The heading may be a misnomer, may be in this case, perhaps the heavier side may be more appropriate. Yes a court in Malaysia ruled that Malaysia Airlines acted fairly in dismissing a 5 foot 2 stewardess who weighed 9 stone 6lbs, 1lb over Malaysia Airlines prescribed weight limit for female stewards. I know the aisles are narrow but this does seem a little harsh.

A key component in the court’s reasoning is the employer had given the employee many chances and opportunities to get her weight within the prescribed limit. Good job I am not employed by Malaysia Airlines as I would need to “cut down on your pork pies and get some exercise.”