An entertaining and interesting memoir of “gifted storyteller” (Individuals) Ann Hood’s adventurous years as a TWA flight attendant.In 1978, within the tailwind of the golden age of air journey, flight attendants had been the epitome of glamor and class. Recent out of faculty and hungry to expertise the world―and perhaps, someday, write about it―Ann Hood joined their ranks. After a grueling job search, Hood survived TWA’s rigorous Breech Coaching Academy and discovered to evacuate seven sorts of plane, ship a child, combine correct cocktails, administer oxygen, and keep calm it doesn’t matter what the state of affairs.Within the air, Hood discovered each the journey she’d dreamt of and the surprising realities of life on the job. She carved chateaubriand within the first-class cabin and dined in entrance of the pyramids in Cairo, fended off passengers’ advances and located romance on layovers in London and Lisbon, and walked greater than one million miles in excessive heels. She flew by means of the beginning of deregulation, an oil disaster, large furloughs, and a labor strike.Because the airline business modified round her, Hood started to jot down―even drafting snatches of her first novel from the jump-seat. She reveals how the job empowered her, regardless of its roots in sexist requirements. Filled with humorous, shifting, and surprising tales of life as a flight attendant, Fly Lady captures the nostalgia and magic of air journey at its top, and the joys that is still with each takeoff.
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