Friday, February 15, 2008

Flight Attendant: No longer a 'sexy' occupation?

Flight AttendantLong-time readers of Cabin Crew News may recall a piece last year called Being a flight attendant is sexy. In that post I reported on a survey that listed the "10 Sexiest Job Titles." In that survey, 'Flight Attendant' was number five on the list.

Well, now we learn that a company called has carried out a similar survey. When they did so in 2005, 'Flight Attendant' was number two on the list, but according to an article about the 2008 survey outcome in the Boston Globe, 'Flight Attendant' did not even make the top ten list of sexy job titles this time. Tsk tsk.

In the surveys, 'Firefighter' was the sexiest job title in both 2005 and 2008, but in the 2008 results, 'Personal Trainer' replaced 'Flight Attendant' for 2nd place. (What?!) The third sexiest job title in both 2005 and 2008 was 'Chief Executive." No word on whether that referred to airline CEOs, however.