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Old 06-12-2019, 12:48 PM
 
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Haha..interesting topic. My wife and I fly to Asia quite a bit and we always have a choice of taking a US or Asian based airline. We usually end up picking EVA Air only because they have the red eye leaving Seattle at midnight. Asian based airlines seem to only hire young, slender and attractive airline attendants....


My wife and I joke and say they must hand the uniforms to the attendants and say "here's your uniform....either fit into or go do something else."
Asians tend to be pretty slim.


I have flown on EVA. As a woman, I don't particularly look @ other women, but Asian women are generally pretty attractive.
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Old 06-12-2019, 03:40 PM
 
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Unions, lower pay and poorer working conditions, lower class of passengers and fuller planes, rise of budget airlines, changing social norms (political correctness, "me too" movement, gradual transition to casual dress in the working world, etc). These all contribute.

What they forget is appearance standards don't always apply to age, sex, weight, physical features, etc. It's about professionalism. You can still be overweight and maintain appearance standards. But disheveled to me says unprofessional - if a flight attendant can't take the time to shave (for men), press your close, wash and comb your hair I would doubt a flight attendant will take the time to follow safety regulations.
Unions != lower pay
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Old 06-12-2019, 04:43 PM
 
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Unions != lower pay
Not sure if that is a question or statement. But there was a comma between the two that you might have missed, and I myself don't agree that unions equal lower pay.
What are you trying to say or are you just confused?
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:02 PM
 
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Not sure if that is a question or statement. But there was a comma between the two that you might have missed, and I myself don't agree that unions equal lower pay.
What are you trying to say or are you just confused?
The "!=" means "does not equal"
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:17 PM
 
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The "!=" means "does not equal"
That's a new one to me. I've always seen "=/=" used for "does not equal"
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Old 06-12-2019, 05:31 PM
 
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That's a new one to me. I've always seen "=/=" used for "does not equal"
Programming
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:05 PM
 
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Programming
Well I'm guessing most of the posters here aren't into programming It's always good to know your audience
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:20 PM
 
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Well I'm guessing most of the posters here aren't into programming It's always good to know your audience
Great opportunity for everyone to introduce themselves. Hiiiii!
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Old 06-12-2019, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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I'm female. I really don't care how "pretty" my flight attendants are. I remember the Bad Old Days when not only did you have to be attractive and keep your weight below specified levels depending on your height- you also had to quit if you were married! My Dad (now 88) flew a lot on business and he said back then the passengers were nearly all male, with the exception of the occasional military wife flying to join her husband somewhere. Maybe then it made sense to recruit female flight attendants based on their physical appearance and their availability.

Frankly, I don't know why anyone would want to be a flight attendant anymore, especially in Coach and on the commuter flights. You have to be alert, smiling and well-groomed for a 6:30 AM flight, you have to deal with overcrowded planes and passengers who have been through TSA hassles and delays that aren't your fault, and who are jammed into tiny seats too close to each other, etc. And if you're unhappy with your job at Airline A, you can work for Airline B but you start at the bottom with no seniority.
The first stewardesses were required to be registered nurses, so that's why the field started out as being all females, as back then doctors were men and nurses were women. Weight was also more critical back then as the DC-3 and other early airliners didn't have the weight capacity of today's airliners, so that's why there was a weight standard.
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Old 06-13-2019, 12:22 AM
 
Location: Tulsa
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Well I'm guessing most of the posters here aren't into programming It's always good to know your audience
I also program.

I thought the notation was universal, lol.
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