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

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

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

Flying Foxes

Wired has a story and slide show about airline hostesses of yesteryear. In 1930, Ellen Church became the world's first airline stewardess, working a Boeing flight from Oakland, California, to Chicago. The flight took 20 hours and involved 13 stops. Church was a registered nurse who later became a pilot, but the idea… » 5/16/08 11:45am 5/16/08 11:45am