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#4352304 - 04/20/17 01:28 PM Aeroflot sexist?  
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http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39653381

Funny article smile

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The company argues that every extra kilogram of weight forces Aeroflot to spend more on fuel.


Not too sure whether it's sexist or comes under the "constructive dismissal" descriptive.

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#4352307 - 04/20/17 01:38 PM Re: Aeroflot sexist? [Re: DM]  
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Well, I just have one question to ask.


Does Aeroflot have any short, thin male cabin attendants?


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#4352310 - 04/20/17 01:50 PM Re: Aeroflot sexist? [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Well, I just have one question to ask.


Does Aeroflot have any short, thin male cabin attendants?


"Staff have to meet a minimum height requirement because they need to store hand luggage in the overhead lockers, Aeroflot says. "
I guess not. smile


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#4352311 - 04/20/17 01:52 PM Re: Aeroflot sexist? [Re: DM]  
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This "controversy" reminds me about the guy who sued Hooters restaurants in the US because they wouldn't hire him and he claimed gender discrimination.


@Immermann - Oops. I should have said tall not short.

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#4352313 - 04/20/17 02:01 PM Re: Aeroflot sexist? [Re: DM]  
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I fly at least 4-6 per month for work. Honestly I'm tired of hearing about weight restrictions on luggage when the flight attendants are grumpy 50+ years old and are wider than the aisle.

Bravo Aeroflot.

#4352322 - 04/20/17 03:02 PM Re: Aeroflot sexist? [Re: DM]  
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I'm gonna guess that the Russians couldn't give two craps about what the BBC thinks of Aeroflot's hiring practices.

#4352330 - 04/20/17 03:18 PM Re: Aeroflot sexist? [Re: bonchie]  
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Originally Posted by bonchie
I'm gonna guess that the Russians couldn't give two craps about what the BBC thinks of Aeroflot's hiring practices.


I'm sure also, but the article isn't about the BBC's opinion.


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#4352347 - 04/20/17 04:42 PM Re: Aeroflot sexist? [Re: DM]  
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Opening sentence in the article- "Russia's flagship carrier Aeroflot is fighting a legal battle with several of its female flight attendants who say it favours slim and attractive cabin crew."


Well, who doesn't ?


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#4352465 - 04/21/17 04:07 AM Re: Aeroflot sexist? [Re: DM]  
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Slim, young, pretty and slightly coquettish is very much a norm for female flight attendants in Asia.
Not a critical problem, really.

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