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    Are Qantas staff racist or just old, bitter and rude to everyone?

    Janet Jacksons bass player came out today and accused Qantas staff of racism. He was the second person of color to come out and say such a thing in a matter of days, after a musician from the Black Eyed Peas also accused Qantas staff of racism.
    But are they mistaking just bad service from staff with bad attitudes for racism?
    Im not saying that Qantas staff are not racist, but I am saying they are the rudest airline staff I have ever flown with.
    The last time I flew with them I had an isle seat and the overwieght male trolly dolly in his 50s bumped me and woke me every time he went past me. When I asked him to be careful he just pointed to his fat body and said `What am I supposed to do??`.
    The female attendant was past her use by date, and had a foul attitude, coming across as rude, obnoxious and self righteous.

    Personally, I applaud the asian airline carriers who understand that young, pretty girls are not only pleasant to the eye, they generally have much better attitudes, really enjoy their work, and do what they are supposed to do - aim to please.

    Older, bitter Qantas staff (pronounced Cvnt Arse in Japan) usually have attitudes, I have found. The unions and labour laws do not allow Qantas to just move them to other positions out of the public eye like the asian carriers do.

    What I am saying is Qantas staff are not just rude cvnts to black people - they are rude to everyone.

    I never want to fly Qantas again. Give me smiling Asian beaties on Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, or any of the Japanese carriers anyday.


    Qantas has launched an impassioned defence of its staff and called on Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am to retract his claims after he accused a flight attendant of being racist towards him.
    But if the rapper doesn’t back down, the airline said it would help any staffer’s battle in court


    “Absent a retraction, and if the crew member wanted to take the matter further, we’d certainly be willing to provide legal support for them to do this,” a Qantas spokesman told news.com.au on Monday afternoon.
    The rapper named and posted a photo of the staff member — who news.com.au is not naming for legal reasons — after a tense incident on a flight from Brisbane to Sydney on Saturday.
    While he was still on the plane, will.i.am told his 12.8 million followers he had been mistreated by an “overly aggressive flight attendant”.
    “I don’t want to believe she racist. But she has clearly aimed all her frustrations only at the people of colour,” he said.
    Qantas has now also sent a memo to staff, stating that it’s asking will.i.am for a retraction of the claim.
    “The tweets claimed poor treatment from crew and discrimination on the basis of race. We replied that there appeared to be a misunderstanding on-board that was exacerbated by the fact will.i.am was wearing noise cancelling headphones,” the memo reads.

    Rapper will.i.am claims he was targeted because of his race. Picture: Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, FileSource:AP

    “We rejected claims of racism and have since asked will.i.am for a retraction of that claim. We fully support our crew and the great work they do ensuring safety of all those on-board.”


    Will.i.am is also copping criticism from a flight attendants association for revealing the identity of the staff member whom he’s accused.
    He said the incident took place as the crew was preparing to land the flight in Sydney, and it’s understood he refused to show his boarding pass and ignored safety directions to stow his laptop.
    However, he claims he had not heard announcements over the PA because he was wearing noise-cancelling headphones.
    The female flight attendant has been bombarded with abuse on social media from the musician’s fans who have labelled Qantas the “white [at]supremacist airline”.
    Will.i.am’s decision to identify her has been criticised by the Flight Attendants Association of Australia secretary Teri O’Toole, who said the crew member is being abused for simply doing her job.
    She told The Australian takeoff and landing were “critical operational times”, and a flying laptop could cause [at]serious injury to another passenger or crew member.
    “These are safety protocols that have been put in place by Qantas,” Ms O’Toole said. “As employees, crew are bound to follow their employer’s direction. It seems that in doing this, crew are being vilified and [at]attacked on [at]social media.”
    Facing similar criticism on social media, will.i.am tweeted that if he was the “slightest bit rude to a FAN or a journalist during work” we would expect to be called on Twitter too.
    https://www.news.com.au/travel/trave...f034e34f7360ac

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    Let's be honest...you don't call yourself will.i.am. unless you're a dick.

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    Australia is like America. The oldest and most senior of the flight attendants get the long haul routes. They are for the most case overweight and past their usage date. So you get shit service. I avoid American carriers on transpac flights like the plague.

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    Myself would never fly Coont Tas even if they give me a free head job in da bogs by the head faggot that runs the show.

