Stewardess or Flight Attendant

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The biggest airline in the world, Atlanta’s own Delta Airlines, is in serious trouble: a $125 million hit this quarter, reduction of system capacity by ten per cent this year, and the loss of 8,000 jobs in the past 12 months. But I know how to fix all this and, at the same time, advance western civilization: bring back the stewardesses and impose on them an upper age limit of 30.

One of the most bizarre marketing ploys in history was when the airlines dropped “stewardess” and picked up “flight attendant.” It seems that “stewardess” was demeaning and that “flight attendant” more professional. The job did not change, only the attitude. Think nose dive. And by the way, how do you attend a flight?

Stewardesses were attractive women in their twenties. Many were from small towns and believed that flying was the greatest job imaginable. They could sashay up an aisle in their high heels and tight skirts and the men onboard wouldn’t have noticed if the pilot performed three loops, two snap rolls, and a hammerhead stall. Stewardesses brought sparkle and joie de vivre to their work. They laughed and joked with passengers and did not take themselves too seriously. The job made it all worthwhile and they usually were married and gone before they were 30.

Stewardesses were trained in emergency procedures but had enough sense to know they could fly for years and never use the training; they were airborne waitresses and their job was to be bright and perky and to take the passengers’ minds off flying. That was okay. They loved their work.They loved their work.

Then they became flight attendants. The twenty-somethings became waspish grandmothers more concerned with where they are going to shop when the plane lands rather than with service to passengers. They go into the galley and read newspapers and chit-chat with each other. And the real reason there are fewer flight attendants than there were stewardesses is not because airlines are downsizing crews, but because today’s flight attendants usually are big ole girls and a jet aircraft can carry only so much weight.

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We just need these broken down battleships that are called "Flight Attendants" to retire....as second time. It seems like most of them are retired nurses, teachers and what not, just looking for the free airfare to visit all their grand children.
They're not friendly and treat the passengers as if they should be graced by their very presence.
They're so old and overweight that they are more of a threat in the event of an emergency than they are any good. I'm suprised we haven't has any of them die while in flight.
The airlines I have flown for, the manuals said that the FA's had to be "height to weight proportionate." Really? Most of these hags are wider than they are tall.

While were at it, I say we fire all these fruit cakes. They're more embarrassing than the old battleships. They prance up and down the isle. They flirt with male passengers and don't tell me that behavior they have is a natuaral behavior. That is a learned behavior. They act like that because other queers do. No woman talks like that, walks or acts like that. They do that crap on purpose.
People I have spoken too have said that they would fly SWA and jetBlue over any legacy carrier because the FA's are friendlier. Imagine if they were actually good looking, and skinny as well? The airline probably couldn't fly airplanes big enough for all the people buying tickets.

If the airlines require such high standards for the pilots, they should be pickier about the flight attendants.
 

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Get the fat old hags off our planes. Bring in the fresh young ones, a la Singapore Airlines...
 

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All of those "old hags" are only in their late 20's. That is just what dealing with pilots for over 1 year does to their body and souls. :nuts:
 

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Yeah, along with that let's rescind a woman's right to vote

Sorry folks, FA's aren't there for our or our passenger's viewing enjoyment, nor are they there to be submissive to sexual harassment. They should be and are more than Hooters girls that know how to open a cabin door.
 

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Who cares anyways?? Just get rid of the old, fat and ugly ones. Why is it all the other airlines around the world have classy ones. Virgin, Singapore, Thai, Korean, Emirates...... why can't we in the US step it up out there on this front. I refuse to believe we're lacking talent in that department. Just rock up to South Beach and recruit away!
 

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Yeah, along with that let's rescind a woman's right to vote

Sorry folks, FA's aren't there for our or our passenger's viewing enjoyment, nor are they there to be submissive to sexual harassment. They should be and are more than Hooters girls that know how to open a cabin door.
Yeah, like when they panic and open an aft door on the Hudson A-320 and then blame a non-existent passenger!

This was never a life-long career and modern CRM courses have turned some of them into power mongers who don't know their place.

Professional sports is age discriminatory, you don't see 60 year old men pitching for the Yankees! You can either do the job properly or you can't!

It's not a sexual statement. Most of these "Save the Whale" types could not get through the emergency exit, let alone lift it out.
 
