Monday, October 04, 2010

Cebu Pacific's Dancing Flight Attendants (FA) | Gender Insentive?

Cebu Pacific's Dancing Flight Attendants (FA)

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. :-)


  1. i am against this kind of safety presentation conducted by stewardess of cebu pacific.they are exploiting their stewardess... it's'ss not good to presentation on plane should demonstrate in more serious manner not like that.

  2. Those girls seem to enjoy what they're doing, too.

  3. I didn't like it. We have to take safety instructions seriously!

    Of course they should like it,they get paid doing such. hmpt!