GirlHacker's Random Log

almost daily since 1999

Friendly Skies


To commemorate the 80th anniversary of United Airline’s introduction of the flight attendant to the U.S. airline industry, these flight attendants wore vintage uniforms on Saturday on their flight between SFO and ORD (photo from BusinessWire).  I looked on and the dress on the left is circa 1968-1970 and the shirt, vest, and pants are 1976-1979.  Ellen Church, the first stewardess in 1930, was a certified pilot (yes!) and a registered nurse who approached Boeing Air Transport looking for a pilot’s job.  Not surprising for the times she was turned down but pitched the idea of having a nurse on board which led to the creation of the flight attendant.   She wore an elegant double-breasted skirt suit with a cape and hat.

Written by ltao

May 18th, 2010 at 1:24 am

Posted in nostalgia