Afternoon my lovelies.  I hope you’re all good and have had a wonderful weekend.  Today I’m excited to be on the blog tour for Above and Beyond: Secrets of a Private Flight Attendant by Saskia Swann & Nicola Stow; a fantastic, insightful expose that you won’t want to put down…..

about above and beyond

Title: Above and Beyond
Author: Saskia Swann and Nicola Stow
Genre: Memoir
Series/Standalone: Standalone
Estimated word count: 257
Formats available: Paperback and eBook
Publisher: Lume Books (3 Jun. 2021)
Rating: 
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Brace yourself for a turbulent read in this hilarious and scandalous memoir, filled with shocking true stories that give a rare insight into life behind the scenes of a private jet’s cabin crew.

Heavily in debt, and earning peanuts as a ‘trolley dolly’, Saskia Swann desperately needed to get her life back on track. After a chance meeting, she landed a job as cabin crew – but this time on a private jet.

Suddenly, she found herself transported into the glittering world of oligarchs and billionaires where the hostesses wear Prada, seven-course meals are served on fine china, the bodyguards carry guns, and the mile-high shenanigans not only take place in luxury cabins, but in the cockpit itself.

Saskia soon realised that the job wasn’t quite what it seemed; her billionaire boss expected far more from his hostesses than just cocktails and nibbles…

In this gripping exposé, Saskia Swann pulls back the first-class curtain on the lifestyles of the mega-rich and famous.

Purchase links: Amazon UK ~ Amazon US

my thoughts

I absolutely loved this insight into the life of a private flight attendant!  After working as cabin crew on commercial flights, Saskia has to give up the job because of her mounting debt.  But following a chance meeting, she finds herself in the world of private jets – and how different it is!  With money to throw around, the private planes are luxurious with hot tubs, huge dining tables, expensive wines and champagnes, and food to die for.  But what she hadn’t anticipated was the additional things the bosses expected…..

Saskia’s memoir will have you turning the pages as you’re sucked in to her world.  I felt like I was watching her story on TV and could imagine it all playing out in front of me –  although there are definitely some bits I wouldn’t want to see! Her story will make you shocked at the demands and behaviour of (some) of the wealthy, jealous at the amazing clothes she gets to wear, gifts she is given and experiences she has and thoughtful about the things she had to sacrifice for her career.

If you’re a fan of reality TV or you’re just nosy like me and would love an insight into something we wouldn’t normally find out about, then you will love this!  I really warmed to Saskia and her friends from the start and wanted her to do well – and I’m so glad she shared her story with us.    So if you want something fun, shocking, insightful and enjoyable to read – that you can lose yourself in for a good few hours, then this is for you.  Highly recommended by me.

about the authors

Saskia Swann worked for six years for one of the world’s leading airlines before becoming a corporate flight attendant on private jets. She lives outside London.

Nicola Stow has been a journalist for more than 20 years working for leading newspapers and magazines.

follow the tour

Many thanks to Anne at Random Things Tours for inviting me on to the tour, and to the authors and publishers for my copy of the book.  All views and opinions are my own.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend lovelies and I’ll be back tomorrow

Chelle x

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