I was flipping channels over the weekend and came across the TV series, Pan Am. It reminded me of a very early memory. When I was about four years old I recalled being so excited for my flight attendant Aunt to come visit us from one of her long-haul flights. She always arrived looking so sophisticated and glamourous, with a suitcase full of presents purchased from various cities she had just come from. I think it was then that my fascination with flight attendants had developed.
I love the glamour days of flying – so much so, I decided to compile some vintage photographs of flight attendants in their heyday.
Sit back, unbuckle your seat belts, have a cocktail, and enjoy!
|Barbara Braunstein flew with Pan Am in the late 1960s|
|Helen Davey in an undated photo from her days as a Pan Am flight attendant|
|Mom Kathleen Laughter and daughter Jennifer Munro|
|1968 was the year of the space helmet to protect the flight attendant’s hairdo|