November 20, 2009

Air Babylon

Have you ever gazed onto a group of people at the airport where the girls are displaying some serious swaging actions and the guys are equally sturdy and all of them are wearing some sort airline uniforms? You might be, in the same minute, wishing that you are one of them or befriend with them, to the least. They are the trolley-dollies, the crème de la crème of well seasoned travellers and they live the life of a superstar, well maybe one notch lower than Celine Dion, and get to travel to places we’ve dream of. Admit it or not, we all do. We fantasized about them all the time.

But actually, those are less than perfect true fiction itself. Similarly they are like us, hoping that they never had that kind of life and be a commoner instead, sitting lordly in that First Class section of A380 and be served with top-of-the-rack champagne and scrumptious little edible thing called canapés.

I've been reading Air Babylon by Imogen Edwards-Jones recently and it was all there, the thing that I’ve mentioned earlier; the expose of fascinating life at 35,000 feet above the sea level.

You’ll be very amazed with the amount of information you’ll discover on the otherwise closely-kept trade secrets of the airline industry from this narration of a young Airport Duty Manager, working with a low-budget imaginary airliner based in UK. You can expect some dramas and most definitely some teary laughs along the way as you learn the arcanum behind the check-in counters, random elicit sex happening around the airport’s toilets and the black humours behind the curtains that divides the steerages from the First and Business class.

Once you’ve done with your reading, you will understand why I strongly recommend this book to those who travel a lot. And remember, it pays to be polite and easy with the airline people. You don’t want your steak to be wiped on the toilet’s brim before it actually handed over to you on a 6 hours flight across the Atlantic don’t you? Yeah… think about it.

I’MNOSUPERMAN: Still, I hate turbulence!

6 ulasan:

jejaka anggun said...

heheh. been there forgot that.

Ejay said...

nak pinjam!

ada byk buku dlm list nak dibeli
~tak larat...

k.e.r.i. said...

aku dah lama tak baca buku.
last sekali angels and demons.
itu pun orang punya.

W. Hidney said...

shaz.... done that? wah!

ejay... meh ke gua musang. nanti i pinjamkan hehe

keri... nice book. but not really into it. i suka yg humour. sekejap jer dah abis satu buku

lifeislikethat said...

tak pernah bermimpi nak jadi air stewardess..
i like to be served..hehehe
hate turbulence too..

W. Hidney said...

ana... hahaha which make the 2 of us

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