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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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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.