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

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Harper Collins, Mar 6, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 272 pages
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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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Heather Poole is a very easy to read author. - Goodreads
... mediocre writing. - Goodreads
Fun to read page turner:) - Goodreads
Ms. Poole could use improvement in her writing skills. - Goodreads

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

User Review  - Leslie Ann - Goodreads

It's not great literature or anything, but it is an interesting account of many of Poole's experiences as a flight attendant. I liked hearing about flying from a different perspective than the one I have (as a passenger). Read full review

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

User Review  - Scott Smith - Goodreads

Very interesting on the life of a flight attendant. Makes you see them in a new light Read full review

Contents

Plane Crazy
I Never Wanted to Be a Flight Attendant
Barbie Boot Camp
Welcome to New York
Prepare for Takeoff
Unhappy Holidays
Cruising Altitude
Love Is in the Air Sort
Flying Freak Show
Dating Pilots
Marry Me Fly Free
Turbulence
Theres No Respect Flying Domestic
Ill Never Quit
Acknowledgments
About the Author Credits Copyright About the Publisher

Life on the Ground

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About the author (2012)

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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