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

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

Paperback William Morrow

By (author) Heather Poole

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  • Publisher: WILLIAM MORROW
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 198mm x 23mm | 227g
  • Publication date: 20 April 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0061986461
  • ISBN 13: 9780061986468
  • Sales rank: 64,647

Product description

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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Author information

Heather Poole has worked for a major US carrier for fifteen years. She was published in The Best Women's Travel Writing 2010 and her regular column, Galley Gossip: Confessions from the Jumpseat with Heather Poole, has received more than 2 million views, and is featured on AOL's award-winning travel website, Gadling.com. She has been mentioned in or on the New York Times, NBC New York, CNN, National Geographic Traveler, MSNBC, USA Today, Times Online, the New York Post, FoxNews.com, Entrepreneur magazine, Marie Claire, Martha Stewart Weddings, Frommers.com, and more.

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"A charming and funny insider's account of life and work in the not-always-friendly skies."--Huffington Post