Novelist | Speaker | Adventurer

A 1960’s stewardess maneuvers between the high-flying allure of travel and the burgeoning women’s movement.

Judi Kundert

About Judy

Books opened new worlds to me. When I was a kid, some of my favorite books were Little Women, Nancy Drew, Wuthering Heights, and Jane Eyre. Later I turned to Willa Cather, Sinclair Lewis, Faulkner, and Hemingway. Books opened my mind to a magical world.

About Sky Queen

KATHERINE ROEBLING, a young woman from Chippewa Falls, WI, embarks on a journey from her quiet academic life studying anthropology at Beloit College to taste the Jet Age.

The era of rapid social change ushered in by faster and bigger jet engines, created stewardesses as the glamour girls. Airlines market these young women as the jet goddess hostess trained to pamper male passengers, mix their martinis, and calm their fears of flying. On the ground, these jet goddesses become freedom warriors poised to lead a revolution.

Judy's Blog

How did the 1970s change air travel forever?

May 18, 2018

  Big winds of social revolutions and innovation brought winds of change to air travel. Stewardesses fought back and became flight attendants.   It started when the1968, federal courts struck down the rules forbidding marriage and age requirements, for stewardesses. This action skyrocketed the momentum…