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 Two Muslim men are claiming they were racially profiled when their American Airlines flight in Birmingham was canceled last week after a flight attendant grew suspicious when one of them flushed the toilet twice before takeoff. Howard Koplowitz | Hkoplowitz@al.com, al, "Muslim men claim racial profiling after flight canceled at Birmingham airport," 20 Sep. 2019 The pair says flight attendants reported them because a crew member noticed Abdallah flush the toilet two times while in the airplane restroom, according to a letter the men’s attorney sent to the DOT. San Diego Union-Tribune, "2 Muslim men from Texas say American Airlines profiled them," 20 Sep. 2019 Because of his elite status, the flight attendant asked him for his choice of entree. Christopher Elliott, USA TODAY, "The worst-behaved people on a plane? Hint: It's not babies," 30 Aug. 2019 Dunkelhansa This German airline is popular for its cheap flights to Europe and keeps its fares low by hiring philosophy grad students as flight attendants. Jiji Lee, The New Yorker, "New Budget Airlines," 23 Aug. 2019 Please reach out to Air Wisconsin for their statement about their flight attendant. Konstantin Toropin, CNN, "Flight attendant fired for allegedly being drunk on the clock," 9 Aug. 2019 He was so enraged that a flight attendant asked the officer to move to another seat, so the men couldn't see each other. Avi Selk, chicagotribune.com, "An American Airlines passenger was refused beer — so he screamed, fought and spit blood, FBI says," 29 May 2018 After the flight attendant asked her to move it above, the woman adamantly refused, communicating her dog was in the bag. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "'There was no sound': United apologizes after French bulldog dies in overhead bin | The Kansas City Star," 13 Mar. 2018 The suit against Southwest, a company known for its joking and irreverent behavior by flight crews, and the two pilots was announced Saturday by attorneys for Steinaker and her husband, also a Southwest flight attendant. Paul Davenport, chicagotribune.com, "Southwest pilots streamed video from hidden camera in lavatory, flight attendant claims in lawsuit," 28 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of flight attendant

1947, in the meaning defined above

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3 Dec 2019

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“Flight attendant.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flight%20attendant. Accessed 12 December 2019.

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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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