Secrets of a Stewardess: Flying the World in the 1980s

Author:   Gretchen Ryan
Publisher:   The History Press Ltd
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9780750989992


Pages:   256
Publication Date:   10 May 2019
Format:   Paperback
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People always seemed amused whenever Gretchen Ryan recounted tales of her transformative experiences as an air hostess in days gone by. Many even suggested she write a book about it. So she did. These were the debauched days of flying in the 80s, when flying was sexy, hanky-panky abounded, smoking was permitted, passengers wore suits, the cockpit was never locked and the cutlery was made of steel. This was a time of excess, wryly disguised as fun. This humorous, tongue-in-cheek memoir recalls amusing incidents, and a fair few tragedies, both in the air and around the world, as Gretchen's adventures saw her bounding through London, Hong Kong, Mauritius, Ilha do Sal and New York. Against the backdrop of this `anything-goes' world of flying, for 10 years life was a kaleidoscope of fun and excitement.

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Author:   Gretchen Ryan
Publisher:   The History Press Ltd
Imprint:   The History Press Ltd
ISBN:  

9780750989992


ISBN 10:   0750989998
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   10 May 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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Gretchen Ryan was born in South Africa and grew up in a rural farming community. After finishing school, she spent a year at The North-Western State University of Louisiana on a tennis scholarship before returning to South Africa where she completed a BA at the University of Pretoria. Straight after university she joined South African Airways as an air hostess. Ten years later she left the airline and went into the corporate world, culminating in owning her own events company before settling in the UK. She currently lives between Surrey and Cape Town.

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