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AP PHOTOS: Flight attendant's 63 years in the sky


An 83-year-old United Airlines flight attendant is ending his career in the Guinness World Records book after 63 years in the skies.

Ron Akana, of Boulder, Colo., started his career in Hawaii and ended it there over the weekend after serving aboard a flight from Denver to Kauai with his daughter, Jean Akana-Lewis, who is also a flight attendant and has been working 23 years.

Here's a gallery of photos of Akana through his career, which began in December 1949.


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