Sunday, March 18, 2012
The New York Times Sunday edition has a wonderful article about Ron Akana, a Hawaiian flight attendant who has been in the business for 63 years. Wow! He was one of the first male flight attendants for United Airlines when he started back in 1949. In the article, he says that he was the flight attendant on board to fly the entire cast of From Here to Eternity (1953). He took care of Frank Sinatra, Montgomery Clift, served numerous martinis to Burt Lancaster and set up an in-flight bed for Deborah Kerr. He's also met Red Skelton, Sammy Davis Jr. (WOW!) and Bing Crosby. Kudos to Mr. Akana for his years of service. I'm sure he's got many wonderful stories to tell.
Posted by Raquel Stecher