Heinrich Kubis

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Heinrich Kubis was born in Germany back in 1888.  He was a professional waiter working at several luxury hotels in Europe. Maybe you’ve heard of them the Hotel Ritz in Paris and the Carlton Hotel in London. 

In 1912, he began attending to passengers on the LZ 10 Schwaben during flights from Berlin to Freidrichshafen. The plane crashed in June of 1912, but he survived.  He was on the Hindenburg at the time of its destruction in New Jersey in 1937.  He was in the dining room at the moment of the explosion, helping passengers to escape.  He also escaped without injury, he died in 1979, he was 98.

What you may not know about Heinrich is that he was the world’s first flight attendant.  He preceded the debut of the first female flight attendant Ellen Church, by eighteen years.  I wrote about her yesterday.

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Comments (19)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning James - he was either very lucky or very smart and lived to a ripe old age.

Mar 20, 2021 04:02 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Sounds like he had a very exciting life. The only thing missing is that he was not in the secret service of her majesty @James.

Mar 20, 2021 04:51 AM
Bill Salvatore - YVP Blog
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - Valley of the Sun / golfArizona@cox.net

When I was in th US Army, my wife and I loved living in West germany (at the time).  So fun. Great information, thanks for sharing.  Make it a great one.  Bill Salvatore

Mar 20, 2021 04:55 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Good morning, James...


Mar 20, 2021 05:14 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Well, yes, James. I have heard of the Hotel Ritz in Paris and the Carlton in London... in fact, I've stayed at both any number of times. Really nothing quite like a 5-star hotel experience.

Mar 20, 2021 05:23 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. He was a first at a time when being the first counted. And he thought of himself second! Enjoy your day.

Mar 20, 2021 05:42 AM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

A very lucky man to have escaped two crashes.

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Mar 20, 2021 05:43 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

It makes sense that a professional waiter would become the first flight attendant, interesting information for sure!

Mar 20, 2021 05:51 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Like Nina, we have stated at the Ritz in Paris.  And loved that the story of Heinrich Kubis becoming the first flight attendant.  A

Mar 20, 2021 06:33 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello James,  Talk about luck in a number of times.and to make it to 98 in that day and age. wow.


Mar 20, 2021 06:40 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello James - an interesting history and like the story you revealed yesterday, moments of a time gone by.  

Mar 20, 2021 06:57 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for sharing this story.

Have an outstanding weeking.

Mar 20, 2021 07:14 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning James and thank you once again for a fascinating biography

Mar 20, 2021 08:02 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I think Heinrich Kubis was placed here to help others, which he did. What interesting stories he must have had. 

Mar 20, 2021 11:23 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi James, 

I will bet that his level of service was at the top of the scale.  Good for him.

Mar 20, 2021 03:26 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Hi James,  Thanks for sharing another piece of history.  Heinrich Kubis had a giving spirit and enjoyed helping others.

Mar 20, 2021 07:40 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Well I am familiar with the hotels you mentioned, although I have not yet had the good fortune to stay there. The rest was new learning for me!

Mar 20, 2021 08:49 PM
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

What an incredible story of surviving tragedies and  retained his love for serving others.

Mar 21, 2021 06:39 AM
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(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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