Kathleen Barry: "Femininity In Flight" (Duke)

Kathleen Barry: "Femininity In Flight" (Duke)

A look at the history of flight attendants - from the early days when flying was a luxury few could afford - to today's world of low-cost, no-frill airlines, and post-9/11 security measures.

A look at the history of flight attendants - from the early days when flying was a luxury few could afford - to today's world of low-cost, no-frill airlines, and post-9/11 security measures.

Guests

Kathleen Barry

has taught American history at New York University and the University of Cambridge.

Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase

Streaming from 30,000 feet, "Betty in the Sky with a Suitcase" is a podcast hosted by Betty, a major US airline flight attendant for 20 years. Her blog can be found at www.bettyinthesky.com

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