Being an air stewardess is no easy feat.
Besides serving countless passengers’ demands and requests, fighting jetlag and wearing restrictive clothing, they have to carry overweight luggage that sometimes breaks their arms.
No, really. I’m not even kidding.
M’sian Air Stewardess Allegedly Breaks Arms After Carrying Passenger’s Luggage
Now I know your face must be looking a little something like this right now:
But you read it right.
A Malaysian air stewardess really did (allegedly) break her arm while trying to help a passenger carry his suitcase to put it into the plane’s overhead compartment.
Unfortunately, the luggage fell and hit her arm.
We all know what happens next.
Colleague Shares About The Incident Online
Kawan aku cabin crew upload kat ig story tadi. Ada betul jugak dia cakap. pic.twitter.com/IzuJEsDJsI
— Tengoklah pinned tweet saya! 😝 (@okedkama) November 23, 2019
The tweet was posted on 23 November. It has since received 12,000 retweets and 7,167 likes.
Here is a translation of the tweet, provided by Mothership:
One of our cabin crew broke her arm because she was helping a passenger lift his luggage into the overhead compartment.
The luggage fell, hit her arm and her arm broke.
Guys…if you can’t even carry your own bags, please ensure that you check them in before boarding.
We are not allowed to help lift or carry your bags.
Too many cabin crews suffer from slipped discs and broken bones.
Because of that, we are forced to take a long MC, during which we will not get paid.
And it’s all because of stubborn passengers like you.
If we move the bag to cargo, we will definitely receive complaints from the passenger.
Please think of others, if you can’t even carry your own bags, what makes you think that we can?
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Carrying your bags is not our job. Our job is to ensure that you are safe throughout the flight.
And it’s not gentlemanly of you to ask a female flight attendant to help carry your bag.
For the elderly, if you know you’re not capable, please check in your bags.
Same goes for mothers travelling with a baby. Please check in your luggage okay?
I will never carry the load for passengers. I will take care of myself first before others.
As for me, when I travel, I check in my bags when I know that I’m not capable of handling it on the plane.
Mixed Reactions From netizens
Some netizens had strong sentiments against the air stewardess.
“You talk too much. As a cabin crew, your job is similar to a labourer. You’re just a high-class waiter. If you’re not fit for this job then just go and sell cake.”
Ouch. This person is harsh af.
Others disagreed with the poster’s suggestion to check in their bags instead.
“Checking in our bags is so expensive. It’s more expensive than a basic flight ticket. Wtf.”
Others were in support of the tweets and said that the passenger was being selfish:
“Because of your selfishness, other people have to suffer.”
- Lifting bags are not in their job scopes.
- Their role is to ensure everyone’s safety.
- A lot of cabin crew suffer broken bones and slipped discs.
So my dear readers, the next time you’re on a flight, carry your own bag?
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