Subscribe Now

travelers today

Home » News

Flight Attendant Fired After Being Tagged in Photo of Someone Flipping Off Passengers

Travelers Today       By    Katie McFadden

Updated: Jan 29, 2013 11:42 AM EST

Text Size: A A A

A Russian flight attendant was fired after a photo of her flipping off passengers was posted to her blog. Aeroflot gave Tatiana Kozlenko the boot, even though the claimed that it wasn't her hand giving the middle finger in the picture.

According to RT ,the photo of the hand of a flight attendant giving the middle finger to passengers on a jet appeared on Kozlenko's wall on Russian social network Vkontakte in October 2011. The photo was like dozens of times, but Aeroflot wasn't too happy with it. They became aware of the photo when renowned Russian blogger Ilya Varlamoc reposted the photo on Twitter and it was retweeted hundreds of times. As a result, Kozlenko was fired.

Aeroflot's decision received a lot of backlash from Russian twitter users. Many thought the photo was just an innocent joke. "Why do they blame someone for a photo posted on a personal page? This is common office humour. Is it prohibited to joke in Aeroflot?" wrote user @oleg_kozyrev, according to Russia Times.

Aeroflot responded to the backlash and stood by their decision to fire Kozlenko.

"The fact of posting a photo shows Tatiana's attitude towards passengers and her duties. She acknowledged her fault when she spoke to the leadership of the company,"Aeroflot's Twitter page read.

However Kozlenko claims this wasn't the case. She denies that it's her hand in the photo and she even points out that the plane wasn't an Aeroflot plane.

"I don't consider myself guilty! The photo was added to my page, I only tagged myself on it!!! The hand isn't mine, the plane is not my company's!!! I don't understand what they spoil my life for!!! I'm asking you for help and support!!!" Kozlenko wrote on her Vkontakte page.

This isn't the first time an Aeroflot flight attendant lost her job due to a web post. Flight attendant Ekaterina Solovyeva lost her job in May after she joked about the crash of a Sukhoi Superjet-100 in Indonesia.

In December, a Cathay Pacific flight attendant was fired after she said that she wanted to throw coffee in the face of a passenger in a Facebook post.

In 2008, 13 flight attendants were fired when Virgin Atlantic found that they were insulting passengers and discussing the airline's safety standards on Facebook

© 2017 Traverlers Today, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.
Join Our Conversation

Travel Tips

The Top 5 Rides at Walt Disney World

Five Tips On How To Enjoy Your Trip In Disney World Orlando

Disney World Orlando is a famous tourist spot with its wide selection of rides, activities, restaurants, and spectacular events. But if you want to enjoy every bit of it, you need to plan your trip carefully. Here are five tips on how to enjoy your trip in Disney World Orlando.

Five Things To Do When You Are Travelling With A Disabled Person

Five Things To Do When You Are Traveling With A Disabled Person

Persons with disabilities are as special as what their needs should be. Despite the incapability they have, they likewise deserve to experience good life through traveling and discovering beautiful places outside the four corners of their homes.

Five Expressions You Need To Learn Before Traveling To Los Angeles

Five Expressions You Need To Learn Before Traveling To Los Angeles

In Los Angeles’ metro area itself, there are 185 languages that are spoken in households. Therefore, it is always better to learn some of the basics before visiting L.A.

Five Things That You Need To Do When You Are Traveling With Your Pet

Five Things That You Need To Do When You Are Traveling With Your Pet

Pet travels are some of the most exciting travels in the world. But before going on a trip, be sure to prepare this checklist for you and your pet to have a safe trip ahead.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Receive the latest travel news, reviews, and more..

Want more Travel?

Most Popular

Austin Vacation Travel Guide | Expedia

Austin, Texas Hailed As The Best Place To Live In America

Austin is now the most desirable place to live in the States.

Humiliated by British Airways

Elderly Woman Flies For 13 Hours In Wet Clothes After A British Airways Crew Denied Her Of Using The Toilet

A British Airways crew has garnered a lot of criticism following an incident of denying an old lady to use the toilet. As a result, the lady ended up wetting herself and flew the whole flight in her wet clothes.

Man forcibly taken off an overbooked United Airlines flight.

Doctor Who Refused To Get Off An Overbook United Airlines Flight Forcibly Taken Off The Plane [VIDEO]

Aviation security officers used force to remove a passenger from an overbooked flight from Chicago to Louisville. The doctor refused to leave the plane voluntarily, saying he needs to see patients in the morning.

Works at Atapuerca Archeological Site

From King Solomon’s Mine To Treasure Hunt App In London, 2017 Is Good Year For Archaeology

Archaeologists will find more interesting dig ups this year and would like the public to know more of their history and culture. More expeditions and creative initiatives have 2017 say it's the year of archaeology.

travelers today

© 2017 TRAVELERS TODAY All rights reserved.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Real Time Analytics