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El Dorado? No! Heathrow Airport




Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction, Travel & Leisure

Book Type:Print & Digital

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Former Security Officer, Tony Levy reveals the shocking truth of life inside one of Britain's busiest airports. He exposes the pressures faced by its 76,000+ staff, the traits of pampered celebrities as they pass through the terminals, and the weird, wonderful, and sometimes shocking behaviour of other passengers. Tony delivers his unique portrayal in a sometimes comedic manner, and it was this humour that relieved the intensity of life inside Heathrow's bustling terminals.


Are you the sort who wants to know what goes on at a busy International Airport? Does the often-bizarre behaviour exhibited by some travellers pique your interest? If so, read on, and travel behind the scenes of one of the world’s busiest airports, you’ll discover the truths, however brutal, of how you and your fellow travellers often behave towards the security that’s been put in place to ensure your safety. Learn how behaviour influences the workings of the airport and the attitudes of your fellow passengers. See how the staff working there are affected, leading to them either making or spoiling your journey, both within the airport and to your destination. Your behaviour can bear influence on their attitudes and actions, which in turn can mean that they spoil your day just as you have done to theirs; the difference though can be severe. If they ruin your day or make your journey unpleasant, you feel like you don’t want to use that airport again, but ruin their day, and their concentration can be affecting leading them into making mistakes that could potentially eventually cost lives. I kid you not; the concentration needed for security staff, particularly those directly dealing with aircraft safety or in this book's case - passenger safety, is mentally and physically tiring. Just one mistake could lead to a plane malfunction or a terrorist attack on either the airport or the aircraft.

Book Details

Book Type: Print & Digital

ISBN-13: 9798572629675


Language: English

Pages: 370

Interior: BW

Keywords: , ,


I am a 69 year-old cancer survivor from Tottenham England A family man and former prison officer. After spending 25 years in the UK’s prison service, and having become increasingly disillusioned with stifling modern prison service politics and practices, in 2008 I took my pension pot and ran, moving to Spain to spend my early retirement in the sun. This autobiography A Turnkey or Not? is about my prison service life is my first book. My wife and I, however, temporarily moved back to the UK due to the economic climate, at the time. And I returned to working life. I have now completed my second book all about working at a major UK airport as a security officer, based on true facts it is an observational look at how staff, passengers and management treat being subject to modern airport security. It is about my last working career after having to go back to the UK during the recession I obtained work as a security officer at Heathrow Airport Terminal 5. This book El Dorado? No! Heathrow Airport is a continuation where my first book finished and revels the truth about how we all behave when faced with airport security the rudeness and the language directed at security staff by passengers and celebrities will amaze you and bemuse you. Look out for 'El Dorado? No! Heathrow Airport' It is now available here on Amazon on both paperback and kindle.

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