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19 nov 2015
In the mid-1960s, being an air hostess was considered to be a glamorous job, but today it's better-paid, less difficult, and safer.
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Air Hostesses Then and Now: How Do They Compare?
By Marian L. Tupy
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In the mid-1960s, being an air hostess was considered to be a glamorous job. Back then, however, air stewardesses were paid less than half of what they make today. They also had to endure much longer flights, since 1960s airplanes carried relatively little fuel and had to stop for refueling. That also meant that flight attendants had to serve more meals and, consequently, worked harder during the flight. Most importantly, the likelihood of dying on the job declined substantially. In 1965, there were 1,142 airplane fatalities per 250 million passengers carried worldwide. Only 761 people died out of over 3 billion people who flew in 2014.
 

 

Marian L. Tupy is a senior policy analyst at the Cato Institute and editor of HumanProgress.org.

Topics Innovation/Labor & Employment/Workforce by Sector/Workforce Hours/Air Transport/Miles Traveled
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