an airline employee who serves meals, attends to passengers' comfort, etc., during a flight.
- Also called cabin attendant.
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How to use flight attendant in a sentence
The only real interaction with those outside the program is with security, the pilot and flight attendants.Georgetown basketball on pause after a positive test. Two more games are postponed. | Kareem Copeland | January 14, 2021 | Washington Post
At least two in 2020 involved passengers who allegedly assaulted flight attendants and also refused to wear masks.FAA warns of jail time, fines as airports and airlines prep for unruly passengers ahead of the inauguration | Ian Duncan, Lori Aratani | January 11, 2021 | Washington Post
As the man returned from the lavatory with a mask dangling from one ear, a flight attendant asked him to put it on properly.Sneezed on, cussed at, ignored: Airline workers battle mask resistance with scant government backup | Michael Laris | January 1, 2021 | Washington Post
The TWU local for flight attendants didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.Southwest Airlines warns nearly 13% of workforce at risk of layoffs after punishing year for travel | kdunn6 | December 4, 2020 | Fortune
They also want to study people who’ve experienced other conditions similar in some way to spaceflight, such as radiotherapy patients, pilots, and flight attendants.Spaceflight does some weird things to astronauts’ bodies | Neel Patel | November 25, 2020 | MIT Technology Review
We remember that time a flight attendant told us at a barbecue that if the bell tones four times, things are serious.
When that proved an inefficient tactic, he punched a flight attendant.
Alessandra Pacchieri was heavily pregnant when she traveled to London for a flight attendant training course.Italian Woman Says British Doctors Forced Her to Have a C-Section, Took Her Baby | Barbie Latza Nadeau and Nico Hines | December 5, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
She was 17 and dressed as a flight attendant—think cheap polyester and way too little fabric.The 15 Most Cringeworthy Bits From Leandra Medine’s New Memoir | Emilia Petrarca | September 10, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
We were huge fans of Strangers With Candy, but the character was written to be a little more flight attendant and superficial.‘The Good Wife’: Robert and Michelle King on Alicia, Kalinda, Renewal Prospects, and More | Jace Lacob | March 12, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
A few days before Christmas, an airline flight attendant spotted a passenger lighting a match.
British Dictionary definitions for flight attendant
a person who attends to the needs of passengers on a commercial flight
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