Virgin, just let it go: you're starting to look really stupid on this one.
What the hell have song and dance routines got to do with professional flight attendant service??
I'd prefer an older, professional stewardess who knows how to handle an emergency rather than a bimbo who can dance to "Shake Your Booty"!
Mind you, I'd love to meet a woman with legs up to her armpits! ;D ;D ;D
Virgin Blue challenges age ruling Annabelle McDonald June 09, 2006.
EIGHT former Ansett hostesses who proved they were denied jobs at Virgin Blue because of their age are back in court after the no-frills airline challenged the discrimination ruling. The flight attendants were aged between 36 and 56 when they applied to join Virgin Blue's cabin crew between 2000 and 2002.
But, after performing song-and-dance routines alongside younger applicants during the interview process, they all missed out on jobs.
According to the women, it was because they weren't "young, blonde, gorgeous and with legs up to your armpits".
Last October, the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Tribunal found Virgin Blue "unconsciously" discriminated against the women on the basis of age.
Yesterday in the Queensland Supreme Court, Virgin Blue's barrister, Glenn Martin, argued the ruling was unfair and said Virgin Blue wanted the court to override it or send the case back to the Anti-Discrimination Tribunal for another hearing.
Judge Martin Moynihan agreed to assess the appeal but reserved his decision.