5'2" but no more than 5'9", weight 105 to 135 in proportion to height and have at least 20/40 vision without glasses.Appearance was considered as one of the most important factors to become a stewardess.As there will be 41,030 new airliners by 2036, Boeing expects 839,000 new cabin crew members from 2017 till then: 298,000 in Asia Pacific (37%), 169,000 in North America (21%) and 151,000 in Europe (19%).The primary role of a flight attendant is to ensure passenger safety.He survived by jumping out a window when it neared the ground.Origins of the word "steward" in transportation are reflected in the term "chief steward" as used in maritime transport terminology.In addition to this, flight attendants are often tasked with customer service duties such as serving meals and drinks, as a secondary responsibility.
Due to international conventions and agreements, in which all ships' personnel who sail internationally are similarly documented by their respective countries, the U. Merchant Marine assigns such duties to the chief steward in the overall rank and command structure of which pursers are not positionally represented or rostered.
Flight attendants on board a flight collectively form a cabin crew, as distinguished from pilots and engineers in the cockpit.
The German Heinrich Kubis was the world's first flight attendant, in 1912.
Imperial Airways of the United Kingdom had "cabin boys" or "stewards"; in the 1920s.
In the US, Stout Airways was the first to employ stewards in 1926, working on Ford Trimotor planes between Detroit and Grand Rapids, Michigan.