Flight Attendants Through The Years
A look at the sometimes glamorous role of the flight attendant -- also known as stewardesses, "sky girls" and air hostesses -- since they took to the air in the 1930s. The first stewardess flew on United Airlines 83 years ago.
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Dressing as nurses in the 1930s
Air transportation took on a new style in 1930 when the first stewardesses, dressed in uniforms resembling nurses' outfits, began serving passengers their meals with china dishware and silver coffee pots.