Skip to comments.Indian airline sacks overweight stewardesses: report (they refused alternative ground assignments)
Posted on 01/05/2009 1:58:14 PM PST by NormsRevenge
India's state-run carrier Air India has dismissed 10 women flight attendants who were grounded last year for being overweight, a report said Monday.
The sackings came after the cabin crew were warned about meeting minimum physical fitness standards and given sufficient time to lose weight, the Press Trust of India news agency reported quoting airline sources.
The flight attendants were also offered alternative ground assignments which they refused, the report said.
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Now if someone can ban the larda$$es who always sit next to me on Southwest....
It’s OK to have standards, but forcing overweight stewardesses to wear sacks is cruel.
Well, if one has an aisle seat, it’s very annoying when that big butt hits you every time she walks by.
Can’t get past the porkers in the isle when you need to use the lav.
Remember the song,
"I like big butts, and I cannot lie."
"You other brothas can deny"...................
Hoope you can get it out of your head now.
Even white boys got to shout.
I notice the article doesn’t say how overweight these women are. 5 lbs? 10 lbs? 20 lbs? More?
They're probably just as annoyed by the shine from your bald spot, so there. ;)
“They’re probably just as annoyed by the shine from your bald spot, so there. ;)”
That’s why I wear a baseball cap.
I couldn’t find info re: weight.
They should do a Calendar and let us be the judges.
I used to take aisle seats but getting bumped by stewardesses (the male attendants never seem to bump me) and getting whacked by drink trolleys forced me to take windows seats on a recent trip to So Cal. Big mistake. I'll try the middle seats next time and see what happens there.
Cannot render judgment without evidence.
As someone who has actually traveled on Air India and seen these flight attendants, let me ASSURE you that the ladies in question were all 50+ lbs overweight
This was not a question of someone being 10-20 lbs overweight.
Indian ladies wear this wrap called a Saree that has a lot cut blouse and a completely bare mid riff. It is spectacularly sexy on a slim young thing and amazingly non sexy on a lady that has six tires all sticking out.
“I’ll try the middle seats next time and see what happens there.”
No way I can sit in the middle.
Front row works for window seats. Otherwise, have to tolerate aisle seats. Not so bad when you see them coming. :-)
Never flew Air India, Thanks for the weighty comment. ;-)
I can only imagine the bare mid riff effect.. bbrrr
Still, the Indian “classical woman” look is going to be 25 to 30 lbs heavier than a Western woman of comparable height ~ and she be packin’!
Flight attendants are not sex symbols anymore. They are security and rescue personnel and must be athletic.
What's an Amtrak?
They quit running from LA - LV - SLC years ago, otherwise I would do just that!
You engineers are weird.
What's wrong with, "a tire sticking out..."?
No, SIX tires sticking out........
Another mental image I'll have to get purged.
Got that right. . .and the heavy are obnoxious right along with the rest of them.
Old ones are even worse.
You know the law on that?
The Law of Nature requires you be seated between an 18-yr old bimbo with an 18-month old colicky baby and a 400lb German that doesn’t bathe. (This happened to me!)
>>>. . . mid riff effect. . . <<<
I swear, I thought I saw “mid riff erect” when I first read that.
>>Flight attendants are not sex symbols anymore. They are security and rescue personnel and must be athletic.<<
And when they are 50lbs overweight or 60-yrs old. . .how’s that athletic?
At least if they are a 20-something cutie, then at least you can die with a smile on your face as she tries to pull you clear, as opposed to some 60-yr old that looks like Helen Thomas.
Ow, ow, ow, my minds eye. . . .
My worst flight was when I sat in one of the seats right in front of the lavatory (a row of 2 with seats that don't recline). I was trapped in a window seat by a big, gay, 350-pound B.O. monster who actually displaced about half of my seat.
By the time the guy in front of me reclined his seat to where it about 2 inches from my face, I was looking for hidden cameras becasue it felt like some horrible prank.
Naturally, the flight was completely full and I couldn't move to another seat.
Clearly a safety issue.
If the stewies are too large, the pilots can’t properly fly with them sitting on their laps.
Stop complaining. You just have a mental image.
I saw the real thing. Almost made me give up on sex and become celibate.
Good gawd. . .ewwww!
You are the true victim here.
Hang tuff, Bro - we are here for support if needed.
Didn't your momma teach you that it is impolite to wear a hat indoors? ;)
“Didn’t your momma teach you that it is impolite to wear a hat indoors? ;)”
Make up your mind...do you want me to be impolite for blinding folks or be impolite for wearing a hat on a plane...sheesh.
Talk about mudflaps
My girl’s got ‘em.
Going out of my mind,
How could I leave this behind?”
Spinal Tap Rulz!