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

Mandy Smith
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (259 customer reviews)

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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!

‘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.’
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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
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (259 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,662 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This is fab! 21 Jan. 2015
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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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3 of 3 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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3 of 3 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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fluff 10 Aug. 2014
By Matt
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Pretty much what the title made me expect, a cheap and easy read to pass away a few hours on the beach. Won't win any literary awards but a fun read all the same.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Holiday read 15 May 2014
By Joan
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loved it , perfect for the beach on holiday in Turkey , kept an eye on the air hostesses on the way home ..........lol
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Liked bits about training and the job itself 31 Dec. 2014
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An interesting read. Unecessarily graphic, seems tad contrived and unbelievable.
Liked bits about training and the job itself.
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15 of 19 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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Would recommend. 4 Oct. 2014
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Good book, easy read, although got a little bored towards the end as it got a little repetitive. I do wonder if the story is slightly embellished for entertainment though...
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This was a gift for a partner and he loves it, He can't stop reading it :)
Published 14 hours ago by Stephen James Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars You must read it
Brilliant book a must read
Published 9 days ago by Jenny
1.0 out of 5 stars One Star
Not enough actual flying with passenger events.
Published 11 days ago by MRS JEAN M MANLEY
1.0 out of 5 stars Would not recommend
Took this book on holiday & felt I had no choice but to read it! It was OK in bits but it left me thinking what she was mostly saying was not true. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Gemma
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Enjoyed immensely!
Published 15 days ago by Christine
3.0 out of 5 stars Passes the time around the pool
It's ok not the best I've read. You can tell where bits have been exaggerated (I'm crew too). Ok read when you are on a trip.
Published 16 days ago by andrea richardson
4.0 out of 5 stars Predictable but we'll told
Tracey little insight into the life of a virgin trolley dolly but I wonder if it is quite so glamorous for the economy airline girls?
Published 16 days ago by Bicester Ian
1.0 out of 5 stars The author / main protagonist is not very likeable and ...
The author / main protagonist is not very likeable and this makes being an air hostess sound about as glamorous as a hen do in Blackpool. Read more
Published 17 days ago by Kate Lamont
3.0 out of 5 stars Readable
OK and a page turner but Richard Branson should be ashamed if even half of this is true.
Published 21 days ago by joscott1978
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
A bit boring and repetitive
Published 29 days ago by sbm
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