Cataloguing the births, deaths, drunken brawls, sexual antics and debauchery, 'Air Babylon' takes you behind the scenes of the ultimate service industry.
Heard the one about the airline that has introduced 'corpse cupboards' on new planes to cope with people who die in the air? Or 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 on the plane? How pissed-off stewards put laxatives in your drinks? Heard about the pilot who ran out of runway? Or 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? 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 . . .
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 10 / 2008