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Indian airline sacks overweight stewardesses: report (they refused alternative ground assignments)
AFP on Breitbart ^ | 1/5/09 | AFP

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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TOPICS: Business/Economy; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: airline; indian; overweight; sacks; stewardesses

1 posted on 01/05/2009 1:58:14 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Now if someone can ban the larda$$es who always sit next to me on Southwest....


3 posted on 01/05/2009 2:01:24 PM PST by MahatmaGandu (Remember, remember, the twenty-sixth of November.)
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To: NormsRevenge

It’s OK to have standards, but forcing overweight stewardesses to wear sacks is cruel.


4 posted on 01/05/2009 2:02:44 PM PST by kenavi ("Before you think what you want to think, be sure you know what you ought to know.")
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To: NormsRevenge

Yer grounded!

5 posted on 01/05/2009 2:03:02 PM PST by relictele
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To: Morgana

Well, if one has an aisle seat, it’s very annoying when that big butt hits you every time she walks by.


6 posted on 01/05/2009 2:03:18 PM PST by gate2wire
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To: Morgana

Can’t get past the porkers in the isle when you need to use the lav.


8 posted on 01/05/2009 2:04:49 PM PST by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag fire.)
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To: gate2wire
Well, if one has an aisle seat, it’s very annoying when that big butt hits you every time she walks by.

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.

10 posted on 01/05/2009 2:06:37 PM PST by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: Morgana; Just another Joe

Even white boys got to shout.


11 posted on 01/05/2009 2:08:01 PM PST by gate2wire
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To: NormsRevenge

I notice the article doesn’t say how overweight these women are. 5 lbs? 10 lbs? 20 lbs? More?


14 posted on 01/05/2009 2:12:48 PM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: gate2wire
Well, if one has an aisle seat, it’s very annoying when that big butt hits you every time she walks by.

They're probably just as annoyed by the shine from your bald spot, so there. ;)

15 posted on 01/05/2009 2:14:06 PM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: MEGoody

“They’re probably just as annoyed by the shine from your bald spot, so there. ;)”

That’s why I wear a baseball cap.


16 posted on 01/05/2009 2:16:26 PM PST by gate2wire
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To: NormsRevenge
My wife was a stewardess (that's what they were called in that era) and had a weight check at least once a month. Miss the weight check a couple of times and you were history. She only flew for a little over two years before becoming bored with it went on to new endeavors. Eventually becoming a senior v/p with a large well known media company.
18 posted on 01/05/2009 2:27:52 PM PST by BluH2o
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To: MEGoody

I couldn’t find info re: weight.

They should do a Calendar and let us be the judges.


19 posted on 01/05/2009 2:29:22 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: gate2wire
Well, if one has an aisle seat, it’s very annoying when that big butt hits you every time she walks by.

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.

20 posted on 01/05/2009 2:45:09 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Ronald Reagan had a vision of America. Barack Obama has a vision of Barack Obama.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Cannot render judgment without evidence.


21 posted on 01/05/2009 2:47:23 PM PST by Domandred (Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment.)
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To: NormsRevenge

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.


22 posted on 01/05/2009 3:03:04 PM PST by SoftwareEngineer
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

“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. :-)


23 posted on 01/05/2009 3:04:28 PM PST by gate2wire
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To: SoftwareEngineer

Never flew Air India, Thanks for the weighty comment. ;-)

I can only imagine the bare mid riff effect.. bbrrr


24 posted on 01/05/2009 3:05:39 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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To: SoftwareEngineer

25 posted on 01/05/2009 3:10:43 PM PST by SoftwareEngineer
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To: SoftwareEngineer

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’!


26 posted on 01/05/2009 3:15:00 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: NormsRevenge
Could we put them in charge in the usa.
27 posted on 01/05/2009 3:19:02 PM PST by org.whodat (Conservatives don't vote for Bailouts for Super-Rich Bankers! Republicans do!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Flight attendants are not sex symbols anymore. They are security and rescue personnel and must be athletic.


28 posted on 01/05/2009 3:19:58 PM PST by SaxxonWoods (Charter Member, 58 Million Club)
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To: Morgana
go Amtrak there is more room!

What's an Amtrak?

/sarc

They quit running from LA - LV - SLC years ago, otherwise I would do just that!

Trains rock!

29 posted on 01/05/2009 3:29:23 PM PST by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: SoftwareEngineer
amazingly non sexy on a lady that has six tires all sticking out.

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.

:)

30 posted on 01/05/2009 3:35:19 PM PST by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: gate2wire

Got that right. . .and the heavy are obnoxious right along with the rest of them.

Old ones are even worse.


31 posted on 01/05/2009 4:24:50 PM PST by Hulka
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

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!)


32 posted on 01/05/2009 4:28:03 PM PST by Hulka
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To: NormsRevenge

>>>. . . mid riff effect. . . <<<

I swear, I thought I saw “mid riff erect” when I first read that.


33 posted on 01/05/2009 4:29:42 PM PST by Hulka
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To: SaxxonWoods

>>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. . . .


34 posted on 01/05/2009 4:33:32 PM PST by Hulka
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To: Hulka
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!)

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.

35 posted on 01/05/2009 4:44:39 PM PST by SIDENET ("It was a different time, you understand." - Wallace "Suitcase" Jefferson)
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To: NormsRevenge

Clearly a safety issue.

If the stewies are too large, the pilots can’t properly fly with them sitting on their laps.


36 posted on 01/05/2009 4:47:42 PM PST by ApplegateRanch (If Liberalism doesn't kill me, I'll live 'till I die!)
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To: LasVegasMac

Stop complaining. You just have a mental image.

I saw the real thing. Almost made me give up on sex and become celibate.


37 posted on 01/05/2009 4:50:15 PM PST by SoftwareEngineer
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To: SIDENET

Good gawd. . .ewwww!


38 posted on 01/05/2009 4:59:03 PM PST by Hulka
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To: SoftwareEngineer
I will quit whining.

You are the true victim here.

Hang tuff, Bro - we are here for support if needed.

:)

39 posted on 01/05/2009 5:26:51 PM PST by LasVegasMac (Islam: Bringing the world death and destruction for 1400 years!)
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To: gate2wire
That’s why I wear a baseball cap.

Didn't your momma teach you that it is impolite to wear a hat indoors? ;)

40 posted on 01/06/2009 5:49:30 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: MEGoody

“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.


41 posted on 01/06/2009 5:52:40 AM PST by gate2wire
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To: Morgana

“Big Bottom,
Big Bottom,
Talk about mudflaps
My girl’s got ‘em.
Big bottom,
Going out of my mind,
How could I leave this behind?”

Spinal Tap Rulz!


42 posted on 01/06/2009 5:56:15 AM PST by CholeraJoe (Don't it make you want to rock 'n roll all night long? Mohammed's radio.)
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To: gate2wire

LOL


43 posted on 01/06/2009 6:11:30 AM PST by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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