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Pilots And Passengers

Author : Sharon Kirkham
ISBN : 0976710021
Genre : Travel
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Memoir Of A Flight Attendant

Author : Margo D. Anderson
ISBN : 1499235607
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An intriguing, uncensored, inside view of the not-so-friendly skies through the eyes of former flight attendant, Margo Anderson. If you are a frequent flier, or if you plan to fly in the near future, fasten your seat belt for a turbulent read! After five years of flying with a commuter airline based at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, Anderson draws on her personal experiences and conversations, painting a portrayal of life as a flight attendant--grueling twelve hour days, complaining and unfriendly passengers, and unexpected, almost unbelievable situations, especially in the days and weeks following 9/11. Anderson navigates the complex world of flight crews with clarity, insight, wittiness, and her own special brand of humor. Readers are given a view of flying they may never have seen before, through the lens of the workhorse of the airline industry, regarded by many as the "puddle-jumpers," the commuter airlines.

Memoir Of A Flight Attendant The First 2 Years

Author : Ne'chell Bowens
ISBN : 1634983378
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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As a woman who was recently laid-off and simultaneously proceeding with a divorce, Ne'Chell Bowens was on the verge of giving up. Embarrassment and thoughts of failure consumed her as she strived to rebuild the foundation that was broken. That was until she was offered her dream job of being a flight attendant. Not familiar with the airline industry, she found herself struggling at times to adjust. It is often said that the first 2 years as a flight attendant are crucial; it will either make you or break you. Was this the career change she needed to get back on track? Come jet-set around the world with Ne'Chell as she embarks on a new journey in life in hopes of finding redemption. With stories of adventurous layovers, dating, and adversity this memoir will surely keep you entertained.

Secrets Of A Sky Princess

Author : Carol Guffey
ISBN : 1478718439
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"Secrets of a Sky Princess" gives readers rare insight into the serious aspects of an award-winning flight attendant's career and provides many amusing and entertaining anecdotes involving passengers and flight crews abroad the aircraft and in the airport.

Cruising On Cotton Candy Clouds

Author : Ludmila Carluen-Barrica
ISBN : 9710119591
Genre : Flight attendants
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Against All Odds

Author : Lando Success
ISBN : 1732361401
Genre : Self-Help
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Have you ever had a dream that burned so deeply inside of you that it became all consuming? .Against All Odds is one man's story of hope and determination to rise from poverty and create the life of his dreams.

Here There And Everywhere

Author : Lindsey Jane Doley
ISBN : 1760417181
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The stories in Here, There and Everywhere are mainly from my exhausting, happy, frustrating, turbulent days after I became an air hostess with Ansett Airlines of South Australia. As well as portraying travel as it was in the 1970s and 1980s, they revisit attitudes in society, fashions and music when the world was more peaceful and travel was simpler and more pleasant as a result. 'Fasten your seat belts and prepare for take-off! Let flight attendant Lindsey Jane Doley take you to the back of the plane to sit with young hostesses and be privy to their secrets and adventures. A keen observer, with an eye for detail, Doley reminisces about her life on the airways in the 1970s and 80s, when free travel opened up the world for her. In-page entertainment includes quirky anecdotes, strange and sleazy passengers, foreign cities and romance. A born storyteller, Doley will have you on the edge of your seat, not knowing where the next chapter will land. Here, There and Everywhere is an entertaining and colloquial part of Australia's airline history.' - Jude Aquilina, poet and author 'A perfect peek behind the scenes at what life was really like as an air hostess in the bygone era of the 1970s and 80s. Poignant in places, laugh-out-loud funny in others, this book is a definite must-read.' - David Blake, London author

A Flight Through Life An Aviator S Memoir

Author : Albert J. DeGroote
ISBN : 9781304103611
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“A Flight Through Life” begins with a boy growing up during World War II, and records his youthful fascination with aviation. It follows his career in aviation from becoming a private pilot through his eventful life as an Aviation Cadet and his careers in both the Air Force and commercial aviation. Al DeGroote’s captivating descriptions of his experiences give both pilots and non-pilots a feel for the excitement and wonder of flying while sharing with them the experience of being part of aviation’s transition from the piston to the jet age. While aviation is the central theme of the narrative, Al’s wide ranging experience in command and staff positions brings the non-flying reader into his life as a war planner, accident investigator and international affairs specialist. As the U.S. Air Attaché at the embassy in Laos he and his family experienced the tragedy of the fall of Southeast Asia first hand and he provides a ringside seat for the reader to observe the many blunders and few triumphs of that debacle.

Playboy Bunny Or Stewardess??

Author : Dona Jay Epting
ISBN : 1470035359
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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“An insider's look at the real Pan Am from a stewardess who lived the dream.”Meet the crazy characters that made up the World's Most Experienced Airline and jet away with them to the far corners of the world.You will delight in the crew and passenger antics as told by a wide eyed girl from the 1960's, who had to decide which job would suit her best: Playboy Bunny or Stewardess.Included in this memoir are excerpts from her original flight service 1966 training manual. Join in a stewardess training session and learn how she was taught to wear her girdles and garters, and why she must never pour the wine past the eagle's knees!

