In this fun and lighthearted book Danielle shares a collection of short stories of her experience flying all over the world with a major (unnamed airline). She doesn't pull any punches when detailing dealing with vomit, overflowing toilets, drunk and disorderly travellers and lazy co-workers. She also recounts her ongoing battle with jet lag (both at home and overseas) and the difficulties of upholding friendships and building lasting relationships when most of your working life involves extended travel. She also highlights her love of shopping and the great enjoyment she experiences in the major shopping hotspots of the world.
I must admit I did briefly consider becoming a flight attendant, but ultimately decided it was much more fun to be on a plane as a passenger than a crew member. Reading this book confirmed that I made the right choice. For Danielle though, it is a career she continues to love and this enjoyment shines through in the way the book is written.
Overall this is a quick, easy read that lifts the lid of the world of those icons of sophistication, the flight attendant. Be prepared to be shocked and for some laughs along th