Elliot Hester

Air Confidential
  • Air Confidential

  • What is it about air travel that brings out the craziest, rudest and most ridiculous side of human nature? After fourteen years as an air steward Elliot Hester still doesn't know. However, he does know all about crazy passengers, stressed-out crew and the infamous Mile High club. A tell-all exposé from real-life experience, Air Confidential reveals what really goes on behind the scenes and down the aisles of aeroplanes everywhere.

    We meet Miguel Mendoza, the playboy of the skies; Big Bertha, the flight attendant from hell; and the arrogant business man so terrified of mild turbulence he cries all the way to Miami.

    Packed full of scandalous tales of drunkenness, debauchery and generally bad behaviour (and not just from the passengers), these stories are so funny you'll choke on your complimentary mini-pretzels.

Elliott Hester graduated New Mexico University 1981 and got the plum job of Media Buyer for the Leo Burnett Ad Agency. He was lured away by the glamour of being a male model (Sears catalogue etc), but to make ends meet worked as baggage handler at Chicago airport. It was their coldest winter on record. He looked up at the aeroplane to see a stewardess with a piping hot cup of coffee- Result - Elliott becomes a steward instead. Many published articles including Elle, National Geographic, Maxim, Men's Health, Glamour and Salon.com. Editor of the Pelican Guide to the Bahamas.

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