ThinkingGuy: Interesting list from Patrick Smith showing the percentage of various planes' weight that that passengers comprise (crew is, of course, a small percentage of that percentage):http://www.askthepilot.com/airfares-by-the-pound/
FarkinHostile: CSB time:In April of 2001 i went to flight attendant school in Dallas/Ft. Worth for American Airlines. In my class there were 19 women, 2 married men, a gay guy and me. Out of the 19 women, 3 were really hot, 5 were good looking, 4 were doable and the rest.....eh. The second day the hottest one confessed to me that she was a stripper while I was giving her a massage on my bed. A very good friend of mine is a chef in Dallas, I planned on hanging out with him at the restaurant, so I invited Cali to go with me. Told my friend Pete about her "She's a stripper? We're all gonna fark her!" I tell him I want to come in like that scene in Goodfellas where everybody knows Ray Loitta and they give him a special table, ect. So Cali and I arrive in a rented red convertible, I give the valet the secret word, and from that point it was "Mr. FarkinHostile! So good to see you!". Took us through the kitchen, everyone greeted me by name, it was totally cool. We get taken to the Chef Table, and the first thing Cali does is order a $200 bottle of wine. "Yikes", I think, and eventually the bill comes to almost $400. As I go for my wallet, Cali throws her sugar daddys credit card on the table. I tell her "This doesn't mean I'm going to sleep with you" We go out drinking with Pete and his roommate Andy, we hit Panteras strip club, we get all farked up. On the drive home, Andy has Calis shirt off and is sucking her tits. We go back to Petes place and proceed to gang bang her.That was the third day. I was there for a month. Flight attendant school was crazy for a single straight dude./got shot at the last night//farking Texas, man.
biscuitsngravy: No farking shiat!? When did stewardesses stop being hot chicks (even if some of them were getting a little long in the tooth, they still held themselves together with a good old-fashioned calorie-restricted diet, Virginia Slims and Jazzercise) and turn into a bunch of lunch-ladies and balding gay dudes? I'm 40 on the dot, but I swear when I was a kid the air waitresses were all fairly attractive, skinny women. Seriously. What. The. Fark. Fewer Bruce's and Helgas, and more Bunnys and Heathers please.
Great Janitor: I am going to go ahead and say that there is a useful purpose for thin flight attendants. There's not a whole lot of extra space on the aisles of a plane to start with.
qualtrough: speciaal: csb: future mother-in-law just had to fly home to Korea for a family emergency. I took her to the airport ( to try to help if there was any problems because she doesn't speak English very well). the counter of Asiana airlines had some of the most beautiful women at the counter. I jokingly mentioned this to the fiancee, and she told me that the flight attendants are even hotter on the airplane. she told me that they still have beauty standards on the planes there. weigh ins before the flight, forced retirement at 30ish, etc. I don't agree with the methods, but nothing wrong with eye candy on a 12+ hour flight.Just about any Asian airline (Cathay, Thai, Singapore, EVA, Korea, etc. & etc.) will be staffed by extremely attractive women who somehow manage to suppress the feelings of extreme bitterness that a lot of Western flight attendants seem to have.
WhippingBoy: No goddammit. I've been to Korea 11 times and it's been Air Canada Every. Single. Time. Star Alliance, my ass.
The water was cold: I shall be 54 in nineteen days (hopefully), so I probably have more memories of the pretty stewardesses and their nice outfits from the "good ol' days". I even remember when some commercial planes still had propellers.
LonMead: RyanAir knows how to get ready for a flight![cdn3.independent.ie image 257x342][sun.org.ua image 465x583]
0Icky0: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I've never encountered one of these mythical hot stewardesses. Just middle aged gay dudes and frumpy women.Let me introduce you to the magical, mystical land of "Asia".My Chicago-Hong Kong flight yesterday on Cathay Pacific was...nice. God damn.My wife works for Cathay. I went to her interview in Bangkok when she was trying out.600 Thai girls. Six were chosen.Just imagine the scene at the hotel lobby where the interviews were taking place.One of my fondest memories.
pxlboy: WhippingBoy: I fly Air Canada. I can assure you, there's no such thing as a young, hot air waitress.
