The basics:
Age, occupation, where are you from, where are you now?
I'm Kelly O'Shaughnessy, I'm 24 years old, and I'm a flight attendant. I'm from Buffalo, and I commute between Buffalo and Kew Gardens. I've been a flight attendant for four years, and I've been in New York for two.

A few for you:
Is it really un-P.C. to call you a stewardess?
I prefer flight attendant. No—air hostess is good. I like air hostess.

What brought you to the skies?
I thought flight attendants were hot. I thought it'd be glamorous. I expected to fly to Paris and Rome and London and meet all these cool, famous people.

And is it glamorous?
No! I pick up people's trash.

What's the strange allure of airport bars?
OK, either a) they're drunk and they don't have a girlfriend, b) they're drunk and they just broke up with their girlfriend or they're getting divorced from their wife, or c) it's a delay and they really need something to do so they go and drink, then come on the plane and hit on us.

Do you live in a crash pad?
Oh god, there's like 25 people there. All flight attendants and pilots. It's crazy. if you want to see a good reality show, they should put cameras in there.

What really goes on behind that first-class curtain?
We don't have first class on our airline. Every seat is first class!

What kind of training is involved in becoming a flight attendant?
We had extensive training. Three and half weeks, which I know doesn't sound like a lot, but we did drills, we evacuated the airplane, we learn how to save people's lives, medical emergencies.

Are you prepared for a terrorist attack?
I'm ready. Bring it on. BRING IT ON.

So what would you do?
I'm not telling you, but BRING IT ON.

JFK, LaGuardia, or Newark?
I only fly to JFK.

What exotic locales have you seen?
California, the Dominican Republic … This is my third airline, so I've been everywhere. You name it I've been there. I'd rather not say which airline, but I've worked three majors.

Where haven't you been yet that you'd like to visit?
I haven't been to Asia. I'd like to go to Bangkok. Because there I can get clothes tailored to me. I'm really skinny. American clothes, they don't tailor to my body.

How long do you get to stay in your destination before returning?
It all depends. We can stay there for 24, 33 hours. Or just 10 hours.

What's the worst kind of passenger you've got to deal with?
A passenger who drinks too much. They either are a) unruly, b) loud and boisterous, or c) very sexual towards other customers and crew.

Ever get a rowdy celebrity on your flight?
Courtney Love, and there's no comment on that flight.

How would you improve air travel?
I wish people would fly cargo, so we don't have to deal with you. People don't respect us, and we watch out for your asses.

Would you want to learn how to fly a plane?
Yes, I would like to be a pilot, but I'm not going to go to flight school. I'm studying to be a sociologist.

The questionnaire:
Favorite bar or restaurant?
Down the Hatch, because there's hot guys there.

What law would you pass to improve New York?
Everybody has to keep their trash inside, and when there's a lot, they have to put it in the Dumpster. Because it's smelly when you walk past it on the street.

What place or thing would you declare a landmark?
Me! Or that little guy who's naked in Times Square. The cowboy. Yeah, the Naked Cowboy.

What advice would you give Mayor Bloomberg?
Um, raises for flight attendants? He needs to have more respect for flight attendants. No, he's been very nice and respectful to us.

The world is ending in 24 hours. How would you spend your last day in New York?
I would go on the Letterman show and go on stage and kiss him. I love him. And I'd pray to go to heaven.