    Na, it's fooked innit. A company policy that says Faggots and fat arsed old bints are the prefered fukos for employment.

    What a fookin disgrace it is, myself preferes Asian airlines where sexy horn crackin bitches flaunt their sexy little bodies up and down da plane eh.

    Fook coont Ass eh .............

    Cheers girls.
    Stroller is a Yerman faggot.

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    Saying that lot though some of the passengers are dead set wanking machines and its no wonder the faggotry and old bints get off their trolly.

    Fook Wil i fookin em eh and those Veronika bitches.

    Fookin scum eh.

    Yer, fookin oath.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post

    Fook those Veronika.
    Yep...

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    Quote Originally Posted by terry57 View Post
    Myself would never fly Coont Tas even if they give me a free head job in da bogs by the head faggot that runs the show.

    Na, it's fooked innit. A company policy that says Faggots and fat arsed old bints are the prefered fukos for employment.

    What a fookin disgrace it is, myself preferes Asian airlines where sexy horn crackin bitches flaunt their sexy little bodies up and down da plane eh.

    Fook coont Ass eh .............

    Cheers girls.
    My thoughts exactly, Terry

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Let's be honest...you don't call yourself will.i.am. unless you're a dick.
    Good point!

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    Perhaps the greatest curse of the internet is the proliferation of utter tripe posted by marginal sources written by talentless, gormless fuckwits whose dreary mediocrity is only exceeded by their inability to comprehend it.

    The OP's pile of steaming shit is typical of the dross that permeates the cybersphere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Australia is like America. The oldest and most senior of the flight attendants get the long haul routes. They are for the most case overweight and past their usage date. So you get shit service. I avoid American carriers on transpac flights like the plague.
    Yep - agree on that point. American carriers fly to Thailand from Japan, and they are just as bad as Qantas. They get really annoyed when you hit the call button.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    Yep...
    The Veronicas rally around will.i.am after Black Eyed Peas singer accuses Qantas of racism


    Alex Chapman


    Sunday, 17 November 2019 12:56 pm


    Australian pop duo The Veronicas have weighed in on the will.i.am and Qantas saga after their own highly-publicised stand-off with the airline. Credit: AAP/7NEWS




    Australian pop duo The Veronicas have weighed in on the will.i.am and Qantas saga after their own highly-publicised stand-off with the airline.
    The Black Eyed Peas frontman, whose real name is William Adams, accused an attendant of racially profiling him and his group during a flight from Brisbane to Sydney on Saturday.
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    "I'm sorry to say me and my group have experienced they (sic) worse service due to an overly aggressive flight attendant... I don't want to believe she racist. But she has clearly aimed all her frustrations only at the people of colour," he tweeted.
    Only weeks earlier, The Veronicas - twin sisters Jess and Lisa Origliasso - filmed themselves being thrown off a Sydney to Brisbane flight, also under the Qantas masthead.
    Australian Federal Police officers escorted the sisters off a plane in September over a dispute over their cabin baggage.
    'Incredibly intimidated'

    They too claimed they felt "incredibly intimidated" over the altercation, and have now released a statement in support of will.i.am.
    "Sadly this female flight attendant was one of two attendants involved in our incident with Qantas," it reads.

    will.i.am makes his way out of Sydney Airport after the drama-filled Qantas flight. Credit: 7NEWS"We feel sickened she was given no reprisal and has instead continued to abuse her position, discriminate, and misuse the full force and intimidation of the Australian Federal Police to her agenda.
    More on 7NEWS.com.au


    "In this case to menace will.i.am and other POC (persons of colour) on this flight."
    The sisters go on to claim that Qantas did not run a full investigation into their own altercation with the flight attendant and were "shifting blame and denying accountability".
    Airline responds

    However, a Qantas spokesman definitively told 7NEWS.com.au it was not the same airline attendant involved, as The Veronicas suggested.
    The airline also refuted Adams' claims the altercation was racially motivated.
    "There was a misunderstanding on board, which seems to have been exacerbated by will.i.am wearing noise-cancelling headphones and not being able to hear instructions from crew," a spokesman said.
    "We'll be following up with will.i.am and wish him well for the rest of the tour."
    The spokesman declined to comment on the pop duo's claims that a full investigation was not carried out.

    https://7news.com.au/entertainment/music/qantas-saga-continues-as-the-veronicas-announce-their-support-of-william-against-airline-c-560838




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    I'm flying Qantas next Monday.....don't have a problem with them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer
    I'm flying Qantas next Monday.....don't have a problem with them...
    Damned with faint praise.

