisturizes at the same time, it should be used before any sun exposure— in summer time as well as in winter time— and it must contain UVA and UVB blocks. The next step is a program of injections of hyaluronic acid with low molecular weight to restore water and we can also inject some kind of “cocktails” containing vitamins, anti-oxidants, collagen, amino acids, growth factors— the socalled “Bio Stimulation” to stimulate new collagen formation, elastin and fibroblastic activity. In this “bio stimulation program” injections of PRP (plated rich plasma) are becoming very popular also. PRP is a treatment in which the patient's own blood is drawn and then centrifuged

for few minutes, after which we obtain a 100% autologous, natural product, rich in growth factors that could be injected immediately to increase skin activity and rejuvenation. PRP is also very effective for hair loss and body skin problems as stretch marks for example. All of these products for bio stimulations are injected with mesotherapic techniques, napping or micro-drops, so the patient can easily return to his/her daily activities immediately, because the skin presents only some redness but no other visible signs. If the patient has visible and/or deeper wrinkles and we want to fill them, we have the option to use many different products: the gold standard is Hyaluronic acid with different molecular weights according to the depth of the wrinkles,


or Calcium Hydroxilapatite, Polylactic Acid or fat transfer (patient's own adipose cells). All of these products are 100% biocompatible and restore face volume loss or lipoatrophy. Another very popular product is Botulinum toxin, worldwide known as “Botox”: this is a very safe treatment despite what media want us to believe, and is exceptionally effective for dynamic wrinkles because it works against the muscle's activity so it is a well-established approach to globular lines, crow's feet, brow lift, masseter reduction, platysma bands. It may also help in facial line prevention if initiated at an earlier age and if regular treatments are sustained. quently used peeling agents include Alpha Hydroxy As far as exfoliation procedures, one of the oldest but still most Acids, Beta Hydroxy Acids, Jessner's solution, Trichloeffective aesthetic processes are roacetic acids, retinoids— alone or combinations. A relative new treatment is Thread Lift, in which the Chemical Peelings used to indoctor inserts wires into the skin— barbed or smooth duce controlled destruction of ones— unidirectional or bidirectional ones, that stimupper part of the skin followed ulate collagen and according to the length/caliber, by skin regeneration. Chemical peels are indicated for skin rejuand lift up the skin. The most commonly used materivenation and resurfacing, scar and als are PDO (Polydioxanone) and Poly lactic Acid. Devices such as LASER (both ablative, non ablative pigmentary disorders treatments, and especially Fractional ones) are very popular too. and acne therapy. The most freFor the treatment of deeper wrinkles and skin laxity, ablative lasers with wavelengths that are strongly absorbed by water, as Carbon Dioxide or Erbium Yag laser are being used. Non-ablative wavelengths are used instead to stimulate collagen production and improve fine rhytides; this kind of lasers include Q Switched Lasers, Nd Yag, Diode. Radio frequency is different from lasers in that it uses an electrical current rather than a light source to

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deliver electrical energy directly to the skin, causing heat. This thermic stress results in collagen contraction and skin tightening, with remodeling, reorientation of collagen bundles and formation of new collagen. It has many indications due to its versatility, efficacy and safety— both for face and body— and devices are classified in unipolar, bipolar or multipolar according the number of electrodes used. All of the treatments mentioned above are very safe, quick (“lunch time treatments”) with no downtime or a very short length of recovery, painless or minimum pain, reversibles. They are very suitable for Crew members that must come back to their flights soon after the aesthetic procedure and can't stand a long post-operative time and bandages— as in major surgeries—such as face lift, for example. To have very effective results and make them last for a long time, the best recommendation is to combine these aesthetic procedures with Supplements– I recommend to Crew to take daily antioxidants as Potassium Ascorbate, Resveratrol, Flavonoids, Goji berries, Vitamins, practice sport, good nutrition and a healthy life-style. It is mandatory that all these procedures be performed by board-certified plastic surgeons, dermatologists or aesthetic doctors, who have an in-depth understanding of facial anatomy and the ability to create an appropriate rejuvenation strategy tailored to the patients.

