E–pub/Pdf [Air Babylon] ✓ Imogen Edwards–Jones


E–pub/Pdf Air Babylon ✓ Imogen Edwards–Jones

On how toin a fun wayget yourself upgradednow that s very hardbut one can still try I supposethose drunken paxthey happen believe me And sex in the skyit s not a mythit happened on one of my flightsI absolutely loved the scenes with the crew in the Dubai hotel I couldn t stop laughingin fact I laughed through most of reading this book A real buzzAnd finally it did bring back the most amazing memories I have of my flying lifeyou know it s really truewe flight attendants are really Jetsetters on the cheap and oh yes buy the book have a laugh and try not to take it tooooo seriouslyjust have fun as u turn the pages As with all the books under the Babylon Genre Air Babylon is no exception It is witty and very well researched I was both highly entertained and shocked at the facts that the book pointed out One of my favorite parts was about the window shutters on the aircraft and why they are to be kept open during the landing and take off procedures Highly entertaining look at the airline industry Imogen Edwards Jones took stories of real events told to her by airline workers and wove them into a novel covering 24 hours at a fictious airlineHilarious and horrifying in eual measuresIf you are a traveler you need to read this I found this book hilarious The way it is written is interesting as it has the fiction essentials main characters and an interesting plot However all of the incidents and characters are supposedly true albeit a bit suashed into 24 hoursThis book made me want to be nice to every person working in an airport If they can really get that nasty then I don t want to cross them I was also tempted to become terrified of flying but figure that it s out of my hands anyway so may as well not freak myself outIf you care to know what really goes on in the cockpit and behind the scenes at airports then read this book Don t bother though if you don t have a sense of humour and think that air stewards are braindead waiters in the sky who don t deserve some respect. Ure Are you safe Do you really know anything about the business that you entrust your life to several times a year Air Babylon is a trawl through the highs the lows and the rapid descents of the travel industry It catalogues the births the deaths the drunken brawls the sexual antics and the debauchery behind the scenes of the ultimate service industry where the world is divided into those who wear the uniform and those who don.

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Y criticism is that the do you remember the time that anecdotes come a bit too thick and fast towards the end of the book and do not flow into the day s diary of events as smoothly as the earlier chapters set in the Airport There is some real food for thought here speaking of which you may never eat an airline meal again after reading this In summary Air Babylon will really get you thinking about very aspect of the flying experience next time you pass through a UK Airport which may not be a good thing for the nervous flyers out there Funnily enough I bought this at duty free in Heathrow Airport This book is a loose collection of anecdotes of the shenanigans in the airline industry They are told in the form of one day in the working life of an airport duty manager Very British very shallow occasionally very funny especially if you have flown a few times Brain candy This is probably a great read during a long haul flight with too much alcohol I loved this book Having been one of those hosties with a major international airline for years I identified with so many of the storieswhich by the way have some truth in them even though some might be termed exaggeratedbut hey it makes for much interesting readingAn hilarious rideThe story told thru the eyes of an airport duty manager which happens in a span of 24 hours shows us all the dramas that go on in an international airportfrom the baggage handlers check in agents flight attendants and It s an hilarious rideyou now have discovered all the secrets of all those people who you don t give a toss for and take for grantedand how they go about getting their revenge on those so called hideous paxYes flight crewcockpit and cabin do get up to mischiefthough the days of fun times during long lay overs are a thing of the past Now you fly to your destination and if you are lucky have a day there and then fly right back homeno time given for partyingwell how much can one cram into a night stop I askTravellers are given a few tips. Bout the pilot who ran out of runway Heard of the disabled passengers who miraculously walk againNo Then you haven't read Air BabylonDo you know the best place to have sex on a plane Do you know how to dress for an upgrade Do you know that one drink in the air euals three on the ground Do you know who is checking you in Who is checking you out Do you know exactly what happens to your luggage once it leaves your sight Is it sec.

Actually really impressed I was a bit dubious to begin with but it really was laugh out loud funny in places While it s obvious all of this can t happen in 24 hours or certainly not to one person it does get the behind the scenes look of the airline industry information out and in a fun read I bought this book for cheap on after learning about the author from Hotel Babylon a guilty pleasure BBC series about what goes on in a luxury London hotel based on her book of the same name The author has made a career out of books about the inner workings of certain industries so this one delves into what it s like working for an airline supposedly based on real interviews with anonymous airline staffers It s a fun beach read if you happen to find it and there are a few laugh out loud bits My favorite the story of a clueless spoiled mother on an airplane who hands her baby to a flight attendant saying she needs changing The flight attendant walks down the aisle returns with a black baby and asks the mother if the baby is changed enough for her Who doesn t love little stories of comeuppance like that Airline staff have to deal with people at their absolute worst so as you can ima This book is certainly entertaining though I am dubious as to how truthful this book actually is While I believe a majority of these stories I doubt that they happened in a 24 hour period and I STRONGLY doubt any flight attendant would really be stupid enough to rub someone s steak on the toilet seat before serving it to the first class passenger ust because he was rude It was however an insight to passengers that will hopefully provide some perspective into the lives of airline employees Derivative and near pointless Has none of the punch of its older sibling I read Air Babylon during a recent trip to NY enduring a number of BA cabin crew telling me it was all pure fiction It is a very interesting concept in revealing the trade secrets of a chosen industry and a difficult one to pull off my onl. Heard the one about the airline that has introduced 'corpse cupboards' on new planes to cope with the number of people who die in the air Heard the story about the First Class air hostess who got fired for sitting on the face of a passenger during a long haul flight Heard about the amount of knickers and false teeth that are left behind in the body of the plane Heard how pissed off stewards put laxatives in your drinks Heard

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