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A Flight Attendant Shares Photos of What It's Really Like on the Job

Behind the scenes of airline life.
IMAGE INSTAGRAM @mollychoma
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Being a flight attendant means traveling and working during the oddest hours in the world, which makes that lifestyle ripe for some behind-the-scenes photography. Molly Choma decided to do just that, snapping shots of daily life in the skies. With a catch: She's also a Virgin America flight attendant, and she's sharing these intimate photos with the world on Instagram and Facebook under the hashtag, #TheSecretLifeofVirgins.

Did you know there's a whole art to poaching eggs while on a plane?

Or how annoying it must be to share plane bathrooms while touching up at work:

Her pilot co-workers salute her:

Many of these shots are beautiful candids of regular scenes between passengers and attendants:

And some of the shots are only possible from someone working from her position:

While Choma's been keeping the project up for nine years, she's winding it down due to the Virgin/Alaska Airlines merger. Oh, and her side gig as a photographer of, among other things, the Nigerian Bobsled team and the U.S. Bobsled and Skeleton teams is about to ramp up with the 2018 Winter Olympics:

When the opportunity was presented to be a member of Nigeria’s first ever bobsled team, there was no question at all. I would love to bring honor to the land we love with my fellow Naija women of much integrity. This opportunity is so much bigger than me. —@ngozi.onwumere ???????? ???????? ???????? The last few weeks I've had the distinct honor and privilege to follow @bsfnigeria make history as they prepare to be the first bobsled team to represent any African nation in the Olympics. • • • • #liveauthentic #NigeriaBobsled #nigeria #everydayafrica #sportsphotographer #artofvisuals #BSFNigeria #wintersports #historyinthemaking #bethechange #adventure #gettysport #africa #havefaith #makemoments #postthepeople #team #makeportraits #welltravelled #teamnigeria #chasinglight #finditliveit #justgoshoot #peoplescreatives #espn360 #wanderingphotographers #sportsstories #portlandphotographer #impact #unstoppable

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Check out more of Choma's incredible photography on her Instagram.

From: Cosmopolitan US

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