Lewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3563 posts, RR: 5 Reply 1, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1007 times:
My mother became a FA in mid 1960s in Olympic. Their rules were really strict. They had to either have short hair or tie them on the back with a small net, as no passenger would like hair hanging over his/her meal. My mom chose to cut them short. They had to wear lipstick and makeup, have their hair done perfectly before their flight, have clean uniforms and always a 2nd pair of gloves. A FA could really get in trouble if she wasn't physically nice (fat, without makeup, lousy hair), or if she had a bad manner. Many chief FAs at that time were from other countries or had a lot of experience. They knew how to keep all employees on board perfect in all aspects.
Lewis From Greece, joined Jul 1999, 3563 posts, RR: 5 Reply 4, posted (12 years 8 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1000 times:
And most of the chef FAs were very annoying. During my mother's first flight, the chief FA told her to go to serve First Class where all older FAs were assigned because A. Onassis was on board. It was a tough surprise for her.
AIRFUN From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 108 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (12 years 8 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 958 times:
women can be beautiful and intelligent, their safety training depends on the emphasis of that paticular company. Americans are becoming a FAT nation and it is showing everywhere. I had a friend who had recently trained for a major-they didn't give any training for in flight movie volume control-8 weeks of training-oops forgot to teach them!! Made the new hires look stupid. A clean, pulled together look with a calming affect is perfect!!