What happened to stewardesses and air travel during WWII?

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During WWII, commercial air travel came to a halt and gave way to flying limited aircraft designed to serve the war effort. WWII also brought changes for the stewardess.

When the second world war began in 1939, female stewardesses with their nursing skills left the airlines to offer their healing skills in the military. This exit opened the door to hire non-nurses for work as stewardesses.





Check out the first stewardesses’ highflying experiences.

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“Aviation is proof that given, the will, we have the capacity to achieve the impossible.”

 Eddie Rickenbacker




Ellen Church succeeded. Boeing Air Transport, the predecessor of United Airlines agreed to hire eight women, conditionally, for a three-month experiment. The country’s first stewardesses journey began on May 15, 1930, when Church and seven young women began their first day. Where did they fly? Four women flew from San Francisco to Cheyenne, Wyoming and the other four flew from Cheyenne to Chicago.

How to experience the allure of trains in literature.

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Trains are more than a mode of transportation. Pick up many great novels and discover that trains are the symbols and themes of the books.

Trains as symbols in literature give stories depth.  Trains are a place where people accidentally meet, go their separate ways, take the time to think, work on something, and even as a place of rest and relaxation.

And here are some great examples of trains and literature.

Charge your life with adventure – take a luxury train trip

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Luxury trains take you on a journey that shines over the destination.  Compare luxury train journeys to the car or air travel. When you take a vacation by car you can’t wait to get the drive over and reach your vacation stop. And air travel can be miserable since you’re stuffed into tight seats that make you almost stop breathing until you reach your destination.


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