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    DescriptionNew York, 1961: the dawn of the commercial Jet Age and a golden era of air travel. Betty Riegel spent her early childhood hiding in air-raid shelters as bombs dropped all around. From humble working-class roots, growing up with a mother who struggled to make ends meet and a father away at war, she had always dreamed of bigger things. After responding to an advert in the local newspaper she secured herself an interview for the Pan Am training programme, and at just 22-years-old was selected from thousands of eager young British women to begin a career that would change the course of her life. Betty said goodbye to everything she knew and boarded a plane to New York, a city full of noise, towering skyscrapers and promise. Under the watchful eye of her 'housemother', Dottie, Betty mastered the art of being the perfect Pan Am stewardess; everything from faultless etiquette, geography and safety to seamless make-up application, how to charm influential passengers and preparing five-course Parisian cuisine at 37,000 feet. But no amount of training could have prepared her for the rollercoaster of life in the air. Up in the Air charts the gruelling yet fabulous life aboard the most iconic airline there has ever been, and how a young woman from Essex opened her eyes to the world and lived her dream.


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    Title
    Up in the Air
    Subtitle
    The Real Story of Life Aboard the World's Most Glamorous Airline
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Betty Riegel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781471112256
    ISBN 10: 147111225X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BISAC V2.8: NON000000
    BIC subject category V2: BM, KNGV
    BISAC V2.8: TRA002040
    DC23: 387.7092
    Publisher
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Imprint name
    Simon & Schuster Ltd
    Publication date
    28 March 2013
    Publication City/Country
    London