What’s your Sky Soles style and why is quality footwear important to you?
I love Brisbane because it's a true "all rounder". The heel is high enough to wear with the formal uniform walking through the terminal but it's low enough to remain comfortable throughout an entire flight.
Quality footwear is essential for me at work. Shoes that haven't been specifically designed for people who are constantly on their feet don't offer the support and comfort to wear for an entire shift. I also find when I purchase cheaper shoes, I have to replace them more frequently and end up spending more money in the long run.
Top 3 travel tips
Learn the lingo - A handful of words in the local language will go a long way. Dive in and don't be scared to use them. I find locals tend to be more helpful and accommodating towards you if you've made the effort to communicate in their native tongue.
Reset your body clock - As soon as I step foot on the aircraft, I change to the destination's time zone. The sooner you can reset your body clock, the less time you will spend jet-lagged. The cabin crew help the process by having the cabin dark and in night mode to sync with the arrival destination.
Pay for an extra night - If you're arriving at your destination early in the morning pay for the night before so you can check in straight away. There's nothing worse than waiting around all day in clothes you've been wearing for the last 30 hours. Alternatively, if you have a late night departure, pay for the extra night at the end of your holiday. That way you can be well rested before your long trek home.
What’s the most memorable thing you’ve seen out an aircraft window?
I was lucky enough to crew a sightseeing charter flight over Antarctica for a New Year's Eve celebration. We were flying on a 747 taking in the sights from as low as 8000ft. We passed over Icebergs, Ice shelves, mountain ranges and even a cruise ship. Being the only aircraft down there allowed for the captain to weave around points of interest in a figure 8. It was like nothing I've ever seen before and such an extraordinary once in a lifetime experience.