There were the big Airlines with names like TWA and Pan Am and Eastern. It all began before WWII. May 15, 1930, 81 years ago, was when a new travel concept began. The day Ellen Church flew from Oakland, California to Chicago as the worlds first Airline Stewardess. She was a registered nurse by profession and convinced Boeing Air Transport the original company that later became United Airlines that by having a nurse would reassure passengers about their air sickness and other issues. 81 years later, you’re luck if you can get a Band Aid for a finger cut!