Skip to content. Every day, the attractive coffee shop barista hits the gym for two hours, eats a single meal consisting of a small chicken sandwich, spends an hour and a half putting on makeup and styling her hair, and studies Chinese and English for six hours. The odds are against her.
Being a flight attendant is a dream job for many South Korean women. But there are serious barriers to join their ranks. It was only when United flight attendants reported that they were fasting, purging, and taking laxatives to keep their figure — and their jobs.
Do sexy flight attendants really sell more seats? Facebook Twitter Email. Images of bikini-clad women in Thailand posing suggestively in an online ad for a local airline inflamed passions -- both positive and negative -- earlier this year.
Korean Air is the largest airline based in South Korea. It serves primarily Asian destinations but makes flights throughout the world. Korean Air places a premium on physically attractive, young, female, college graduates for the flight attendants they hire. Unlike airlines based in the United States, Korean Air can set specific age, gender and physical specifications for their employees.
Please refresh the page and retry. T he cabin crew industry has undergone a raft of changes in its history, from a dizzying array of uniforms to an evolution of the exact specifications applicants must meet. Add to that the rigid physical examination each must undergo four times every year, and you are assured of the bloom that goes with perfect health.
ASIAONE - Several female flight attendants were allegedly coerced by a male passenger to "help" him remove his underwear and wipe his backside after he took a dump. One of the flight attendants, known only by her last name, Kuo, held a press conference on Monday, accompanied by members of Taoyuan Flight Attendants Union. Not long after they helped him into the toilet, the man demanded that they help him remove his underwear, which was already pulled down halfway.
The positions are considered prestigious and thousands compete for coveted spots despite poor treatment, low pay, and grueling conditions, according to the Global Times. China Southern Airlines, one of the country's largest carriers, recently held a pageant-style competition to recruit a new class of stewardesses. Tens of thousands applied; the company even turned the interview process into an American Idol -type reality TV show.
Have you noticed when airline crews walk through the airport terminal building, almost everyone stops and stares at them? You wonder why they never fail to catch our attention. Is it because of the color-coordinated uniforms; their hats, scarves, and shoes; or their perfect hair and make-up?
Well before the 9 a. Cabin crew hopefuls wait to be interviewed at a Qatar Airways recruitment event at the Grand Hilton hotel in Seoul, August. But even in this, one of the best case scenarios, the day-to-day tasks involved seem far from glamorous: waiting on cranky passengers, a diet of airplane food, and long, unsociable hours on foot at high altitude.