Skip to comments.Airline recruits women to save fuel
Posted on 06/29/2013 8:26:37 AM PDT by BenLurkinEdited on 06/29/2013 8:41:43 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
An Indian airline has hit on possibly the worthiest excuse yet for hiring slim women as cabin crew -- it saves fuel and therefore money.
While some airlines admit to hiring women for their sex appeal, budget carrier GoAir has told The Times of India it will be hiring predominantly female flight attendants in future because they are 15-20 kilos lighter on average than men.
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Gee....and I thought the airlines just didn’t want a bunch of flaming male queers prissing down the aisles.
This is great!! Maybe United Airlines should pay attention and stop hiring all of those nasty sweathogs...
I think the whole airline business could do with a bit of rejeuvenation myself. Most of the flight attendants I see on Delta (aside from the obviously gay male attendants) can only be described as “those middle-aged spreading women with an attitude of the ex-wife type demeanor undergoing menopause.... seriously unpleasant to deal with.
I think that’s really bright of them.
Ever notice on cruise ships? A real lot of staff is Phillipino. Some have speculated their size is a plus for providing for the crew’s needs.
If it’s a nickel per kilo per hour, figure 1000 flight hours per year per attendant, or $50 for every kilo overweight.
The solution is not to discriminate, but to have a weight surcharge so that tinier FAs get more pay than heavier ones.
Compared to a 100 lb gal, a 210 lb guy would be paid $5500 less. Probably enough difference to seek work elsewhere given India discount air carrier salaries.
I think the Philipino cruise ship crew popularity is cultural, in that it is both an admired pursuit for Dad (or Mom) to go off to sea, and send back some good money to support the family. Plus, they tend to be very personable and hospitable, making them valued service employees. Also, musical talent is fostered, and many of the musicians are Philipino.
What are they intending to do? Burn the women as an alternative fuel source?
the part that bugs me is that I weight 145 lbs, and if I carry baggage over 50 lbs, there is a penalty....but if the next passenger weights in at 200 lbs and has 50 lb they are free to go....
Every 28 days one of them has to stay home.
Actually, I think a whole lot of Delta Flight Attendants are way past that “28 day” thing....
I fly and I pay the now-obligatory $25 fee for my baggage. It pisses me off to no end when some low-rent once in a lifetime flier or just plain cheapass holds up boarding because they can’t find room for their frigging whole-house ‘carry on’ and have to plane-side check it, at no charge, of course....pisses me off to no end.
So, they save the equivalent of 6 gallons of fuel? Retarded. Simply retarded.
LOL Then there’s not much weight savings.
I did 68 to 76. In 1971 when my dad died, I flew across the Pacific to HI on a 141 in web seating (butt and back) with my feet and legs straddled across a classified jet engine (covered) and leaking internal fuel. Crew had to turn on the smoking lamp and turn down the cargo temperature to near freezing. Landed at Norton AFB and TMO guy says, “I gotta C130 headed right now to Dobbins AFB and you’re on it”....I said no thanks, point me to LAX.
I wearily made it to LAX and asked the Delta Airlines tickey guy for a seat. He said “Go standby - nobody on this plane.” Okay I says.
It was a beautiful 747, stewardesses (they called them that then) were amazing and good looking. It was a “red eye” but I’m not sure that term was en vogue at that time.
The plane had maybe 10 pax...I had the whole damned rear end of the plane and I bagged (after a good amount of liquor) out on a row of 5 seats in the middle and slept the whole time. Best damned $64 bucks I ever spent
Multiply that times the number of attendants and flights per year.
One of my recent flights........crew let’s a guy come running on at the last minute, seats him in an empty front seat and puts his oversized luggage in the empty seat next to him. I was in the next row and fuming.
Those were the days. Nice seats, nice service, nice food.
“Multiply that times the number of attendants and flights per year.”
So? Small potatoes.
Multiply the number of gallons loaded and the variance in the accuracy of the fuel on board and you find you are being extremely silly in trying to save 48 pounds. If that is the case then rip out the carpets, the extra toilet paper rolls, the water, the interior plastics, the seat coverings, cutback on the oil in the engines, the sheepskin pilot seat covers. Hell, make everyone stand and remove the seats.
If an airline is so hard up to make profit, I can tell you from direct experience that they could remove many, many $150,000+ salaried employees to make up that piss-ass difference.
Does this mean Michelle-My-Belle is ban on Go-Air?
Did the Alaska cruise last year in early June ... later in late September we cruised the Aegean boarding our ship in Istanbul. Both ships had mostly crew members from the Phillipines and other southeast Asia countries. Very friendly and within a day or so many of them knew us by our first name. Also, when they had a 'crew' evening talent show to entertain the passengers many were quite talented musicians and singers.
I’ve got an idea.... midget pilots and copilots! You’d shave off a couple hundred pounds right there.
C-141 Starlifter. Flew from 1964 until replaced by C-17.
Homosexual male flight attendants played a “seminal” role in spreading HIV around the world. People that have a hobby of becoming butt blood brothers, sometimes a thousand times over, should not be in flying cattle cars visiting a hundred cities every month. Male flight attendants helped indirectly kill 500,000 in America alone. This pales in comparison to the other risks of airline travel.
C141. Lockheed Starlifter
hire tall slim women for safety...
at the very least it makes business travel less boring
“hiring slim women as cabin crew — it saves fuel”
hmmm, I can think of another characteristic that would let them save money on flotation devices as well!
(that’en there don’t need no life vest, she couldn’t sink if she wanted to.)
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