One new Thailand airline company has just recruited four transsexual ladyboy flights attendants to work aboard the new carrier, aptly named PC Air.
The katoeys – transgender and transsexual – are probably most visible in Thailand, Malaysia and the Philippines as anyone that has visited will account for, (although I did spot one on my recent Vietnam holidays). Katoeys exist across Asia although within Thailand they perform many more everyday jobs such as shop assistants in cosmetics and health food stores.
From April this year passengers on PC Air may well be served by a ladyboy although you may have a hard job spotting them as they have been chosen because they are just like ladies; they walk, talk and look like women. One of the flight attendants is reputed to be the 2007 winner of the Miss Tiffany Universe, a popular Thai transsexual beauty pageant.
More than 100 applications for jobs were received from transvestites and transsexuals and as long as the service is good who really cares who serves you? What do you think? Leave your comments below…