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Op-Ed: Four transgender flight attendants hired by new Thai airline

By Christopher Bates     Dec 15, 2011 in Travel
Bangkok - If you're sick of traditional male and female cabin crew when flying to exotic locations around the world, then you should book a flight with PC Air, which recently hired a team of transgender flight attendants.
The company, which is based out of Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand, originally planned to hire only male and female applicants, but after receiving over 100 applications from transsexuals, that ideology was soon brushed aside.
PC Air hired a total of four transgender applicants, in addition to 19 females and seven males.
The successful four were Chayathisa Nakmai (24), Dissanai Chitpraphachin (24), Phuntakarn Sringern (24) and Nathatai Sukkaset (26), who are believed to be the world's first transgender flight attendants.
Although it's hard to tell the difference, they are not officially recognised as men, as all of their identification cards still read "male".
President of PC Air, Peter Chan, said: “I’m a pioneer, and I’m sure there will be [other] organizations following my idea."
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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