In completely insane employment news, Hainan Airlines recently carried out a pilot recruitment drive in Taiyuan, Shanxi province. One of the requirements: zero body odour.
We’re used to seeing female airline recruits held to ridiculous standards but there is an understandable, if deeply misogynistic, logic in only hiring attractive female flight attendants who are by-and-large the public face of a company. However, though I haven’t personally flown with Hainan, so maybe they do things differently, but I’ve never spent a flight with my nose pressed into a pilot’s armpit.
[Via: Ministry of Tofu]