Confessions of a Qantas Flight Attendant

It’s easy to think being an air hostess is glamorous and fabulous; who wouldn’t want to get paid to fly all around the world and stay in 5-star hotels along the way? But underneath the surface is a very turbulent world of backstabbing and fake smiling. Owen Beddall has been a Qantas flight attendant for 12 years and now spills all the goss and gore of his time with the Flying Kangaroo in the highly entertaining memoir, Confessions of a Qantas Flight Attendant.

There are top celebrities, insane passengers, co-workers in scandal, glamorous destinations and a few tales of office politics and workplace horror that would make OH&S cringe. The novel is fast-paced with great humour and wit, with bite sized chapters that can be easily read. A lot of the names have been changed, except for the celebrities of course, and some of the tales from Owen’s madcap career are just jaw dropping!

I highly recommend reading this when it hits the shelves in July – Owen seems like a great guy and his chatty voice makes it feel like he’s dishing the dirt over 3-olive martinis! I thoroughly enjoyed this memoir.

(However, I can say that after reading this, I have definitely been turned off the flight attendant career path, it seems way too terrifying – and that’s not counting the fact that you’re in a metal can of doom thousands of metres in the air!!)

Confessions of a Qantas Flight Attendant is available in-store and online, July 1st.

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