Christel Vane remembers one evening, on a long-haul flight from London to America, Sir Paul Mc Cartney joining her for drinks on the lower deck.
Imperial Airways of the United Kingdom had "cabin boys" or "stewards"; in the 1920s.
The first female flight attendant was a 25-year-old registered nurse named Ellen Church.
Hired by United Airlines in 1930, she also first envisioned nurses on aircraft.
Fly me to Orlando." (A low budget 1973 film about three flight attendants, Fly Me, starring Lenore Kasdorf, was based on the ad campaign.) Braniff International Airways, presented a campaign known as the "Air Strip" with similarly attractive young stewardesses changing uniforms mid-flight.
A policy of at least one airline required that only unmarried women could be flight attendants.