Plane Insanity

Plane Insanity : A Flight Attendant's Tales of Sex, Rage, and Queasiness at 30,000 Feet

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Make sure your seatbacks and tray tables are in their full upright and locked position for these shocking, bizarre, hilarious, and outrageous stories of airplane travel.

You're belted into a middle seat with burly businessmen on either side. It's ninety-two degrees in the cabin and someone forgot to use deodorant. A baby screams. A kid kicks the back of your seat. After two hours you haven't even left the taxiway. Welcome to modern airline travel! In Plane Insanity, Elliott Hester delivers stories that could only come from someone who "rides tin" for a living---a flight attendant.

You'll hear about:
* the passenger from hell
* a smuggled python
* prostitutes working the lavatories
* a riot in coachclass
* a $500,000 heist
* the anatomy of a carry-on bag
* a malodorous couple
* the Mile-High Club
* and much more!

Fasten your seatbelts. After Plane Insanity, you'll never think of air travel the same way again.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 137.16 x 208.28 x 20.32mm | 249.47g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0312310064
  • 9780312310066
  • 556,487

Review quote

..".chronicles the circus of modern air travel...with an entertaining edge..." --Andrew Essex, Articles Editor, Details

"In this day of air rage, nothing could be a more timely tonic than Elliott Hester's captivating observations..." --Thomas Swick, Travel Editor, Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel

..".should be required reading for every businessman and woman in coach." --Julie Cooper, San Antonio Express-News

"What a great book! Elliott Hester's insider view of air travel is by turns hilarious, insightful and even touching." --Larry Bleiberg, Travel Editor, Dallas Morning News

"Hester's witty tales and sensuous, cautionary parables, offer an insider's view to travel, sex, and social etiquette...Indispensable." --Nick Charles, Staff Writer, People

"With humor and poignant humanity, Hester confirms what you always suspected: ...the flight attendants are thinking exactly what you are." --Jane Wooldridge, Travel Editor, Miami Herald

"Hester gives us a window-seat view of what life in the air is '*really'* like." --Scott Rosenberg, Managing Editor,

"Everyone who's ever flown will recognize at least one character, one incident, one exasperating moment." --Marjorie Robins, Travel Editor, New York Newsday

"By turns funny, outrageous, and revealing." --Keith Bellows, Editor-in-Chief, National Geographic Traveler
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About Elliott Hester

Bestselling author Elliott Hester is a flight attendant, award-winning travel writer, and former columnist. He writes, "Continental Drifter," a syndicated travel column carried by the San Francisco Chronicle, The Miami Herald, New York Newsday, and other daily newspapers. He lives in Miami Beach, Florida.
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Rating details

808 ratings
3.5 out of 5 stars
5 18% (147)
4 29% (238)
3 38% (311)
2 12% (96)
1 2% (16)
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