American Airlines flight misogyny related delay
Once upon a time, in prehistoric 2016…
As reported by local newspapers in Argentina, American Airlines flight 909 from Miami to Buenos Aires was delayed for over an hour yesterday in departing from Miami because… misogynists.
As recounted by an Argentinian passenger onboard, when travelers were boarding the flight just before 8pm Miami time, the pilot made the customary announcement welcoming them onboard and thanking them for joining her and the rest of the crew, which also included a female copilot.
Moments later, 7 passengers were seen deplaning. The very few remaining passengers on the plane were delayed as all luggage from the travelers who abandoned the aircraft were being taken off the plane. The passengers’ ages and nationalities remains unclear, but what is clear is that they were not onboard with both people piloting the plane being female. Or as they probably called them, lady-pilots, I can only assume.
It baffles my mind to hear that in this day and age people would think it is acceptable to be perfectly OK with having female flight attendants serving them drinks and protecting their lives while flying, but would absolutely shun the idea of ladies, who have received the same training and preparation to become experts in flying a freaking metal tube in the air as a male pilot would, in charge of getting them to their destination.
I only hope that American did the right thing and didn’t rebook them in a different all-male crew flight and instead made them buy new tickets.
Are you as infuriated as I am with news like this?