Air India Fires 125 Air Hostesses for Being Fat
India’s national carrier Air India will reportedly trim its cabin-crew’s strength of 3,500 by grounding 125 of them. Air India announced that 125 air hostesses are fired due to overweight. The carrier already warned 600 of its cabin crew members last year to get in shape and adequate BMI over a course of 6 months. According to India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), acceptable BMI (Body Mass Index) for men is 18 to 25 whereas, for women, it is 18 to 22. Air India claims that the rules were put up so that cabin crew could react well in emergency situations. Since 125 air hostesses failed to follow guidelines of DGCA, Air India said that they have been terminated.