Kettle Class – Glossary Definition

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What is Kettle Class?

Kettle class is airline slang, particularly used among flight attendants and other members of the cabin crew, referring to economy class or coach class. Kettle class can also refer to the airline passengers flying in economy class.

More on Kettle Class

Like many customer-facing service workers, airline employees sometimes have derogatory or offensive slang used to refer to those customers (see: “working the village” or “holding pen” if you don’t believe me). That happens to be the case with “kettle class,” taken from the hillbilly characters of Ma and Pa Kettle. As the show of the same name aired in the 1940s and 1950s, it’s quite an old term, but it has stuck around, though many of today’s flight attendants no longer even know what it means.

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