Aviation

PICTURES: Check out these ultra-glam vintage flight attendants

There’s nothing more glamorous than a good flight attendant uniform, especially if that uniform happens to be from the 50s and 60s.

The fashionable folk over at AirlineRatings.com have dug up some real gems from their vaults to showcase all the colour and flair of the great airlines of the past plus a few that are still around now.

Hostess attends to mother and child on the Douglas DC4E in 1939. Colorized by Benoit Vienne. Source: AirlineRatings.com
Hostess attends to mother and child on the Douglas DC4E in 1939. Colorized by Benoit Vienne. Source: AirlineRatings.com
Lounge on board a Lockheed Constellation. Source: AirlineRatings.com Negative Number: LAK-958 Product: Super Constellation Company: Lockheed Aircraft Corporation Circa: 1950 Keywords: aircraft, airliner, Commercial, commercial airline, ground, Hardware, interior, lange, lounge, Model 1049G, occupation, passenger, passengers, passengers cabin, people, PR, promotional photo, Super Conne, Super Connie, Super Constellation, Transport Caption: On 30 April 1961, Eastern used Super Constellations to inaugurate its Air Shuttle service. Progressively replaced by Lockheed Electras Boeing 727-100s and Douglas DC-9-30s, the Super Constellation was retained as back-up aircraft unit withdrawn on 14 February 1968, thus ending its career with major carriers.
Lounge on board a Lockheed Constellation. Source: AirlineRatings.com
Qantas Super Constellation in Auckland. Colorized by Benoit Vienne. Source: AirlineRatings.com
Qantas Super Constellation in Auckland. Colourized by Benoit Vienne. Source: AirlineRatings.com
Hostess and Steward on board a BOAC Constellation. Colorized by Benoit Vienne. Source: AirlineRatings.com
Hostess and Steward on board a BOAC Constellation. Colourized by Benoit Vienne. Source: AirlineRatings.com
Hostess lights up cigars for male passengers. Colorized by Benoit Vienne. Source: AirlineRatings.com
Hostess lights up cigars for male passengers. Colourized by Benoit Vienne. Source: AirlineRatings.com
Ansett-ANA hostess serving drinks. Source: AirlineRatings.com
Ansett-ANA hostess serving drinks. Source: AirlineRatings.com
Braniff hostesses in the mock-up for the Boeing supersonic transport. Source: AirlineRatings.com
Braniff hostesses in the mock-up for the Boeing supersonic transport. Source: AirlineRatings.com

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