Airline Fined for In-Flight Bikini Show

Henry Baker

Here's one way to deal with the stress of flying -- bring on the dancing girls! A Vietnamese airline is being fined for featuring in-flight entertainment by a troupe of bikini-clad women. The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam fined the airline $20 million Vietnamese dong, or about $960, because the show had not received official approval. Passengers on the Vietjet Air flight from Ho Chi Minh City to the coastal city of Nha Trang, however, didn't seem to mind. Many cheered and took pictures and videos of the dancers, all of whom were vying for the title of Miss Ngoi Sao. One clip that was uploaded to YouTube has been viewed more than 230,000 times so far.

An airline rep explained that the bikini show was to celebrate the airline's first flight to the beach town, saying, "We came up with the idea of getting a number of girls in bikinis to dance and make passengers happy to improve our customer service." Wonder what a flight to Vegas would look like on this airline.