The Golden Age of Flight Attendants

A new book documents the evolution of stewardesses from registered nurses to starlets in the sky

In 1938, TWA stewardesses were honored for each having completed a quarter-million miles or more of flying. (Delta Air Transport Heritage Museum)

DC-3 Skysleeper

(Bruce McAllister Collection)

Passengers disembark from a TWA Douglas DC-3 Skysleeper flight in 1937. This DC-3 cabin configuration included eight berths and nine reclining lounge seats with full meal service.


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