Confessions of a 1980s flight attendant

"I've reached the age of jet lag," said Ann Hood, an American writer and best-selling author in the New York Times, whose latest book, Fly Gir

, is a reminder of his adventurous years as a flight attendant.

at TWA, at the end of the golden age of air travel.

As a child growing up in Virginia, he witnessed the first Boeing 707 flight - which began during passenger flights - and saw Dulles Airport being built.

At the age of 11, after returning to her hometown of Rhode Island with her family, she read a 1964 book called "Becoming an Airplane Stewardess" and decided on her mind.

Even though it's sexist like hell, it attracts me because it's a job that allows you to see the world and I think it can work."

.When he graduated from college in 1978, Hood began applying for jobs with airlines.

 "I think 1978 was interesting because many of the women