Mary Kalymnou

Mary Kalymnou (marykalymnou)
I’ve written before how I love to follow commercial flight attendants and pilots on Instagram for inspiration and insider knowledge. One job I totally forgot about is that of a private flight attendant. I was reminded by a CNN article (per MSN) about private flights attendants like Kimberley Benton, who’s been working in the industry for nine years. She’s traveled to more than 130 countries and on 27 different types of business jets!

The 32-year-old told CNN Travel that her VIP customers—which include celebrities—”expect you to know exactly what they want, when they want it and it could be something as little as as soon as they get on the plane they want a shot of a Nespresso, the foot rest up and their Sunday Times [newspaper] waiting for them.”

Also featured in the story is Mary Kalymnou, who’s worked as a private flight attendant for 13 years and documents her travels for 23,000 followers on Instagram. Of the job, she says, “It requires a lot of patience, flexibility, and for sure—high levels of self-esteem. The clients expect the best, the operators demand the highest so you must be willing and of course be able to offer the best of yourself.”

Mary also catalogs her amazing travels on her website Give her a follow!


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Hello From Us – here at Birkat Al Mauz overlooking the Ancient Omani Villages hidden in the mountains!. :: Η δεύτερη μέρα στο Ομάν ήταν μία όαση εκπλήξεων! Οδηγώντας προς Jabel Akdhar, κάναμε μία στάση στα εγκαταλελειμμένα χωριά Birkat Al Mauz -τέσσερα στο σύνολο- τα οποία περιτριγυρίζονται από ένα πανέμορφο, καταπράσινο φοινικόδασος🌴. :: Έπειτα επισκεφτήκαμε τα απομονωμένα χωριά στο Wadi Bani Habib σε υψόμετρο 2,200μ, όπου και καλλιεργούνται τα πανέμορφα ροζ τριαντάφυλλα του Ομάν – και τα οποία μπορείς να δεις μόνο για δύο μήνες Απρίλιο και Μάιο. Μόνο εδώ μπορούν να επιβιώσουν από τη ζέστη, καθώς η θερμοκρασία πέφτει 13 βαθμούς λόγω υψομέτρου 🌸. :: Η τελευταία στάση μας ήταν μία εμπειρία ζωής. Βρεθήκαμε στον κήπο του Ammar και στο μικρό εργοστάσιο παραγωγής ροδόνερου που ανήκει στην οικογένειά του, στο χωριό Sayq. Η μεγάλη οικογένεια του Ammar μας υποδέχτηκε στο σπίτι τους, όπου και φάγαμε παραδοσιακά στο πάτωμα, ζώντας μία αυθεντική εμπειρία – όπως ακριβώς την ζούνε οι ντόπιοι. :: Σας είπα πως αυτό το ταξίδι θα είναι πολύ διαφορετικό και χαίρομαι που το απολαμβάνετε κι εσείς! More on my IG Stories & Oman Highlight ❣️. :: :: ** In collaboration with @omanairofficial – starting direct flights from Athens to Muscat on June 1st ✈️ #spon —————————————————————————— #Maryhop #travel #ExperienceOman #OmanAir . . . . . . . . . #travelgram #travelwithme #travelgirl #BirkitAlMauz #WadiBaniHabib #JabelAkdhar #Omani #Oman #traveling #lifewelltraveled #traveler #omantourism #oman🇴🇲

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