Swinging Airlines

Do you remember the days when Air travel was still glamorous. When being a Pilot or an Air Hostess was the coolest of professions?

This is a typical publicity shot of the late 60s or early 70s - It seemed as if you weren't so much buying a seat on a plane as buying the company of a beautiful woman. Marketing an airline had more in common with an escort agency than the traditional idea of in-flight service.

Incidentally someone recently asked who the first Air Hostess was. I had a quick look on Wikipedia. The first male steward was believed to be on a Zeppelin airship in 1911 (no name given). The first female was Ellen Church (25 years old) on United Airlines flight in 1930. So now you know!

If you want to read more try:
Have Budget Airlines killed the Glamour of Flying?.

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