When they go as planned, grand romantic proposals can be amazing, but for a Chinese flight attendant, her fairy tale moment ended up costing her a job.
In a video posted back in May, a flight attendant for Chinese Eastern Airlines received a mid-air proposal from her boyfriend. As the onlooking passengers cheered the romantic gesture, the flight attendant got on the inflight announcement system to thank them all for being there.
“I really didn’t know my boyfriend will be proposing to me on this flight, thanks for being my witnesses.”
Once posted, the touching moment went viral.
Unfortunately for the newly engaged couple, the airline wasn’t as touched by the proposal as everyone else.
According to a report from Singapore’s Channel 8, the company fired the flight attendant, calling the mid-air proposal “extremely irresponsible” saying the “private romantic behavior caused turmoil among passengers.”
News of the firing set off a whole new wave of reactions.
Many seemed devastated that the airline had ruined the couple’s fairytale ending.
Get a grip. Flight attendants are people too. Why can’t they just be happy for her? Is EVERYONE Trump-grumpy?— Alicia Peck (@AliciaPeck) September 18, 2018
Oh come on Chinese airline — have some love for love— Amy J Adams (@IsaidAmyYaKnow) September 15, 2018
Others, however, sided with the airline, agreeing that 30,000 feet up is not the time or the place for distractions.
Great Job! No tolerance for people who purposefully create public spectacle for something that should be done in private .Both could have done it in private rather than in line of duty .Everything has its place !Fools .— M S singh (@mskrsingh) September 16, 2018
Crazy guy ! It’s not a stage. ?— Marco Morales (@Markinmex) September 18, 2018
Flight attendants first priority is customer safety. pic.twitter.com/uOBfO0HcuY— Frank (@Franka1906) September 17, 2018
No matter what side you’re on, it seems like the bad press for the airline was more than they expected.
This should be good p.r.— J Richer (@jprbos) September 18, 2018
Shame on you @ceairlines— Don't Stop Believing (@humanistic_) September 18, 2018
what safety? this is inhumane. Control freaks airlines management, always out to intimidate, control and flex their muscles???— CalvinK (@CykSteve) September 18, 2018
Although the dismissal may have been a sour end to an otherwise beautiful moment maybe it was for the best.
Who wants to work for someone like that anyway— Jody (@JodyLindley) September 18, 2018