The 1960s saw the true birth of international air travel. The glamour of the jet set was only matched by the glamour of the flight attendants that cared for them. as they dashed across the globe. At the forefront of this change in air travel were Pan American Airways and their powder blue uniformed stewardesses.
While the hyper-sexualised image of the stewardesses was capitalised upon by the airlines, the women themselves were in no way stereotypes. Joining me today is author Julia Cooke, whose new book Come Fly the World looks at the remarkable period in the late 60s when Pan Am stated: “Stewardesses Wanted. Must Want The World.”
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