Monday, August 24, 2015

Airline grounds flight attendant because she was "too fat" to fly

An airline in China has allegedly banned a flight attendant from flying because she exceeded its height-to-weight ratio requirements. A crew member from Qingdao Airlines has revealed that it stopped a flight attendant from flying for being overweight.

According to Qingdao's current standards, as listed on their website, any woman who applies for a job as a flight attendant must be between 165-172 cm (65-68 inches) tall and weigh between 50-68kg (110-150 lb). They must also be under the age of 30.

 'We are concerned that exceeding weight standards will compromise the ability of cabin crew members to respond in emergency situations, and we hope the crew can maintain good body shape,' the airline representative told of their requirements.

Their limits are, however, significantly less than those posted by China's Civil Aviation Authority. The CAA mandates that women between 160 -172cm (63-68 inches) tall should weigh between 45-73 kg (99 - 161 lb), reports Road Warrior Voices.

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