Insufferable passengers, rigorous training, and a turbulent life, Heather Poole recounts her years as a flight attendant. The Paperback of the Cruising Attitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama, and Crazy Passengers at Feet by Heather Poole at Barnes.
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That has to be one of the more interesting parts of the job. Having worked for a major airline in customer serv Hdather is a great and cruisnig read, a tale of how a lady becomes a flight attendant and the ins and outs of life as a flight attendant for a major American carrier.
So it’s all good. A very high percentage of flight attendants are college graduates and a fair amount are career changers. After reading Heather’s book, you kind of understood how this happened. Screaming that someone has “ruined your vacation” because there are no more eggs, hurling obscenities because there’s no more room in the overhead bin. I don’t know what I expected, but it certainly wasn’t a book that reads more like a mass email Christmas letter.
OK, now imagine that it’s your job, and you do it for 30 or 40 hours a week, and have to smile and pretend you like it. The airline was often filled with unattended minors shuttling back and forth between parents and grandparents, and one flight Poole flew had 12 unattended minors.
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What an eye opener it would be for them. Once when I was sitting in the first row on a connecting flight, the jump seat was broken so the flight attendant took an empty seat next to me.
Not to mention just where do they go in between flights, what happens when flights are delayed and what are some of the perks about being a flight attendant.
Especially if you are flying often, or even just once or twice. She is incredibly funny and her stories ccruising collected well and written in an engaging way. Quotes from Cruising Attitude I just finished your book, Cruising Attitude. Being a commuting flight attendant also seems a bit complex. Then imagine you get paid really badly, and have to hot bunk it share a bed in dingy flop houses spread around the country where fellow attendants come and go at all hours of the night.
This one pleasantly surprised me with its warmth and impressed me with its depth.
I didn’t have a whole lot of interest in the topic going into it, but the author’s charismatic writing heatherr narrative style quickly got me hooked. I have a lot of respect for what flight attendants do!
How can human beings act like that? This was a fun peek into the world of flight attendants. Poole is a terrific writer; her book reads like a good novel. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. If you like humorous memoirs, this is definitely one to pick up. No, ladies and gentlemen, this is a truly awful way to make a living, and we can only shake our heads in wonder at Ms.
There was another man who never told me his name, but I do know his first sexual encounter took place with a man twenty years his senior and now he only has a thing for older men — with red hair. Poole’s self-depreciating humor makes the story very personable, as if a good friend is talking to you instead of reading a book. I fly a lot. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Heather Poole tells you what her life is like as a flight attendant.
I had been looking forward to it so much that I packed it in my hospital bag just in case I had a moment or two to peek. And, man, is it ever not glamorous. Mar 20, A. This is light and funny and reads more like a novel or a memoir than like serious non-fiction.
These folks have to be sharp and I mean in much more than appearance. I felt like I got to know her as a Cruising Attitude: For the low pay and sometime abusive conditions, I’m not sure it’s worth it.
I have either experienced most of these stories or had coworkers survive to tell us all. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Having worked for a major airline in customer service, I enjoyed getting a flight attendant’s perspective, as we often found flight attendants difficult to work heatehr.
Once again, my mouth dropped open as I read that there are passengers who complain that some flight attendants are not attractive enough … to the flight attendants! Feb 09, Pople rated it really liked it.
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