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The Airline That Only Hires Skinny Women ... to Save on Fuel


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Joanne
- 410 days ago - ivillage.com.au
I swear, you couldn't make this stuff up.



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Laura T. (109)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 10:17 pm
wow. I don't know if im amused or annoyed. that's...nuts
 

David C. (29)
Thursday July 4, 2013, 10:19 pm
Sorry but this is very old news----in the days of BEA, Air France Europe, Air America, flight attendants was picked on looks and weight!
 

Roger M. (0)
Friday July 5, 2013, 12:11 am
Incredible.
 

Kit B. (277)
Friday July 5, 2013, 6:24 am

This is too stupid for words. Unless they were hiring only bull elephants before this change.
 

Jaime A. (32)
Friday July 5, 2013, 12:35 pm
Thanks.
 

Connie O. (42)
Friday July 5, 2013, 1:51 pm
We did have "stewardesses of old" with height, weight and age restrictions. I was so glad when that went the way of the passenger pigeon. Next it will be only slim passengers allowed on the planes. I for one, am glad I do not fly those airlines.
 

Madhu Pillai (22)
Friday July 5, 2013, 2:35 pm
Do they only take skinny passengers? Crazy world indeed!
 

Bea friends Kindly (22)
Friday July 5, 2013, 2:38 pm
lol sad but true... Noted with a light hearted chuckle ;)
 

marie tc (166)
Friday July 5, 2013, 6:02 pm
The world is becoming more and more crazy whats next
Maybe we will have to be weighed before we can board transport !!!!!!!!!
 

Lisa Zilli (17)
Friday July 5, 2013, 6:14 pm
And as fuel gets more expensive, this concept will spread throughout all airlines.
 

Joanne Dixon (38)
Friday July 5, 2013, 6:18 pm
Wow - thanks to everyone who noted and put the article onto the front page. Yes, I remember the bad old days too. But at present, does anyone really believe, despite their quoted numbers and their eliminaton of drinking water, that this is the real reason for the change? Read your own comment, David C - you have included "looks." Connie included age. Will they be flight attendants or Barbie dolls?

As to passengers, my guess is that they will surcharge passengers 5 per hour per kilo for every kilo of weight over (exact figure to be determined).
 

Vicky P. (462)
Friday July 5, 2013, 6:29 pm
just silly, pretty sure it's just what he likes and wants at his company and it's discrimination
 

Jeremy S. (2)
Friday July 5, 2013, 6:44 pm
And I thought I'd heard everything! I hope this doesn't spread to other airlines--the lawyers will enjoy it, for sure!
 

Bob P. (424)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 10:22 am
thanks...... so assume they only allow skinny people as passengers as well
 

Winn Adams (191)
Saturday July 6, 2013, 5:32 pm
OMG - that's crazy and I doubt if I'd want to fly with them.
 

Klaus Peters (9)
Thursday July 18, 2013, 6:47 am
This is rediculous, what next.
 
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