One co-worker calls Bob Reardon a perfectionist. He’s also Northwest Airlines’ most experienced flight attendant, with a career that began before the jet age. Reardon crosses the Pacific Ocean twice a month between Minneapolis and Asian cities, commanding the cabin crew on Boeing 747s. He’s now in his 55th year of flying, and at 82 he sees no reason for stopping. “If I didn’t like the job,” he says, “I would have quit 20 years ago.”
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