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Who cares anyways?? Just get rid of the old, fat and ugly ones. Why is it all the other airlines around the world have classy ones. Virgin, Singapore, Thai, Korean, Emirates...... why can't we in the US step it up out there on this front. I refuse to believe we're lacking talent in that department. Just rock up to South Beach and recruit away!
Because we have laws protecting the overweight and old. In the jungle they would be eatin.
I say if you can't carry your own bag up the stairs, it's time for you to retire. If you're too weak to lift your bag, you're too weak to help in an emergency.
 

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Back in the old days pilots actually had a chance with the 20-something stews because pilots were all ex-military, ran 10 miles each morning, dressed in tailored, crisp uniforms, and had enough money and leisure time to support a few mistresses.

Bringing back the glory days of hot stewardesses would just make most of you cry into your pillow when your flabby hulk collapses into the dingy bunk-bed in your crash pad at the end of a 16 hour duty day. Do you really want to be reminded daily of all that's been lost? Better this way.
 

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If Hooters only hires young, good looking girls (and only girls), why the hell do the airlines keep on hiring such old dogs?
Its insane!
Even if the airlines served propper meals, most passengers wouldn't be able to eat them after getting a look at the F/A serving them!
They should make them wear the same outfit that arab women wear, so we wouldnt have to look at them!!!
 

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I say put them all on 5 year non-renewable contracts. They don't even cook food anymore; it's nothing more than a three week course stretched out to six weeks to make the Fed's happy.

Once they're done, give them some college credit scholarships so they can get a real job!
 

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Yeah, along with that let's rescind a woman's right to vote

Sorry folks, FA's aren't there for our or our passenger's viewing enjoyment, nor are they there to be submissive to sexual harassment. They should be and are more than Hooters girls that know how to open a cabin door.
They sure as hell are not there for safety. Unfortunately at one point they proved they could open a door and now the airlines can't get rid of them.
 

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They sure as hell are not there for safety. Unfortunately at one point they proved they could open a door and now the airlines can't get rid of them.
Yeah, FA's just have to get everybody off the plane when the drivers really F things up. :erm: Guess they're pro-active and re-active safety, eh? :laugh:
Cheers...:beer:
 

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Who cares anyways?? Just get rid of the old, fat and ugly ones. Why is it all the other airlines around the world have classy ones. Virgin, Singapore, Thai, Korean, Emirates...... why can't we in the US step it up out there on this front. I refuse to believe we're lacking talent in that department. Just rock up to South Beach and recruit away!
Once again, you get what you pay for. At my airline starting salary is about $16000 if you don't spend the entire year on reserve... Why do it when you could make twice that easily in numerous professions? Because you are already retired from your first job, have a spouse that makes decent money, and are basically doing it for the travel benefits not the pay. That basically describes half or more of today's cabin crew.
 

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Yeah, FA's just have to get everybody off the plane when the drivers really F things up. :erm: Guess they're pro-active and re-active safety, eh? :laugh:
Cheers...:beer:
Are you implying that Sully F-ed up?!! Cart-Tarts are funny :laugh:
 

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Are you implying that Sully F-ed up?!! Cart-Tarts are funny :laugh:
Nope, not at all...it was just a point that FA's aren't just your little sex kittens and we really do things proactively and reactively for safety. I actually had an Inflight Mgr at one of my past airlines say, (when I refused to fly with a drunk pilot) "well, remember, you only need to be concerned if something goes wrong." As in, "well, as long as nothing goes wrong, you can just serve your Cokes." To which I hauled out my FAM and asked them which part of my pre-flight I should skip.

Since your bring up Sully et al, the entire crew excelled in their actions. I find it sadder that there are so-called professionals who ridicule the actions of the "B" FA on that flight and accuse her of trying to open the door (which was erroneously reported in the media) "blaming it on a non-existent passenger" and consider it "dumb-luck" that everyone got out and that she was essentially a liar.
Yeah, like when they panic and open an aft door on the Hudson A-320 and then blame a non-existent passenger! --Hawkered
Sad. I'll take fat and "battle-ship" over disrespectfull and classless.
 
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"Sad. I'll take fat and "battle-ship" over disrespectfull and classless."


The point is, we shouldn't have either type!
 
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