flight attendant


: a person who attends passengers on an airplane

Examples of flight attendant in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The parents of a 14-year-old who claims to have been recorded by a flight attendant in an American Airlines aircraft bathroom are speaking about what happened to their child. Alexandra Skores, Dallas News, 18 Sep. 2023 If that’s the case, flight attendants might be able to pull some strings for you. Jessica Puckett, Condé Nast Traveler, 13 Sep. 2023 Once the plane landed, law enforcement came onboard and took the male flight attendant off. Adam Sabes, Fox News, 8 Sep. 2023 One passenger told Futurism that flight attendants created makeshift biohazard suits from aprons in an attempt to clean the spill. Darren Orf, Popular Mechanics, 7 Sep. 2023 After the retirement of many pilots and flight attendants during the pandemic, American carriers have struggled to meet travel demand within the United States. Keith Bradsher, New York Times, 29 Aug. 2023 There should be biohazard gear on planes to deal with contamination to keep passengers and flight attendants safe. Natalie B. Compton, Andrea Sachs and Heidi Pérez-Moreno, The Washington Post, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Sep. 2023 Pilots and flight attendants are the remaining two work groups at the carrier that have yet to reach a deal. Alexandra Skores, Dallas News, 5 Sep. 2023 That was the case for United Airlines pilot, Cole Doss, whose pre-flight announcement ahead of a trip to Madrid, Spain, from Washington, D.C., included a heartfelt thank you to his mom, who was a flight attendant on one of his flights for the first time in his airline career. USA TODAY, 3 Sep. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1947, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of flight attendant was in 1947

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“Flight attendant.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flight%20attendant. Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition

flight attendant

: a person who provides service to passengers on an airplane

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