United Airlines packs its aircraft with young, white, blonde, blue-eyed female crew – all chosen for their “sexual attraction” – whenever the National Football League and Major League Baseball charter flights take off A new trial follows.
According to a Bloomberg News report, flight attendants, who are too old and too dark, are barred from plum routes.
So they don’t get any perk that goes with sports-team flights, including high salaries, premium accommodation, supplemental tickets and “extremely valuable” infield passes, according to the lawsuit.
The suit was filed in California on Friday by two flight attendants, a black woman who has worked for the airline for 28 years and a Jewish woman for 34 years.
They say they have repeatedly asked to be assigned to sports charter flights, which fair NFL and MLB teams as well as players and employees of the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
But rejecting their request, observers would say that the two were not on the “preferred” list that is based on the team’s priorities, the lawsuit states.
The attendants, Sharon Tessler and Kim Guillory, later discover that assignments were being given to “young, blond, blond / blue-eyed, female employees” with low seniority, the lawsuit states.
These preferred employees are stated on “their racial and physical qualities as a whole, and stereotypical perceptions of sexual attraction”.
The women said, “United has created a disgusting situation.”
It is “as in decades of laws and policies to prevent discrimination on the basis of age, race and descent and not the existence of gender.”
The airline did not immediately respond to a request for comment.