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September 20, 2018 Headline News No Comments Email Email

 

A charming video showing a female flight attendant accepting a surprise mid-flight marriage proposal from her boyfriend, to the applause of other passengers, has caused much delight – until it reportedly led the airline to sack the flight attendant.

The brief video clip (just over a minute) shows a male passenger on a China Eastern flight from Xi An to Yinchuan getting up from one knee after successfully proposing to his girlfriend, who was a flight attendant working on the flight.

Passengers applaud and several film the proposal on their phones.

The attendant then tells passengers through the inflight communication system, in Chinese: “I really didn’t know my boyfriend will be proposing to me on this flight, thanks for being my witnesses.”

A public relations firm could have made something of that romantic exchange to benefit the airline’s image, but according to the Singapore-based AsiaOne news portal, the airline took a very different view.

AsiaOne quoted a Liaoning TV report stating that the airline subsequently fired the flight attendant over the incident, claiming she neglected passenger safety.

China Eastern reportedly found that the mid-flight proposal had caused a disturbance, constituting an irresponsible act that jeopardised passenger security.

On Chinese social media, some people viewed the airline’s action as heartless and overly strict – especially as the boyfriend’s plans had caught the flight attendant by surprise.

Others agreed with the airline over the issue of keeping private affairs separate from a job that involves public safety, especially during working hours.

Is the airline super conscientious or mean-spirited? That’s the question.

Written by Peter Needham

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