Air India grounds flight attendants for weight
1) If you ever find yourself on an Air India flight, you might want to cool it with those free peanuts. The airline has come under fire after "grounding" more than 100 flight attendants due to their high Body Mass Indexes. Air India insists that its female flight attendants maintain a BMI between 18 and 22. Males are required to maintain a BMI between 18 and 25.
2) Critics of Air India call their BMI policy sexist, as females are prone to higher BMI numbers than men. However, Air India's BMI policy has been enforced for years. In 2009, the airline canned 10 female flight attendants who didn't meet their BMI requirements.
3) So, is there such a thing as being too fat to fly?
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