16 Dec '11, 8am

Be careful the next time you try to chat up the stewardess on a Thai airline!!

Be careful the next time you try to chat up the stewardess on a Thai airline!!

BANGKOK - Thai transsexual ladyboys are taking to the air as flight attendants for a new airline, a move that some said could be a key step towards still broader acceptance in a nation where they are already unusually visible. Known as “katoeys” or “ladyboys,” transgenders and transsexuals hold mainstream jobs in a variety of fields in Thailand. They are especially common in cosmetics shops or health stores, which almost always have a ladyboy shop assistant. Working for new charter airline PC Air, transsexual flight attendants including 22-year-old Tanyarat Jirapatpakorn made their debut on a flight from Bangkok to the southern city of Surat Thani on Thursday, serving drinks and snacks and carrying out safety demonstrations. “This is the beginning of the acceptance of transsexuals in Thailand, giving the opportunity for us to work in various fields,” said Tanyarat. “Maybe ...

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