September 13, 2007

Time off to make babies at KLM

Filed under: Aviation,General by Orangemaster @ 10:23 am

After some 85 years in the air with pregnant staff and thousands of babies later, stewardesses and pilots can now get time off to make babies at KLM. The so-called ‘ovulation leave’ (how very woman friendly) mainly applies to KLM staff who work on intercontinental flights.

As of January 1, 2008 it will be forbidden for pregnant staff to fly and anyone pregnant will have to be grounded. It’s apparently better for their health.

Pregnant staff have been up in the air for some 85 years, couldn’t they have figured this out a while back? What took them so long?

(Link: De Pers)

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