B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (15 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 2193 times:
I am curious to know what proportion of airlines still roster cabin crew for flights based on gender?
For example, AI requires that every 744 flight have a 11 female crew, 9 male crew and a male inflight supervisor. The male and female crew have different pay scales, seniority and mandatory retirement ages (58 for males and 48 for females - it used to be 30 back in the 1970s).
B747-437B From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2119 times:
The official retirement age is set at 58 for both male and female crew, but the females are grounded from flying after age 48. As a result, they sit on the payroll but earn no money unless they take "early retirement" benefits.