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

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Real-life flight attendant Heather Poole has written a charming and funny insider's account of life and work in the not-always-friendly skies. Cruising Attitude is a Coffee, Tea, or Me? for the 21st century, as the author parlays her fifteen years of flight experience into a delightful account of crazy airline passengers and crew drama, of overcrowded crashpads in "Crew Gardens" Queens and finding love at 35,000 feet. The popular author of "Galley Gossip," a weekly column for AOL's award-winning travel website Gadling.com, Poole not only shares great stories, but also explains the ins and outs of flying, as seen from the flight attendant's jump seat.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 135 x 203 x 16mm | 209g
  • William Morrow Paperbacks
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0061986461
  • 9780061986468
  • 91,541

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Flying the not-so-friendly skies...

In her more than fifteen years as an airline flight attendant, Heather Poole has seen it all. She's witnessed all manner of bad behavior at 35,000 feet and knows what it takes for a traveler to become the most hated passenger onboard. She's slept in flight attendant crashpads in "Crew Gardens," Queens--sharing small bedrooms crammed with bunk beds with a parade of attractive women who come and go at all hours, prompting suspicious neighbors to jump to the very worst conclusions. She's watched passengers and coworkers alike escorted off the planes by police. She can tell you why it's a bad idea to fall for a pilot but can be a very good one (in her case) to date a business-class passenger. Heather knows everything about flying in a post-9/11 world--and she knows what goes on behind the scenes, things the passengers would never dream.

Heather's true stories in Cruising Attitude are surprising, hilarious, sometimes outrageously incredible--the very juiciest of "galley gossip" delightfully intermingled with the eye-opening, unforgettable chronicle of her fascinating life in the sky.
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Review quote

"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, Gadling.com.
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2,773 ratings
3.45 out of 5 stars
5 15% (428)
4 31% (859)
3 39% (1,078)
2 13% (349)
1 2% (59)
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