Ramy Inocencio in Hong Kong and Frances Cha in Seoul, CNN
9 minute read
12:06 AM EDT, Fri March 22, 2013
Flying the beautiful skies —
Singapore Airlines' iconic Singapore Girl first appeared in 1972 wearing the "sarong kabaya" uniform, inspired by traditional attire found across much of Southeast Asia.
Sexing up the cabin ... or at least its image —
A Thai Maxim model poses for a publicity shoot for Nok Air, a domestic Thai low-cost carrier. Nok Air CEO Patee Sarasin expected the pictures to be "controversial" but he says the company has been "radical from day one."
The real thing —
An actual flight attendant from Nok Air smiles for the camera. Nok Air's CEO Patee Sarasin says no flight attendant is over 30 because customers prefer younger staff.