Applicants for Chinese airlines must pass armpit sniff test

Applicants for Chinese airlines must pass armpit sniff test

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by KING 5 News

WCNC.com

Posted on November 14, 2012 at 9:40 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 14 at 9:40 AM

Some jobseekers in China have to worry about how their armpits smell when they apply for jobs.

China's fourth largest airline recently implemented a 'sniff' test for new pilots. Hi-Nan Airlines is making sure they don't hire pilots with bad body odor. Recruiters are literally smelling the armpits of potential employees.

An airlines spokesperson said it's a customer service issue. Passengers shouldn't have to experience bad smells.

China has recently become somewhat obsessed with cleanliness, instituting a 2-fly rule for public toilets -- to limit insects.

Would this smell test fly in the U.S.?

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