HIGH-FLY­ING STYLE

The cool ap­peal of Los An­ge­les never lessens for Qan­tas flight at­ten­dant Anas­ta­sia An­dreev

The Sunday Telegraph (Sydney) - Escape - - HOW I PACK - AS TOLD TO PAUL EWART

MY FAVOURITE WORK DES­TI­NA­TION IS …

Los An­ge­les – there’s so much to do, from sports games that are broad­cast all over the world, to the shop­ping outlets and high-end malls, which are also great for celeb spot­ting. I also love hik­ing up to the Hol­ly­wood sign, or just en­joy­ing the sun­set at Santa Monica beach.

I PRE­PARE MY­SELF FOR IT BY …

Al­ways hav­ing an out­fit for every oc­ca­sion. You can’t be caught off guard in uber fash­ion­able LA.

I NEVER TRAVEL WITH­OUT …

My phone. This way I never miss a photo op­por­tu­nity, plus it comes in handy when I go shop­ping and send pics to my mum back home of the thou­sands of po­ten­tial out­fit choices.

MY GO TO TRAVEL APP …

Uber. It’s one of the cheap­est and most con­ve­nient ways to get around, es­pe­cially in LA as you def­i­nitely can’t go any­where with­out a car.

MY LUG­GAGE IS …

A hard-case Antler suit­case. A hard case works best with my job. The hard case with­stands all the busy air­port wear and tear much more than a ma­te­rial suit­case.

PACK­ING HACK I SWEAR BY …

A flight at­ten­dant al­ways has dou­bles of all toi­letries. One pack for home and the other in a large clear bag that never leaves your suit­case. That way you never have to worry about for­get­ting es­sen­tials.

MY TOP LA TIP …

Do your re­search and see if there are any large con­certs or sport­ing events on in ad­vance.

I of­ten get great seats or tick­ets to an event the day be­fore. Plus, know­ing what’s go­ing on in LA can help you avoid lengthy traf­fic jams.

FLY­ING PRO­FES­SION­ALLY I’VE LEARNT TO …

En­joy my own com­pany and to re­lax and un­wind. Be­ing a flight at­ten­dant seems like a job where you’re around peo­ple all the time, but that’s not al­ways the case. My way of re­lax­ing is to have a great book – “fic­tion thrillers” are my per­sonal favourites. You can al­ways find a great read­ing spot any­where in the world: by the pool, on a beach or in a cof­fee shop.

I’VE BEEN FLY­ING FOR YEARS BUT I STILL HAVEN’T BEEN TO …

Hawaii. It’s def­i­nitely next on my bucket list. The thought of step­ping out of a ho­tel and be­ing sur­rounded by the beach is ap­peal­ing. I’ve also heard from other flight at­ten­dants how amaz­ing the shop­ping is – it’s one of their go to places to pick up de­signer bargains.

MY TRAVEL PHI­LOS­O­PHY IS …

Al­ways travel with an open mind. Don’t let any­thing ruin your hol­i­day, be­cause there is al­ways some­one sit­ting in an of­fice wishing they were in your shoes.

PIC­TURE: SUP­PLIED

Qan­tas flight at­ten­dant Anas­ta­sia An­dreev (in­set) loves hik­ing up to the Hol­ly­wood sign when in Los An­ge­les. Her lug­gage of choice is a hard-case Antler suit­case. LOS AN­GE­LES

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