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)

American Airlines

(American Airlines)

In the 1960s, American Airlines stewardesses started wearing red, white, and blue dresses with matching belts and hairbows. The new attire replaced the traditional uniform that dated back to the mid 1930s.


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