Thai Ladyboys Join the Mile High Club

Thai Ladyboys Join the Mile High Club

PC Air are a new budget airline based at Suvarnabhumi Airport and soon they will be providing charter flights from Bangkok to Korea and Japan. The service will initially fly to Osaka and Tokyo in Japan as well as Seoul, South Korea. The airline also has plans to extend their service to China in the near future. They are currently undergoing recruitment and training for their air crew and flight attendant staff.

A total 30 flight attendants are being trained, 19 female, 7 male and 4 transsexuals. Thailand’s new air carrier have gone for AC and DC in their efforts to make PC Air a formidable force in South-East Asia’s aviation market by putting Thai ladyboys in air hostesses uniforms.

PC Air originally intended recruiting only male and female flight crew but after being inundated with over 100 applicants from Thailand’s third gender mix of ladyboys and kathoeys, they decided to take the airline industry to new heights by staffing their crews with transsexuals.

The employment of four transgender air hostesses by PC Air is viewed as another major breakthrough by Thailand’s third sex in their fight for equality and career advancement at work.

Photo source Reuters

Each applicant who reached the final recruitment stage had to undergo an extended interview process to make sure their characteristics and motions were definitely on the feminine side. One of those successful was Thanyarat Jiraphatpakorn, winner of the 2007 Miss Tiffany beauty contest. She had this to say:

“At first I thought they would just take applications but not actually recruit us, as happened at other places before.”

PC Air chairman Peter Chan personally took charge of selecting the airline’s four transgender air hostesses from the overwhelming amount of transsexuals applying for the sought after positions. Chan wanted to be 100% sure those selected for a lucrative airline career met even stricter criteria set for male and female candidates.

Each ladyboy and kathoey applying for a position had to have a strong feminine side without any signs of the flaws which had eliminated numerous male and female applicants. Chan explained the bad traits he looked to weed out of the interview process.

‘For male flight attendants, if I don’t want to hire them, it’s because of their attitude or their characters, like the way they walk and smile. For female flight attendants, if they have no patience and their character does not qualify, we won’t hire them.’

The airline is planning to start flight schedules sometime next month (April).

I quite like PC Air’s slogan ….’I believe it’s “my way”.’

I wonder how many western tourists have taken a Thai bar ‘girl’ back to their hotel room only to discover it’s a ladyboy who’s whispering those words into their ear. They sound very painful words. A pain in the butt slogan if there ever was one.

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Martyn

I'm a sixty-year-old Englishman living in the town of Swindon in rural Wiltshire and I have a real deep desire to retire in Thailand one day. If you don't have a dream then you won't have a dream come true.

14 Responses

  1. Talen says:

    Martyn,
    Maybe a smart move on PC Airs side…many guys like ladyboys nowadays and that might be a bonus. I would think the biggest requirement for them would be the size as most airlines like to keep personnel to a certain height weight proportion.

    Oddly enough I had a ladyboy waitress the other night that I wasn’t quite sure about, very feminine in every way and very petite…small hands, feet. And it was probably the best restaurant experience I have had in a long time.

    Not the pain in the ass I thought it would be 🙂

  2. Martyn says:

    Talen

    “Oddly enough I had a ladyboy waitress the other night”…I’m glad you added some text after that.

    Thai ladyboys are very popular with men, the most hit post on The Juice is Thai Ladyboys – Pattaya which has had over 12,000 hits in about the two years I’ve had my Popular Posts widget in my sidebar. It regularly gets over 500 hits a month. That’s not too bad.

    Thanks for the advice with the photo.

  3. Catherine says:

    Very odd, very Thai. And an excellent find Martyn 🙂

    And is it just me, or are those uniforms lacking in style? I’m sure if they got a ladyboy design team together they could improve on the uniforms greatly!

  4. Martyn says:

    Catherine I thought the uniforms were rather bland. Very old hat and I’m sure the ladyboys would like something a bit more upbeat.

    I found the story when I was trying to research something about Thai ladyboys for a story I’m hoping to do. That’s twice I’ve stumbled on ladyboy stories (university uniforms the other) in the past month. Ladyboy stories are usually very good for search hits and they also make an interesting read.

  5. Mike says:

    Martyn, PC (politically correct)Air, great name for an airline given their recruitment policy 😉

    That said it doesn’t sound as if the recruitment/selection was very PC though…..mind you it is Thailand.

    Given the PC state of the UK perhaps they should also open a branch there?

  6. Martyn says:

    Mike I’m sure the lager louts of the UK who head to the likes of Benidorm and Magaluf would love to see a ladyboy serving drinks. Unfortunately it would all end in tears.

  7. Snap says:

    Martyn, the more flights available to and from the land of smiles, the better…nothing like good healthy competition.

    Catherine, I agree, but I’m sure it won’t be long until some diamantes find their way onto those lapels 😉

  8. Martyn says:

    Snap I believe PC Air is another budget airline so that should hot up the cheap flights stakes in South East Asia. They are planning to fly to and from China and as we know Thailand is starting to get an increasing number of tourists from there.

    The ladyboys will wear gold badges on their uniforms so passengers and airport staff can distinguish their sex. That should pretty them up a bit.

  9. I think if they are really PC they will hire Toms as air marshals – these masculine women could also be accompanied by their attractive Tom-dee companion.

  10. Martyn says:

    Paul after hiring ladyboy flight attendants I would say anything is possible.

  11. Adullamite says:

    Surely Easyjet already has many of these……?

  12. Martyn says:

    Adullamite I’m sure Easyjet would find a way of charging you extra for being ‘serviced’ by a Thai ladyboy. Maybe under their excess baggage regulations.

  13. Matt says:

    This is the most interesting article Ive read in the last few months. Maybe the airlines will start hiring people by their hair color, eye color, religion and sexual preference to meet the needs of some frequent clients.

  14. Martyn says:

    Matt thanks for the read and comment. One day you may very well be able to hand pick your personal air steward to suit your tastes and requirements.

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