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Product Details

  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Riverbend Publishing; First edition (February 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1606390112
  • ISBN-13: 978-1606390115
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (59 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #540,306 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Betty's stories give plenty of reason to snort out loud to the consternation of fellow passengers. --Indietravel.com<br /><br />She gives a refreshingly personal look at the travel experience. --Travel & Leisure Magazine<br /><br />This is one funky chick! --MyGeekWorld.com

Betty's stories give plenty of reason to snort out loud to the consternation of fellow passengers. --Indietravel.com

This is one funky chick! --MyGeekWorld.com

About the Author

Betty was born the youngest of ten children in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She knew from a young age that she wanted to travel and see the world. After graduating from Shippensburg University, she got a job as a flight attendant for a major airline and has been flying for over 20 years. Betty currently lives in Los Angeles, California and is still flying so you might see her on your next flight! In September 2006 she started her own podcast called Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase. Composed of airline and travels stories, the podcast is reminiscent of an old fashioned radio show, giving listeners an insiders view of life in the air.

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Betty is from a small town in Pennsylvania, the youngest of ten
children. She knew from a young age that she just had to break out of
the traditional rut and go see the world.
After graduating from Shippensburg University she got a job as a flight attendant for People Express airlines and then moved on to a major airline.
Betty has had exciting travel experiences all over the globe, camping in the Sahara, meeting orangutans, and hiking the Himalayas.
In 2005, she started a podcast called "Betty In the Sky With a Suitcase", (found at www.bettyinthesky.com) in which she shared the weird, wonderful, and
wacky things that happen on a plane at 35,000 feet. The podcast is reminiscent of an old fashioned radio show, giving listeners an insider's view of life in the air.
Betty currently lives in Los Angeles, California and is still flying--so you might see her on your next flight!

Customer Reviews

So by the book and laugh laugh laugh.
Erica Phillipson (Hawaii)
It felt like a collection of internet jokes....in fact some I have seen in floating e-mails.
iheartbooks
I would recommend it to anyone looking for a fun, entertaining read.
Patty

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

21 of 23 people found the following review helpful By Game To Please on February 25, 2010
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I have listened to most of the Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase blogs, so we bought the book. The first day we got it from Amazon my 14 year old son took it to school and came home and told me the parts that made him laugh in class. (It was in a reading class, though the teacher told him to keep it down.) He was laughing so hard he could hardly tell me. He acted out three of the stories and had me laughing uncontrollably on the couch. I finally got to read it myself and I couldn't put it down. Most of the people at work stopped to see was making me laugh. I will keep it in my desk at work and pull it out any time I need to put a smile on my face! Great book!
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Robert Nelson on February 22, 2010
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I started reading this book in my office and before I knew it my co-workers were asking what on earth I was doing. I couldn't help myself...I was laughing out loud and started reading some of the stories to my friends. What started off as a quiet day turned into a laugh fest. Two of my co-workers immediately ordered the book online. I have had so much fun reading this! Thank you Betty for making us laugh...it's the best medicine.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful By C. Dimmig on February 24, 2010
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I travel a lot so I decided to buy this book to keep me entertained on a long flight. And it did exactly that. It's very funny! The author has a terrific sense of humor, and a clever way of telling her stories. You'll be amazed at the crazy things people do when they fly. Definitely a fun read.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A. Domanska on January 21, 2011
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As a longtime fan of urban legend (and apocryphal friend of a friend tale) research, I had come across most of these stories before.

If you have not been reading this sort of humour you may be able to take these jokes at face value. I got a bad taste in my mouth after the third purported "story from a pilot" that I had read in joke books or on the internet in the mid 1990s. Personally I feel a bit misled as from the title and description I had expected mostly personal accounts and anecdotes.

You will enjoy this book and it is good for a laugh if you're not over familiar with this sort of comedy material. The reviewer who's teenage son enjoyed it is spot on, I recommend this book to this age range. If you're heading on a long plane journey and need something light, this is safe if you're afraid of flying as there is no mention of plane crashes or malfunctions.

The book is not bad per se, I think it should be more accurately described.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Letitsnow on December 24, 2012
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In my days I had always wanted to be a flight attendant but didn't follow my dreams. This book brings a whole new light on the career. It not all seriousness, it's fun too! I laugh at every story! A good read!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Darren E from Toronto on September 15, 2012
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Betty is amazing, no matter your mood, her authentic character and fantastic wit will have you laughing in no time. A true born-storyteller, she has a gift for finding the delightful side of life with her light-hearted tales. I don't know how anyone could read or listen to Betty without feeling a little more positive about the world we live in. She is truly a gift and I am so pleased to have stumbled upon her work. Also, great gift idea for nearly anyone at Christmas, a fun, light, cheerful read.. I'm picking up 5 more copies today to give away, although I'm not waiting for Christmas!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Chris Love on September 12, 2012
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Have you ever wanted to slide down the aisle of the plane on a dinner tray or want to know what happens when you race toilet paper rolls on take off. Ever wonder why there are footprints on the toilet seat? These and many other questions are answered by Betty sharing her experiences flying all over the world the past few decades.

As a moderate traveler I needed a break from the technical reading I fill most of my time reading. Betty in the Sky is a great escape from the seriousness of my day to day life. Even if you don't travel this is a good, cheap read you should download and spend the afternoon reading. I laiughed my head off on several flights reading the book and sharing the stories with flight attendants. It will make you feel more like a mile high champion knowing what really goes on when you are not looking during your flight or waiting in the terminal.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Artemis825 on July 11, 2012
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"Hilarious" in the subtitle is overstating things, considerably. Some of the tales elicited a chuckle or two and some of the trivia were "huh! cool!" But some of the "true tales" felt a bit like urban legends passed on dutifully from "real travelers" and on the whole I was glad when this flight was over and a bit sorry about the ticket price.
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