She Said Yes, Her Airline Said No: Back on May 19 a flight attendant was proposed to on board by her boyfriend during China Eastern’s MU2329 from Xi’an to Yinchuan. She accepted.
Now Liaoning Satellite TV reports that the flight attendant was fired for ignoring her safety duties while accepting the proposal. Flight attendants are here primarily for your safety.
It seems to me that the flight attendant wasn’t in fact ignoring any safety duties at the time. It’s unlikely she was neglecting passenger drink service that she otherwise would have been doing, either. And she doesn’t appear to have been complicit in planning or executing the on board proposal. Nor is this behavior she’s likely to repeat since odds on during her tenure as a flight attendant she will only be proposed to once. So I simply don’t see the case for dismissal.