This is the kind of thing that really pisses me off. Every day we get on airplanes, and we have professionals around us for our safety. Flight Attendants aren’t there to serve you beer and soda; they are there for your SAFETY. Don’t think so? Listen to cabin crew talk about some of the incidents and accidents they have been in; it will make your skin crawl. So why would an airline put their own people at safety? It makes no sense.
What I’m talking about is the decision by KLM (parent company is Air France/KLM; one of the largest airline companies in the world) and how they have told their gay employees that they can NOT skip out of going to Iran. Previously KLM has allowed female employees to avoid working on flights to Iran, because “unpleasant things happened to them there”. Excuse me? Yes, women face discrimination throughout the entire Middle East. But HELLO! When gay people are found in Iran, they are PUBLICLY HANGED. Don’t believe me? Click here. It’s disgusting. Hell, Iran sentenced one reporter for a PICTURE of their leader being printed that made Ahmadinejad appear to be gay.
KLM, put your PEOPLE before your profits and convenience. If you don’t, you will have your own employees blood on your hands!