- A Cebu Pacific stewardess claimed she was slapped by a woman passenger
- The row allegedly started when one of the cabin crew refused to stow the woman’s luggage
- The woman allegedly claimed to be the wife of a ranking military official
- The flight attendant threatens to sue the passenger over the incident
MANILA, Philippines – A stewardess of Cebu Pacific is purportedly suing a woman who allegedly verbally and physically abused her during a misunderstanding over a luggage during a recent flight.
The story was told by the stewardess on her Facebook which has since been taken down (or turned private) after it went viral on social media.
According to her, the incident left her traumatized but she decided to share it to warn others, especially her colleagues in the industry.
She narrated she was not actually the subject of the woman’s ire but another flight attendant. But since she was the assigned lead cabin crew, she stepped in on behalf of her colleague.
The stewardess did not elaborate on what really happened but the tiff apparently started when one of the cabin crew refused to stow the passenger’s bag.
“Basta the bottom line, kaming mga cabin crew/flight steward our main priorities are your safety and not to carry or lift your bags,” she said.
“Ang kinasasama lang ng loob ko sa napakasimpleng bag na ‘di ma stow nang maayos kailangan mo kaming sabihan na ‘your job is to assist passengers, kumbaga sa bus, mga konduktor kayo! Go*****it!’” she narrated.
[What upset me is that for simply failing to stow your bag you have to tell us ‘your job is to assist passengers, like what ‘conductors’ do in a bus, Go*****it.]
She also defended her job and tried to ignore the woman’s tirades. She added she even apologized repeatedly but still ended up getting slapped in the face by the irate passenger.
“But this is too much. Di ako pinag aral ng magulang ko (My parents didn’t send me to school) just for you to slap me,” she said
“In the end, hindi naman kami yung nagmumukang walang pinag-aralan at walang manners eh. Well ayaw ko na pahabain pa to. Madami nakawitness sa nangyari,” wrote the flight attendant; adding that she hopes to see the woman in court.
[In the end, it’s not us who looked uneducated and lacking in manners. Well, I don’t want to prolong this anymore. Many people witnessed the incident.]
The post was accompanied by photos showing the cabin crew’s cheek and neck turning red, apparently after getting hit by the angry passenger.
She did not identify the passenger but other websites suggested the latter introduced herself as a wife of a general, although this could not be immediately verified.
Also, since there are always two sides to a story, this page is open for the other party to explain herself, and for others who have a first-hand account of the incident.