A hazing ritual forced Chinese female flight attendants into overhead bins
The tradition, imposed by men, supposedly marks the women's first 30 to 50 hours of flight service. To make it as a female flight attendant in China, you must have the body of a model and the strength of a martial artist. Each of the coveted positions attracts thousands of applicants — an interest that has little abated despite routinely documented abuse. At China Southern Airlines, worthy candidates must be no older than 24 and above average height.