From Talia Lakritz’s article at Business Insider Singapore:
While magazine photographer Brian Finke traveled around the world for photoshoots in the early 2000s, he realized that he had a compelling subject for a photo series right in front of him.
Finke spent two years photographing flight attendants on a number of airlines including Air France, Icelandair, Air Asia, Thai Airlines, Delta Airlines, and the short-lived Hooters Air. He gained access to schools where they learn to put out fires and deploy emergency slides, as well as their homes and flight routes.
Here are 17 photos from his photo series that provide a glimpse into what the job is really like.