Working The Skies

Author : Drew Whitelegg
ISBN : 9780814794081
Genre : Business & Economics
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"A well-written and thorough treatment of the occupational demands and biography of the flight attendant. Working the Skies describes both how the work shapes the personal lives of those in the profession, as well as how work can be 'chosen' in an effort to craft a particular kind of life. The book also illustrates how the process of globalization has moved the profession 'backwards' in terms of working conditions and compensation-challenges faced by workers in numerous other professions."--Veronica Jaris Tichenor, author of Earning More And Getting Less: Why Successful Wives Can't Buy EqualityGet ready for takeoff. The life of the flight attendant, a.k.a., stewardess, was supposedly once one of glamour, exotic travel and sexual freedom, as recently depicted in such films as Catch Me If You Can and View From the Top. The nostalgia for the beautiful, carefree and ever helpful stewardess perhaps reveals a yearning for simpler times, but nonetheless does not square with the difficult, demanding and sometimes dangerous job of today's flight attendants. Based on interviews with over sixty flight attendants, both female and male labor leaders, and and drawing upon his observations while flying across the country and overseas, Drew Whitelegg reveals a much more complicated profession, one that in many ways is the quintessential job of the modern age where life moves at record speeds and all that is solid seems up in the air.Containing lively portraits of flight attendants, both current and retired, this book is the first to show the intimate, illuminating, funny, and sometimes dangerous behind-the-scenes stories of daily life for the flight attendant. Going behind the curtain, Whiteleggventures into first-class, coach, the cabin, and life on call for these men and women who spend week in and

Wingwalking A Memoir

Author : Steven Slater
ISBN : 9781678119034
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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When veteran flight attendant Steven Slater told off his startled passengers and slid down the emergency escape slide of a JetBlue airplane on a sunny summer's day at New York's Kennedy Airport in 2010, he said goodbye to the world as he knew it. Overnight, Slater became a media sensation and working class hero. Now, for the first time, Slater writes in his own words about what really happened that fateful day at JFK and shares his experiences of the surreal whirlwind that is overnight celebrity. But behind the splashy headlines, Slater fought battles no one knew anything about. In Wingwalking, Slater shares his lifelong journey through bipolar disorder, suicidal idealization, and a powerful addiction that brought him to his knees. In Wingwalking, Slater recounts treasured memories of a privileged childhood as the son of an airline pilot and the gift of exotic travel his intrepid parents bestowed upon him growing up. He invites the reader into his younger years and arduous and painstaking process of self discovery as a gay man stifled by a small town and his great escape to the big city and a career as a flight attendant that spanned the globe with some of the world’s leading airlines. Sidelined by trauma and harrowing PTSD, Slater sought refuge in drugs and alcohol and found himself homeless on the streets of Los Angeles’ Skid Row, lost in virtual obscurity and hopelessness. Slater fell into an underworld of danger and violence, barely escaping with his life. He lost his mind and was locked away from society in a succession of hospitals and psych wards. Yet, Slater is a born survivor, and fought valiantly for his safety and his sanity, prevailing over both his abusers and a mental health system that rendered him voiceless and powerless. At times hilarious and sometimes heart-wrenching, Wingwalking introduces the reader to the man behind the myth. Slater writes with startling candor and brilliant authenticity about what many face, but few speak of. Ultimately, Wingwalking is a story of resilience and transcendence and offers the reader hope and encouragement. Slater’s story is a true testament to the human spirit.

Memoir Of A Nobody

Author : Steve Bluestein
Genre : Performing Arts
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Steve Bluestein is articulate, and funny, and incredibly insightful. You will laugh as you completely identify reading this book. – Henry Winkler, Actor best know as Arthur Fonzarelli on Happy Days Steve Bluestein has always been able to make me laugh out loud, and now his book… Memoir of a Nobody has that same magical power. It makes me laugh. – Cindy Williams, Actress best known for her role in Laverne & Shirley and author of Shirley, I Jest! Steve Bluestein’s Memoir of a Nobody is one of the most entertaining books you will ever read. While you are laughing non-stop you will marvel at how he is able to turn every bad day into one of the funniest stories you’ve ever heard. It’s a true gift that comes right out of his amazing humor and perfectly skewed view of the world. You will laugh and cry, and when you are done you will feel like you have a new best friend. – Elayne Boosler, stand up comedian, activist, TV personality

Jump Seat

Author : Janet Angell
ISBN : 1544845685
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You've booked your flight and arrived at the airport, ready for your trip. Just imagine arriving minutes before your flight and being able to board the plane, walking to your gate without going through TSA, lighting up a cigarette on board, and eating a free meal-in coach. Sound crazy? Not if you traveled during the 1960s and early 1970s, when Janet Angell was a flight attendant. Jump Seat is Angell's candid memoir about a time when plane travel was still a luxury for most and flight attendants were called stewardesses. Angell grew up on a farm in Minnesota and always dreamt of seeing the world. After college she hoped to travel for a year before settling down to teach. Her ticket to being able to afford that was to work for an airline. Instead she worked as a stewardess for Northwest Orient Airlines for almost thirteen years. While Angell recounts some of Northwest's restrictive policies, she mostly recalls that period as one of the best times of her life. Her take on it is quite different than Coffee, Tea or Me? portrayed. She was able to travel the world both on and off the job. She met famous travelers like Jimmy Hoffa (a regular), Bobby Kennedy, and Diana Ross...all in a day's work. Board Jump Seat, buckle your seat belt, sit back, and relax with this entertaining read-and return to a time when flying was fun.

