Mexicana Flight Attendants Strip Down for Calendar to Raise...Errr...Awareness
When Mexicana suspended all flights a few months ago, we gave you the heads up that they'd try to look for new funding sources so they could start back up. So they did some restructuring, but apparently ended up slightly short of their goal and massively short of exposure. So the airline got the idea to have 10 of their unemployed flight attendants get in really tight shirts and/or really skimpy bikinis and pose for a 2011 calendar. Done and done. If they had applied that kind of business sense to the airline itself, there'd be Mexicana planes in the air right now.
In fairness, this isn't exactly a patentable innovation. Russia's Aeroflot put out a fairly hardcore flight attendant calendar for their VIP's over the summer, while Air Comet stewardesses took off their clothes and got photographed as part of a wage dispute with their own airline. Nonjudgmental as we are, we dutifully posted links to both calendars, because who are we to scrutinize the motives of busty flight attendants who want to take off their clothes? For their airline, against their airline, or even if they don't have any strong feelings about they airline at allt's hardly our place to judge.
See previews of the Mexicana flight attendant calendar HERE.
The new calendar is selling like gangbusters in Mexico. The initial run of 1,000 copies sold out before the official Thursday launch, and the next planned run of 3,000 will sell out almost instantly. At $12 per calendar, though, there's a limit to how much it can really help the struggling airline. For all of the restructuring and the press and the revenue injection, only 30% of the airline's staff even has a chance of being hired back for the relaunching.
We're assuming that the 10 dedicated women from this project will feature prominently among them.
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