Air Babylon

Air Babylon By Imogen Edwards-Jones, Air Babylon Heard the one about the airline that has introduced corpse cupboards on new planes to cope with the number of people who die in the air Heard the story about the First Class air hostess who got fired
  • Title: Air Babylon
  • Author: Imogen Edwards-Jones
  • ISBN: 9780552153058
  • Page: 383
  • Format: Paperback
  • Air Babylon By Imogen Edwards-Jones, Heard the one about the airline that has introduced corpse cupboards on new planes to cope with the number of people who die in the air Heard the story about the First Class air hostess who got fired for sitting on the face of a passenger during a long haul flight Heard about the amount of knickers and false teeth that are left behind in the body of the plane Heard hoHeard the one about the airline that has introduced corpse cupboards on new planes to cope with the number of people who die in the air Heard the story about the First Class air hostess who got fired for sitting on the face of a passenger during a long haul flight Heard about the amount of knickers and false teeth that are left behind in the body of the plane Heard how pissed off stewards put laxatives in your drinks Heard about the pilot who ran out of runway Heard of the disabled passengers who miraculously walk again No Then you haven t read Air Babylon.Do you know the best place to have sex on a plane Do you know how to dress for an upgrade Do you know that one drink in the air equals three on the ground Do you know who is checking you in Who is checking you out Do you know exactly what happens to your luggage once it leaves your sight Is it secure Are you safe Do you really know anything about the business that you entrust your life to several times a year Air Babylon is a trawl through the highs, the lows, and the rapid descents of the travel industry It catalogues the births, the deaths, the drunken brawls, the sexual antics, and the debauchery behind the scenes of the ultimate service industry where the world is divided into those who wear the uniform and those who don t
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    1. I found this book hilarious The way it is written is interesting, as it has the fiction essentials main characters and an interesting plot However, all of the incidents and characters are supposedly true albeit a bit squashed into 24 hours.This book made me want to be nice to every person working in an airport If they can really get that nasty then I don t want to cross them I was also tempted to become terrified of flying, but figure that it s out of my hands anyway so may as well not freak mys [...]


    2. This book is certainly entertaining though I am dubious as to how truthful this book actually is While I believe a majority of these stories, I doubt that they happened in a 24 hour period and I STRONGLY doubt any flight attendant would really be stupid enough to rub someone s steak on the toilet seat before serving it to the first class passenger just because he was rude It was however an insight to passengers that will hopefully provide some perspective into the lives of airline employees.


    3. I loved this book Having been one of those hosties with a major international airline for years, I identified with so many of the storieswhich by the way have some truth in them even though some might be termed exaggerated.but hey it makes for much interesting reading.An hilarious ride.The story, told thru the eyes of an airport duty manager, which happens in a span of 24 hours shows us all the dramas that go on in an international airport the baggage handlers, check in agents, flight attendant [...]


    4. I bought this book for cheap on after learning about the author from Hotel Babylon , a guilty pleasure BBC series about what goes on in a luxury London hotel, based on her book of the same name The author has made a career out of books about the inner workings of certain industries, so this one delves into what it s like working for an airline, supposedly based on real interviews with anonymous airline staffers It s a fun beach read if you happen to find it, and there are a few laugh out loud bi [...]


    5. I read Air Babylon during a recent trip to NY, enduring a number of BA cabin crew telling me it was all pure fiction It is a very interesting concept in revealing the trade secrets of a chosen industry and a difficult one to pull off my only criticism is that the do you remember the time that anecdotes come a bit too thick and fast towards the end of the book and do not flow into the day s diary of events as smoothly as the earlier chapters set in the Airport There is some real food for thought [...]


    6. As with all the books under the Babylon Genre , Air Babylon is no exception It is witty, and very well researched I was both highly entertained and shocked at the facts that the book pointed out One of my favorite parts, was about the window shutters on the aircraft and why they are to be kept open during the landing and take off procedures.


    7. Actually really impressed I was a bit dubious to begin with but it really was laugh out loud funny in places While it s obvious all of this can t happen in 24 hours or certainly not to one person, it does get the behind the scenes look of the airline industry information out and in a fun read.


    8. Finished this in no time Really funny, and gives you great insights in the life of the duty manager of an airline You ll never fly with the same easy feeling again after reading this book.





    9. About four years ago I read Hotel Babylon, and upon learning of the existence of an Air Babylon I figured I would give it a shot The idea behind the Babylon series of books is pretty much look how stuff works behind the scenes isn t it outrageous Supposedly, all the events in the books are based on true stories told to the author by Anonymous people from within the industries whose names and employers cannot be divulged for legal reasons In Air Babylon all the events recounted to the author by A [...]


    10. Originally reviewed on The Aussie ZombieEdwards Jones Babylon books began with the now infamous Hotel Babylon which subsequently became a popular British UK series a couple of years ago This is the third book I have read, after Hotel Babylon and Beach Babylon The books tell the story, hour by hour, of one employee in the industry.I have to say, I hate flying To me, there s nothing enjoyable, pleasant or fascinating about it I used to need a valium just for an hour long flight and I would spend w [...]


    11. I am really not at all sure why I bothered to read this as within in a few pages I just knew it was going to be rubbish However I do not give up easily and kept going in the hope that it might improve or even be funny After all it must have made its way on to my wish list of titles due to having read Hotel Babylon and Tuscany for Beginners , both of which I found funny and enjoyable In theory this book was a good idea as only trying to do what was previously a success for the hotel industry, eve [...]


