Airline grounds flight attendants for being overweight

Airline Grounds Flight Attendants for Being Too Fat

Dozens of flight attendants working for one carrier are grounded after being told they were too heavy to fly.

Air India reportedly broke the news to 125 of its cabin crew members who failed to reach an adequate body mass index.

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The announcement comes after hundreds of employees were told to get in shape last year, according to Time.

Air India spokesman G.P. Rao told CNN the move was because of a safety issue.

"The crew has to be fit to do the job properly, including responding to emergencies," he affirmed.

If they cannot lose weight, they will be given "ground duties," according to Rao.

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