08 Aug '17 20:54>1 edit
Originally posted by @duchess64Yes, I've seen the vintage ads.
"Sex appeal cannot reasonably be said to be a central component of a flight attendant's job."
Back in the 'Golden Age' of air travel, some airlines advertised their (exclusively) female
flight attendants' sex appeal (and implied sexual availability) as selling points for male passengers.
"Would the gentleman like to have coffee, tea, or me?" ...[text shortened]... the anecdotal lives of two lusty young
stewardesses, and was originally presented as factual."
I think the courts were right to put a stop to it.
An FA's main job is always maintaining a safe environment for the passengers. Sexual attractiveness does not seem to be to be a BFOQ for a flight attendant.
I'll concede that these inquiries are often murky and not clear-cut.