British South American Airways hostess Mary Guthrie with a pair of pineapples, on the return of the Lancastrian airliner 'Star Dust' to Heathrow Airport after a test-flight to Buenos Aires, 15th January 1946.
May 1946: Some of the TWA (Trans World Airline) air hostesses selected to attend a course at the TWA headquarters in Kansas City, Missouri. They have been instructed in grooming, charm and poise, reading, conversational French and entertainment, and received vital inoculations.
7th June 1949: BOAC stewardess Cynthia Welling-Laurie.
17th February 1951: A BOAC air stewardess collects equipment from the aircraft catering store before a flight from London Airport. Original Publication: Picture Post - 5209 - Round The Clock At London Airport.
12th January 1959: Swedish stewardess Birgitta Lindman, who is with the Swedish SAS airline, examines a showgirls costume after rumours of shorter skirts for air hostesses.
Three air hostesses in the cockpit of an airliner, circa 1965.
circa 1970: Two BEA air stewardesses fix their smiles in place, ready to greet a new planeload of passengers.
30th December 1975: A couple of of British Airways air hostesses.
Newly-graduated flight attendant for Air Wales Shan Thomas poses with pilot Jeff James March 5, 2002 in Wales. The cabin crew have to be a maximum of five foot three inches in height to comfortably work in the 19-seat Dornier aircraft.
Stewardess of China Eastern Airlines display their new uniforms specially designed to be worn on the first direct flights between mainland China and Taiwan on January 17, 2005 in Shanghai, China. China and Taiwan have reached a landmark agreement on January 15 to allow the first direct charter flights between the mainland and the island, during the Chinese New Year holidays in more than 50 years. Four mainland carriers have agreed to offer direct flights, including China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and Xiamen Airlines.
Flight attendants dressed in uniforms from the last 50 years, smile during a celebration of the German airline Lufthansa at the Franz-Josef Strauss Airport April 1, 2005 in Munich, Germany. Lufthansa is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
Flight attendants hold mascots of the Beijing 2008 Summer Olympics which are gifts for passengers boaring Air China Flight 197, the first flight carrying students as well as business people direct from Beijing to Taipei, Taiwan, at the Beijing Capital International Airport January 25, 2006. This is the third year that Taipei and Beijing have opened direct flights from several mainland cities as a goodwill gesture for the occasion of the Chinese Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival. The previous two years such special holiday flights were only open to business people.
Two stewardesses of Russian airliner Avia Vladivostok watch a helicopter perform at Schoenefeld Airport during the ILA Berlin Air Show May 16, 2006 in Berlin, Germany. ILA is Germany's biggest air show. The Airbus A380 stands almost 240ft long and eight storeys high, with the potential to carry upto 900 hundred passengers at one time.
Etihad Air Stewardesses in the Ferrari garage at the Australian Formula One Grand Prix at the Albert Park Circuit on March 13, 2008 in Melbourne, Australia.
A stewardess of the Lufthansa airline poses in front of an Airbus A340 at the airport Duesseldorf on April 30, 2008 in Duesseldorf, Germany.
Cheryl Cole poses with air-hostesses after boarding a flight with Kenya Airlines to Tanzania to climb Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of Comic Relief at Heathrow Terminal 4 on February 27, 2009 in London, England.
An air hostess of Qatar Airways smiles at the ITB - International International tourism fair (Internationale Tourismus Boerse) on March 11, 2009 in Berlin, Germany. The ITB runs from March 11-15.
Mladen Petric poses on board together with a stewardess during the hand over of the A380 to the Emirates airline on January 18, 2010 in Hamburg, Germany.The world's largest passenger liner, built by the European aircraft manufacturer Airbus, is delivered to the Fly Emirates airline.