You have probably already seen this video of Cebu Pacific's Dancing Flight Attendants and thought it was cool. I thought so, too. But Flight Attendants and Stewards Association of the Philippines (FASAP) is against it.
While it may look like a harmless publicity stunt to attract passengers at first glance, in the long run the stereotyping of flight attendants as entertainers will surely have a negative and sexist impact in the minds of the public, at the expense of the unwitting female-dancer-flight attendants.
In fact, the dancing flight attendants video has elicited a lot of sexist comments in the YouTube, Facebook and Twitter.
This gender insensitive packaging is a throwback to the unenlightened past during the 50s and 60s when “stewardesses” were made to wear hot pants and mini-skirts to appeal to the dominantly male business travelers. To make them dance in front of passengers takes this mind-set to new lows.[Source]
Some people really need to lighten up.
Listening to flight safety reminders is at times boring, but I really pay attention to it especially when I'm travelling with my daughter. Now, it will make that part of the flight more interesting. :-)