Air hostesses told to shed weight

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  1. Maca44

    Maca44 Established Member

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    If they did this with age UA might be in trouble

    An Indian court has ruled against a group of female flight attendants of female flight attendants who were grounded from the national airline for being overweight.

    The court said that state-owned Indian Airlines had the right to take the step in the interest of flight safety and in the face of growing competition.
    The flight attendants had argued that the move was demeaning.
    The airline began a system of measuring air hostesses based on their height and weight last year. The Delhi High Court has ruled in favour of the airline, saying that with aircraft flying at higher altitudes, the safety of the passengers depended on the crew's ability to perform.
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    BBC NEWS | South Asia | Air hostesses told to shed weight
     

  2. straitman

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    #2 straitman, Jun 2, 2007
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2007
    Correction:

    If they did this with age, UA would be in trouble :!:

    .... although it's unlikely to happen in TLOTFAP :rolleyes:
     
  3. Soundguy

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    It was only just a few years ago that this was the case in Australia - a hostess had to be within very specific weight to height range (confirmed by a doctor) and also age range & many other specific details of their appearance was stipulated. Talk to some middle age / older women who worked as a hostess for Ansett or Qantas when they were younger, they will confirm this. Back then if you didn't comply you would just look for an alternate job.

    Hmm...... be good if they could instead measure attitude / friendliness, especially towards the end of a long flight!
     
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