flight attendant


Definition of flight attendant

: a person who attends passengers on an airplane

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Without further ado, these are the beauty products that long-haul flight attendants rely on. Elizabeth Siegel, Allure, "14 Skin-Care Products Flight Attendants Swear By For Travel-Induced Dryness," 14 Mar. 2019 Now each flight attendant gets to keep his or her own tips. Scott Mccartney, WSJ, "Now Flight Attendants Have to Hustle for Tips," 23 Jan. 2019 The woman told authorities that flight attendants had to move her to another seat after Baker allegedly refused to stop touching her, CBS Boston reports. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "Massachusetts Governor's Son Accused of Groping Woman on Plane," 23 June 2018 While on an uneventful flight, most of their time is spent pouring coffee, updating the flight log, and distributing headsets, flight attendants are highly trained and are required to practice in-water simulations of this kind of an evacuation. Allen St. John, Popular Mechanics, "What Went Right: Revisiting Captain "Sully" Sullenberger and the Miracle on the Hudson," 15 Jan. 2019 The flight attendant stationed at the boarding door heard the threat. Elliott Hester, latimes.com, "What you say on an airplane can get you in deep trouble — and so can what you don't say," 14 May 2018 The flight attendant looked at me and waited for an answer. Sara Hoffman, Woman's Day, "'I Had a Heart Attack on the Way to My Wedding — And Still Got Married'," 15 Feb. 2017 Agents make the announcement based on their communication with flight attendants, how many passengers are on board, and how many bags a carrier has space for. Aditi Shrikant, Vox, "Why airlines make you check your carry-on bags," 20 Dec. 2018 Listen to the flight attendants during the safety briefing, and follow along in your pamphlet. Carolyn L. Todd, SELF, "10 Tips on How to Survive a Plane Crash (Although They're Really Rare)," 13 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of flight attendant

1947, in the meaning defined above

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

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