The organization that serves American Airlines has demanded an investigation right into a drama that surfaced over the weekend portraying cabin crew singing “Big Spender” to a person representing an excessive-paying buyer. The video of the skit, which was carried out on a small stage that featured American Airlines’ title and emblem on display, was posted to Twitter by Jamie Larounis, who writes the Forward Cabin journey weblog.
Larounis, who has since eliminated the video, tweeted that the “the folks within the skit have been on the payroll of AA” and that they’re a bunch known as Salute, which performs at reveals. Within the video, four girls offered as flight attendants sing the tune from “Candy Charity,” a musical a few dance-corridor hostesses, to a seated man, altering some phrases to incorporate “Executive Platinum,” the highest frequent flyer standing for American’s frequent flyers.
American Airlines started the skit was carried out at a “buyer-organized” live performance in a personal residence. The airline mentioned it didn’t manage the content material or preview the agenda. American’s flight attendants’ union mentioned they wish to be included in an unbiased investigation concerning the incident.
Flight attendants have for many years fought towards sexism and sexual harassment they’ve skilled on the job. A survey last year by the Affiliation of Flight Attendants, which represents about 50,000 flight attendants at Hawaiian, United, Alaska and Spirit Airways, amongst others, discovered that 68 p.c of flight attendants had been sexually harassed sooner or later of their careers.