Add to that the rigid physical examination each must undergo four times every year, and you are assured of the bloom that goes with perfect health.
A high school graduate, single (widows and divorcees with no children considered), 20 years of age (girls 19 1/2 may apply for future consideration).
During this briefing, they go over safety and emergency checklists, the locations and amounts of emergency equipment and other features specific to that aircraft type.
Boarding particulars are verified, such as special needs passengers, small children traveling as unaccompanied or VIPs.
Imperial Airways of the United Kingdom had "cabin boys" or "stewards"; in the 1920s.
In the US, Stout Airways was the first to employ stewards in 1926, working on Ford Trimotor planes between Detroit and Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The German Heinrich Kubis was the world's first flight attendant, in 1912.In addition to this, flight attendants are often tasked with customer service duties such as serving meals and drinks, as a secondary responsibility.Prior to each flight, flight attendants attend a safety briefing with the pilots and lead flight attendant.Lead flight attendants would in many instances also perform the role of purser, steward, or chief steward in modern aviation terminology. Other airlines followed suit, hiring nurses to serve as flight attendants, then called "stewardesses" or "air hostesses", on most of their flights.In the United States, the job was one of only a few in the 1930s to permit women, which, coupled with the Great Depression, led to large numbers of applicants for the few positions available.
He survived by jumping out a window when it neared the ground.