Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Back when Airlines had Standards
Check out this cool photo-blog with a special on Stewardesses...
I was just thinking about this, and what seems to have been lost is the glamour of aviation. When aviation itself was considered to be glamourous, then flight attendants were expected, by both the airlines and the flying public, to be glamourous as well.
Today aviation has the opposite reputation: a very unglamourous utility, 1/2 notch above the subway. This is probably a tribute to Juan Trippe's success in making air travel accessible to ordinary people, but it certainly is a lot less fun.