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From the "InfoCanadi>n" magazine.

Issue dated February 1992.

tmb cpa jewel ohanlon 1942In 1980, the 50th anniversary of flight attendant service in the airline industry, Jewel O'Hanlon, née Butler, inset, made a nostalgic trip to Whitehorse dressed in a recreated original CPAir Lines uniform.

Jewel, one of the first two flight attendants hired in 1941 by Canadian Pacific Air Lines, is also seen here serving a customer in about 1942.

tmb cpa jewel ohanlonReflecting on flight service over the years, Jewel said one of the biggest changes is simply numbers. "Today's flight attendant must handle many more passengers’ sometimes with minimal time to perform duties.

On those early flights I had only 12 to 14 passengers to look after and we weren't going anywhere terribly fast so I had the opportunity to get to know them."

Jewel left the airline when she married in 1943. The original uniforms were cut from the same material as pilots' but accentuated the "nurse" look. 

Contributed by Andrew Geider, Corporate Archivist

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