So, now that I am an official Hulu Live monthly subscriber, I am dipping into some of the archives that Hulu offers. Last night I watched a really interesting show what was timely for #InternationalWomensDay yesterday - I WAS A JET SET STEWARDESS
I think my 1st flight was to visit the grandparents in the late 60's. So, several points of interest and memory came to play....
1) OMG - I sort of forgot how people (including my parents and then me in my early Navy days) use to smoke on planes. Makes my skin crawl thinking about it.
2) Airplane travel back then was a FORMAL event. As a kid, I was required to wear a suit as my parents always dressed to the 9's even to go to the local market. But, it was ok. It was exciting and there was an unspoken status bump if you were traveling by airplane.
3) Even as a youngster, I sort of remember having plenty of boy crushes on any or all of the stewardesses. They were all hawt! lol
4) I do remember the meals were pretty good; at least I looked forward to them.
I never put the two together, but really the Jumbo 747 was the immediate downfall to status travel as documented in the movie. I remember thinking it was on par with landing on the moon seeing those big airships...but, from a crew standpoint....servicing 150 passengers to now 500+. Can you imagine the nightmares x100?
When my buddy flew back from Kauai to New York on my last trip, he paid the extra $400 bones (total of $850 one way) to have one of those seats the sort of end up being a bed. Besides that, it reminds me how we are basically thrust into a cattlecar and the high percentange chance you will be tightly surrounded by smelly, loud, crying, wackos does not usually get me all that excited to fly.
The upside is that the first transatlantic flights on prop planes would take 16 hours! Can you imagine hearing four loud props for 16 hours without your noise canceling Boise headsets? OMG