After qualifying and working for several years as laboratory technician in a well-known Swiss private clinic, Bearnairdine began her airline career flying for Lufthansa.
She flew long haul only for a few years on the combination fleet B747/ B707 flying to the most beautiful destinations with a lot of 'off' time to enjoy. Thereafter she advanced to Purser on B737's. Being promoted to Trainings- and then Check purser on B737, while flying as Purser-in- charge at the same time on B737, soon followed.
Holding a qualification in beauty therapy and make-up artistry she was style advisor for crew concerning uniform and make-up; she also replaced the acting ''Division Chief' in her office during her absences. When the company decided to remove all Check pursers in an attempt to cut costs, Bearnairdine took licenses on the Airbus fleet and was Purser on A319/ A320 from 1994- 1997.
In 1998 she was forced in to a sort of 'job-related ill-health medical retirement' after a long period of sickness, diagnosed to be the result of 'Aerotoxic' poisoning with a severe neurological injury by toxic cabin air, and she is still fighting for her pension. Bearnairdine is the founder of Aerotoxic Team and the joint network 'Global Aerotoxic Team', a website creating awareness and offering information and help on the topic 'toxic cabin air'. She is a researcher, free lance writer and published author of several books, two of which have the subject Aerotoxic poisoning/injury & it's 'syndrome' and implications.
She is the European protagonist in the award winning independent documentary 'Unfiltered-Breathed- In-The Truth about Aerotoxic Syndrome'* and interviewee in several radio shows and for the print media over the years in relation to toxic cabin air on aircraft. She offers advice and help to victims on a voluntary basis. Bearnairdine has, due to her health issues chosen to live at 1505m above sea level in the Swiss Alps. BLOG BOOK Documentary