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Cabin Fever

The Sizzling Secrets of a Virgin Air Hostess...
Narrated by: Milly Richardson
Length: 8 hrs and 45 mins
4 out of 5 stars (37 ratings)
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Summary

Mandy Smith spent 12 years strutting down the aisles as a Virgin flight attendant. From projectile vomit and celebrity tantrums to Manhattans and shopping in New York, her tales of life in the air are riotous good fun. Set against a backdrop of exotic locations, the cast of characters includes several celebrities, including Sir Richard himself. In-flight entertainment has never been so fun...and risqué!

©2014, 2018 Mandy Smith, Nicola Stow (P)2018 W. F. Howes Ltd

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Disappointed

I thought this would be interesting, however the authors obsession with sex and describing in lurid detail wanes a bit, I know the image Virgin has as a brand but this does not promote the brand in a positive manner. There were sections that were good but would have preferred some more focus on the actual job and places visited.

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Shameful

If this truly is the way that Virgin cabin crew behave it is disgraceful and they should be ashamed of themselves. The tales of drunken debauchery are a little hard to believe. Methinks that the stories have been heavily embellished to make the book more exciting to read, I doubt that it is true in real life.
I know a few cabin crew working for various airlines and the shopping trips are very true.
True cabin crew would never call themselves "dollies" since they consider it a derogatory term. We already knew that Richard Branson personally vets his dollies before employing them, which in itself is disgusting behaviour.
I had to listen to this book in small bites to get through it.
I wouldn't recommend it, it will make you feel sick to your stomach, particularly if you fly a lot.

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Not a good read

I thought this book was about air hostess life. Not a sex romp. I think it lowers Virgins image and is doing no good at all to Richard B. I am sure he would be ashamed how his employees are behaving. There are a few good accounts of flying adventures but the rest is just getting drunk and having very detailed sex. As another review said a disgusting book.

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Offensive to Cabin Crews

This is a book about a person who never grew up, 'funny' parts are often disgusting and not funny at all. It portrays Cabin Crew as a bunch of drunk, not very smart sexoholics, which obviously ISN'T true. Who finds it funny to spit in someone else's food, or jokes about exploding breast implants? Teenagers, that's who. Not people who are responsible for other people's lives on board.
And the most important thing - there's more about sex and parties than actual cabin crew work, and most of it is simply untrue. If I were a Flight Attendant I'd be offended by this 'work of art'.
Virgin Atlantic should sue the author, and they'd most likely win, especially since there's a fragment about crews of another Very British Airline suggesting they're 'stuck up', implying that it's the norm for Virgin Atlantic, but not for other airlines.
Save your money, buy something else.

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Blooming fab read !

Had this on audible for my long drives. I had it on for cooking working and to fall asleep to. Couldn’t put it down.

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good listen

liked this more than I thought I would.
really good
true insight to the world of stewardship

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  • bsolo
  • 28-01-18

Too much sex, not enough insight.

I was looking for stories and insight into secrets of air travel. This was disappointing.