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Pilot tosses passenger for sexist remarks

2012-05-23 18:37

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

Trip Airlines says in a Tuesday statement the pilot ejected the man before take-off 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 aircraft 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.

Comments
  • rupesh.hari.7 - 2012-05-23 18:54

    You go girl, snap, snap, snap. In all seriousness, she did the right thing.

  • pieter.vanzyl3 - 2012-05-23 20:07

    I would also request not to fly. Matter of choice

      Blackpoison - 2012-05-24 06:09

      Shame....feeling a bit intimidated by a lady are we? Lol. Get a life dude. You're now making a sexist remark. Poor lady in your life. Give her all my sympathy.

      perter.damingo - 2013-01-14 13:24

      I fly quite often with Kenyan Airlines and they have female pilots. At no time have I ever felt unsafe with the female pilots in charge. I also fly a lot of charters and I would say the ratio is about 40/60 female to male pilots and have only have one bad experince with a female pilot who hit the runway too hard and burst the tyres but have had more than my fair share of scares with male pilots

  • Stef - 2012-05-23 20:12

    Good for her!

  • Vernon - 2012-05-23 21:11

    headline misleading.....

  • portiazanele.nkosi - 2012-05-24 09:12

    Yoh

  • ludlowdj - 2012-05-24 14:30

    they don't mention if she was blonde or not, if so maybe he was justified in being nervous?

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