Monday, March 22, 2010

Tongans get apology from Air NZ

Air NZ have apologised for having, in their cabin crew training manual, the statement that that Tongans may drink the bar dry if given the chance. But FFS why have it in the manual in the first place. These type of racial slurs are unacceptable.

From Radio NZ
"Air New Zealand is apologising to prominent members of New Zealand's Tongan community for a cabin crew training manual that says Tongan passengers may want to drink the plane dry.
The comments were in a section aimed at helping crew members deal with passengers from different ethnicities.
That is a FAIL.
The airline has apologised to the Tongan Advisory Council and to Labour MP Carmel Sepuloni, who is of Tongan and Samoan descent.
Tidy up your act Air NZ this is just embarassing, for you and for us.

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