Airmen have been horrified by a new video shared on social media, showing artists dressed as air traffic controllers singing together for a modified version of Shirley Bassey's 1986 hit, Big consumer. The performance seems to be "celebrating" high-grade Executive Platinum-frequent flyers with the skimpily dressed airbags cavorting around such a customer who has been dragged on stage to take part in the show.
Where and when this performance was filmed is still unclear, although it is assumed that the event took place recently and was organized by a private group of US flyers airline companies. Nevertheless, it has not stopped some airline companies wondering that the airline was part of organizing or joining the fair sexist performance. However, American has since confirmed that it had nothing to do with the performance.
This is Robert Isom's view of #FlightAttendants ? In a workplace that is already a pulmonary flesh of sexual harassment, executives who are cheating on more abuse are simply shameful:
They tell the world that sexualizing Flight Attendants are normal. https://t.co/Vtt1LJoIoG
– TWU (@transportworker) February 17, 2019
I am reminded today (after seeing your video clip of a disease burlesque show) how true this is still – The old sexist policies and practices that affect so many FA & # 39; are in their jobs.
Passengers like you who find it fun are DEL in the problem. https://t.co/5BP04wnR92
– PaxView Jeff (@JR_justJR) February 17, 2019
Should be cute or fun? Because it's not one of those things. Degradation is what it is.
– Michelle Raymond (@jetgirlie) February 17, 2019
And the organizers of this party must have lectures and get elite status revoked or any kind of consequence for not allowing another to do so. The value of the American fire can harm anything, not of them, is the risk we all live in social media.
– James Balch (@BalchJamesBalch) February 17, 2019
@AmericanAir ~ Thank you for showing how you really feel about your airline companies ~ No respect at all. True colors will continue to show up as more and more people see this. Flight children deserve so much more than this. February 17, 2019
I do not think there is anything humorous about exhibiting professional Flight Attendants as cabaret dancers.
– Brian Parker (@Brian_TWU) February 17, 2019
The union representing America's 27,000 cabin crew, the Association of Professional Flight Attendants (APFA) called the video "blatantly sexist", "degrading" and "totally unacceptable ". The association explained that it had "asked AA's management to investigate this and tell us what the facts of this situation are and whether it is an AA sanctioned event."
"This cannot happen in today's environment. We will not tolerate our profession becoming objectively sexist," said APFA's national president Lori Bassani. "We want facts about the company's commitment and we want answers."
Recently, American Airlines has embarked on some of a collision course with its own flight assistants who are dissatisfied with how the airline deals with them. In another recent announcement from the Air Force Association, APFA warned its members that the airline used "union breaking tactics" to "split and conquer".
The airline would probably like to get rid of as much as possible with this performance and has since called it "demeaning" in an email statement. An airline spokesperson told us:
"We saw a customer's social media record depicting a group of US airmen on a customer-organized and hosted event. What was depicted in shit produced by a group of customers and not sanctioned by The airline is not representative of the 27,000 professional airline carers who take great care of millions of customers each year. "
" We are in contact with the customer who sent the video, has asked him to remove it and have let him down Know that the actions depicted in shit reduce our professional flight occupants and crew members throughout the industry. "