Isn't this illegal?
Airline refuses large people jobs
Tilrettelagt av Carin Pettersson 15.12.03 12:25
People who are overweight can just forget trying to get a job at the charter company My Travel Airways because they only want people who have a “normal weigh.”
The charter company offers flight crew jobs this summer for individuals who are at least 20 years of age, 1.65 meters tall and have a “normal weight”, according to the local paper Stavanger Aftenblad.
My Travel Airways is looking for people who can work on the company’s charter flights from Stavanger and Bergen from May to October.
And their explanation for their requirement of “normal weight” is:
“There is not much room aboard our planes, and one should be able to easily move up and down the gangway,” said Åse Tilrem, a representative who works with recruitment at My Travel Airways.
The height requirement is 1.65 meters is explained that if you are shorter than this, you will not manage to reach the over head lockers.
[Edited 2003-12-20 14:02:09]