1960s: Joan Dorsey was the first African-American flight attendant hired to work for American Airlines.

1960s: Joan Dorsey was the first African-American flight attendant hired to work for American Airlines.

The story of this 80-year-old flight attendant is purely inspirational.

The 80-YEAR-OLD air stewardess who's not about to quit yet

The story of this 80-year-old flight attendant is purely inspirational.

What I Learned From 20 Years as a Flight Attendant

What I Learned From 20 Years as a Flight Attendant

Being a flight attendant is not nearly as glamorous as that short-lived show "Pan Am" made it seem. Although it is entirely educational. Here are some life lessons from a career flight attendant.

AA attendants want 'full recall' of new uniforms. American Airlines' flights attendants will get new uniforms in this design.

American Airlines attendants say new uniforms make them sick, demand 'full recall'

AA attendants want 'full recall' of new uniforms. American Airlines' flights attendants will get new uniforms in this design.

12 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Flight Attendant

12 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Flight Attendant

Flight attendants don't make a dime during any of that. We also don't get paid during layovers or when flights get delayed — so while you're agonizing about having to wait, trust me, we are too.

1960s: Joan Dorsey was the first African-American flight attendant hired to work for American Airlines.

1960s: Joan Dorsey was the first African-American flight attendant hired to work for American Airlines.

White gloves and all.   "Why? A good girl has to make a living. And the perks. Connections, darling, connections."

White gloves and all. "Why? A good girl has to make a living. And the perks. Connections, darling, connections."

Wondering if you should use your maiden name or married name on your airline ticket? Here's the scoop, blisshoneymoons.com

I'm Getting Married! What name should I put on my airline ticket?

Wondering if you should use your maiden name or married name on your airline ticket? Here's the scoop, blisshoneymoons.com

American Airlines flight attendants model the "American Field Flowers Collection by Leonard Fisher," circa 1971-1974. The image goes with the Museum of Flight's second Style in the Aisle exhibit. (American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum) Photo: Museum Of Flight / SL

American Airlines flight attendants model the "American Field Flowers Collection by Leonard Fisher," circa 1971-1974. The image goes with the Museum of Flight's second Style in the Aisle exhibit. (American Airlines C.R. Smith Museum) Photo: Museum Of Flight / SL

"Overheard on an American Airlines flight into Amarillo, Texas, on a particularly windy and bumpy day: During the final approach, the Captain was really having to fight it. After an extremely hard landing, the Flight Attendant said, "ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to..."

"Overheard on an American Airlines flight into Amarillo, Texas, on a particularly windy and bumpy day: During the final approach, the Captain was really having to fight it. After an extremely hard landing, the Flight Attendant said, "ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to..."

This image uses blue and red to create a comlementary colour relationship. This allows the image to highlight two different sections of the logo.

This image uses blue and red to create a comlementary colour relationship. This allows the image to highlight two different sections of the logo.

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