The naked stewardess time warp…
Welcome back to a regular feature we like to call, “What Year is this Again?.”
There was a time, years ago, when airline flight attendants were called stewardesses, and they tended to be portrayed as flying cocktail waitresses.
Gorgeous girls in sexy outfits, catering to sexist businessmen. Back in the 1960s, there was even a very popular book, “Coffee Tea or Me?”
If you don’t believe me, just watch some movies from those days.
Thankfully that image is gone. Flight attendants worked hard over the years to prove they were responsible professionals, especially in times of crisis in the air.
This was a hard-won victory for them and for those to follow in their footsteps behind the beverage cart.
Fast forward to 2010. Flight attendants for a grounded Spanish airline called Air Comet are understandably upset, saying they are owed several months’ worth of back wages.
What to do, what to do? We’re professionals, after all, and we need the public to pay attention to our plight!
So how can we make sure people take us seriously?
I know, let’s take our clothes off and pose for a nude calendar!
Flight attendants pose nude in a calendar picture handouts released March 31, 2010. Flight attendants owed up to nine months wages by a grounded Spanish airline have posed nude for a calendar to draw attention to their plight, one of the cabin crew turned models said on Wednesday. REUTERS/Augusto Robert/Handout
Book cover, “Coffee Tea or Me?