A week ago, two flight attendants filed a suit against Russian airline Aeroflot for age and sex discrimination because the airline wanted to enforce weight guidelines to those working in the cabins. According to a report by The New York Times two men defended the airline calming that most of the passengers want to see thin and attractive flight attendants.
In their two separate suits Evgeniya V. Magurina and Irina N. Ierusalimskaya went against their company`s 2016 decision to enforce weight guidelines for all flight attendants. Their new company policy clearly stated that all female cabin crew members should wear a maximum clothing size of 48 (that`s around 14 in the US) while men were allowed to weight more than that. Because of their size, these two women were barred from international flights.
Unfortunately, the women lost their court cases and now they plan to file appeals. During a conference Nikita A. Krichevskiy and journalist Pavel V. Danilin spoke in defense of the company and even remarked on the breast size of one of the women. They strongly supported the company`s decision and claimed the weight guidelines are far from being discriminatory.