Most of us assumed that she was the longest serving flight attendant out there because we already knew her from American Airlines. The Guinness World Records has verified this.
The longest serving flight attendant in the world has just been recognized by Guinness World Records. She worked as a flight attendant.
She is the world's oldest flight attendant. She could fly any route she wanted. Long haul flights aren't what Bette chooses. She flies from Boston to New York and Washington so that she can be at home. She cares for a special needs boy.
Even though she is the oldest and most senior flight attendant in the world, she is not the oldest flight attendant of all time. The 90-year-old Delta flight attendant had to stop working. He had been at the airline for 63 years, and he wasn't happy about having to retire.
It's hard for people to wrap their heads around the idea of an 86-year-old working in front of customers. You will almost never see flight attendants that are over the age of 65 in the United States.
Service can be on both ends of the spectrum for the most senior flight attendants. I have had many amazing, passionate, friendly, professional, happy senior flight attendants, and I have also had many senior flight attendants who are not like that.
She described her attitude in the following way.
“I love my people, and I love being on the same flight all the time, that I know my customers, you know what they want. The airline thinks names are important, but I think a lot of times peoples’ needs are very important. Everybody wants a little love.”
When she was celebrating her 60th anniversary of flying, CNN did a video about her.
The world's most senior flight attendant is named Bette Nash. She has been at American Airlines for 65 years. Keep up the good work.
Have you had the pleasure of flying with her?