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#OnThisDay in 1930, the first female cabin crewmember, Ellen Church, started her first shift for Boeing Air Transport (BAT). Hired by BAT at its San Francisco office, she pioneered the “stewardess” profession by selecting seven more women for hire. During the 1930s, stewardesses hired by airlines were required to be trained nurses and unmarried. Their jobs included weighing passengers and luggage, loading and unloading bags, helping to fuel airplanes, and occasionally pushing the airplane into hangars. Image: United Air Lines, Ellen Church, first stewardess, 1930. Gift of United Airlines Archives. 1999.047.311

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Boeing (1916 to ..)
This company is from the United States