Cruising Attitude

Cruising Attitude : Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama, and Crazy Passengers at 35,000 Feet

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In the spirit of books like "Waiter Rant" and "Kitchen Confidential", blogger and flight attendant Heather Poole gives the inside scoop on how to be the most hated passenger on the plane, whether passionate affairs with pilots are really as frequent as you'd think, what it's like flying in a post-9/11 world, and everything else passengers never knew. Readers will learn what it's like to live in a flight attendant crashpad in Crew Gardens, Queens, where the bedrooms are crammed with bunkbeds and the neighbors get the wrong idea about why attractive women are coming and going at all hours. They'll find out why it's a bad idea to fall for pilots, and - in Heather's case, at least-why it can be a good idea to fall for business class passengers. They'll watch passengers and coworkers alike get escorted off the planes by police, and learn insider secrets on starting salaries, FA schedules, celebrity misbehavior, and much more. Packed with sometimes unbelievable and always hilarious stories, "Cruising Attitude" intermingles the best of galley gossip with Heather's own experiences of life in the sky.

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 129.54 x 198.12 x 22.86mm | 226.8g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • William Morrow Paperbacks
  • New YorkUnited States
  • English
  • 0061986461
  • 9780061986468
  • 61,700

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"Whether you're a frequent or once-a-year flier, there's something for everyone in this witty tell-all." -- Publishers Weekly "[An] insider's perspective on the friendly skies ... [an] entertaining, gonzo account." -- Booklist "A veteran flight attendant's hilarious take on what really happens behind the scenes at 35,000 feet." -- People "Fun airplane reading." -- Washington Post "Poole knows what her readers want[:] juicy tidbits about celebrities (she delivers, with no names but sometimes enough description that you can figure it out), to know if flight attendants ever date passengers (yes) and the dirt on whether pilots are as skeezy as they sometimes seem (yes and no)." -- Denver Post "Heather Poole is the fly-and-tell queen of the skies." -- Los Angeles Times "A charming and funny insider's account of life and work in the not-always-friendly skies." -- Huffington Post

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About Heather Poole

Heather Poole has been published in The Best Women's Travel Writing 2010. Her regular online column, "Galley Gossip: Confessions from the Jumpseat with Heather Poole," has received more than two million views and is featured on AOL's award-winning travel website,

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