Complete List of the Best Books for Flight Attendants
A few years ago, I was working at Yankee Candle in MEM and all the time I would hear a funny little saying from my customers. They would say, “You can never have too many candles or too many books.” I’m not from MEM, so I’m not sure if this is a local thing, but I love this quote.
I love to read. In fact, that is one of the things I miss the most about flying: free time to read! (I hung up my wings about 6 years ago to stay home with my three small children.) As a flight attendant, it is not unusual to end up with hours of free time spend waiting or deadheading or hanging by the pool or eating alone in a restaurant.
Of course, some of my favorite book are written by flight attendants. The first flight attendant book I read was Plane Insanity by Elliot Hester. I was a Continental flight attendant at the time and that book had me laughing from start to finish. Not all books are just silly fun though. My book Looking Skyward: Turn Your Flight Attendant Dreams into Reality is a guide for Aspiring flight attendants. And my favorite work of fiction is Come Fly with Me by Michelle Post. This is a fun fairy tale that paints a really accurate picture of reserve life.
There are really so many great books that I just have to make a list.
Help for new and aspiring flight attendants:
Looking Skyward by Abbie Unger
The Flying Pinto’s Flight Attendant Survival Guide by Sara Pinto Keagle
The Essential Guide To Becoming A Flight Attendant by KiKi Ward
The FACC Interview Workbook by Abbie Unger
How to Become a Flight Attendant by Lauren Porter
Just for fun: Nonfiction:
Stars in the Sky: Stories of the First African American Flight Attendants by Casey Grant
Cruising Attitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama, and Crazy Passengers at 35,000 Feet by Heather Poole
Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase: Hilarious Stories of Air Travel by the World’s Favorite Flight Attendant
Just for fun: Fiction
Come Fly with Me by Michelle Post
Have a favorite book I missed? Add it in the comments!
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