Four months ago a man went down on his knee and proposed to his girlfriend. The woman who was a flight attendant for China Eastern Airlines did not know that her boyfriend would propose to her on a flight she was working on.
The flight was from Xi’an to Yinchuan China in May. It was about thirty minutes into the flight when the boyfriend asked his girlfriend to be his wife. She said yes, he got up, hugged and kissed her, while the passengers applauded the engaged couple. The stewardess got on the mic with tears in her eyes and said, “I really didn’t know that my boyfriend will propose to me on this flight. Thank you for being witnesses.” The video of the moment went viral and everyone had a feel-good moment.
Well, that didn’t last long. The flight attendant has been fired by the airline for causing a disturbance and neglecting passenger safety during the flight reports Singapore’s Channel8News. People were not happy about this and they took to Twitter to air their grievances, directing their anger at China Eastern Airlines Twitter handle @ceairlines.
China Eastern Airlines could have handled this a lot better. Firing her for causing a disturbance seems like total nonsense. The marriage proposal only lasted about a minute and the passengers even enjoyed it. The airlines blew a chance to take this and use the flight attendant in some kind of ad campaign. But what do I know I’ve never worked in the ad or flight industry.