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Airline to flight attendants: Lose weight or lose your job

January 04, 2019 - 10:21 am
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ISLAMABAD (1010 WINS) -- Pakistan International Airlines wants to fly lighter.

It's cracking down on cabin crews to adhere to required weight limits -- they have 6 months to lose weight or face possible grounding.

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"Weight check of all the cabin crew will be carried out at their base stations respectively and comprehensive data will be maintained for perusal of management," according to the memo.

For a woman with a 'medium frame', about 5'7", the guide calls for a weight between 133 and 147 lbs. Those falling outside of compliance will be required to report to a 'grooming cell' once a month.

According to the guidelines, about 5 percent of crew members are out of compliance.

Airline spokesman Mashood Tajwar called the crackdown routine.

"No one would like to have shabby crew in the aircraft," he said.

Tajwar added that passengers had complained about 'obese' flight attendants.

A spokesman for the airline said they've received complaints about obese flight attendants, but the initiative was begun for both the sake of appearance and health.