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Thursday, December 15, 2005

Overweight airlines

Gautam John points me to a BBC report that informs us:
India's state-owned airline Air India has threatened to ground its overweight cabin crew unless they shed their excess pounds over the next two months.

Some 10% of its 1,600-strong cabin crew are estimated to be overweight or suffering from obesity.
Well, I'm just glad that no one is complaining about discrimination on grounds of weight. The reason behind this move, by and by, is "the weight restrictions which have been drawn up by the airline's insurance company." An Air India spokesman was quoted by AP as asking:
Imagine if crew members can't fasten their seat belts, how can they fly?
Quite. And I'd love it if the GoI would lose some more of its excess weight!
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