Have you ever had a shitty job with problematic co-workers and even worse clientele? Same.
Private Flight Attendants, also known as CFAs (Corporate Flight Attendants) deal with the worst of the worst daily. So You Want To Fly Private: The Rules showcases true accounts of what it’s like to work as a CFA in private aviation, an industry that hasn’t progressed much since the 1970s. From Sugar Babies and wild Karens to toxic, misogynist bosses who don’t understand the meaning of consent, So You Want To Fly Private: The Rules paints a messy picture of a famously secretive industry using the same uncensored (and darkly comedic) rhetoric found in venting sessions with co-workers over happy hour drinks at the bar.
So You Want To Fly Private: The Rules is the first book of a planned three book series which place the reader as a fly-on-the-wall inside the inner workings of the private/corporate aviation industry as told by the CFAs employed by it.
So You Want To Fly Private will detail the monumental differences in consumer flying experience between commercial and private/corporate aviation by providing a set of 10 sarcastic rules for the private flier to follow, and featuring a handpicked selection of true CFA experiences with strange, entitled, and unruly passengers (and co-workers!) With chapter titles such as “Rule 3: There Is a Right and a Wrong Way to Join the Mile High Club,” the book is guaranteed to be a hilarious, thrilling, yet quick read that can be accomplished over the course of a flight or airport layover.
Shannon McDermott is an Autistic creative artist based in New York City. Through her creative work, she aims to normalize Autistic voices and Autism acceptance within the entertainment industry. Shannon is also passionate about social justice issues, especially as they apply to women. She decided to give voice to her friends in the private aviation world with this series after spending many a night listening to them vent about the intricacies of their jobs over happy hour drinks. During the infamous 2020 Coronavirus lockdown, she received their blessings to compile their stories in a book series which tells the juicy secrets of the private aviation industry in a style that would make Lady Whistledown blush. Her snarky, dry comedic writing style lends itself well to So You Want To Fly Private: The Rules as it resembles the sarcastic rhetoric and inside jokes expressed between co-workers ranting about their shitty jobs...because who doesn't have a shitty job these days?
Shannon holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts and English Writing and Rhetoric from St. Edwards University in Austin, TX.
Rule 1: Stop Asking About Celebrities
Rule 2: No, You Cannot Do Drugs On the Plane
Rule 3: There Is A Right And A Wrong Way To Join The Mile High Club
Rule 4: Do Not Make Ridiculous Catering Requests
Rule 5: Please, For The Love of God, Do Not Shit On The Plane
Rule 6: CFAs Are Not Hookers In Disguise
Rule 7: Do Not Pretend You Have Flown Private Before If You Haven't
Rule 8: Do Not Be An Asshole
Rule 9: Yes, You Do In Fact Need A CFA
Rule 10: Come On Baby, Just The Tip!