flight attendant


Definition of flight attendant

: a person who attends passengers on an airplane

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The flight attendant was identified as 49-year-old Julianne March of Wisconsin. Helen Murphy, PEOPLE.com, "United Flight Attendant Fired After Being Charged with Criminal Public Intoxication on Plane," 9 Aug. 2019 In addition, flight attendants who worked before smoking on board was banned were exposed to high levels of second-hand smoke. Hallie Detrick, Fortune, "Flight Attendants Have a Higher Risk of Certain Types of Cancers. Here Are a Few Possible Reasons Why," 26 June 2018 The co-pilot suffered scratches and a sprained wrist, the CAA said, adding that a flight attendant was also injured. Bard Wilkinson, CNN, "Co-pilot sucked halfway out of cockpit on Chinese flight," 15 May 2018 The death prompted an outcry from animal welfare groups, including a call from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, that the flight attendant involved in the incident be fired and charged with animal cruelty. Hugo Martin, latimes.com, "Dog death on United Airlines prompts legislative proposal and policy change," 15 Mar. 2018 Updates came after a 12-year-old in the group called her and gave the phone to a flight attendant. oregonlive.com, "Beaverton boy, 8, among kids left stranded overnight without food awaiting flight to Portland, mother says," 24 Aug. 2019 Eager to work in aviation — and imbued with a keen desire to fly airplanes, Kerwin took a job as a flight attendant for United Airlines in the 1950s. Bob Goldsborough, chicagotribune.com, "Joan Kerwin, member of Illinois Aviation Hall of Fame — an organization she helped found — dies at 87," 29 July 2019 Patricia flew with United Airlines as a flight attendant, prior to marrying. courant.com, "Patricia Ann Perugini," 18 July 2019 The woman, who Dowdell identified as Russian, refused to let Dowdell sit by her and complained to a flight attendant. Micah Walker, Detroit Free Press, "Detroit woman claims passenger refused to sit next to her on flight," 6 July 2019

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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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