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Pakistan International Airlines cracks down on 'overweight' cabin crew
Weight is a crucial factor to fly an airplane. Passengers are limited how much carry-on and check-in luggage they can put aboard without extra fee. Some airlines even tried to charge an extra fee to overweighed passengers, though the attempt was backlashed and withdrawn before implemented. But what about the overweight, and subsequently the appearance of the flight attendants? Is it that crucial to perform their duties aboard the flight?
Pakistan International Airlines thinks so. In fact, the airline has a suggested weight chart for their cabin crew because they want their flight attendants to look good and stay healthy. Approximately 100 of the 1,800 cabin crew members are required to reduce 30 pounds in the next six months, or they will be grounded.
Six months later, the airline will be operating 3,000 pounds less weight while adding some “over-weighted” ground staff.
Enjoy reading and think which is more crucial in the cabin, attitude or appearance.