EkimProx: Breast reduction surgery would make it lighter too.
WhippingBoy: I fly Air Canada. I can assure you, there's no such thing as a young, hot air waitress.
BolshyGreatYarblocks: "Samoa Air last year became the first airline to charge fees according to weight".Now THERE'S irony.
gameshowhost: [banoosh.com image 634x510]even lighter
Ima4nic8or: I am sure I will get beat up for being so un-PC but...1) The airlines mentioned are being 100% rational and reasonable. As long as more weight costs the airlines more (which basic physics can assure you it always will) the logical thing for airlines to do is reduce weight where they can. They absolutely should hire the lightest folks they can. If males were on average lighter you can be sure they would be hiring them instead. It is therefore not gender discrimination.2) Not only should they hire small folks from a cost perspective but also from a space perspective. Airliners are incredibly cramped with miniscule space between the aisles to push those carts down. The space in the seating rows are even worse. The last thing I want as a customer is some 300 lb fatty grinding his or her hips into my elbow every time they walk by or leaning an ample belly into my face to reach over me and hand the customer in the middle a drink.3) Charging passengers based on weight (bags + passenger) would be the absolute most fair and reasonable way to charge. It is a simple fact of physics. The heavier the load the more fuel will be burned. It is blatantly unfair to force a person who inherently costs less to transport to pay more than his/her fair share to cover the folks that cost more to move. Before you get all pissy realize that this doesn't favor me at all. I am a 200 lb male and would no doubt pay more than I currently do. That is fine with me. A rational cost structure is more important than the cost to one particular person. Besides, I could always lose some weight if I was really bothered by the cost. Yet another reason to charge based on weight; it would incentivize folks that fly a lot to lose some weight (clearly needed here in the US).
Ima4nic8or: They absolutely should hire the lightest folks they can. If males were on average lighter you can be sure they would be hiring them instead. It is therefore not gender discrimination.
Ima4nic8or: Charging passengers based on weight (bags + passenger) would be the absolute most fair and reasonable way to charge.
profplump: Except it doesn't account for the discrete seating of most passenger planes -- the seats don't get bigger just because you paid more/weigh more.
FarkinHostile: CSB time:
grokca: desertfool: Then there was an airline in Vietnam where the flight attendants had an impromptu bikini fashion show on a flight:Please don't do that on Air Canada.
rumpelstiltskin: ThinkingGuy: Interesting list from Patrick Smith showing the percentage of various planes' weight that that passengers comprise (crew is, of course, a small percentage of that percentage):http://www.askthepilot.com/airfares-by-the-pound/Yeah, like the average American weighs 190 pounds. Maybe the average fourth grader.But you have a point. I have a counterpoint. The problem with fat people in the air isn't the force with which the earth attracts them. I honestly don't even notice that when I'm flying next to some sausage encased in 48" polyester trousers. What I do notice is, there's a limited amount of space in a plane, and the packing problem becomes non-trivial when you're talking about shoehorning zoo exhibits into that space.The military makes perfectly good cargo planes. Those planes have lifts and winches and rollers and all the other accoutrements that would make flying convenient for fat people. Why do they need to be on passenger planes?
JesusJuice: LonMead: RyanAir knows how to get ready for a flight![cdn3.independent.ie image 257x342][sun.org.ua image 465x583]The one on the right looks like she used to be a man...
Dear Jerk: What's this $7 excess weight flight attendant fee?
Pumpernickel bread: I didn't know "fat" was a proteced class. I always thought they were the last group left that we could openly mock with impunity
Barfmaker: FarkinHostile: CSB time:Brilliant CSB.
Warlordtrooper: The difference in fuel cost between a heavy person and a light person is to insignificant to be measurable.
PizzaJedi81: Shakes: [i1143.photobucket.com image 340x337]I'd like to fly over her peaks, if ya know what I mean, and I think you do.
LewDux: Quick, somebody depress gimmegimme
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