Do Pilots Hook Up With Flight Attendants? An Airline Pilot Answers

My friend Mike* is a First Officer at a regional airline here in the U.S. He's graciously agreed to answer some questions exclusively for Flight Club about being a pilot, as well as addressing some of the rumors that we hear as travelers about everything from sex to slowing your plane down on purpose. » 5/14/14 4:16pm 5/14/14 4:16pm

Airline to Hire Only Thin Female Flight Attendants to 'Save Fuel'

A good trick to keep people from scrutinizing your unseemly behavior is to respond, "In this economy?" in an incredulous voice. For instance: if someone comes into my apartment and says, "Your air conditioner is attached to your windowsill with duct tape and it looks extremely terrible," I will reply, "Buying a… » 7/01/13 11:15am 7/01/13 11:15am

South Korean Flight Attendants Fight for the Right to Wear Pants

Female flight attendants on South Korea's Asiana Airlines, the country's second largest commercial flight company, might be getting a uniform redesign after lobbying for the company to relax its incredibly strict appearance requirements. Asiana's labor union has been working with South Korea's human rights commission… » 2/06/13 10:50am 2/06/13 10:50am

Soccer Team Wants Only Female Flight Attendants, Because Ladies Are Way…

If you're a soccer (ugh, fine, football) fan, you'd be hard pressed to find a team bigger or more superstarry than FC Barcelona. But with great fame and power comes great ass ache, as Lionel Messi and his teammates can't seem to go anywhere without getting hounded for autographs and pictures. That's why they've asked… » 9/18/12 3:30pm 9/18/12 3:30pm

Virgin Australia Politely Asks Its Flight Attendants to Tone Down the…

Virgin Australia is trying to compete with Qantas for all the fancy-pants business class travelers, a move that has prompted some changes to the standard Australian flight attendant mannerisms. No longer will flight attendants, for example, be allowed to greet passengers with that charming Australianism we… » 7/22/12 4:00pm 7/22/12 4:00pm

Can You Match The Stewardess Uniform To The Airline?

After we posted about airline hostesses of yesteryear, someone alerted us to UniformFreak.com. Cliff Muskiet works for KLM and collects everything airline-related, including uniforms. One day he hopes to have a museum! In the meantime, all of the fun and colorful stewardess outfits of past and present inspired us to… » 5/20/08 5:00pm 5/20/08 5:00pm