Broke-Ass Stuart, my favorite Broke-Ass of all the Broke-Asses, wrote….
Heather Poole isn’t just another lady of the skies slanging drinks, she’s also one who writes about it. Besides her personal blog, Heather also has a column called Galley Gossip on the travel website Gadling. And if that wasn’t keeping her busy enough she’s also working on a book of essays about her life at 30,000 feet.
Because we’re both travel people, I somehow came across her on twitter and we’ve been busting each other’s balls ever since. I’m just hoping to one day run into her as my flight attendant. But until then, let’s see what she’s gotta say:
Name: Heather Poole
Age: Who wants to know?
Occupation: Flight attendant, stewardess, sky hostess, trolley dolly, and my least favorite of all – a waitress in the sky.
What neighborhood do you live in?: Not too far from LAX (Los Angeles, California)
What are you listening to these days?: Besides people complaining? Silence – if I can help it.
Best money saving tip: 1. If you don’t NEED or don’t LOVE it, don’t buy it. 2. I’ve been pretty lucky booking high end hotels at deeply discounted rates by booking online at hotels.com the day of my arrival.
What do you refuse to spend money on?: The hotel mini bar.
Most expensive thing you’ve ever bought: An IWC watch. Almost had it engraved “happy birthday to me!”
How’d that feel?: Great – until I lost it.
Favorite cheap eat: Tacos
Favorite dive bar: I haven’t been to a dive bar in years. I’m all about the food now. A million years ago Brother Jimmy’s in Manhattan used to offer airline personnel buy one get one free drinks if we showed them our ID. That was fun.
Best deal you’ve ever gotten: 75% off at Fed Ex (airline discount)
Yeah, that's me, the one standing in the aisle wearing flammable polyester...