flight attendant


Definition of flight attendant 

: a person who attends passengers on an airplane

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Eventually other passengers and flight attendants helped move the man away from the door and into the bathroom. Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY, "Michael Rapaport shares heroic story: How he stopped man from opening plane emergency door," 24 June 2018 Within a week of my return, a customer service agent at South African Airways received an angry note from me, citing the airline’s outdated planes and unsympathetic flight attendants. Fortune, "The Best and Worst Airlines and Airports of 2018: AirHelp," 6 June 2018 The plane was operated by Aerolíneas Damojh, a Mexican charter airline, which said the plane was carrying 104 passengers and six Mexican crew members, the pilot and co-pilot, three flight attendants and a maintenance technician. Santiago Pérez, WSJ, "More Than 100 Dead in Plane Crash in Cuba," 18 May 2018 The rise in fake ESAs has become a controversial issue for fellow travelers, flight attendants and people with disabilities. NBC News, "Goats? No. Miniature ponies? Maybe: American Airlines debuts new emotional support animal policy," 15 May 2018 The detainees also included the plane's captain, co-pilot, and two flight attendants, who later appeared in North Korean propaganda broadcasts. Kim Tong-hyung, The Christian Science Monitor, "North Korean prisoner release brings hope, frustration to South," 11 May 2018 And earlier this month, management reached agreement with its 5,700 Alaska Airlines and Virgin America flight attendants on a merger transition plan so that the two sets of crew members will be employed under a single contract. Author: Dominic Gates, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska Air ekes out small profit, says merger with Virgin on track," 24 Apr. 2018 The new additions to Charlotte will start at fewer than 100 pilots and flight attendants, but that could grow if American Airlines contracts to do more flying with Piedmont Airlines. Ely Portillo, charlotteobserver, "This airline is replacing older planes with modern jets for smoother Charlotte flights | Charlotte Observer," 19 Apr. 2018 Fifty people died in the crash, including 45 passengers, two pilots, two flight attendants and one person who was on the ground. Mahita Gajanan, Time, "Passenger Killed On Southwest Flight Is the First U.S. Commercial Airline Fatality In 9 Years," 17 Apr. 2018

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1947, in the meaning defined above

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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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