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)

BOAC Flight

(Bruce McAllister Collection)

A six-week-old lion cub named "Okene" gets a snack on arrival at London aboard a BOAC flight from Nigeria in 1955. Stewardess Jill Chapman, an animal specialist, accompanied the cub on the flight.


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