“To have the job AS A WOMAN, you had to prove you knew every TWA flight around the world and the schedules. My mom said the test was very simply an airline employee looking in a book and asking questions, like, ‘Can I get to Singapore from Texas directly on May 16th? How many layovers would there be and what flight numbers would I need to book?’

However, AS A MAN, you were allowed to look in the book of flights and didn’t need to memorize anything.”