Debate concerning flight attendants who are overweight is quite different from the usual concern and fights over overweight passengers. The two are actually for safety reasons, but it is a little rough because in the end both are similar in a way. Comfort is one of the daily issues against rowmates who are overweights. A good argument for some people is the possibility of a plane crash and most likely getting out would be a big problem, a valid reason to consider.
Recently, the Turkish Airlines suspended 28 employees who were overweights and safety issues come out. The reason is actually more valid rather than with passengers, since the flight attendants do the most important role concerning flight safety during emergencies even non- emergencies. But wait, the looks is actually the real concern regarding customers wanting svelte attendants in their uniform serving Diet Coke on them considering half of the suspended crew were surprisingly men. And airlines were honest and frank to point it out.
Airlines all over the world are trying out a new marketing scheme for their cabin classes. This lets them adjust to the demands of passengers today who seem to want something more than just business or economy. The gray area here is a higher priced seat compared to that of the economy class, but a comfort level that’s also a notch above it.
However, it shouldn’t be as expensive as the business class seats, and would probably offer less perks as well. The first airlines who have applied the “premium economy” cabins are British Airways and Virgin Atlantic. British Airways calls their “premium economy” class equivalent the “world traveler plus”. Now, another airline adds to the list.
Turkish airlines add their gray-area cabin and name it “Comfort class”. The Comfort Class cabin, however, is limited to a specific airplane model, the 777. Other airplane models won’t have this option. The 777s currently fly to Shanghai, Beijing, Narita, Toronto, Bangkok, and Sau Paulo. Among the stop-overs which are sometimes included in these routes are Chicago, Washington D.C. and New York.