Growing up, I dreamed of leading the glamorous life of a flight attendant. I’ve always been an adventurer by nature and being paid to travel the world seemed like the ultimate dream to me.
However I soon realised that with their perfectly pressed uniforms, immaculate make up and not a hair out of place, it perhaps wasn’t the best career choice for someone like me who doesn’t even own their own iron. I’m much better suited to blogging I think.
The lovely people at Opodo have recently reflected on this icon in the sky and I will admit that I still find flight attendants fascinating. Take their role as a fashion icon for example - they are always so neat and well presented, it’s really interesting to see how their uniform has changed through the decades.
Now that I’ve taken many flights over the years, I realise that a building a career as a flight attendant is actually very hard work and not as easy as I first thought. It’s also a very competitive career with Delta Airlines receiving over 100,000 applicants for every 1000 vacancies - that’s a lower acceptance rate than Harvard’s!
Did you know that the world’s oldest working flight attendant is a lady called Betty who is 80 year’s old. I want to be on her flight. I bet she can tell you a tale or two.
Let me know if you’ve ever fancied a working as a flight attendant or if you have a particularly favourite uniform from across the decades.