- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Griffin; 1st edition (February 5, 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0312310064
- ISBN-13: 978-0312310066
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 119 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,212,966 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Plane Insanity: A Flight Attendant's Tales of Sex, Rage, and Queasiness at 30,000 Feet Paperback – February 5, 2003
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“...chronicles the circus of modern air travel...with an entertaining edge...” ―Andrew Essex, Articles Editor, Details
“In this day of air rage, nothing could be a more timely tonic than Elliott Hester's captivating observations...” ―Thomas Swick, Travel Editor, Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel
“...should be required reading for every businessman and woman in coach.” ―Julie Cooper, San Antonio Express-News
“What a great book! Elliott Hester's insider view of air travel is by turns hilarious, insightful and even touching.” ―Larry Bleiberg, Travel Editor, Dallas Morning News
“Hester's witty tales and sensuous, cautionary parables, offer an insider's view to travel, sex, and social etiquette...Indispensable.” ―Nick Charles, Staff Writer, People
“With humor and poignant humanity, Hester confirms what you always suspected:...the flight attendants are thinking exactly what you are.” ―Jane Wooldridge, Travel Editor, Miami Herald
“Hester gives us a window-seat view of what life in the air is '*really'* like.” ―Scott Rosenberg, Managing Editor, Salon.com
“Everyone who's ever flown will recognize at least one character, one incident, one exasperating moment.” ―Marjorie Robins, Travel Editor, New York Newsday
“By turns funny, outrageous, and revealing.” ―Keith Bellows, Editor-in-Chief, National Geographic Traveler
About the Author
Bestselling author Elliott Hester is a flight attendant, award-winning travel writer, and former Salon.com columnist. He writes, "Continental Drifter," a syndicated travel column carried by the San Francisco Chronicle, The Miami Herald, New York Newsday, and other daily newspapers. He lives in Miami Beach, Florida.
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Don't look for inside dirt on his employer--either because of his professionalism or his lawyers' advice, he avoids mentioning airlines by name, even when they fire a flight attendant who drank large amounts of water (permitted) for allegedly watering down a drug-test urine sample (not permitted), with no proof and no independent confirmation.
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