Come Fly The (Non-Fat) Friendly Skies

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 115 months ago
Come Fly The (Non-Fat) Friendly Skies

1504_plane.jpg Though the stereotype of the hourglass-figured stewardess may no longer be a selling point for modern airlines, it remains a requirement in the world of private jets. A London woman has claimed her employer, Gama Aviation, which supplies crew and facilities to privately-owned craft, forced her to discriminate when hiring staff. The basic requirements: young, slim, female, pretty? You're in. Over 30, size 14, or male? Get outta here. The woman was bollocked for failing to find enough new talent, not surprising really seeing that the firm's supposed ideal recruit could make a darn sight more money on the reality TV show network than serving strawberry daiquiris at 30,000 feet. The tribunal rolls onward.

Last Updated 15 April 2009