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In the aviation industry, weight is everything as any reduction in weight helps to reduce cost. It is most probably the worthiest excuse for hiring slim women as cabin crew. Though women are thought to be generally hired for their sex appeal, budget carrier GoAir told the Times of India that it will be hiring predominantly female flight attendants in the future as they are 15-20 kilos lighter than an average man.
With this reduction, the airline estimates that each extra kilogram on board costs approximately Rs 3 ($0.05) per flying hour, would result in savings of $500,000 annually.