Tuesday, November 18, 2014



Trip To San Jose


I had the wonderful opportunity to launch my book: More Than a Ticket  Memoirs Flying with American Airlines from Prop to Jet with a former passenger from the historical flight of the Boeing 707 Inaugural Flight from Los Angeles to New York on the 25th of January 1959. 

This is an article from the San Jose Mercury News which appeared several days after the exciting day with Margaret Bassetti. The signing of my book was an event that was both an honor for me and a humbling experience. The book has opened the doors to new relationships with those individuals viewed now as friends.

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Two other former American Airlines stewardess with whom I flew at the same time out of LAX or Los Angeles attended the special day.  Joan my friend from Hawaii and California surprised the day with her arranging a very busy schedule to attend the celebration for Margaret and the signing. Lona, oh, Lona, speaking about turning the memories back. We had flown together out of LAX.  She honored the day, also.


I couldn't believe that this cake was baked for the occasion!

Former American Airlines Stewardesses doting over former passenger; we care!

Lona, Argie, Lorraine and Joan 

Former Passenger Margaret and Former American Airlines Stewardess Argie, "once a stewardess always a stewardess."

More Than a Ticket   Memoirs Flying with American Airlines from Props to Jets 

Authored by Argie Ella Hoskins

Cover: The new Boeing 707 Jet. (Boeing gave permission)
This book welcomes the reader with snapshots during the golden age of flying from carrying mail to a time when excited passengers were treated as guests and everyone dressed in their Sunday best to board American Airlines. It is engaging and appreciated.We served the flying public with much, much "More Than a Ticket." We had time to hang coats, learn names, have a conversation, serve a delicious meal and hold babies. You will feel the excitement of times gone by and get a glimpse of how the atmosphere of air travel has changed through the years. The drama of time has created a different picture.

Part one: "My Life as a Stewardess," takes the reader on a journey with a shy country girl to the city, but she is still a country girl as she becomes a confident stewardess serving all passengers, including the rich and famous, making everyone feel at home. How did she do it? 
Part two: "On Wings of Time," features short stories from AA stewardesses, pilots, flight engineers, and passengers. The young and old, casual readers and aviation enthusiasts will be delighted with memoirs.

Stewardess Argie, "Am I cut out for this job?" “They say I am Dyslexic.” "Make friends with your cognitive gifts." (Stewardess on Boeing 707 jet inaugural flight and also did public relations for AA.)

I have dedicated these words with love and respect to my flying friends, an expression of appreciation for the community of American Airlines.

Somewhere in the clouds of time, we met, embraced, and parted. Moments remembered from here to eternity. —Argie 

More Than a Ticket

List Price: $19.00
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More Than a Ticket
Memoirs Flying with American Airlines

from Props to Jets 

Both casual readers and aviation enthusiasts 
will be delighted with this read through 
the Golden Age of flying from carrying mail, 
and later passengers dressed up and excited 
to board American Airlines. 

Charities to receive % of profit:
The National MPS Society
Acacia Shade, Children with Disabilities in Ghana
Orton Dyslexia Society
National Kiwi Fund 
LDS Humanitarian Fund
"No one has ever become poor by giving."
 — Anne Frank 

Black & White, paperback $19.00

Barnes and Noble Book stores and retailers
Ingram 1-615-793-5000 
Libraries and Academic Institutions 

Full color, hardcover $39.00 Make check to: 
Argie's Publishing 589 East Center St.
Provo, Utah 84606 801-373-5355 

Book has 319 pages, 225 pages with photos


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