A China Eastern Airlines flight attendant probably never thought her boyfriend’s sweet proposal would end up costing her a job.
In a clip, a male passenger on a flight from Xi An to Yinchuan is shown getting up from one knee after successfully proposing to his girlfriend, who happens to be a stewardess on the flight.
The teary-eyed lass then spoke through the in-flight announcement system: “I really didn’t know my boyfriend will be proposing to me on this flight, thanks for being my witnesses.”
A voiceover in the clip – believed to be a passenger on the flight – added that everyone on board was touched by the romantic gesture, which took place about half an hour after take-off. Some passengers were also seen whipping out their phones to record the special moment.
Unfortunately for the couple, the airline was far less impressed.
She was immediately terminated from her job as her superiors felt that it was extremely irresponsible behavior, even though it was a surprise and she did not know anything about it.
The company stated that the mid-flight proposal had caused a disturbance and was an irresponsible act which jeopardized the security of passengers.
This issue causes controversy on the Internet, with some objecting to the airline’s overly-strict and “heartless” move. Even more so as the flight attendant herself was unaware of her boyfriend’s plans.
However, others felt that dealing with one’s private affairs during working hours, especially for a job which involves public safety, is in itself a dereliction of duty.
A few of them said that the man should have waited until the plane landed so that it wouldn’t affect other passengers’ safety.
Some added, “If the man wanted his marriage proposal to be like those that you see in movies, he should be rich enough to get the whole plane so that his girlfriend wouldn’t lose her job.”
Flight attendants out there, you should ask your partner to check on your airline’s policy before pulling a similar stunt!
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