Best Ever Flight Attendant Gets Down to 'Uptown Funk' For Passengers

Sometimes you've just got to dance. And sometimes, if you're a flight attendant and you need to relieve some stress while entertaining your passengers, you have to dance for them, showing off your sick moves like no one is watching. Except everyone is watching. And it is awesome. » 3/11/15 3:50pm 3/11/15 3:50pm

Here's Why Flight Attendants Don't Like Being Called 'Stewardess'

Flight attendants have a job that holds a lot of prestige in the eyes of most travelers, and they get called a lot of different things while doing their jobs — waitress, m'am, hey you, miss, air hostess, and trolley dolly. But one moniker that has pretty much gone out the emergency exit door is "stewardess," and… » 1/07/15 12:48pm 1/07/15 12:48pm

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

Southwest Flight Attendant Puts Her Comedy Spin on Flight Safety Rules

Meet Southwest Airlines flight attendant Martha "Marty" Cobb. If there's one thing she knows, it's how to get the attention of passengers who have probably heard the same airline safety instructions over and over. » 4/14/14 8:40pm 4/14/14 8:40pm

Looking for Some Sexual Harassment? Try Being a Flight Attendant

Air travel has changed so much since the days of Mad Men, boozing businessmen and socially acceptable sexual harassment. So you'd think that, by now, everyone would have gotten the message to leave the flight attendants the hell alone. Not so, apparently! » 2/21/14 10:20am 2/21/14 10:20am

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

Relatively Inoffensive Ryanair Ads Banned for Being Offensive

Two ads for the airline Ryanair have been banned in the UK, on the grounds that their pictures of Ryanair employees in their underwear are offensive. Given how much worse shit exists out there, though, the decision is a little surprising. » 2/15/12 12:40pm 2/15/12 12:40pm

Super Fun Flight Attendants Do Bollywood Dance in Honor of India's…

January 26th was India's Republic Day and a group of Finnair flight attendants put together this awesome Bollywood dance to celebrate. First of all, amazing. Second of all, it is absolute bullshit that nothing this cool has ever happened to me while flying. BOYCOTT THE SKY! » 1/27/12 6:10pm 1/27/12 6:10pm

Did Air France Protect Female Flight Attendants From DSK?

A French newspaper claims that Dominique Strauss-Kahn was such a dick to flight attendants that Air France instituted a policy of only having men deal with him. While that certainly seems in character with DSK's behavior as described by multiple women, the story seems a little thin. » 8/04/11 2:20pm 8/04/11 2:20pm

Thai Airline Now Boasts Transsexual Flight Attendants

Thailand's ironically-named airline P.C. Air claims it's the first in the world to hire openly transsexual flight attendants. When the airline begins flying Asian routes in April, four transsexual people will be among the 30-person cabin crew, Forbes reports. » 2/13/11 11:10pm 2/13/11 11:10pm

Flight Attendant Logs 53 Years In-Flight

Norma Heap started air-hostessing in 1957; 26 million miles later, she's Continental's longest-serving flight-attendant. Says Norma, 74, "I'm just fortunate that I chose something that I enjoy doing...and I've never lost the love for flying or traveling, or serving people." » 12/29/10 12:53pm 12/29/10 12:53pm

Flight Attendants Still Eligible For TSA Groping (Updated)

Rage against the new TSA requirements has tended to erase, or caricature, one very key constituency: air-travel employees. That includes mostly female flight attendants, who, unlike pilots, haven't been exempted from enhanced patdown procedures, as well as reluctant TSA employees. » 11/23/10 10:06am 11/23/10 10:06am

Flight Attendant Seizes Baby From Parents Mid-Air

After watching a mother slap her infant child, a Southwest Airlines flight attendant decided to intervene and take custody of the baby girl. The police say the parents were trying to get the 13-month-old to stop crying. » 8/18/10 10:28am 8/18/10 10:28am

Mile-High Pillow Fight Caught On Camera

Flying: Not always a nightmare! At least, that's what Lufthansa hopes you get out of this video of a flight attendant engaging in a mid-air pillow fight. Plus, it "shows we still offer pillows to our passengers in economy class." » 8/13/10 3:00pm 8/13/10 3:00pm

Airline Puts Flight Attendants On Leave Until They Slim Down

Decorate Your Luggage With Bound And Gagged Women

These luggage stickers dreamed up by two Vancouver men will helpfully allow purchasers to easily identify their luggage. They will also allow you to easily identify them as total douchebags. » 7/28/10 5:50pm 7/28/10 5:50pm

Virgin America's Fly Girls Live The Airborne Dream

In a distinctly less glamorous age of flying — even if it's better for workplace equality — is the life of the flight attendant still alluring? Fly Girls, a new show starring Virgin America's air hostesses, thinks so. » 3/16/10 12:40pm 3/16/10 12:40pm