Dr Paola Fiorito is board certified Aesthetic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, graduated in 2007 in Medicine and Surgery from University of Catania, Sicily, Italy and in 2013 in Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery. During her resident time she attended at international fellowship program in Seoul, South Korea at SNUH (Seoul National University Hospital) and Tokyo, Japan at Todai (Tokyo University) with particular attention to aesthetic field and stem cells therapies. She currently performs her surgeries and aesthetic treatments in Catania and Messina, Sicily, Italy and continues to attend to conferences and courses in Europe, United Arab Emirates and United States of America. Offices Cosmetic Laser Surgery, via San Giovanni Li Cuti 22, Catania 95100 Italy GR Dental, via Torrente Agrò 35, S. Teresa di Riva, Messina, 98028, Italy +39 347 7099807 email: paolarossellafiorito@pec.ordinemedct.it

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he narrow streets are crowded: saturated with whirring sounds of scooters and trucks, pungent sandalwood incense trails and the scent of freshly fried banana samosas; lazy soot-covered animals, orangeclad sadhus smoking hashish packed chillums, clanging their begging bowls, bidding “Namaste! Hari Om.” For a mere three hundred rupees, you can buy yourself enlightenment, through prayer sealed with a vibrant crimson kumkum tilak.

Little shops selling Tibetan jewelry, singing bowls, tapestries and prayer flags line the streets; interspersed with cafés and restaurants offering vegetarian fare and free wifi. Rudraksha seeds and massages, every form of Ayurvedic treatment and product, spices, purses, shawls and the entire gamut of yoga supplies readily available.

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For a mere three hundred rupees, you can buy yourself enlightenment, through prayer sealed with a vibrant crimson kumkum tilak


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The sadhus, or holy men, are almost as prevalent as the divine bovine who languidly stroll through town with full reign over flow of traffic, both pedestrian and mechanical. These holy cows are at the top of the vegetarian food chain in Rishikesh, India. Free to wander as they please, they dine on leftovers found or fed to them by

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tourists dressed in yogic whites, and horrifically, on garbage that lines every nook and cranny of the cracked pavement. Momo stands selling steaming vegetablestuffed Nepalese dumplings are a popular hangout for the cows, who happily lap up what remains in paper plates bearing succulent pockets of deliciousness. Calves navigate the streets in the company of their mothers, often venturing on their own, in search of full bellies and gentle pats of passerby.


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The only competition for the cows are gangs of monkeys usually found policing the two bridges connecting opposite banks of the Ganges’ rushing waters– from Tapovan to Laxman Jhula and Ram Jhula.

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There are two types of monkeys in Rishikesh: the dark-faced, longhaired grays– slow-moving, patient and sweet; and the smaller, mischievous, brown ones with petite wrinkly faces– looking for any excuse to get into trouble. Thievery, vandalism and unabashed fornication are their specialty. Avoiding eye-contact, head down and feet forward, is the best way to pass unscathed.


The only competition for the cows are gangs of monkeys usually found policing the two bridges

I stand at the Tapovan side of Laxman Jhula bridge, reveling in the quiet of early morning tranquility. The foot bridge is bare of pedestrians, a rare sight, only experienced at the break of day or late into the night. To my left is the coveted German Bakery, boasting a million-dollar view and fresh-baked vegan treats, a favorite indulgence of the local tourist populace.

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Sharing a wall with a closet-sized bookstore teaming with favorably-priced publications, the German Bakery is a one-stop-shop for a steamy cup of spicy chai, delicately sweet cinnamon roll, and spiritually-inclined reading material. Hours spent at the bakery pass unnoticed, an oasis from the bustle of either side of the Ganga. I am on a mission. My team of Kaivalya Misfits has disbanded– the girls to a school in Ram Jhula and my Canadian Vipassana compadre off to the mountains to find his truth in the company of a plain-clothed Sadhu leading the way. The task of finding my home in Rishikesh is not an easy one, but in my heart I know where I belong. The question is, will fate send me hurdling over very tangible obstacles into the warmth and community of the ashram, or will timing and circumstance lead me down a prolonged path of wandering inquiry?

ANA GAK IS NATIVE NEW YORKER, GLOBAL GYPSY A true aesthete, inspired by art and nature, she has spent years canvassing the globe for firsthand experiences of the vastness of beauty available to us in this world. Internationally raised, with roots in the Balkans and a true NYC conditioning, Ana considers herself a global citizen. At the age of 10 her first trip to a third world country– India– opened her eyes to what lies beyond the comforts of modern day western world. Just a taste, and she was hooked. Thailand, China, Egypt, Sri Lanka followed, with thanks to

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her fearless adventurer of a mother who believes the best education is derived from a wide-open world view. Ana continue to fill her thirst for foreign culture through her travels and experiences abroad, always welcoming adventure when it comes knocking. It is her intention to share her perspectives through her blogs on http://bohemiancompass.com and as a contributor to Just Air Crew, giving her readers a first hand account of the world as she see it. Follow her adventures on Instagram: @GYPFLY


Just Air Crew | MAR- APR 2016 | Issue 4  

Global Airline Crew Community Magazine, an addition to the world's first mobile App 'Just Air Crew'

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