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.

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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.

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"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.

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