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.
Taking to Twitter, social media users slammed the airline, calling its decision to penalize the tender moment “ridiculous,” and even threatened to boycott it.
You guys fired a flight attendant for accepting a marriage proposal. No thanks, I will fly with another airline.
— Toby Glanville (@tobyglanville) September 16, 2018
Your airline have fired a flight attendant for accepting marriage proposal….. Sorry to say but I will never fly in your airline again..
— Abinash Nanda. (@abinash_nanda) September 18, 2018
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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