United Pilot Asks Passengers To “Pay Attention to the Pretty Young Ladies in the Aisle”, Journalist Incites Twitter Uproar

Betsy Fischer Martin, a journalist and former executive at NBC News and Meet the Press, tweeted this from her United flight last night:

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CNN contributor Frida Ghitis then responded with this tweet:

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United then responded to Fischer Martin as well:

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The exchange has caused a twitter uproar on sexual harassment, over-sensitivity, and feminism.

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What say you frequent travelers and BoardingArea readers?

Comments

  1. I am tired of people going overboard with being politically correct. I am a female and actually I think I would enjoy being called “the pretty young lady”. I agree, some people need to get a life.

  2. The issue, in my mind, is that the FAs were being lauded for their looks and their apparent youth, not for their professionalism and/or ability to potentially save your life.

  3. Good grief, the changes in the last 40 years in the U.S. is beyond belief. Controlled speech, microagressions, safe spaces, adults with baby pants, severe-hyper sensitivity has been engineered
    to keep the masses distracted from the real world. Give that pilot a ‘Freedom of Speech Award’, something that so-called liberal tolerant cultural marxists are against; in fact they are the most intolerant of the bunch. What a crazy world.

  4. Hypersensitive morons like these give liberals everywhere a bad name. I think liberal and conservative alike can agree in calling this woman a hypersensitive idiot.

  5. Maybe it was clumsy but no really wicked or degrading for the person from my point of view.
    Finally the pilot should say nothing to encourage the passengers to pay attention to the security information.

    If you take the Air France security video, the actresses are quite pretty and I’am sure it’s not an hazard.

    So when it’s come from a marketing department it’s ok but when it’s come from an individual pilot the person risk to be fired ? it’s not really fair

  6. Go figure that it’s NBC and CNN folks complaining about this. They apparently don’t like or are jealous of pretty young women and hate pilots (we don’t even know if the pilot is a man or woman). From their tweets we have to assume they are upset because the pilot is a man and in these sexist tweets they insult female pilots of course.

  7. Beck, I agree with you 100%.As a flight attendant for 29 yrs, most pilots are total azzwipes. God forbid if the three attendants are male.I have gotten into a lot of arguments with them. If they don’t have a sexy blond bombshell working up front…its like they are pissed. I have been a f/a for four airlines, the pilots are all the same. Not tooting my own horn, but in the event of an emergency evacuation, they want someone like me, not some bimbo who can barely arm the doors

    • How ironic. Pilots are judgemental “azzwipes” and about looks and working with woman, yet you think if a woman is blonde they are a bimbo and unable to do their job properly. I bet you are a charmer to work with.

      • Jay im not saying Blondes are bimbos. Although we have some in all hair colors( Men and Women included) If I implied that, my apologies. BTW I am a pleasure to work with….my file speaks for itself. Regards

  8. You know it cannot possibly be true, as the pilot got only one of the three descriptors correct.

    The UA FA are neither pretty nor young. They are, however, things.

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