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Perhaps it s the excitement of flying, maybe the fear or just maybe the fact that you are in a metal tube with hundreds of other people but flying brings out the best and worst in us all. Years of flying has reinforced to the authors that many of the bad passengers fit into 10 major species, with a few sub species. Look around a boarding lounge and you can spot them in an instant. There is Carry-on Greedicus who will be sitting in row 60 and dumps his bag in row 5's overhead storage space so he doesn't have to lug it all the way to the back of the plane and Bladder Incredibilus who spends the whole flight making trips to the toilet, stumbling over your feet and interrupting your meal. What about Armrest Grabbis who constantly hogs the armrest, invading your personal space and making you sit in your seat straight-armed like a tin soldier while sucking in your breath? And Maximus Reclinus who reclines the seat immediately on takeoff and leaves it that way for the entire flight! Those passenger types are only part of your journey. There are the challenges of check-in, security- where you made to strip virtually naked and then the take-off which has many saying a few prayers. Passengers Who Make Your Flight Hell, will take you on a humorous journey where we have a look at the lighter side of flying and all our quirkiness and tendency to behave badly. And through photographs the book also looks at the lighter side of flying through the years, where some passengers were able to go outside to get some fresh air, or open windows to wave to friends or the times when every passenger was wearing pearls or in a business suit. Those same photos will also bring the more dramatic side of aviation to life in whimsical way. If you love flying or even if you hate it we hope you will find something amusing, ridiculous or bizarre to bring a smile to your face.
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Geoffrey Thomas is the Senior Editor of the airline management journal US based Air Transport World and has won with a lot of help from co-author Christine Forbes Smith numerous international and Australasian awards. And when he is not writing for Air Transport World he is penning a few yarns for Australian Aviation and travel magazines as well as doing TV commentating on the ever changing world of aviation. Christine Forbes Smith (B.A. (Social Sciences) and B. App. Sci.) is regularly published in Western Australian Business News and was previously published in The West Australian travel pages focusing on consumer issues as well as destinations. Christine has teamed with Geoffrey on numerous books and articles. Guy Norris is Engineering Editor with US based Aviation Week & Space Technology and was previously US West Coast Editor of Flight International and the author of endless books on aviation. Guy we can now tell you was also the author of the famous Roger bacon Straight and Level section of Flight International for many years. Guy has also won endless awards including Aerospace Journalist of the Year in 2006. Tom Ballantyne is Chief Correspondent of the Hong Kong-published Orient Aviation magazine and has been writing for 40 years. That included an 18-year stint with The Sydney Morning Herald. During that time Tom spent many years as the Travel and Aviation Editor. As well as writing, he is a regular TV and radio commentator in Australia, Asia and the United Kingdom. Tom is also a speaker at conferences and seminars and has won numerous international awards for his works.
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