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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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, 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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User Review  - skinglist - LibraryThing

Certainly a very different read and an enjoyable one to read while on a plane - albeit a very different flying experience then the world Heather completed her training in. The pre/post 9/11 changes ... Read full review

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User Review  - bookwormteri - LibraryThing

I had no idea flight attendants had so much training. And that if they messed up once during schooling that they were out... Otherwise, pretty interesting read. There are a lot of things I didn't know ... Read full review


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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
Theres No Respect Flying Domestic
Ill Never Quit
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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,

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