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FLY WITH ME | Chapter 1 | American Experience | PBS

At the outset of the commercial airline industry, being a cabin attendant was a man’s job. But by the 1950s, as planes became safer and more reliable, stewardesses became a critical selling point for airlines fighting for market share. Becoming a stewardess offered unprecedented independence for young women—if you could keep up with strict age, weight, grooming and marriage requirements.

FLY WITH ME tells the tells the story of the pioneering women who broke barriers first by becoming flight attendants and then by fighting for gender and racial equity in the workplace.

✈️ Watch an extended preview of FLY WITH ME and don’t miss the premiere on Tuesday, February 20th at 9/8c on @PBS, YouTube and the PBS App.