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2 May 2019
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With the help of Laudomia Pucci, we learn about the space-age cabin-crew uniforms that her father, Emilio Pucci, designed for Braniff in the 1960s. We also meet Hawaiian Airlines’ first female pilot, who also led the first all-female commercial flight in the US, and hear from former flight attendants about what it was like to be on board during the heyday of aviation.
2 May 2019
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