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India’s GoAir: We’re Only Hiring Female Flight Attendants Because…

If you guessed that Indian low-fare carrier GoAir had made the decision to stop hiring male flight attendants as a way to save money on fuel, you are a genius of some sort (or perhaps should be the CEO of an Indian lowfare carrier).

Currently, about 40% of their flight attendants are male, but going forward they will no longer hire men because, they say, they weigh 30 pounds or so heavier on average than female flight attendants.

The lighter loads translate to less fuel burn, to the tune of about $1 extra per flight hour to make up for the 30 pound difference. Over the course of the year they say this will translate to roughly $500,000 in fuel savings (the article says 2.5-to-3 crore Rupees…you’re welcome for me figuring out what that means).

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  1. Haha, that was a good laugh. I wonder what other cost saving methods they will come up with…

  2. interesting. I hope other countries/airlines start doing this soon… or even a weight limit….so flying becomes more pleasant because ummm so umm ticket prices go down…. yea

  3. How about only hiring female pilots too? It could save them some more cash…

  4. 1 crore = 10 million. So 25 million-30 million Rupees.

    And while we’re on that topic, 1 lakh = 100,000.

  5. :oops: God how I love my country… :roll:

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