Up until the mid-1980’s female flight attendants in the US were required to be single (either unmarried or widowed) and were fired if they decided to get married.
Back in the 1930s, the first female flight stewardesses had to be registered nurses.
An Indian flight attendant hid the passports of American passengers on board a hijacked flight to save them from the hijackers. She died while shielding three children from a hail of bullets.
The first female flight attendants had to be an unwed nurse, weight between 100-118 lbs, stand 5ft to 5’4″ and be 20 to 26 years old.