Bette Nash, an American Airlines flight attendant, has set the world record as the oldest and longest-serving flight attendant
When it comes to icons in the aviation industry, it’s hard to top Bette Nash.
In the skies around the globe, cabin crew sit on aluminum containers in aircraft galleys and discuss her legendary career that spans more than six decades. When the days are long and the feet are tired, Bette is the “if she can do it, so can I” motivation cabin crew turn to muster up the last smiles before calling it a day. Bette is our Queen.
And the Queen now has a new title. At 86 years old and 65 years of flying under her wings, Bette has been crowned by Guinness World Records as the most senior and longest-serving flight attendant in the world.
This is her story:
An Example in the industry:
Bette is an industry exception, especially outside of North America. Airlines have long been attacked for their discriminatory hiring and firing practices. Today, leading airlines worldwide continue to terminate careers of competent flight attendants based solely on their age. American Airlines and other airlines that follow non-discriminatory age policies should be applauded for allowing passion like Bette Nash’s to continue to soar as long as they can perform their duties safely.