Airline reportedly fired flight attendant after she got engaged midflight

Rebekah Scanlan
Senior Lifestyle & Entertainment Producer

flight attendant’s happy moment was ruined when her employer reportedly fired her after her boyfriend’s midflight proposal.

The unnamed woman — who works for China Eastern Airlines — was let go four months after her boyfriend got down on one knee during the middle of a flight, according to Singapore news outlet Channel 8.

Apparently, the Chinese airline dismissed the newly engaged woman on the grounds that she had caused a disturbance and neglected passenger safety during the flight. The termination has sparked online outrage. 

An air hostess has been fired after her boyfriend proposed to her during a flight. (Photos: YouTube/PearVideo)

Taking to Twitter, social media users slammed the airline, calling its decision to penalize the tender moment “ridiculous,” and even threatened to boycott it.



A video of the proposal went viral back in May after a passenger shared it online.

In the clip, the teary attendant told passengers that the whole thing was a complete surprise. 

“I really didn’t know my boyfriend would be proposing to me on this flight,” she said, according to Asia One. “Thanks for being my witnesses.”

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