An Airline in India Is Only Hiring Female Flight Attendants . . . To Save Money on Fuel?
An Indian airline named GoAir has announced that they'll only be hiring female flight attendants from now on.
Right now, their flight crew is 40% male . . . but they're not getting rid of the male flight attendants. They just aren't hiring any new ones. They think it'll reduce the percentage of men to about 30% . . . which is more in line with other airlines.
And here's why: On average, women are between 30 and 45 pounds lighter than men . . . and lighter flight attendants save fuel.
Every extra pound on a plane costs a little over two cents in extra fuel costs . . . two and a quarter cents, to be exact. By only hiring female flight attendants, GoAir expects to save half a million dollars a year by using less fuel.
They're also reducing the size of their in-flight magazine, and carrying less water on board to make their planes lighter.