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A Fly Girl: Travel Tales of an Exotic British Airways Cabin Crew Paperback – 20 Nov 2014

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  • Paperback: 150 pages
  • Publisher: CompletelyNovel (20 Nov. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184914558X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849145589
  • Product Dimensions: 14 x 0.8 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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I enjoyed this book. I like hearing the real honest thoughts and views of other and that's what I got from 'Fly Girl'. I'm also interested and curious about travel (and had thought about becoming a cabin crew/air steward when I was much younger), so it ticked a lot of boxes for me as a choice to read.
I admire the author's honesty, and really did feel pulled into the real deal of this profession - well at least in terms of predictable shenanigans.

You can easily read this in a day, it's a light read and written in a ver down to earth style.

Amanda Epe gives us a window into her experience as a British Airways air steward in the late 1990’s, both in general and as a black steward; she talks about how she felt working in the industry at a time when it wasn’t the norm to see a black person doing the job.

We get to delve into some of her interesting travel experiences, alongside some of her ‘work politics’ and how she chose to handle it all and persist with her career.

From spilling scalding hot coffee on a posh customer (not that being posh makes any difference), to being informed she would be traded for camels during a solo Mount Sinai trip in Egypt, you will find something interesting amongst her stories, whilst sipping cocktails on your beach of choice.

So you’re not interested in the work of air stewards, that’s fine, you might still enjoy this memoir if you are the least bit interested in travel.

It’s a fairly light, quick and easy read, simply written and not too bulky to pack in your suitcase!
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I absolutely love this book. It's awesome! Amanda Epe seamlessly sows countries of the five continents together with insight, adventure and wit. I love the way she uses language and humour to document her travels and experiences. Her descriptions of a 90s New York and her stark contrasts between The Projects and the Manhatten offer insight into the contrasts of poverty and wealth that embodies the county's capital. Following in the footsteps of 1st African-American flight stewardess, Ruth Carol Taylor, 1958, Amanda did not let rejection or obstacles defeat her, "Fifty shades darker I was. Scarlet stained collagen free lips and fully masked in foundation- that was the policy to get the job done-appearance mattered!..Although having grown up in Britain, my genetic make-up which was different to the indigenous population disturbed some of the team members I worked with: race mattered." I have nothing but admiration for Amanda's tenacity and resilience and her ability to have the courage to believe in her dreams and fly the skies of the world. In her words- "I realised that, if one believes in their destinies and dreams in underlying faith, and actively pursues these dreams, ultimately they manifest."
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WOW! I began reading and within two hours the flight (book) was landing. It was a truly fantastic read and I only wish it was more long haul I loved every second.. Kuwait, New York, LA, San Francisco, Tel Aviv, Miami and all from the comfort of my couch! It was exciting, enjoyable and heartwarming to hear of her experiences at BA. And I implore anyone to read this wonderful tale of high flying adventures. 10/10 ✈️
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Fly Girl is a brave, gritty, funny and touching tale of a woman's journey to discover her place in the world.

It makes you realise that behind every person's eyes lies their dreams, lodged in their heart lives a soul wanting to love and to be loved, at their root lies burning ambition for a better life. After reading this book, I will definitely be more mindful of flight crew, waiters and waitresses, taxi drivers, check out girls and boys and those people in general we can sometimes take for granted.

It must have taken much bravery for Amanda Epe to share her journey into a new life, amid an atmosphere racism in a growing climate where diversity was being embraced. Thanks for sharing so honestly Amanda, may you fly evener higher and dream bigger.

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I have to say this book exceeded what I expected. Amanda impressed me with this book that I am still trying to find the right words to use to describe it. The realness of it from beginning to end was what amazed me. She kept it absolutely 100% and that is what makes it such a great read. In her words "Stand alone to stand true to self", she did just that with this book and that's what makes her 'A Fly Girl' in many ways.
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You can achieve your heart's desire if you want it badly enough - Amanda Epe proved this when she became a stewardess for British Airways. She pursued and achieved her dream! It may have been different from what others wanted, but it was hers, and she did it! And what fun she had doing it - almost every moment savoured, relished and cherished; despite serious challenges at times, facing ignorance in some quarters and envy in others, yet she loved what she did and thoroughly enjoyed the diverse experiences she had in so many countries of the world. Amanda is a solid example of tenacity and persistence to those of us who want to give up too quickly. She paid her dues and reaped the just rewards of job satisfaction as she flew the skies and made a difference to countless travellers and others - from now on I'll remember to be more appreciative of those who attend to me during flights; they are so much more than glorified waitresses, as the book mentions. Terrific insight into some of what goes on behind the scenes!
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