Nwaatngo From Japan, joined May 2004, 48 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2588 times:
Was talking with a NW FA and he said the the oldest person in their system is 80 years old and still flies regularly. I can't even imagine being 80 and still working, much less where you have to deal with the public the way a FA has to.
Type-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4353 posts, RR: 20 Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 2455 times:
I think a lot of times these older gal's (70's-80's) are there more for the public relations of it all rather then actually working. Several years back, I was on a DL flight that had a very old (I think she was in her 70's) F/A. All she did was go around and ask people if they needed pillows, blankets, etc. The other F/A's worked the trolley, served meals, etc.
One time on UA, we had a F class F/A who had to be in her late 60's. It was on a 727-200 and she worked the entire section by herself. She was just wonderful. Great attitude, lovely manners, you felt like you were being served by your own grandmother! She also wore a LOT of "Jungle Gardenia" perfume! When the flight was over, we thought that maybe she would give us all a hug and a kiss goodbye! She didn't though. Very enjoyable experience!
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