Confessions Of A Qantas Flight Attendant

Author : Owen Beddall
ISBN : 9780857982193
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A hilarious memoir reveals what really goes on behind the scenes on a plane, as well as celebrity encounters, the interview process for becoming a flight attendant, travel mishaps, practical advice for frequent flyers, and more Want to know what really goes on on an airplane? Let's go behind the scenes and fly high with these tall tales and gossip from the galley! Everyone wants to be a flight attendant, or at least they want to know about the cushy lifestyle they lead—flying to exotic destinations, swanning about in five-star hotels, daytime lazing around the pool, and night-time tabletop dancing with Bollywood stars. At last the lid is lifted. Come on board a real airline with a real flight attendant and find out what really goes on. Here, Owen Beddall dishes the dirt, telling you the things you always wanted to know—and maybe a few things you didn’t—about the glamorous world of flying. This book is packed with cabin crew adventures and misadventures in and out of that smart uniform in far-flung places. There’s sex, drugs, and lots of celebrity gossip; picture Katy Perry, Lily Allen, Kylie Minogue, Venus Williams, and Cate Blanchett all in the galley having a gossip with Owen. This is a hilariously bumpy ride around the world with a very funny man.

Confessions And Memoirs Of An Airline Pilot

Author : Captain Enrique Blyhe Horta
ISBN : 9781438928142
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Gonzo's Little Book of Motivation is the perfect tool to help energize you to achieve your dreams. Each of us has the innate ability and talent to accomplish great things. Unfortunately, too often we give in to our self-doubts or the well-meaning "advice" of people who are close to us. Allowing this approach to govern our thinking puts us in the position of failing to pursue the things we really want out of life. Use this book to put your dreams on a fast-track to success if you truly believe in yourself and what you can accomplish.

Flying High Diary Of A Flight Attendant

Author : Ruby Jeans Jackson
ISBN : 1608600718
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Flying High is a tantalizing and graphic peek into the lifestyle of flight attendants told by someone who lived it. Amanda Callaway, a flight attendant for 32 years, takes you back to the good'ol days when the word stewardess was equivalent to a VIP ticket to the good life. They lived in the fast lane only to find that there was a price to pay. Some found true love, some found heartbreak and pain, while others paid with their lives. Now sit back relax and enjoy the flight.

A Time To Keep A Memoir

Author : Richard J. J. O’Connor
ISBN : 9781469134833
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This memoir describes what it was like growing up as the youngest member of a large, boisterous Irish-American family in Massachusetts during the 1940s and 1950s. The author also tells about his experiences as a young naval officer during the Cuban Missile Crisis, his work in international communicable disease control as a Commissioned Officer of the U.S. Public Health Service, and later teaching and research involvement at several universities in the development and application of computer-based individualized instruction, and emerging K-12 classroom technologies.

Secrets Of A Metaphysical Flight Attendant

Author : Rebecca Tripp with Bryna René
ISBN : 9781452588797
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Secrets of a Metaphysical Flight Attendant is a spiritual memoir that explores the symbiotic relationship between thought and reality and proves that we really do have the power to create our lives. With lighthearted wit, piercing clarity, and unapologetic insight, Rebecca Tripp delivers her tale of a life lived in motion. In 1967, Rebecca left her sleepy seaside hometown to navigate a new life at 35,000 feet as a “sky goddess” with United Airlines. With barely a flicker of her false eyelashes, she was plunged into a rapidly shifting world of glamour gods and Playboy bunnies, first-class fliers and spiritual seekers. As a fun-loving “stew,” Rebecca literally had the world at her feet. Yet, something was missing. Life was coming at her—not the other way around. How could she take back the controls and create the life she really wanted? Over the next thirty-five years, through many adventures both enlightening and traumatic, Rebecca transformed herself from doe-eyed innocent to mature, powerful manifestress. Tapping the power of the spiritual realm, she overcame fear, doubt, toxic relationships, rape, and even cancer—simply by shifting her thought. Her experiences, shared with the wisdom of a lifetime, demonstrate that we all have the power to heal our minds and bodies and create our lives according to our greatest desires.


Author : John Casperson
ISBN : 9781643503813
Genre : Travel
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Here is a sample of the types of stories (both funny and weird) in this book and why the reader will say many times over, "Yougottabekiddinme!": "I was working in Kansas City [MCI], assigned to baggage service that day. Baggage service wasn't my forte, but I worked with people who were really good. I am in position at the front desk to take care of walk-ins, and this young lady came in, and she was really distraught to the point of tears. Her eyes were red and wet. Obviously, something was wron

We Never Said Good Bye Memoirs Of A Bombardier From World War Ii

Author : Jack I. Moore
ISBN : 9780988945029
Genre : Bombardiers
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