Airline to Hire Only Women as a Cost-Cutting Measure

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India’s GoAir recently broke some bad news for aspiring male flight attendants. Going forward, the airline will only hire women in an effort to reduce cabin weight and cut fuel costs.

Airlines around the world are under pressure to cut costs.

India’s GoAir recently broke some bad news for aspiring male flight attendants. Going forward, the airline will only hire women in an effort to reduce cabin weight and cut fuel costs.

The airline estimates that on average women weigh approximately 33 to 44 pounds less than men. Given that each extra airborne pound costs 5 cents an hour, they believe their new hiring policy will save them around a half a million dollars a year.

The men already on GoAir’s payroll will continue on as normal, but over the next seven years the estimated 2000 new hires will all be slight women.

As a defense, the airline pointed out that their flight crew is already above the industry average in terms of male attendants. And that the change will put their male to female ratio within the average range.

Other efficiency-improving measures that have been employed by GoAir include reducing the size of flight magazines, carrying less water, and adjusting the wing designs.

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