Airline Hostesses' Association

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Type of entity

Trade union

Authorized form of name

Airline Hostesses' Association

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Description area

Dates of existence

1956 - 1984


The Airline Hostesses' Association was registered in 1956 and existed in parallel to the Flight Stewards' Association for male staff. In 1984 the Airline Hostesses' Association which included an Overseas Branch for international cabin crew became the Australian Flight Attendants' Association, while the Flight Stewards' Association became the Australian International Cabin Crew Association. These changes happened when Qantas, the only international airline operating in Australia at the time, replaced 'Hostesses' with 'Female Flight Service Attendants'. In 1992 the two unions amalgamated to become the Flight Attendants' Association of Australia.


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Functions, occupations and activities

Representation for flight attendants

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Dates of creation, revision and deletion

Entered from deposit description 16 November 2012




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