flight attendant


Definition of flight attendant 

: a person who attends passengers on an airplane

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Dowling asked a flight attendant to change seats, but was told there weren’t any available. Crystal Hill, sacbee, "Woman fell asleep on United flight — and awoke to off-duty pilot groping her, lawsuit says," 11 July 2018 American flight attendants didn’t get Occupational Safety and Health Administration protection until 2014, and even now their protections are limited. Hallie Detrick, Fortune, "Flight Attendants Have a Higher Risk of Certain Types of Cancers. Here Are a Few Possible Reasons Why," 26 June 2018 Jordan's death unleashed a whirlwind of events and helped revive the activist inside McBath, who had been living in Georgia since becoming a Delta flight attendant in the early 1990s. Nicole Chavez, CNN, "Lucy McBath refused to be quiet after her son's murder. Now she's running for Congress.," 20 May 2018 Many anxious fliers manage their fear by gripping the seats, studying the flight attendants or analyzing every last bit of turbulence, Farchione says. Jamie Ducharme, Time, "Why Some People Have a Crippling Fear of Flying — and How They Can Overcome It," 6 July 2018 Just as important as the airlines’ many amenities is the graciousness and friendliness of the flight attendants. Marilyn Jones, Philly.com, "'Flying chefs' in business class," 6 July 2018 Workers from autonomous-taxi mechanics to retail assistants to flight attendants have jobs assigned on a daily or weekly basis through online exchanges that match firms with contractors. The Economist, "Run, TaskRabbit, run: July 2030," 5 July 2018 The study suggests a number of factors that could be contributing to higher cancer risks among flight attendants. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Flight Attendants May Face Increased Risk for Many Cancers, Study Finds," 27 June 2018 But a cluster of flight attendants who had been on board stood nearby after the children deplaned, visibly distraught. Margaret Hartmann, Daily Intelligencer, "Protesters Gather at LaGuardia Airport as Separated Children Arrive in New York," 21 June 2018

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First Known Use of flight attendant

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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