    Sterling endorsement that one!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Perhaps the greatest curse of the internet is the proliferation of utter tripe posted by marginal sources written by talentless, gormless fuckwits whose dreary mediocrity is only exceeded by their inability to comprehend it.

    The OP's pile of steaming shit is typical of the dross that permeates the cybersphere.
    You really are a nasty, abusive piece of work, aren't you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    I'm flying Qantas next Monday.....don't have a problem with them...
    Oh, c'mon mate - you must admit that you would rather be served by cute asian girls?

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    I flew quite a few times with Qantas and always rated their staff who, unlike Asian bimbettes recruited straight out of the faux smiley, china doll, trolley-dolly catalogue, generally came across as normal human beings one could relate to.

    Adams is playing the race card when in truth he's smarting at the reality which is that he was too fucking stupid to understand basic requests and had to be told what to do like some puerile retard.

    The Antipodean bubblegum duo have apparently deleted the twatter account after posting their shit which was of course totally fabricated and defamatory.

    Seems that everything these days is simply vacuous shite spouted by the talentless, the stupid and the ignorant.

    Also. just what the fuck is the difference between coloured people and persons of colour - syntactically the meaning remains the same in either case.

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    just what the fuck is the difference between coloured people and persons of colour
    correct me if i'm wrong but i always thought coloured people are the fuzzy wuzzies and persons of colour are the swarthies.

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    I can't ever remember flying with Qantas so I can't comment on the stewards. As for good looking stewards I would rather have competent ones if there is ever an emergency and the older crabby ones may well be more competent.

    As for the tossers who make these racism claims they are in my opinion usually publicity seekers rather than talented people.
    I mean how dare a steward tell some and famous as ? and ? what to do. I reckon the police should have dragged the c**ts off the plane by their ankles and then thrown them in the lockup for disobeying a lawful instruction while on a plane.

    Self entitled tossers like these should be made to walk and not allowed to fly at least that way they would stay in their home country.

    I probably should have put this in the daily moan thread, starting to sound like Terry, god forbid.

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    Like all legacy carriers, Qantas are stuck with some aging queens and harridans who think passengers are a fucking inconvenience to their free holidays.

    BA are the worst I've experienced, and it's an airline I avoid like the fucking plague for this exact reason.

    So I doubt racism was involved here, just another miserable fucking trolley dolley throwing her weight around.
    Last edited by harrybarracuda; 18-11-2019 at 08:49 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    I'm flying Qantas next Monday.....don't have a problem with them...
    Sure you are you penniless sandals and socks wearing vegan freak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wally Dorian Raffles View Post
    will.i.am wearing noise-cancelling headphones
    even though it seems a bit pointless I remove my earbud headphones during the takeoff and landings and the flight safety demostrations

    the number of passengers who seem to think they are too experienced to do this is large - I see it every flight

    and when you are in business class it is common to have the self important believing they are special and the flight attendants are there to do as they are told

    more carriers should blacklist passengers and require them to do remedial safety training on the ground before being allowed on a plane again to highlight that the flight attendants are to be obeyed during all phases of the flight

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    I was on the London Singapore flight last year. A passenger had a heart attack. The crew immediately responded with defibrillator, calls were made for a doctor and the flight landed at the nearest airport (BKK) at enormous expense to a waiting ambulance

    If he’d been on an Asian carrier I doubt he’d have survived.

    So what if some self entitled rapper didn’t get the “respect” he felt he deserved?

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    Quantas are celebrating 100 years, with 205 return tickets from London to Sydney on a dreamliner 19 hours direct.
    https://www.qantas.com/gb/en.html?al...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    I'm flying Qantas next Monday.....don't have a problem with them...
    Don't put your laptop away when instructed and see what happens.

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    The Nigga may just find himself in the shit. Koont ass gunna back there trolly bitch in court and sue the Darkie for defamation.

    I fookin hope they get him in court and fookin tare him a new one.

    The bitch was only doing her job and these shit stains callin Racial shit really get on my wick.

    Just sayin eh.

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