When we step onto a plane, we expect to find our seat, buckle up, and be greeted by a friendly face explainingthe emergency protocol before we take off.
However, when commercial airlines were first getting popular back in the 1950s, it wasn’t safety knowledge that was most important for acandidate hoping to become a flight attendant all that mattered was their looks and charm.
Or at least, that’s how it sounds when you take a look at even just a few of the strict guidelines women had to adhere to in order to get the high-flying gig. On top of physical restrictions, honing their personalities into being as cheerful, approachable, and accommodating as possible was clearly a huge necessity.
Obviously, having an upbeat, kind attendant makes for a much smoother ride for everyone, but you have to admit some of the requirements below went quite a bit too far.
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1. “Soft And Feminine Hairstyle”
2. “Delicate And Flattering Makeup”
3. “Hands Soft And Manicured”
4. “A Minimum Of Jewelry”
5. “Maximum Weight: 135 Pounds”
6. “A Well-Fitted Girdle”
7. “Height Ranging From 5’2″ to 5’6″”
8. “Hem Lines Of A Becoming Length”
9. “Legs Smooth And Free Of Hair”
10. “Feet Well Groomed And Shod”
11. “Voice Well Modulated”
12. “A Light, Pleasing Fragrance”
13. “Marital Status: Single”