In aviation’s early days, there was barely room for a pilot aboard those fabric and tube aircraft, much less passengers. However, by the 1920s, it had become apparent that with larger aerial vehicles carrying growing numbers of people on regular inter-city schedules, there was need for a cabin crewmember whose primarily responsibility was to see to the safety and well-being of passengers. Multiple sources claim that the first flight attendant was cabin steward Heinrich Kubis, who ...


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