Friday, 29 June 2007

70-year-old flight attendant!!

Do you always think that flight attendants are all young? If you ever get on the flight of Continental Airlines route from Newark to Hong Kong, you will possibly get to know a 70-year-old flight attendant, Norma Heape, who service as an international service manager.

When Norma Heape started working as a "hostess'' with Continental Airlines in 1957, she had to sign an agreement pledging to retire either when she got married or when she turned 32.

Fifty years later, jet engines have replaced propellers, the industry has weathered repeated bankruptcies and mergers, Continental has grown from a domestic carrier into an international airline — and flight attendants no longer have to sign that silly pledge.

But one thing hasn't changed. Norma Heape is still flying.

Read All at: Newhouse
Photo by (Sarah Rice): Norma Heape, an international service manager for Continental Airlines, gets ready for a flight to Hong Kong out of Newark, N.J. She has been flying 50 years.

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