Airline Crew Members
For flight attendants and airline pilots, travel is a necessary part of the job. And as anyone who has ever traveled for vacation knows, there are many expenses that come with spending the night away from home. Fortunately, many of those expenses are deductible for airline crew members.
The cost of alarm clocks, flight luggage and flashlight batteries qualify as tax deductions for flight attendants and pilots. Uniforms and the cost to dry clean them are also deductible. The portion of personal cellphone service, internet and fax lines that are used for business purposes are deductible as well.
Most compelling is the per-diem deduction, which is 80 percent for airline crew members. This can include the cost of meals, lodging and laundry so long as they're not reimbursed by the airline.