It was only when United flight attendants reported that they were fasting, purging, and taking laxatives to keep their figure — and their jobs. If the crew members weighed more than 11 pounds over the maximum, they would receive 10 days of unpaid temporary leave, the Chicago Tribune reported at the time. Such rules have since been softened or outright banned in much of the world. But flight attendant hopefuls in South Korea still report significant pressure to look a certain way — and it's leading them to take drastic measures. Leading Korean airlines in South Korea like Asiana Airlines and Korean Air dropped their height stipulation and softened their language requirements for aspiring flight attendants in , local media reported. But in practice, thanks to a combination of factors including the job application process and Korean standards of beauty, flight attendant hopefuls have reported feeling pressured by an unspoken requirement " to be more beautiful," The Korea Herald reported. Source: LA Times.
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Our flight was quite smooth except we were very upset with one Korean Flight stewardess. She is the one who serve from row nos. We could not see her name tag but we can see she is more senior than the other flight stewardess. Because of language barrier, my cousin and my elderly uncle has a problem to communicate with her for more warm water. As service provider, she should has more patience and understand what they asked for.
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