MIAMI (CBSMiami) – In celebration of International Women’s Day on Monday, American Airlines made a historic flight from Miami to Dallas-Fort Worth.
The flight had all-female crews, both on the plane and the ground. That’s right, the check-in crew, the cargo team, the air traffic controller, the pilots, and the flight attendants were all women. In addition, all team members supporting the flight from the airline’s Integrated Control Center in Fort Worth, Texas, were all women.READ MORE: ‘Inspire What Can Be Done Here In Space’: Inspiration4 Crew Successfully Splashes Down After 3-Day Space Trip
Capt. Linda Pauwels led the flight crew. She is American’s first female Hispanic Captain.
“So many talented women have broken barriers in aviation, from Beverley Bass to Willa Brown and Bonnie Tiburzi, forging a path for me and my colleagues at American. We want young women and girls who aspire to become aviators or work in the airline industry to know their dream is within reach, and that gender, race, and ethnicity isn’t a barrier,” she said in a statement.READ MORE: Massive Search Underway For Brian Laundrie, Fiancé Of Missing Florida Woman Gabby Petito
In addition to the airline’s all-female crew, the TSA officers and firefighters who conducted a water cannon salute were also all women.
Miami Dade County Mayor Daniella Levine Cava, the county’s first female mayor, attended the event.MORE NEWS: ‘The Situation Is Bad’: North Miami Commissioner Alix Desulme Visits Texas For Haitian Migrant Crisis Fact-Finding Mission
This was American Airlines’ second all-female flight in history, the first one was in 1986.