22 Mar 2012

The Ultimate Frequent Flyer

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:10 pm on 22 March 2012

Ronald Akana is the ultimate frequent flyer. 83 years old, he's been a flight attendant for 63 of them, clocking up 20 million air miles along the way. He was was just 21 years old in 1949 when he applied for a job with United Airlines to fly from his home in Hawaii to the Mainland USA. Times have changed, and so has the service, but Ron keeps on flying, and he talked to us from his home in Boulder, Colorado.