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Here are all the ways being a flight attendant has changed in the last 50 years

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  Fifty years ago, flight attendants faced more overt sexism on
  the job. 
  
  While flight attendants now experience less gender
  discrimination, pay fell significantly within this time frame.
  
  Here's how being a flight attendant has changed in the last
  50 years.
  
  
    Visit
    Business Insider's homepage for more stories.
  

  From the feminist movement to 9/11, the last 50 years drastically
  changed the role of flight attendants.

  Being a flight attendant half a century ago may have seemed
  glamorous, but the industry was ripe with discrimination and
  sexism.

  
    Read more:
    
  THEN AND NOW: Here's how being a nurse has changed in the last 50
  years
  

  While many flight attendants worked to overcome these issues,
  challenges remain in the industry, including depreciating pay and
  a lack of racial diversity.

  Here's how being a flight attendant has changed in the last 50
  years.

  • Fifty years ago, flight attendants faced more overt sexism on the job.
  • While flight attendants now experience less gender discrimination, pay fell significantly within this time frame.
  • Here's how being a flight attendant has changed in the last 50 years.
  • Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories.

From the feminist movement to 9/11, the last 50 years drastically changed the role of flight attendants.

Being a flight attendant half a century ago may have seemed glamorous, but the industry was ripe with discrimination and sexism.

Read more: THEN AND NOW: Here's how being a nurse has changed in the last 50 years

While many flight attendants worked to overcome these issues, challenges remain in the industry, including depreciating pay and a lack of racial diversity.

Here's how being a flight attendant has changed in the last 50 years.

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