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First-Ever Male Flight Attendants In China?  
User currently offlineBrido From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 160 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4105 times:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2004-06/10/content_1518469.htm

Were there really NO male Flight Attendants in China until today?

Unbelieveable...

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User currently offlineElAlto From Netherlands, joined Apr 2004, 17 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4092 times:

Flew Dragonair in 2002 Hong Kong-Shanghai and we had a male f/a. Hong Kong male flight attendants are maybe not counted as Chinese f/a's, because of the special status of the Hongkong SAR within China.

User currently offlineSQ772 From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 1792 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4069 times:

I've seen male FAs on CZ and MU before. Perhaps this article was referring to Air China recruiting their first male FAs. Not sure what they mean by first ever male FA team... first flight with with NO female FAs perhaps?



There's always a better way to fly...
User currently offlineAlexchao From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 688 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4063 times:

Flew MU in 2001 and there was definitely a male flight attendant.

User currently offlineCarnoc From China, joined Oct 2001, 875 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4041 times:

Well, most Chinese carriers have had male F/As for years.

But, I guess the article was referring to the recent introduction of an 'ALL MALE F/As TEAM' aboard a flight by the nation's flagship carrier - Air China.

Hopefully, this has helped to clarify the confusion.

Cheers.


User currently offlineCarnoc From China, joined Oct 2001, 875 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4025 times:

I guess I should inform A.net surfers a bit more on the recent move by Air China.

As similar as most other airlines worldwide, all Chinese carriers used to mix up the male F/As with female F/As etc, but this time Air China came up the idea to introduce a what they so-called 'ALL MALE F/As TEAM' and they would be doing the same job as all other F/As, but the only differences are that 1) passengers won't see any female F/As on the flights served by that team (as what SQ772 mentioned), and 2) those male F/As who've gained their positions in the team would only work with other team members, so they pretty much know everyone quite well.

Hopefully, everyone now has a better understanding on the whole thing.

Cheers.

[Edited 2004-06-10 10:30:42]

User currently offlineBrido From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 160 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 3914 times:

††A notice would be placed at the entrance of aircraft using male flight attendants, said Huang.


Ummm....why?

Maybe so lecherous men with naughty intentions for female FAs can turn around and get another flight?


User currently offlineCarnoc From China, joined Oct 2001, 875 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 3830 times:

To Brido,

You won't believe how picky some passengers are, I guess the carrier just want to play safe in case if any passenger dislike to be served by male F/As, they would be informed before board the aircraft.

Cheers.


User currently offlineBrido From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 160 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 3792 times:

Hi Carnoc:

As a matter of fact I WOULD believe how picky some passengers are!

I have been a (male) Flight Attendant working in countries around the world for over 15 years.

The article says that a survey of passengers showd most people PREFER male Flight Attendants. And yet they are posting signs at the door of the aircraft to "warn" people that, basically, there are "no girls here"!

It is something of a contradiction. But I understand your point and I thank you.


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