06/29/2012 10:25 am ET

Flight Attendants' Shocking Secrets Revealed

Heather Poole, a 15-year employee of a major airline and author of Cruising Attitude: Tales of Crashpads, Crew Drama, and Crazy Passengers at 35,000 Feet, shared some shocking secrets about life as a flight attendant.

For instance, the more seniority a flight attendant has, the shorter her skirt can be.

It's not all perks, though: attendants can be fired for bizarre reasons, like one woman Poole knew whose wings were clipped because she wore her uniform sweater tied around her waist.

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