Was introduced to her at a rather boring pre-dinner cocktail hour since my habits were well-known. (Cocktails and flying.) According to her, those aging FAs seen everywhere have not aged on the job, but are new hires brought in cheaply and expected to work less than 5 years so never vested. She said they are mostly women who always wanted to be a flight attendant, but raised families instead, and now are happy to sign up for low wages and a short career. She said the true old-timers tend to work rarely and work only the cushy routes. Any input? It rather makes sense to me from what I've seen. She loved her job, but said it was really physically difficult. (I believe Tommy, Reb and others said that after @MegaDO1 ) She left with several compressed vertebrae and other physical issues. She's very tall, and twice said she thinks she was just too big to work in such a small space. Anyway, her credentials were interesting. She looks a gorgeous 50, as does her husband - track coach at a local university. She went to work for Braniff and still has (and I'm sure could fit into) her Pucci outfit, which means she must be older than her looks. She remembers when people wore white gloves, when stews sliced Chateaubriand seatside - and the flight where the carving knife wasn't loaded. When Braniff left the skies she went to work for Southwest. What a change! Providing content, one inane post at a time.