    12. I read 2 other books in the Babylon series Hotel and Wedding , so when I saw this I decided to give it a go as well It did not disappoint me it was mostly funny just as I expected some stories were hilarious, others meriting at least a smile, some outrageous, some really interesting, some the sort of oh my god, do they really obviously it cannot all be totally funny for everyone, from a few other reviews I think some people have too high expectations These are anecdotes gathered from a large num [...]


    13. This was a fascinating expose of life in the sky Interesting stuff that happens behind the scenes when you fly.Back Cover Blurb Do you know the best place to have sex on a plane Do you know that one drink in the air equals three on the ground Do you know who is checking you in Who is checking you out Do you know what happens to your luggage once it leaves your sight Is it secure Are you safe Do you really know anything about the industry to which you entrust your life several times a year Air Ba [...]


    14. We have a few books by this author in our Book club and so far they have been well received Hotel Babylon covers life in the hotel industry and hospital Babylon traces activities and life in a hospital the antics and high jinks if you will.The book is set over a 12 hour period and follows a duty manager of an airline in what I am sure is Terminal 3 at Heathrow airport.I was very enthusiastic about this book having worked in the airline industry but I feel that the author has depicted airline gro [...]


    15. I just loved this book, which is a serious piece of investigative journalism disguised as a humorous novel The author indeed found the perfect formula to get across in a very interesting way a compound of basic facts and figures about the UK airline industry, but most of all an impressive amount of supposedly true anecdotes Having a couple of friends working as air hostesses on long haul flights, those anecdotes don t strike me as far fetched at all though there s such a impressive amount of the [...]


    16. alles wat je ooit al wou weten over het leven in een luchthaven of in de lucht al is alles wat in het boek staat ooit echt gebeurd, door de verhaallijn durft het allemaal nogal eens onecht over te komen alle verhalen zijn verteld zodat ze binnen de 24u plaatsvinden dat zorgt natuurlijk voor heel veel snelheid in het boek, maar zorgt ook dat de geloofwaardigheid een flinke knauw krijgt het laatste hoofdstuk is er zelfs compleet over, dit heeft niets meer met vliegen te maken en ik mag maar hopen [...]


    17. My first book in the Babylon series Reveals some things I definitely didn t want to know Other things I m not really sure if I should believe them I think a lot of this is exaggereted and although it pretends to be a true account I still think it s purely fiction and something Mrs Edwards Jones believes to be possible.But it sure is quite entertaining I just found it hard to categorize this one on my shelf I wouldn t say it s non fiction , it s also no chick lit and it s neither a drama nor a hu [...]


    18. Kinda trashy, tabloidish but just like a car wreck, you wanna rubber neck The writing isn t great but who cares it is the content we are here for All the sleazy, dodgy stuff that goes on amongst the various airport workers both ground and air I sure learnt a lot, plus had a few suspicions confirmed I know the writer has written a few other books like this about hospitals, fashion industry, etc She should do one for public libraries Having worked in them for 13 years, the stories I could tell you [...]


    19. This was a really fun read Although if all this is true it does make one think twice about flying I enjoyed reading all the goings on and how the main character dealt with them all The other characters were all larger than life and very funny The use of the present tense also serves the story well as if the reader is watching it all unfold as it happens Anyway if you re interested in the weird shenanigans that happen in airports and airplanes this is a great book to read


    20. Funnily enough, I bought this at duty free in Heathrow Airport This book is a loose collection of anecdotes of the shenanigans in the airline industry They are told in the form of one day in the working life of an airport duty manager Very British, very shallow, occasionally very funny especially if you have flown a few times Brain candy This is probably a great read during a long haul flight with too much alcohol.


    21. Do you know the best place to have sex on a plane Do you know that one drink in the air equals three on the ground do you know who is checking you in Who is checking you out Do you know what happens to your luggage once it leaves your sight Is it secure Are you safe Do you really know anything about the industry to which you entrust your life several time a year If your answers for most of the above questions are No an this book is your compulsory reading.


    22. Obviously we ain t talking about a piece of heavy literature here The only reason I even bought this pup was because it was only a euro in my favorite bookshop and I had loitered around enough that I felt compelled to buy something That being said, I did enjoy it for what it was worth, a sassy pulp fiction guilty pleasure Chock full of wacky little anecdotes and situation regarding air travel and the many characters who populate the industry.


    23. Do you know the best place to have sex on a plane Do you know that one drink in the air equals three on the ground Do you know who is checking you in Who is checking you out Do you know what happens to your luggage once it leaves your sight Is it secure Are you safe back cover A fascinating expose of life in the sky My journey has never been the same since I ve read this book.


    24. This witty and entertaining book is based on story contributions of anonymous workers in the airline industry and written through the eyes of an airport duty manager It will answer those questions you have pondered while travelling and then some More engaging then Hotel Babylon and one I m sure my Travel Industry friends would enjoy.


    25. I have not read any books by this author before but was attracted by the subject matter On the whole the book made me laugh and cry with embarrassment for some of the characters The storyline becomes a bit slow at time as and you feel that there are too many stories crammed into one little time period but on the whole an easy and funny read.


    26. Another babylon book and one of the better ones in my opinion, although there was no great surprises in thereI m pretty sure anyone who has either flown a few times, has read a few trashy mags and the airport TV programmes have worked it out for themselves, but it s entertaining and a quick read.


    27. Another 24 hours with nameless narrator, this time an airline terminal manager, but again a witness to the worst of human behaviour, animal smuggling, suicide attempts and sexual exploits The beauty of Ms E J s writing is her ability to sketch characters so hastily but so accurately Another one for that rainy weekend.


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