Catcalling should never be a norm, nor should be an accepted fact in the society. And, that's what Alaska Airlines did for their flight attendant.
While safety demonstration, a male passenger catcalled one of the flight attendants and he was booted out of the Alaska Airlines plane before takeoff, as published on News.com.au.
Amber Nelson, another passenger on the flight, took to Facebook to share her recent experience with a man who left lewd comments regarding a female flight attendant during an in-flight safety demonstration.
"I had an experience that drove home so powerfully the way it feels to be a woman in the world today," she posted on Facebook. "Before take off from SeaTac the flight attendants ran through their safety rules as they always do. Not all of us were paying very close attention. But a man in the row behind me changed all that by calling out 'ooh, sexy!' in response to a female flight attendant demonstrating how to use the life vest."
"The flight attendant removed her vest, purposely walked up to him and said, 'You need to be respectful,' and started to walk back to her task. He said, 'C'mon, I'm just playing with you!'. As she walked to the front of the plane, the safety instruction was abandoned and she convened a conversation with her colleagues. Tense moments passed and we saw an affable-looking man board the plane and walk our way. The offensive man behind me started saying 'I didn't do anything wrong! I didn't do anything wrong!' The airline employee asked the man to gather his belongings and exit the plane," as published on News.com.au.
Adding, "It was everything we could do to keep from applauding as he was led away," Ms. Nelson wrote. "I felt honoured as a patron of the airline - and as a woman - because Alaska Airlines supported their staff and those of us on board who were demeaned by another passenger's juvenile and exceedingly disrespectful behaviour."
The incident was confirmed by Alaska Airlines and that "We stand behind the actions taken by our employees," an airline representative said.
Disrespecting another individual solely due to their gender and sexuality should be obsolete from everybody's mindset. Alaska Airline, standing-up by their employees, should be commended for embracing equality and valuing respect of their staff.
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