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Monday, July 21, 2014

Book Review: Confessions of a Qantas Flight Attendant by Owen Beddall

Random House Australia have invited me to take part in the blog tour for the recently published book Confessions of a Qantas Flight Attendant: True Tales and Gossip from the Galley by Owen Beddal that hit book stores on 1 July 2014.

Owen Beddal is Australian born and of Anglo-Aboriginal decent and has spent his time since 2001 living between London and Australia while working with Qantas airline until he retired last year after a workplace injury. This is Owen's first book - a memoir.

This memoir is a behind the scenes look at what goes on behind the closed doors of an aeroplane through the eyes of the author Owen during his 12 years working with Australia's favourite airline Qantas - the flying kangaroo.
The life of a flight attendant is not all glamour and lifestyle as you would imagine but it does have it's fair share of sex, gossip and celebrity sightings! On the flip side there's also annoying passengers, nightmare flights and long hours away from home. This book shows you the good and bad of being a flight attendant.

This book also delves into the Qantas brand and Qantas 'family' and how it has changed throughout the years. I found the insight into Qantas really interesting and think that Owen is very brave to write such a tell all about the company he worked for. The places all across the world that the flight attendants travelled to, where they stayed and partied at were really interesting too.
I love to travel but flying is not my favourite way to get there I get a bit nervous on planes (maybe why I love cruises so much!). So I have a lot of respect for flight attendants whose job it is to fly through the air and look after all the passengers on board, all the while looking bright eyed and fresh faced with a smile on their face.
I recommend this book to anyone who has dreamed of becoming a flight attendant - this will tell it like it really is and then you can decide if it is still your dream! Also anyone who loves to travel this is a great insight into many port stops around the world.

I give this book 4 stars out of 5
Jarrah Jungle's Star Rating:
1 Bad - I'd rather eat brussel sprouts topped with anchovies than read this again
2 Not Good - I'd rather watch re-runs of Neighbours than read this again
3 Ok - I'm sitting on the fence - its not great but not terrible either
4 Good - I'd pass up a pack of tim tams for this read
5 Great - I'd pass up a date with Johnny Depp for this read

Confessions of a Qantas Flight Attendant can be purchased from Random House Australia here

Sharing my book review on Random House here and Good Reads here

Disclosure: Random House Australia and NetGalley partner with bloggers such as me to help promote their book and I was given this eBook published by Random House Australia to review. As always, all opinions are my own.

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  1. Oooh I bet this gets juicy! I've always wondered what goes on as a flight attendant. I'll have to check this one out!

    1. It is really juicy and very interesting, you'll get your fix of gossip with this one :)

  2. Great review, Sounds like a good read. & I just love your rating system too! LOL XX

    1. It is a fantastic read! Thanks .... there's not many that get 5 stars probably because I love Johnny Depp too much ;)


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