For a flight attendant, every flight brings its own specific challenges. Dinah Barron-Hess vividly remembers the time that she ran into her childhood bully flying in first class. What do you say to someone who made your life miserable in fourth grade and now doesn't even recognize you?
Other amazing adventures include flying with her beloved cat (not recommended when you are also working the flight), dealing with a thief and a bomb threat, and satisfying a bevy of often demanding, drunk, and kooky customers.
One of Barron-Hess's most incredible flights included a once-in-a-lifetime meeting with actor Cary Grant. The encounter didn't end there. She had one magical date with him in New York City and is now sharing every detail with you!
Handsome actors and weird passengers aside, Barron-Hess also looks at how the airline industry has changed since 9/11. She considers the seventies, eighties, and nineties to be the halcyon days of air travel. Now, since her airline crashed into one of the towers, everything has changed. Barron-Hess mourns the loss of the glamour of the good old days and celebrates the amazing work flight attendants still do on every single trip.
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About the Author
Dinah Barron-Hess spent years crossing the globe again and again as a flight attendant for a major airline. She loved the excitement and adventure of her work and even met her husband on one of her flights. They have been married for twenty-eight years and have one college-age daughter.
Barron-Hess was raised in California and attended college in Los Angeles before pursuing her career in the skies. She was hired in 1972 and finally retired in 2003. Barron-Hess also spent six years living in Munich, Germany, and now resides in Washington, DC. She remains close with her former coworkers and looks back at her thirty years in the skies with fondness.