By Janet Angell
You’ve booked your flight and arrived on the airport, prepared in your journey. simply think arriving mins earlier than your flight and having the ability to board the aircraft, strolling for your gate with no dealing with TSA, lights up a cigarette on board, and consuming a loose meal—in coach.
Sound loopy? no longer when you traveled throughout the Nineteen Sixties and early Nineteen Seventies, whilst Janet Angell was once a flight attendant.
Jump Seat is Angell’s candid memoir a couple of time whilst airplane go back and forth used to be nonetheless a luxurious for many and flight attendants have been known as stewardesses. Angell grew up on a farm in Minnesota and continuously dreamt of seeing the area. After collage she was hoping to commute for a 12 months sooner than settling all the way down to educate. Her price tag to with the ability to have enough money that was once to paintings for an airline. as a substitute she labored as a stewardess for Northwest Orient airways for nearly 13 years.
While Angell recounts a few of Northwest’s restrictive rules, she quite often recollects that interval as the most effective occasions of her existence. Her tackle it truly is rather varied than Coffee, Tea or Me? portrayed. She was once capable of shuttle the realm either off and on the task. She met recognized tourists like Jimmy Hoffa (a regular), Bobby Kennedy, and Diana Ross…all in a day’s work.
Board Jump Seat, buckle your seat belt, relax, and sit back with this wonderful read—and go back to a time whilst flying was once fun.
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Jump Seat: 1963-1976: A Stewardess' Memoir by Janet Angell