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Cruising Altitude: Diary of a Flight Attendant

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a flight attendant or what kind of things they go through? "Cruising Altitude" explains what it is like being a flight attendant in a unique and fun way. You will get to see things through the eyes of a real flight attendant. This book will touch on all of your emotions. You will get a kick out of the lively stories!
Paperback, 80 pages
Published September 20th 2006 by
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Mar 03, 2013 Kayt rated it liked it
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I'm of two minds when it comes to this book: on one hand, it is in serious need of tightening up and editing and overall revising. On the other, it's a short, first-hand account of a flight attendant's life, written competently enough that you can get through the problems.

The beginning of the book claims that it is comprised of various journal writing the author just put together when people wanted to know more about her job. They do read like blog posts, and I enjoyed the author's voice, but it
Mar 16, 2012 Bobbi rated it it was amazing
I wanted to be a flight attendant ever since I first saw Stewardesses in the mid 50's when we picked my aunt and uncle up at Midway Airport - can you say spectator shoes? I did get a job with TWA in 1963 but I was under 21 and decided to gain seniority by working in the reservations office. When I was old enough I was hired by both American Airlines and TWA but my fiancé said "No way." I ended my career as a ticket agent after 13 years. This book made me realize that perhaps even in the 1960's ...more
Tom Blumer
Mar 28, 2012 Tom Blumer rated it it was ok
As a (former) frequent flyer, I was actually more interested in the view of flying commercially from a "professional" perspective. There was a modicum of that, but a lot more about shopping for clothes, finding dates, etc. than I cared for. If I had known beforehand, I would not have read this book.
Mar 06, 2013 Candace rated it liked it
Not deep but instructive about how airline hostesses are trained. I never really thought about it before...and I'm finding it interesting, and feeling like I dodged a bullet there because I'd once thought about being one myself, except that at that epoch, I wasn't pretty enough so I didn't even bother! Thank god!
Cathi M
May 26, 2013 Cathi M rated it liked it
It is a nice light book to read. Did learn a few things, but my life would have gone on if I hadn't learned them. The writing style too is just okay, as it feels as if incident takes the same tone. Be a good book to read after finishing something complex, when you just need your brain to recharge after thinking too much.
Jul 11, 2016 Sherri rated it really liked it
Eye-opening stories of the significant challenges of becoming a flight attendant then remaining professional in the face of some astonishingly childish passengers. Good story-telling and insights into the high costs and low salaries of this under-appreciated job.
Mary White
Jun 07, 2013 Mary White rated it it was ok
Mildly interesting little tidbits about the life of a flight attendant, but would be much better suited to a small article in Reader's Digest than a full novel.
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Jan 17, 2013 Maria Benner rated it really liked it
Great first hand account of being a flight attendant. Also great for people who work with the public and know how crazy people can be.
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opened my eyes to the crazies on airplanes. very informative. fun read
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