In China, becoming a flight attendant is serious competition (14 Photos)

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lead chinese flight In China, becoming a flight attendant is serious competition (14 Photos)

Xiamen Airlines began auditions for would-be flight attendants on Nov. 28. Thousands of young ladies from the Jiangxi Province flocked to auditions lured by a job posting titled, “Every girl has a dream to become a flight attendant.” The audition process includes a rigorous physicals and beauty lineups for both guys and gals.
The attitudes toward becoming a flight attendant in China is mired in the 1960’s where being an airline stewardesses is still the aspiration of so many pretty women and the apple of desire for every man. Successful applicants must be of certain height, weight, age, and beauty. The Xiamen Air flight attendant slogan roughly translates in English to “Shape first. Body forward.” Xiamen Air will hire 300 hopefuls this year.
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  • getbig

    i wanna be the judge

  • FranknBeans

    really amazing how flight attendants are on such a pedestal still

  • IM Beefcake

    i have to admit some of these chicks are really hot

  • LEIGHTON

    strange culture. i like it

  • leena

    lol this is awesome.

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  • Guest

    Strange that people still consider it to *cool* to be a flight attendant. It isnt more to it than being a waiter and that not cool.

  • Guest

    Strange that people still consider it to *cool* to be a flight attendant. It isnt really more to it than being a waiter.

    • Anonymous

      Yes there is. Flight attendants have hours and hours of diferent types of training. Their main purpose is not to serve food and drinks to passengers but to ensure their safety in cases of emergency. customer service is just an extra

      • Guest

        Ok. So they are part waiter and part security officer and part duty free sales assistent. Still not cool.

        Sure they have training: How to fit a small suicase into a overhead compartment. How to check that safety belts have been secured, how to open a can without spilling.

        I can never agree on that their “main” job is to ensure their safety in cases of emergency. Just look at the time spend: 90% used on waiting, 8% used on sales and 2% on safety. That is the normal workload. Not the other way around.

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  • Megs

    The fact of the matter is that Flight Attendants spend the majority of their time studying fire-fighting, evacuations, first aid, hijack, disruptive passengers and any other emergency situations. These things have a very low chance of happening but the flight attendant needs to be very efficient and knowledgeable in these areas so that IF something happens they’ll know exactly what to do and will in fact save peoples lives. The food, drinks and customer service aspect are what people see all the time so they don’t realise how much more there is to it

  • Guest

    IF the Flight Attendants spend the majority of their time studying fire-fighting, evacuations, first aid, hijack, disruptive passengers and any other emergency situations they should not need to look like a pageants contestants or like the misses on the pictures above. High heels are also not to prefer if you need to stop a disruptive passenger.

    If your so called “emergency situations” where that important, I as a customer and a fellow passenger should not care about how they appear. Wouldn’t it be better to have stronger and more agile people that actually could protect us if something happened.

    I bet Secret Service type of guy would do a better job protecting us than a normal flight attendant.

    So, we are back to scratch, waiting is still not cool just because it is done 10 thousand feet above the ground.

  • Ooh la la

    Whatever man. Flight Attendants are cool. You are just the guy that keeps asking for another glass of shut up juice.

  • Mike

    guess who wanted to be a flight attendant and could not cut it…..hahaha looser.

    I have respect for people who are trained to give me my shut up juice and look after my safety a few thousand feet above the ground, not to mention their oh so fine asses…

  • Grifo

    You're doing it right China!

  • Antropusx

    Yes … the design is clearly needed to be changed:)
    The dark green color would fit perfectly xD

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