Brazilian airline kicks passenger off for sexist comments about pilot

While American Airlines is busy kicking passengers off planes for being pro-choice, Brazil’s Trip Airlines is kicking them off for being sexist. Via The Huffington Post:

A Brazilian airline says one of its female pilots tossed a passenger off a flight because he was making sexist comments about women flying planes.

Trip Airlines says in a Tuesday statement the pilot ejected the man before takeoff as he made loud, sexist comments upon learning the pilot was a woman. The jet continued on to the state of Goias after a one-hour delay.

The passenger involved in Friday’s incident has not been identified. He was met by police at the plane and escorted out of the Belo Horizonte airport. Police at the airport have not responded to calls and it isn’t known if the man has been charged with anything.

Trip says it won’t tolerate disparaging remarks made about any of the 1,400 women working for the airline.

Damn right. Everyone knows that women are just as capable of flying planes as men are. Provided they’re not on their periods and as long as they’re not wearing a skirt that reveals their ankles.

 

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3 Comments

  1. Posted May 24, 2012 at 3:42 pm | Permalink

    Finally, a feel-good story about airline personal acting high-handedly towards passengers!

  2. Posted May 24, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Permalink

    Actually, it’s really hard to operate toe-brakes while wearing high heels.

    Just sayin’

  3. Posted May 27, 2012 at 2:54 am | Permalink

    Haha, awesome.

    I can hear all my sexist male acquaintances complaining now about how they feel emasculated by this story. “C’mon, gimme a break, can’t a guy speak his mind anymore?”

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