Female-only cabin crew

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.thestar.com.my/Travel/Asia/2013/08/10/Femaleonly-cabin-crew.aspx

    Low-cost airline GoAir says this move could save RM1.6mil a year because, on average, women are 20kg lighter than men.

    BUDGET airlines are constantly on the lookout for ways to cut their fuel bills and India’s GoAir is no different.

    Its latest idea is to hire female-only cabin crew, refusing applications from their heavier male counterparts in a bid to limit fuel burn. The low-cost airline has calculated that the move will save up to Rp30mil (RM1.6mil) a year, because women are 20kg lighter on average.

    Around 130, or 40%, of GoAir’s existing crew members are male, and they will keep their jobs. But men will miss out in the future, as the airline presses ahead with ambitious expansion plans for 80 new aircraft by 2020 and around 2,000 cabin crew and pilots. It currently has a fleet of 15 aircraft.


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    And in some instances women are paid less than men :eek:
     
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    I'd say on most legacy US carriers, the average weight of the men and women is likely the same....
     
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    LOL--I was thinking the very same thing when I read this article.
     
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    Well done.
     
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