French Maid or Flight Attendant? One Airline is Considering Crew Costumes
If you're planning to fly on China's cheapy carrier, Spring Airlines, the person welcoming you at the aircraft door could be a maid or butler. No, the low-cost carrier isn't upping their game with white glove service in the skies, but they are having a little fun.
Spring called upon their fans via their Facebook page to suggest themes for flight attendant costumes, the post was accompanied by a young lady attired like a french maid. Some people took it seriously, offering up themes like traditional Chinese Opera, schoolgirl outfits and Star Wars as themes, others found it pretty offensive.
The critics compared the plan to have their flight attendants (and possibly pilots) dress up to acting like porn stars. Based on the responses from the social media team, however, it doesn't seem as though Spring will be backing down anytime soon. While safety is a major concern, Spring claims that all costumes will not break CAAC rules, the Chinese equivalent to the FAA.
The entire purpose of dressing like it's Halloween is to attract more passengers and get Spring's name on the lips of travelers planning summer travel. It looks like the cliche runs true; any press is good press.
[Photo: Facebook page]