Anger in the air

Being hired to be a stewardess was like turning into Cinderella. It meant you were beautiful, single, slender, under 30 and had a college degree. Some airlines requested modeling expertise, necessary to serve those seven-course gourmet dinners with charm and grace, in mid-air.

Stewardesses wore uniforms designed by Balenciaga and Pucci. They sported perky hats, wore high heels and had matching luggage. They traveled to exotic locations.

As time went on, planes got bigger and carried more passengers. The gourmet dinners were

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