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Airline flight attendants are fuming over nightclubs in the South Korean capital that feature sexy waitresses dressed in skimpy copies of cabin crew uniforms, a newspaper reported.

Outside a subway station in southern Seoul, young women attired like flight attendants handed out leaflets advertising one such “concept” bar, the JoongAng Ilbo daily said on its website.

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“Beautiful flight attendants will provide you with best service,” the leaflets promised.

One such bar offered a bottle of liquor, side dishes and service by a “flight attendant”, with an “economy class” version priced at 149,000 won (about R1-million), business class at 210,000 won and first class costing 269,000.

For an extra 100,000 won, a “flight attendant” will snuggle up close to customers, a bar manager was quoted as telling the daily.

Genuine flight attendants reacted angrily.

“At first I thought they were our colleagues as they were handing out leaflets wearing what appeared to be our uniforms,” one told the paper.

A South Korean airline official told AFP his company had protested to the bars, who promised to stop using such uniforms in future. - AFP

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