It is Saturday afternoon where relaxing should be the main order of business. So relax for the next 46.5 minutes with these two great videos from yesteryear.
First up is a quickie, an old Continental Airlines commercial a friend found which is a reminder of why chasing elite status is so important:
And that’s followed up with 46 minutes of spectacular content from the Smithsonian Channel on the history of flight attendants in the 60s: I was a Jet Set Stewardess.
On both sides of the Atlantic airlines recruited the most outstanding women they could find.
Seems that “outstanding” was code for hottie, something which doesn’t work so well in the western world today though it is still at play in some parts of the world (Etihad confirmed just today that its female FAs will not be permitted to wear the trousers option in their new uniforms). There are some other great lines in the interviews as well. And spectacular footage, too. Really a well spent 46 minutes of AvGeek fun.
When I look back the service that we gave, not just in the food service, not just in the food region but also looking after people, was really top notch.
Oh, for the “good old days,” though I certainly could not afford it if we still had those prices.
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