Thursday, April 25, 2002

Plane Insanity





I just finished reading Plane Insanity, subtitled "A Flight Attendant's Tales of Sex, Rage and Queasiness at 30,000 Feet." I'd actually read a number of his columns at Salon.com, so much of the book seemed familiar to me.

Still, it was fun to compare the absolutely awful or outrageous situations Hester and his passengers experienced with the tamer flying life I have seen. Sex, rage and queasiness sums his book up pretty well. There's also some interesting information on the life of an airline employee, but mostly it's just entertaining fluff about the more ridiculous flights. His writing style is a little bit weak -- thick with cliches like "as if Scotty had just beamed me down from the U.S.S. Enterprise", to pick a passage at random.

4 out of 5 stars.
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