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(CNN)   Sure it's discriminatory to hire only hot, skinny, nubile women as flight attendants. Sure it may have been previously found illegal. But it saves fuel, dammit. So bring the hot flight attendants back   (edition.cnn.com) divider line 154
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2013-06-29 12:39:26 PM  
It also saves money because you only have to pay them 78% of what you pay male skywaitresses.

/ actually that's probably only true of unattractive women.  The hot ones come at a premium.
 
2013-06-29 12:55:25 PM  
The first airline to go All-Midget Flight Crew will soar to profitability heretofore unimagined.
 
2013-06-29 01:06:59 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: The first airline to go All-Midget Flight Crew will soar to profitability heretofore unimagined.


Not if they can't see over the drink cart.
 
2013-06-29 01:07:32 PM  
Grounding the airline would really save fuel.
 
2013-06-29 01:09:45 PM  
The difference in fuel cost between a heavy person and a light person is to insignificant to be measurable.
 
2013-06-29 01:10:02 PM  
www.cbc.ca

/No more "fake" flight attendant then!
 
2013-06-29 01:11:44 PM  
www.braniffinternational.com
 
2013-06-29 01:12:13 PM  
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.
 
2013-06-29 01:13:00 PM  
Businesses are allowed to discriminate if it serves a legitimate business purpose. I remember reading about a barber with a "no black people" sign who got away with it because he doesn't work on what google tells me is actually called "Afro-textured hair". (Other "legitimate" examples are churches hiring only members of their flock, female gyms only hiring women, businesses that help disabled people get jobs only hiring disabled people, etc) Claiming they are discriminating to save fuel might actually fly...
 
2013-06-29 01:14:43 PM  
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
 
2013-06-29 01:14:58 PM  
.....and stop hiring these:

i22.photobucket.com

/But it is a delicious beer.
 
2013-06-29 01:15:39 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-06-29 01:19:37 PM  

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


You're thinking of smokers. We're still allowed to mock fatties here on Fark, but in the real world it's highly frowned upon.
 
2013-06-29 01:19:43 PM  
Hot flight attendants:
seattle98.files.wordpress.com
/yes please
 
2013-06-29 01:22:15 PM  
Bras are quite heavy as well. Just think of all that additional savings that could be heaped into the corporate cookie jar!
 
2013-06-29 01:24:04 PM  
This article is unfair.  Attractive women have no advantages whatsoever.
 
2013-06-29 01:25:53 PM  
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/
 
2013-06-29 01:26:32 PM  
Unless they can hire sexy TSA agents to do the groping and other invasions of privacy, it doesn't matter much who's working on the airplane.

Seriously, what qualifications do they require for TSA agents? I think if you check the Not A Whistleblower box and can't fit well into polyester pants, they hire you.
 
2013-06-29 01:28:33 PM  
Breast reduction surgery would make it lighter too.
 
2013-06-29 01:29:47 PM  

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.
 
2013-06-29 01:30:19 PM  
Yeah, I'm just posting here so I can come back later to lots and lots of pics of hot flight attendants.
 
2013-06-29 01:30:58 PM  
The uniforms they're wearing in the article's pic negate the advantages that are gained in recruiting.
 
2013-06-29 01:32:32 PM  
I love the denial on the part of attendants that part of their job is to be attractive. Sorry, but it has a direct impact on the traveler's experience (air travel is unpleasant enough as it is), and that equals money. I'm a liberal guy, but these complaints make as much sense as a fat guy complaining that Chippendale's won't hire him.

<img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9r72xkEKp1rn2y3ao1_500.jpg">
 
2013-06-29 01:32:54 PM  
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.
 
2013-06-29 01:33:19 PM  
Gah...stupid new Fark...
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-06-29 01:36:34 PM  

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.




Then there was an airline in Vietnam where the flight attendants had an impromptu bikini fashion show on a flight:

static2.businessinsider.com
 
2013-06-29 01:37:06 PM  
I've never encountered one of these mythical hot stewardesses. Just middle aged gay dudes and frumpy women.
 
2013-06-29 01:38:28 PM  
I fly Air Canada. I can assure you, there's no such thing as a young, hot air waitress.
 
2013-06-29 01:39:19 PM  

WhippingBoy: I fly Air Canada. I can assure you, there's no such thing as a young, hot air waitress.


Eh
 
2013-06-29 01:39:24 PM  

The_Sponge: .....and stop hiring these:

[i22.photobucket.com image 320x320]

/But it is a delicious beer.


I'm a big fan, especially at hockey season!

/Works across the street from the brewery and taproom
 
2013-06-29 01:40:26 PM  

gimmegimme: This article is unfair.  Attractive women have no advantages whatsoever.


HAHAHAHA!

