flight attendant


Definition of flight attendant

: a person who attends passengers on an airplane

Examples of flight attendant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Okky Bisma, a 29-year-old flight attendant, was the first victim to be identified. Tyler Van Dyke, Washington Examiner, "Divers recover flight data recorder from crashed Indonesian passenger plane," 12 Jan. 2021 So far, searchers have sent 74 body bags containing human remains to police identification experts who on Monday said they’d identified their first victim, a 29-year-old man, Okky Bisma, a flight attendant. Andi Jatmiko, BostonGlobe.com, "Divers sift debris, seabed mud for Indonesia plane devices," 12 Jan. 2021 The luxurious experience included a first-class lounge before boarding, lie-flat seats, pajamas, decadent meals, and an attentive flight attendant. Erin Lowry, Condé Nast Traveler, "Is It Better to Spend Frequent Flier Miles on Business or Economy Class?," 28 Dec. 2020 The incident recalled the 2010 case of Steven Slater, a JetBlue flight attendant who activated a chute during a tantrum on a plane landing at Kennedy Airport. Tom Hays, ajc, "2 passengers, puppy exit NYC flight via slide before takeoff," 22 Dec. 2020 On Thursday, the show — based on Chris Bohjalian’s mystery novel about a flight attendant (Cuoco) who wakes up after a drunken first date to find her suitor, Alex Sokolov (Michiel Huisman), dead in bed with her — ended. Eliza Huber, refinery29.com, "The Flight Attendant Is Full Of Covetable Coats. Here Are The Styles You Can Still Buy.," 17 Dec. 2020 Last summer, an American Airlines flight attendant received five stitches after she was bitten by an emotional support dog on a flight out of Dallas/Fort Worth. Washington Post, "Airlines will no longer be required to transport emotional support animals," 2 Dec. 2020 Cuoco is an executive producer and stars as Cassie, a party girl flight attendant who meets a handsome man on a flight to Bangkok. Alicia Rancilio, Star Tribune, "Kaley Cuoco judged a book by its cover for her new TV series," 25 Nov. 2020 Since March, most airlines, including Delta, United, American, Southwest, Alaska and JetBlue, have vastly limited or wholly suspended flight attendant service of food and drinks to reduce cabin interactions that could spread the virus. Shannon Mcmahon Washington Post, Star Tribune, "Food for thought: Should you accept inflight snacks or bring your own?," 12 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of flight attendant

1947, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jan 2021

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“Flight attendant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flight%20attendant. Accessed 27 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of flight attendant

: a person whose job is to help passengers who are traveling in an airplane

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