One of India’s Biggest Airlines Is Hiring Flight Attendants… But Only If They’re Under 30, Female and Single

Aug 24, 2018

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Think you’ve got what it takes to be a flight attendant? If you’re job-hunting to take on a flight attendant role, one of India’s largest airlines is hiring — but applicants have to fit a very specific set of qualifications.

SpiceJet recently posted an open call on its careers page, soliciting pilot applicants for its Q-400 fleet as well as detailed requirements for cabin crew members.

Flight attendant candidates must be female, well educated, between the ages of 18-27, at least 5’1″, with near-perfect vision and with “weight in proportion to height,” whatever that arbitrary metric may be. Candidates must also be unmarried, have a “pleasing personality with an unblemished complexion and good body language.” And as far as skills and competencies go, eligible applicants will have “excellent verbal and written communication skills in both Hindi and English,” as well as the “confidence and ability to handle passengers and provide only the best customer service.”

None of the other departments in which the airline is hiring— pilots, airport services, security or medical officer — require that applicants be male- or female-only.

Earlier this year, SpiceJet flight attendants spoke out against the airline after a “degrading strip-search.” SpiceJet claimed that the inspection was “standard operating procedure.”

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