Wait, where's kawaii-whatshername? She agrees with you.
 
2013-06-29 01:41:03 PM  

SmithHiller: Hot flight attendants:
[seattle98.files.wordpress.com image 640x427]
/yes please


There we go. That's why I clicked.
 
2013-06-29 01:41:11 PM  

WhippingBoy: I fly Air Canada. I can assure you, there's no such thing as a young, hot air waitress.


Haven't flown Korean Air, have you?
 
2013-06-29 01:42:23 PM  
Is this the thread where we discuss the fact that ground waitresses make less than minimum wage and rely on tips to survive but sky waitresses make a shiat ton more money no matter how bad they are at their job?
 
2013-06-29 01:44:30 PM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: I love the denial on the part of attendants that part of their job is to be attractive. Sorry, but it has a direct impact on the traveler's experience (air travel is unpleasant enough as it is), and that equals money. I'm a liberal guy, but these complaints make as much sense as a fat guy complaining that Chippendale's won't hire him.

<img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9r72xkEKp1rn2y3ao1_500.jpg">


Waitresses get hired for their looks, to a certain degree. Why should sky waitresses be different?
 
2013-06-29 01:46:25 PM  
i1143.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-29 01:48:16 PM  

bingethinker: SacriliciousBeerSwiller: I love the denial on the part of attendants that part of their job is to be attractive. Sorry, but it has a direct impact on the traveler's experience (air travel is unpleasant enough as it is), and that equals money. I'm a liberal guy, but these complaints make as much sense as a fat guy complaining that Chippendale's won't hire him.

<img src="http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m9r72xkEKp1rn2y3ao1_500.jpg">

Waitresses get hired for their looks, to a certain degree. Why should sky waitresses be different?


This is actually a very sad manifestation of misogyny in our society.  Women would GREATLY prefer to load thousands of pounds of luggage into plane after plane, just like they would MUCH RATHER spend a ten-hour shift in a hot and sweaty kitchen.  It's the same thing in the construction industry; women would PREFER to shovel hot asphalt instead of holding up traffic signs.  We're just not letting them show what they can do.
 
2013-06-29 01:48:46 PM  

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.
 
2013-06-29 01:49:26 PM  
oh cmon! I like the chunky middle-aged menopausal american flight attendants, whose antidepressants wear off half way through the flight, making them all sad and grumpy! Great for those long overseas flights.
 
2013-06-29 01:52:36 PM  

WhippingBoy: I fly Air Canada. I can assure you, there's no such thing as a young, hot air waitress.


That represents Canada in a nutshell. Old, sterile, boring.
 
2013-06-29 01:52:50 PM  

titwrench: Is this the thread where we discuss the fact that ground waitresses make less than minimum wage and rely on tips to survive but sky waitresses make a shiat ton more money no matter how bad they are at their job?


It could be, or we just just post pictures.
 
2013-06-29 01:54:23 PM  

pxlboy: WhippingBoy: I fly Air Canada. I can assure you, there's no such thing as a young, hot air waitress.

Haven't flown Korean Air, have you?


No goddammit. I've been to Korea 11 times and it's been Air Canada Every. Single. Time. Star Alliance, my ass.
 
2013-06-29 01:54:33 PM  
Why are sexy flight attendants a bad thing?
 
2013-06-29 01:54:58 PM  

WhippingBoy: I fly Air Canada. I can assure you, there's no such thing as a young, hot air waitress.


I don't like paying for old ladies to be surly to me, so I try to fly Porter or Westjet whenever possible.  They're not perfect, by any means, but they do actually seem to give a damn about the customer experience.

worldairlinenews.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-06-29 01:56:30 PM  
10-20 pounds skinnier than normal times 5 is like a grand total of 100 pounds. Compared to the weight of the whole plane that's what... 8 cents worth of gas they'll save?
 
2013-06-29 01:57:13 PM  
I'd settle for one that wasn't eligible for Social Security 3 years ago.
 
2013-06-29 01:57:13 PM  
Quick, somebody depress gimmegimme
 
2013-06-29 01:59:31 PM  

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


Too lazy to read thread, but as others have no doubt pointed out before me:  Not since obesity became a "disease".

/ My love of Pop-Tarts is a disease
 
2013-06-29 02:00:07 PM  
banoosh.com 

even lighter
 
2013-06-29 02:00:44 PM  
" the airline's male-female cabin crew ratio of 40:60 was among the most male-heavy in the industry in India.He also confirmed that GoAir would be seeking to adjust this ratio to be in line with the industry norm of 30 men to 70 women."

Just correcting historical discrimination against women. Nothing to see here.

Also, it's an Indian airline.  Does India prohibit what it's doing?  Does U. S. EEOC law have any jurisdiction?
 
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