flight attendant


Definition of flight attendant

: a person who attends passengers on an airplane

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The flight attendants are trained to prepare a large variety of different authentic Austrian coffee specialties and serve a variety of the best Austrian pastries with it. Mark Ellwood, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Traveler 25: A Very Opinionated, Totally Subjective List of Things We Loved About Travel This Year," 14 Dec. 2018 The flight attendants were then compared with a sample population pulled from an annual survey of about 5,000 U.S. residents conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Conor Shine, ajc, "US flight attendants show higher rates of some cancers, study says," 26 June 2018 The three flight attendants who were in the cabin have not spoken publicly since the incident. CBS News, "Southwest hero pilot and crew to join "CBS This Morning" for live interview," 22 May 2018 The JetBlue flight attendants follow the airline’s pilots, who voted to join the Air Line Pilots Association in April 2014. Melanie Grayce West, WSJ, "JetBlue Flight Attendants Vote to Unionize," 17 Apr. 2018 Miller said the company’s scheduling practices comply with federal rules and contracts with pilot and flight attendant unions. David Koenig, The Seattle Times, "Pilot union says it wants to help reduce delays on American," 19 Nov. 2018 He’s getting married to Estefan Gloria, who is a flight attendant played by Brian Jordan Alvarez. Eric Johnson, Recode, "Full Q&A: ‘Will & Grace’ co-star Sean Hayes on Recode Decode," 22 Oct. 2018 Her father, Michael Middleton, was a pilot and her mother, Carole, was a flight attendant. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "10 Ways the Royal Family Has Majorly Broken Royal Protocol," 3 Aug. 2018 At first, a flight attendant told her - politely, Burt wrote - that the dog had to stay in her carrier under the seat. Lisa Gutierrez, kansascity, "JetBlue attendants who put oxygen mask on bulldog's face saved her life, owners say," 9 July 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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