Watch This Flight Attendant’s Last Day Before Retirement

Before her official retirement last week, Annie Sulit was one of the three most senior flight attendants and pursers of Philippine Airlines. Two days short of her 60th birthday, she went on her final flight from LA back to Manila, where friends and loved ones greeted her in NAIA. She hung up her hat after 41 years of service.

Tita Annie is the mother of my high school best friend, Cristina. Whenever I visited their house, I would often see Tita Annie dressed in her PAL uniform with perfectly polished hair and makeup, ready for her next flight to another country. I always asked for travel tips and in true Filipino fashion, I sometimes asked her to buy me pasalubong.

Tita Annie (in blue) with family at her retirement party last weekend. On the left is her standee, which her kids used for a fun photo shoot with friends.

Tita Annie (in blue) with family at her retirement party last weekend. On the left is her standee, which her kids used for a fun photo shoot with friends.

She said she rarely had problems with jet lag. “I’m used to it,” she told me. The biggest jet lag tip I learned from her is: “You have to immediately adjust to the time zone of the country you’re in.” For example, if it’s bedtime in the Philippines and only lunchtime in the country you’re visiting, don’t be tempted to take a nap. Have lunch and adjust to the current time zone.

Now watch what happened during her final flight as PAL’s seniority #3, as documented by travel enthusiast Pinoy Flight Crew.

September 21, 2016



4 Comments

  1. Wow she still looks gorgeous at 60! How I wish we still look fab when we reach here age! ??

  2. Brenda wrote:

    Uhhh! It’s one of my dreams to be an FA one day, but since I’m not that tall enough to be one of, I made my destiny to medical profession (but happy enough tho).

  3. Kate wrote:

    Thanks for dropping by, girls! Yes, she’s a fabulous lady! 🙂

  4. Rhen wrote:

    41 years of service? Wow! That is a combination of passion, determination and hardwork! I’m so happy to get to know people like her who has found their calling and pursued their dreams! She is an inspiration! It’s true – choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life.

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