LHUSA From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 592 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3858 times:
I read that one last year. I'm not a big reader but I had a long trip so I picked that one up. It definitely kept my interest and had some pretty funny stories. It's not going to make you any smarter but if you like aviation you should find it to be a good read. Also, it's fun trying to figure out which airline he works for (he tries to disguise it.) I ended up giving it to my flight attendant on the last leg of my trip.
I read and enjoyed Plane Insanity. It is light hearted and a fun, easy read. But then again, I'm a flight attendant. If you're looking for a good read that's interesting, and totlally unrelated, check out Freakonomics. It was left behind on a flight and I decided to give a read. Very interesting.
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NYCAAer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 693 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 3381 times:
I thought "Plane Insanity" was a little on the campy side, being a flight attendant myself. I much preferred "Around the World in a Bad Mood" by Rene Foss because she doesn't sugar-coat anything, and is honest about what it's really like to be a flight attendant for a U.S. major. And her book is a laugh a page. I met her when she did her show in New York, and she's funny and charming in real life, too!
RP TPA From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 852 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 3176 times:
I read "Cabin Pressure" many years ago, and thought it was hysterical. I loved the fact that they didnt exactly montion which airline they worked for ,but purposely did a bad job of disgusing it (just like the other books). Their major competitor was "Divided Airlines", and the CEO of their company was Mr Ladnarc (hint...spell it backwards)
T7ils13latjfk From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 84 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 3145 times:
I personally got a few good laughs out of it. Although I'm not finished with it yet.
On my last trip (with CO), I showed it to some of my flight attendants. Some of them liked it and thought it was funny. One attendant, noticed that I was showing it to some of the other cabin crew and he came up to me and told me, "Hey, you know, that book is like crap. There are so many lies, that half way through me reading it, I threw it out." I was shocked, but I laughed. But he was correct. There is a lot of, what seems to be, fallacious information in this book.
I'd buy it anyway.
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