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Australian Flight Attendants Call for Ban on the Sexiest Airline Ad Ever

July 2, 2010 at 3:22 PM | by | ()

Flight attendants are up to their sexy mischief again, right? Wrong. On Monday we caught you up on the most recent perk being given to male Aeroflot VIPs, a calendar filled with some of the Russian airline's flight attendants being very, very naked. This gift was in some ways an implicit response to an arguably more provocative ad from Russian LCC Avianova, which involves bikini-clad stewardesses soaping down an airplane for no discernible reason (cost-cutting maybe?).

Don't worry, you can view the whole titillating commercial below, but first let's discuss how Australia's flight attendants are calling for a ban on it.

The Flight Attendants Association down under is petitioning the International Transport Federation to put a stop to Avianova-style travel advertising, which they consider to be over-the-top demeaning to women. The basic claim isn't so much an abstract argument about sexism in advertising, although that's definitely included. The real issue is one of potential sexual harassment. If male passengers are told and shown that female flight attendants are sex objects, as the reasoning goes they're more liable to treat female flight attendants as sex objects. The result is that you have more drunk douchebags grabbing the thighs of more stewardesses in the middle of more flights.
Oh, so that's how you wash you an airplane wheel? Airlines, you've been doing it wrong!

The thing is, we're not sure what, if anything, can technically be done about the spots. The Russians aren't really known for their responsiveness when it comes to outside requests for internal regulation. And as we mentioned on Monday, the entire country is kind of sex-soaked in their advertising, so it'll be an uphill climb to even convince them that there's a problem.

That said, even by our fairly libertine standards, the calendar and this commercial might be a bit much. Take a look, figure out what you think, and sound off in the comments.

Related Stories:
· Air hostesses say no to raunchy ads [Telegraph]
· Sex Travel [Jaunted]
· Flight Attendants [Jaunted]

Archived Comments:

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The only thing I found offensive in the commercial was the music! The commercial itself wacertainly didn't seem to be over the top.

I am with you, I dont see a problem

The family and I go to Minsk, Belarus on Tuesday and I am wanting to change our tickets. She watched it and said "What the problem"? We have been married for 14 years go back to her home town every year. I am American and to this day she keeps her Belarussian citizen ship. All legal and never been a drain on US tax payers.

I Always did wonder...

..how planes were kept spotlessly clean. I didn't think there would be the equivilent of a car wash.


You have a category for <a href="http://www.jaunted.com/tag/sex%20travel">"sex travel"</a>? Blimey!