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Cabin Fever: The sizzling secrets of a Virgin air hostess... [Kindle Edition]

Mandy Smith
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Book Description

‘This fun read dishes on what it's like to live with your head literally in the clouds - from in-flight fist fights to sneaky sex at Luna Park during a Sydney stopover.’
Cosmopolitan

‘FORGET the Mile High Club, from blood-splattered toilets and passengers trying to set themselves on fire to celebrity spats and shocking racism, former Virgin Atlantic air hostess Mandy Smith tells Express.co.uk what really goes on in the air….’
Daily Express

‘A rollicking read with heart.’
Good Reading

"Mandy Smith spent 12 years as an international flight attendant and her memoir lives up to the young and saucy image the Virgin corporation is careful to cultivate."
Sun Herald

"Sometimes you want to read books because a/ they’re incredibly trashy; b/they make you laugh; and c/they could be true. Cabin Fever is one such book."
Canberra Times


BUCKLE UP FOR THE RIDE OF YOUR LIFE...

Mandy Smith spent twelve years strutting down the aisles as one of Richard Branson’s sexy and sassy flight attendants. In Cabin Fever she tells the good, the bad and the downright naughty tales of life in the air.

From dealing with projectile vomit and celebrity tantrums to sipping Manhattans and shopping in New York, this is riotous good fun. Set against a backdrop of exotic locations, the cast of zany characters includes everyone from Courtney Love to Sir Richard himself.

Mandy’s jet-setting job allowed her to search the globe for Mr Right, which led her to many steamy love affairs. She even joined the Mile High Club, though not with a clumsy quickie in the toilet but a leisurely bonk in a Cessna. She’s no Virgin, and in-flight entertainment has never been so risqué!

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About the Author

Mandy Smith was born and raised in Hartlepool, England. She worked in the office of the engineering department for Virgin Atlantic before she took to the skies in 1999. After a 12-year career jetting around the world, she eventually retired from the world of flying to pursue an entirely different career: motherhood. She now lives in West Sussex with her husband Glenn and their daughter.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 783 KB
  • Print Length: 244 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1910198145
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Thistle Publishing (5 April 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00JI2NAWQ
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (291 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #790 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fab at the start, bit boring towards the end 3 Jun. 2014
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This Book was great from the start, esp if your or have been a member of cabin crew!
I loved it and knew exactly what she was talking about, but the last three chapters were really boring as her life as a crew member ended.
Disapointing end to a fab book! x
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is fab! 21 Jan. 2015
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I love 'behind the scenes' books and this is an exciting and well-written portrayal of exactly what it's like being part of the Virgin Atlantic Cabin Crew. The opening is very powerful, describing circumstances on the plane. Probably the worst you would think of. Yet it's all covered. I could soon see there was going to be so much more to the job than everyone thinks. After this, the book goes back to before, the events which lead up to her being a member of the cabin crew. Her then boyfriend beating her up. I wasn't expecting this. She wasn't the confident person she is now then-probably due to the abuse. She's a strong woman in that she didn't take him back, she saw through the apologies. I like how she mentions which track of music was playing at the time and it seems appropriate to the scene. I just love how she speaks through her writing; down to earth, gritty, interesting, tinged with humour, Mandy's own forthright, no nonsense voice. We learn about what's involved in the training/exams, acting out scenarios, seeing how they would cope. Facts about how long you have to escape before it's too late and what would happen next. A six week course and it doesn't sound as easy as you might think. She is sharing a house with some right characters! Virgin requires its female cabin crew to wear vivid red lipstick-I couldn't help thinking what if red lipstick doesn't suit you? It certainly doesn't suit me! You learn lots of stuff behind the scenes-it was just brilliant-loved all this! The grooming lessons-certainly not the picnic they sound. Just couldn't get enough of this book!-I have many behind the scenes books eg doctor/nurse ones but never any in this industry before. Read more ›
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great 24 Mar. 2015
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I loved this book, my friends are air hostesses so I know how hard it is. This book gave a good insight of the lifestyle that they lead. I will now wonder what the cabin crew are doing and saying when I fly next.

Glad Mandy had a great career and is now 'finally home' with her family.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 50 shades of cabin fever 3 Dec. 2014
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I loved reading the insight into being a flight attendant with Virgin and it has inspired me immensely to go get the job. I feel really fired up now, so that has to be worth the 99p I spent on it. .

I did feel as though I was reading 50 shades on several occasions, which wasn't what I wanted to read about but, then again, what do you expect from a book called "Cabin Fever"? It goes without saying that there will be some sauciness in the book, which is probably why it has sold so well.

It's not going to be to everyone's taste, and it certainly seems to have bothered some readers, but I did enjoy it, even with all the innuendos. If sex is your thing, there's some of that inside, and if being a flight attendant with Virgin is your thing, it'll get you motivated like nothing else. So read it and decide for yourself. It's only 99p on Kindle right now.
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16 of 20 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Puerile 13 May 2014
Format:Paperback
I'm sure RB will appreciate the publicity in any form but I feel terribly sorry for those highly trained, professional women who will now have to endure even more lecherous, groping men on flights than before. The only thing I can give Mandy 5 stars for is putting a great airline with a fantastic safety record into disrepute. All "hosties" on all airlines have a great laugh but it's rather sad to see their competence exploited like this.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Light entertainment 12 April 2015
By Clive
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OK in parts, really just a diary of a stewardesses worldwide shagging
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4.0 out of 5 stars An easy read 1 May 2015
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Enjoyable book, I found myself getting take. Away with the author on her adventures. Read the book very quickly as its pretty straight forward and to the point.

I really didn't like the constant and incessant stories about sexual exploits. Don't get me wrong - love a sexual exploit story but these were constant, drawn out, trashy and cringey. Halfway through the book I almost put it down because I started to dislike the author (she is very VERY full of herself) and her God awful 50 shades of grey type ramblings.

However, the adventures were great, stories quite funny. I had this book for free as a prime customer - don't pay more than a few quid for it x
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining Read 9 April 2015
By Si
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This is good and entertaining read. Probably worth warning that there are parts which are quite explicit, but certainly gives a pretty good portrayal of the highs and lows of life in the sky.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
a funny book
Published 3 days ago by vivienne driver
4.0 out of 5 stars Fab read
Easy to read and very interesting
Published 7 days ago by Antony Davies
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
brilliant book
Published 23 days ago by Nicola Keep
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy Reading
The book was easy reading and always interesting. I read it in 2 days after having not read for months. Highly recommended
Published 23 days ago by Jules
4.0 out of 5 stars Great read. Gives you an insight into the life ...
Great read. Gives you an insight into the life of. a virgin air stewardess few little gems that you wouldn't know unless you were part of the crew. Read more
Published 24 days ago by Helen
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great holiday read.
Published 26 days ago by JackieF
3.0 out of 5 stars This rather shallow book will confirm all your worst impressions (and...
This rather shallow book will confirm all your worst impressions (and maybe also, to be fair, just a few of the best) about airline cabin crew. Read more
Published 27 days ago by Ian N.
4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed this book
Enjoyed this book. But felt it was a copy of all the other books written by people who think their jobs are glamourous. Read it and enjoy it for what it is. Read more
Published 1 month ago by JJR
5.0 out of 5 stars Holiday read
Bit of fun, a good girlie beach read.
Published 1 month ago by Laura
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Couldn't put it down, would totally recommend this book to anyone, a great insight to life in the skies x
Published 1 month ago by Michelle Joanne Hilton
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