Weston woman becomes oldest cabin crew member
A 58-year-old, formerly from the seaside town, has joined the cabin crew of British Airways
A FORMER Weston woman has become British Airways' oldest cabin crew member.
Patricia Fitzgerald, who grew up in the town, applied for the job after legislation was changed allowing BA to take on cabin staff up to the age of 60.
The 58-year-old first applied to British United Airways when she was aged 19 but her application to become a flight attendant was rejected.
Ms Fitzgerald had been employed as a BA airport systems executive before landing her dream job in May this year.
You may also want to watch:
She said: "I am proud to say I am approaching 60 and have just joined a cabin crew.
"During the 1950's it was such a glamorous job. People did not travel so much and it seemed such a wonderful way to see the world.
- 1 Temporary closure of Weston's Marine Lake
- 2 Popular Weston restaurant closes after nearly 60 years
- 3 Owners address concerns raised over Weston donkeys during heatwave
- 4 Opening date announced for new supermarket
- 5 Summer by the Sea: 'North Somerset is the place to be'
- 6 Water Adventure Play Park switches water on again
- 7 Covid warning issued in North Somerset
- 8 Green Party candidate elected to council following by-election win
- 9 Restricting more flights from airport would have 'profound implications for society', says lawyer
- 10 Yatton development welcomes first movers
"Being turned down at the age of 19 was such a disappointment but I have worked my way up in other roles with BA"
Patricia grew up in the seaside town but now lives in Egham, Surrey.