Nothing says “fly the friendly skies” like a pilot boarding a plane full of passengers in her and out of uniform and embarks on a rather bizarre rant, on a United Airlines flight at that [no pun intended].
Passengers expecting to hear from the pilot using the PA system as she stood before them out of uniform, “Welcome aboard United Flight 455” were instead informed by the pilot that (a) the pilot was going through a divorce and (b) she did not vote for Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton because they’re both liars. Okayyyyyyyyy then.
United flight 455 was supposed to fly from Austin, TX to San Francisco, CA at approximately 5 p.m., though things took an unexpected turn when the pilot turned up while still dressed in her civilian clothes. Passengers on the flight told multiple media outlets that the pilot got on the PA and talked about how she was going through a divorce before saying that President Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are both “assholes.”
“She started off by saying that she had not voted for either Trump or Clinton because they’re a bunch of liars,” passenger Noel Portugal said to CBS San Francisco. “That’s an odd way to start of the welcome to your flight. It really sort of went downhill from there and didn’t make a lot of sense to any of us”[…]
United Airlines released the following press statement, “We hold our employees to the highest standards and have replaced this pilot with a new one to operate the flight, which has since departed from Austin. We apologize to our customers for the inconvenience.”
H/t Biz Pac Review.