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Re: Upcoming PBS: history of flight attendants

These women chose to be flight attendants. They knew what the requirements were and they had the choice to not go along with the rules.
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Re: Upcoming PBS: history of flight attendants

This show airs tonight, for those who are interested.  

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Re: Upcoming PBS: history of flight attendants

Yes!  I did miss the first ten or so minutes, but thoroughly enjoyed the remainder of this documentary. 

 

Very, very interesting.  

 

I didn't take notes, but truly appreciated the women who 'changed' the way women flight attendants were treated and looked upon. Their pay/salary schedule, etc.  Bravo to those brave women.  

 

It isn't an easy professon, and that's for sure. 

 

Especially now-a-days.  All sorts of commotions on airplanes. 

'More or less', 'Right or wrong', 'In general', and 'Just thinking out loud ' (as usual).
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I watched the show and it was outstanding.  I do remember how flight attendents were so sexualized during the late 60's early 70's.  It will be televised again on WORLD (a PBS station) March 1 and 2.  American Experiance.  Sooooo good.

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Re: Upcoming PBS: history of flight attendants


@chrystaltree wrote:

There are a lot of things I wonder about.  The history of flight attendants is not one of them.  


It is very well done and very informative and touches on the way women were and still are treated in the workplace. 

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Re: Upcoming PBS: history of flight attendants

@Allthingsgirly67 

 

I MISSED IT!  BOO!  Had it on my phone calendar and totally forgot about it.

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I especially recall the way one 'stewardess' was treated by her co-mates after landing and in front of their hotel.  They rushed in, acquired THEIR roommates and rooms, and this lovely 'stewardess' was left alone, no room, and slept in the hotel lobby.  

 

I do wish I would have taken notes re: the names of the brave women who prompted beneficial change in the flight attendent industry.

'More or less', 'Right or wrong', 'In general', and 'Just thinking out loud ' (as usual).