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Classic Video: I was a Jet Set Stewardess from the Smithsonian Channel

Smithsonian Channel has issued this great video that serves as a time machine back to the late 1950s and early 1960s during the initial “Jet Set” era.

Warning: this look back at the past may be a cultural shock for some.

Watch the full show from the Smithsonian Channel: CLICK HERE

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The description by the Smithsonian: In the 1960s, jetliners changed air travel forever. Return to this golden age of commercial flight, when pilots looked like movie stars, passengers ate 7-course meals in economy, and charming stewardesses became the glamorous faces of the industry.

This video above includes insightful interviews with former stewardesses (mainly from BOAC and Pan Am) and also great color footage from the early jetliner era.

Top Copyright Photo: Bruce Drum/AirlinersGallery.com. Boeing 707-436 G-APFH (msn 17709) of BOAC taxies at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) on September 1, 1970.

BOAC aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

Pan Am aircraft slide show: AG Airline Slide Show

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