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r3VOLution June 30th, 2013 9:53pm

An airline (link in comments) has made the decision to hire slender flight attendants to reduce fuel costs. Good business move or discrimination?

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rebelfury76 F Trump, F his base
07/01/13 12:59 am

Haha I would have to see the data to believe them but its their business, not mine.

dudley northern Virginia woods
06/30/13 5:16 pm

So weight limit on jockies is discrimination? Why not race Clydesdales instead? Airplanes have a right to limit weight for safety and economic reasons. It's a business.

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BeachSt Coastal Virginia
06/30/13 4:57 pm

It's discrimination, but not if they say they need people to be able to fit in the aisle at a running speed in case of emergency. Now you need slender people.

Kay41 the Midwest
06/30/13 4:56 pm

The article does say the airline will save over $500,000 a year and are making other weight saving changes. Also,MIT didn't say anything about getting rid of anyone currently on staff. I say good for business.

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tdaddy diversity
06/30/13 3:56 pm

Good business move? Yes! The best reasons are slender people often have better attitudes, fewer hang ups, more energy, they move faster, and are easy on the eyes. These dynamics combined are very good for business.

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tdaddy diversity
06/30/13 4:00 pm

And that line about saving fuel costs? It is what it is, a line, a line that just sounded more politically correct than than reasons I gave. Oh well, I stand by the reasons I presented.

EarlyBird Portland
06/30/13 3:22 pm

The airplane isles don't have a lot of room for people to get around. I can see about 4 good reasons for slender people being hired.

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JollyMan93 Big Sky Guy
06/30/13 3:27 pm

;) I thought about bein a flight attendant but you have to be 21 it says. I'm 20..also you have to pick your home base so I would live in Atlanta. It would be interesting

EarlyBird Portland
06/30/13 3:30 pm

I think great job if you like travel. Pay not high but the travel can make up for it.

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
06/30/13 4:05 pm

A good friend of mine is a pilot and his wife used to be a flight attendant and they are having the hardest time conceiving a child.their Doctor told them that it is not all that uncommon for of light attendants to have such problems as they are

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
06/30/13 4:06 pm

As they are exposed to much more radiation than the average person due to the fact that hey are always on board an airplane. I don't know of any lawsuits regarding this but I wouldn't be surprised if there is a class action lawsuit in the future (not

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
06/30/13 4:08 pm

(Not that they would necessarily win) but I wish that more people knew of this dangerous aspect of having a career based on an airplane. I would hate to find out that my job made me infertile, that would be horrible!

JollyMan93 Big Sky Guy
06/30/13 4:08 pm

Wow! Didnt know that but makes sense. I wouldn't wanna be one because it seems the pay alone would get old but it would be cool to do it for a couple years to travel etc

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
06/30/13 4:10 pm

Oh for sure, in theory it sounds like a great and fun career move for a year or two, but in reality the dangers are super scary

r3VOLution not of this world
06/30/13 3:13 pm

I'd think airlines should create incentives for flight attendants to be physically fit. After all they become emergency workers in a crisis. They need to be strong and at a healthy weight for their size.

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JollyMan93 Big Sky Guy
06/30/13 3:16 pm

They want steam coming from the cabin. They want men giving tips. This is why we fly I. Hooters airlines

JollyMan93 Big Sky Guy
06/30/13 3:00 pm

Man anyway a business can save a buck..

jimjimjimjim KCLE
06/30/13 3:18 pm

Most businesses, especially airlines, need to save a buck anywhere they can. Airlines barely make a profit.

JollyMan93 Big Sky Guy
06/30/13 3:20 pm

Ya ya I know. But how much are they really saving?

jimjimjimjim KCLE
06/30/13 3:23 pm

The article said it's estimated a half million a year. And it said it's in conjunction with other cost cutting measures.

JollyMan93 Big Sky Guy
06/30/13 3:26 pm

I read it..but those numbers seem a little twisted. It's their airline and they need healthy attendants anyways. Just seems a little mean. Oh well

Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
06/30/13 2:56 pm

I mean it is discriminatory and I'm sure that the fuel costs were much closer to the bottom of the list of actual reasons for doing it but in reality I bet a lot of their customers won't mind the eye candy they'll get when flying with the airline

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love4life wonderland
06/30/13 2:55 pm

Its their airline, they can do what they want

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Nizabelle Cambridge, MA
06/30/13 2:57 pm

Exactly, I might not like it but I can't tell them they aren't allowed to plus I think the male frequent flyers traveling on business. All of the time are going to love it

love4life wonderland
06/30/13 3:01 pm

Haha so its a win win :p

JollyMan93 Big Sky Guy
06/30/13 3:03 pm

Company's today want perfection ;)
We're the slaves now

love4life wonderland
06/30/13 3:09 pm

Haha I ain't nobody's slave! :p

JollyMan93 Big Sky Guy
06/30/13 3:12 pm

Riiigggghhjhttttt..keep telling yourself that ;)

love4life wonderland
06/30/13 3:40 pm

We were.... But I have this feeling that our freedom is disappearing :-/

JollyMan93 Big Sky Guy
06/30/13 3:42 pm

Me too...it'll change hopefully. To preserve freedom there must be blood shed of tyrants and patriots from time to time

JollyMan93 Big Sky Guy
06/30/13 3:58 pm

As the NSA is listening in lol. Say hi!

love4life wonderland
06/30/13 4:02 pm

Lol I always do! :p