Sunday, October 2, 2011

Delta Airlines

 Now you are probably reading the headline of this post and wondering what is seasonal about Delta, right?   I just happen to live around the corner from Delta Worldwide Headquarters and from Hartsfield Jackson International Airport so the two are very much a part of every season for me.  No, I don't work for the airlines but yesterday was a special day at Delta because they had the airline memorabilia show and an open house day at the museum.  Normally the museum is by appointment only but recently I attended an event at the museum and I thought I would take you on a quick tour. 
The aircraft you see, the Spirit of Delta is the museum which was purchased and created by Delta employees and is housed in a hangar that was built in the 40's.   It's interesting that the plane is bigger than the hangar.
 And on this tour you get to go into the cockpit. 
And you learn a few interesting facts about Delta. 

 But my favorite part of the tour was seeing the flight attendant apparel. 

At the event I attended, volunteer flight attendants were mixing with the crowd wearing some of the vintage attire.   I asked this woman what size she was, her response "size 0."  
 Now I know why I never got a flight attendant position.  Size 12 wouldn't do back in 1978! 
 And after a fun day at the museum, there was a beautiful moon shining over Delta. 
 I'm joining The Tablescaper for Seasonal Sunday and I hope you'll take some time to see what other bloggers are doing to celebrate the season. 


  1. What an interesting tour that was. Flight attendants and their uniforms are in everyone's mind these days with the new TV show. Times have certainly changed, and while size 0 is unrealistic, I often feel sorry for the attendants that are still working in the air past the age when it can be even remotely a pleasure!

  2. That was fun! Lovin' the uniform from 1969-groovy man:@)

  3. Fun to see this post. Amusing to think how things have changed through the years.

  4. Thanks for the tour. My father longed for the days when people still dressed up to fly. He continued to. Nice to see the old uniforms and various changes that were made by attendants during the flight. No one changes to toss you a bag of peanuts these days!!


  5. Things sure have changed!
    Have a great Sunday, gorgeous day here on LI!

  6. That was interesting - I think that there is a show on Sunday nights about the Stewardesses! hehe


  7. Since I just flew to and from Cali on Delta this was even more fun to see. I love the old flight attendant uniforms! Thanks for sharing this with us.
    hugs, Linda

  8. Oh, my goodness. I bet that was a lot of fun! Coke being the first soft drink served and loved seeing all the *fashions*!

  9. I used to want to be an airline stewardess when I was young, I tought it was so glamorous! I guess it was than, but things have changed so much now...coke first drink?! Now they hardly give you any food! Thanks so much, it was so interesting. FABBY

  10. Hi Jojo

    This is such an interesting museum and exhibits --I really enjoyed seeing the change in stewardess fashions.

    Size 0? I imagine it is easy for her to go and down the aisle in the plane! :)

  11. This is so neat. I can see why you were so interested in the uniforms. I didn't think they had size 0 back then, but clearly they did.

    Great to have you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  12. SWhat a great tour and how interesting! I love their very first attire!...Christine

  13. Fun post, Jojo. When I first flew as a child I thought being an in flight attendant was the most exciting job (we called them stewardesses). They always looked so elegant and polished in their uniforms. Then I read a book about the discipline enforced to ensure that they looked that way!

    So glad that things have relaxed a little. Interesting to see how things have changed over the years of flight.

  14. My deceased older sister was a flight attendant for Piedmont Airlines back in the 60s. I got to fly the "jump seat" several times.
    Cool post!:)

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