Thai Airline Hires Transsexual Flight Attendants

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A new Thai airline, PC Air, has recently hired four crew of the “third sex” as flight attendants, including Thanyarat "Film" Jiraphatpakorn, who won the annual Miss Tiffany beauty pageant in 2007. More than 100 transsexuals applied for the first round of jobs.

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Transsexual flight attendants (from left to right): Nathatai Sukkaset, 26, Dissanai Chitpraphachin, 24, Chayathisa Nakmai, 24, and Phuntakarn Sringern, 24, pose for photographers at the PC Air office in Bangkok on Feb. 9.

Peter Chan, the president of the new airline which is yet to take to air, is enthusiastic about his groundbreaking move because of the opportunities it would afford transsexuals. "I think these people can have many careers, not just in the entertainment business, and many of them have a dream to be an air hostess,” he said. "I just made their dream come true. Our society has changed. It's evolution. I'm a pioneer and I'm sure there will be other organizations following my idea."

Thailand has one of the largest transsexual populations in the world and its Ladyboys are popular in the entertainment industry.

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An instructor applies make-up to transsexual flight attendant Dissanai Chitpraphachin, 24, during a make-up training session at the PC Air office in Bangkok

Transsexual flight attendant Dissanai Chitpraphachin, 24, has her hair done during a hair-dressing training session at PC Air office in Bangkok February 9, 2011. A newly formed Thai airline PC Air wants to make a different from their competitors by hiring the transsexual flight attendants. Be pretty and be feminine are the qualification the ladyboys should have to join a new charter airline that will begin the operation in early April. The airline has recruited four ladyboys, 19 female and seven male but said they will need to employ more of transsexual on their flights in the future.  REUTERS/CHaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: SOCIETY ODDLY TRANSPORT)

Transsexual flight attendant  Dissanai Chitpraphachin, 24, looks at herself in a mirror is during a make-up training session at PC Air office in Bangkok February 9, 2011. A newly formed Thai airline PC Air wants to make a different from their competitors by hiring the transsexual flight attendants. Be pretty and be feminine are the qualification the ladyboys should have to join a new charter airline that will begin the operation in early April. The airline has recruited four ladyboys, 19 female and seven male but said they will need to employ more of transsexual on their flights in the future.  REUTERS/CHaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: SOCIETY TRANSPORT)

An instructor applies make-up foundation on the face a transsexual flight attendant Dissanai Chitpraphachin, 24, (L) during a make-up training session at PC Air office in Bangkok February 9, 2011. A newly formed Thai airline PC Air wants to make a different from their competitors by hiring the transsexual flight attendants. Be pretty and be feminine are the qualification the ladyboys should have to join a new charter airline that will begin the operation in early April. The airline has recruited four ladyboys, 19 female and seven male but said they will need to employ more of transsexual on their flights in the future.  REUTERS/CHaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: SOCIETY ODDLY TRANSPORT)

Transsexual flight attendants (from L to R):  Nathatai Sukkaset, 26, Phuntakarn Sringern, 24, Dissanai Chitpraphachin, 24, and Chayathisa Nakmai, 24, pose for photographers at PC Air office in Bangkok February 9, 2011. A newly formed Thai airline PC Air wants to make a different from their competitors by hiring the transsexual flight attendants. Be pretty and be feminine are the qualification the ladyboys should have to join a new charter airline that will begin the operation in early April. The airline has recruited four ladyboys, 19 female and seven male but said they will need to employ more of transsexual on their flights in the future.  REUTERS/CHaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: SOCIETY ODDLY TRANSPORT)

Transsexual flight attendants (from L to R, sitting): Phuntakarn Sringern, 24, Chayathisa Nakmai, 24, and Nathatai Sukkaset, 26, look at an instructor during a make-up training session at PC Air office in Bangkok February 9, 2011. A newly formed Thai airline PC Air wants to make a different from their competitors by hiring the transsexual flight attendants. Be pretty and be feminine are the qualification the ladyboys should have to join a new charter airline that will begin the operation in early April. The airline has recruited four ladyboys, 19 female and seven male but said they will need to employ more of transsexual on their flights in the future.  REUTERS/CHaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: SOCIETY ODDLY TRANSPORT)

President of PC Air, Peter Chan, gestures during an interview with Reuters at PC Air office in Bangkok February 9, 2011. A newly formed Thai airline PC Air wants to make a different from their competitors by hiring the transsexual flight attendants. Be pretty and be feminine are the qualification the ladyboys should have to join a new charter airline that will begin the operation in early April. The airline has recruited four ladyboys, 19 female and seven male but said they will need to employ more of transsexual on their flights in the future.  REUTERS/CHaiwat Subprasom (THAILAND - Tags: SOCIETY ODDLY TRANSPORT)

President of PC Air, Peter Chan, gestures during an interview with Reuters at PC Air office in Bangkok February 9, 2011

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3 comments:

  1. "Transsexual" is outdated. The preferred terms are "transgendered" (adjective) and "transwoman" or "transman" (nouns). The title of this post - "Thai Airline Hires Transsexual Flight Attendants" - would be considered offensive by many in the trans community.

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  2. Oh! Please ... idiot ...chill out ... opportunity is a good thing ... you ruin it and hold people back with your idiotic "preferred terms" ... if anyone should just shut up it is you. People are free to use whatever words they wish just as these people are free to take whatever job they are qualified to hold ...

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  3. NICE POST! I'm glad I found this blog!!Its very helpful.

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