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Russian flight attendant sues Aeroflot for discrimination

Yevgeniya Magurina says she was taken off long-haul international flights because of her looks

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Aeroflot flight attendants pose for a photo at the Skytrax World Airline Awards celebration at Paris Air Show, in Le Bourget, east of Paris, France. A court is to due to rule in the case of two flight attendants who are suing Russia’s flagship airline for alleged discrimination.
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MOSCOW: A Moscow court postponed a hearing Tuesday in the case of a flight attendant who is suing Russia’s flagship airline Aeroflot. She says she was taken off sought-after long-haul international flights because of her looks.

Moscow City Court said that the hearing would now be held on September 6 over Yevgeniya Magurina’s claim that she has been sidelined in an apparent drive to make the cabin crew younger and more physically attractive.

Aeroflot has denied her claims.

Magurina submitted pay slips showing that she stopped receiving bonus pay, roughly 20 per cent of her salary, after she asked for a larger-sized uniform, and that she was no longer assigned the role of senior steward.

Magurina is seeking $8,500 (Dh31,230) in damages and wants the court to rule that the company’s regulations on clothing sizes are discriminatory.