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.

After informing them about the flight time (2 hours 30 minutes), altitude (36,000 feet) and likelihood of turbulence (“a few light bumps in the air”), Emerson got personal.

Introducing Gibbs to the cabin, he said: “This is a very special day for Lauren and me.

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.

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.

Kubis first attended the passengers on board the DELAG Zeppelin LZ 10 Schwaben.

He also attended to the famous LZ 129 Hindenburg and was on board when it burst into flames.

Two thousand women applied for just 43 positions offered by Transcontinental and Western Airlines in December 1935.