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Everything you ever wanted to know about being a flight attendant…

Book View TV interviewed me about my book, Cruising Attitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama and Crazy Passengers at 30,000 Feet.  Basically we discussed everything you ever wanted to know about being a flight attendant.

PART 1:  BARBIE BOOT CAMP.  A little bit about how my book Cruising Attitude came to be, and what it’s like, really like, to be a flight attendant

PART 2: SKY ROMANCE?   What’s a crashpad?  Why do flight attendants commute?  How does it work?  How do flight attendants balance flying with life on the ground?  It ain’t easy.  And what about dating pilots?  Watch here….

PART 3: TURBULENT GLAMOUR. It’s not a glamorous life.  We discuss flight attendant pay, uniforms, and what scares me more than turbulence.

PART 4:  THE CRAZIES. What it’s like to work on a private jet, why passengers go crazy in flight, and a little bit about special passengers (AKA frequent fliers)


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AOL’s You’ve Got video series features “the real life of a flight attendant”

It’s not my favorite interview, but it came out much better than I thought it would.  Honestly I was kind of nervous about this one. I can’t tell you how many times we had to stop filming because of cars honking, airplanes landing, helicopters hovering above, or because the wind was blowing way too hard. “I’ve never had such a difficult shoot,” said the producer an hour into it.  He was talking about my hair.  It was all over the place.  Each time we had to wait for the noise to die down, I’d completely forget what I was saying.  I now have an all new respect for reporters who film on location.  Trust me, it’s much harder than it looks.

Description: Writer and flight attendant Heather Poole discusses common misconceptions about air travel. Poole has worked for a major carrier for more than 17 years and is the author of “Cruising Attitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama, and Crazy Passengers at 35,000 Feet.” (1:29)

CLICK HERE to watch YOU’VE GOT HEATHER POOLE.  And find out why love isn’t always in the air – or on the ground.

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LAYOVER: Day trip to Brugge (Belgium)

Here’s a short video I made of our trip to Brugge yesterday. It was a gorgeous little city and I recommend anyone laying over in Brussels to go. It’s just a one hour train ride from Brussels Central Station. – Kevin Cox


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Video: An Ode to B-cups (Women’s Best Travel Writing 2010)

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Video: Fun with flight attendant Barbie (take 5!)


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Another laviator music video!

Hi Heather! 
So this is my first attempt at movie making, and I’ve got plenty of ideas for next time. Here’s my first laviator music video, set to Leaving on a Jet Plane by Me First and the Gimmie Gimmies. The footage is from two Virgin America flights to/from SFO-SAN. I walked out of those lavs laughing hysterically, knowing no one knew what I had just done.  I can’t wait to make another one when we fly to BOS in November!
Take care,



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