(Premiere) Pam, Marcy and Lisa, three beautiful girls (Kathryn Witt, Pat Klous, Connie Selleca) learn what being a stewardess is really like. Three girls succeed in qualifying for airline stewardess training, become fast friends as they manage to complete the tough course and then star getting a taste of the rigors and fun of the real thing- Pat Klous, Connie Sellecca, Kathryn Witt, Marcia Wallace, Howard Platt and Jim Hutton star in the 1978 TV movie pilot for a new fall series. The adventures of three stewardesses and her affairs with passengers and crew. Pam, Marcy and Lisa work for Sun West Airlines based in Los Angeles. Their pilot is the womanizer Captain Doug March. This was the telefilm that originated the series.
The cockpit crew is struck by gastric pangs after consuming poisoned cheesecake and the stewardesses must take control of the situation. Sunwest Airlines flight attendant Lisa Benton learns that the cheesecake she fed the plane's pilots was contaminated.
On her flight to Los Angeles Pam gets to know TV star Rod Hunter. Unlike the tough average policeman he plays on screen, Rod is in reality charming and courteous. When an airline passenger becomes increasingly aggressive and represents a danger for other passengers, nevertheless, Rod intervenes bravely. A pregnant woman begins to undergo labor pains .
Marcy's new friend Greg turns out to be a drug smuggler. He tries to convince the shattered Marcy to become his accomplice. She should carry for him a package of opium from Mexico into the USA. Marcy tells her friends Lisa and Pam about it. They advise her to inform of the affair to the police. In order to get that Greg can be caught, the girls should pretend to be involved in the deal.
A prisoner, taken in custody, sets himself free from his guard and takes Marcy as a hostage on her flight; Pam and Lisa must bear a noisy bunch of conventioneers on a stay at a San Francisco hotel.
Pam and Marcy are assigned on the flight to Miami. Due to bad weather conditions the jet is deviated to Macon and they both must spend a cold Halloween night in a dilapidated motel. In Connecticut Lisa amuses herself meanwhile on a ball of the High Society. She falls in love with a substantially older, rich playboy.
Pam, Lisa and Marcy's tasks are divided for a flight to Los Angeles. Their hands are full, because aboard there are some unusual travelers: a blind passenger, a naked man, a guest who nearly does not survive his fear of flying, a stowaway, and a former flame of Pam's who earns his money committing thefts.
Pam is glad to have a few days off, until she is told she must attend to an upgrading course for stewardesses. There she meets the spoiled daughter of a Sun West Airline executive. A scandal will lead the two women to clash. Meanwhile, Marcy looks after a very peculiar young millionaire.
On a special flight to Las Vegas an older man, a retired dentist (Lew Ayres), opens his hear out to Pam. He tells her that his son, a known psychiatrist from Beverly Hills, wants to know nothing more about him. Pam shows understanding for the grief of the old man. Therefore, after the landing she decides to express her opinion to the oldster's son. A comedian chases Lisa and Marcy in a casino.
Captain March travels with his new conquest, Carmen, to Palm Springs to spend a romantic weekend. By chance Pam and Lisa arrive at the same hotel for staying some days so they can recover . Because Carmen's boyfriend is also in search of her, the short trip becomes a stressful hide-and-seek for everyone .
Marcy and Pam leave by mistake with a foreign attaché case left in the airplane. In the baggage piece there are strictly confidential papers which belong to a newspaper reporter . Even the FBI is interested in the documents and kidnaps Marcy and Pam.
Captain March is glad about his high school reunion in San Francisco to which he'll go along with Pam, Lisa and Marcy . The toga party is organized by Reggie Weston, an old pal of Captain March's and now a tycoon. At the party March runs into his former flame Candy who has engaged, in the meantime, to his old friend Reggie. Promptly her love is aroused once more. Candy is insecure about whom she should marry now.
On a flight Lisa comes across Billy, an old friend of Marcy's. Marcy learns from Billy's wife, Essie May, that they both live separated and Billy has always dreamed only of Marcy. From now on Marcy and Lisa play marriage counselors and look after Essie May's appearance. And really she soon turns from "ugly duckling " into a desirable woman that Billy can't help but notice.
March has got injured while practicing a sport. The girls offer to help him recover. The three spoil him very much, but soon he bothers them with his demands. When they discover that he is only simulating, they exact revenge on him. Moreover, Marcy must face pilot Bill who wants to blackmail them because of her unauthorized moonlighting for a night of love.
A stopover in San Francisco becomes disaster for captain March and his stewardesses. Since he has failed to confirm the hotel reservations, they must spend the night with a friend of March's. However, the old pal of March's has undergone a sex change and now is an attractive woman. The three women land with Lisa's friend. They are wrongly taken for prostitutes and get arrested.
Sunwest Airlines flight attendants Lisa and Marcy are mistakenly arrested as call girls in San Francisco. Meanwhile Captain March, after locating an old Air Force buddy with the object of staying overnight with him, panics at the discovery that he is now a she.
Captain March collides at the airport with a woman who proceeds to sue him promptly for two million dollars. Their argument: she has become frigid since the accident. The covetous accuser turns out to be Pam's friend, Carol. March as well as Pam soon start to suspect that Carol's frigidity is rather triggered by her fiancée, Joe. To prove this, captain March resorts to use all of his charms.
Marcy, Pam and Lisa find out independently of each other that they have complexes. Absolutely determined to confront their weaknesses and to stand to them, the three ladies choose the same training place: a nudist's camp. There they find themselves embroiled in all kinds of embarrassing situations.
Lisa and Pam must cooperate with a new chief stewardess. Wedgie is close to her retirement and has a rather red tone on the body. When, nevertheless, she pleads for Anatoli, a Russian soldier who wants to defect to the USA, the page turns. In the interim Marcy tries out as a coach of a baseball team. Coach of the opposing team is captain March.
The first suggestion of the new public relations expert of the Sun west Airlines Immediately provokes a fuss: To represent better the image of the airline, the stewardesses should wear jauntier uniforms. They fit so tightly and sexily that Marcy, Pam and Lisa reject her new occupational clothes. In their opinion they look no more serious enough.