“Clad in an authoritative uniform, beauty conferred control.”
Come Fly the World is the story of the golden age of Pan Am and air travel.
Between 1966 and 1975 stewardesses on Pan Am were required to have a college degree, be between 5’3” and 5’9”, weigh between 105 and 140, speak two languages, and be no older than 26 at the start of their careers.
Many women saw being a stewardess as a way to be independent and live a jet-set life. However, it was not all fun and games, as they played a major role in the Vietnam War by bringing troops to and from the war as well as five-day R & R trips and eventually baby lifts as the war was ending.
Both fun, exciting and informative. Check it out!