|Publisher||:||St Martins Pr 1st edition July 1, 1989|
|Number of Pages||:||238 pages|
|File Size||:||799 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Cabin Pressure Reviews
Written with great good humor and insight by one of the industry's greats
I once owned this book and loaned it to someone. I was never returned. It was well worth the price and was in excellent condition. I am enjoying it all over again.
Book was so true and very funny. As a flight attendant, I appreciate the honesty involved in the stories. Thank you.
Very funny British comedy.
You know that a book has become a classic when anecdotes from it start being recycled in modified form as "true" I-Was-There stories by others in the industry being discussed.
Outrageous look at flying the friendly skies by two flight attendants who actually worked for an undisclosed airline in the United States when they wrote this book. It is a bit dated-it was written in the mid eighties when coach/economy passengers were still served full "hot" (make that warmed over) meals and checked baggage was included in the ticket price. It is still quite funny to this day and is beginning to have a nostalgic feel with references to many elements of airline travel which are gone.
I became a flight attendant in 1990 and bought this book after tons of recommendations by fellow F/A's. It was very funny to me because after flying for awhile you see the reality of this very "glamorous" job. Had I read it before I got hired, I probably would have labled it Fiction. Hey fellow attendants, remember the summer of LOW fares (Greyhound flights!)? I think it was 1992, those few months would make a hilarious book! - The things we saw.....
A cult classic favorite with airline industry personnel. I read the book in two days and consider it a permanent addition to my library. I can relate to most of their flying experiences as I was a flight attendant also. If you want to learn about a so called "glamourous life", forget about reading typical flight attendant job descriptions, find this book, (which is unfortunately out of print.) They tell it like it really is. I am hoping the authors, Spiro and Harwell will write a sequel with more anecdotes of bizarre passengers,interesting airline food and arrogant pilots. If you are having a bad day, read a few pages and you'll forget about your problems.