Recently, a Hong Kong Cathay Pacific flight attendant was complained by the public for allegedly discriminating against passengers who do not speak English. The relevant recording files are still posted on the Internet. It can be heard through the recording clips. The female flight attendant said to the passengers in English, “If you cannot speak blanket in English, you cannot have it” (if you can’t speak blanket in English, then you won’t have a blanket), “Carpet is on the floor” (the carpet is laid on the floor), after speaking, the scene There were also laughter from many people. In this regard, some Japanese netizens who have taken Cathay Pacific Airways shared their flight experience, “Basically, even if the English is not good, as long as the other party is Caucasian, the flight attendant will not roll their eyes at him.” Some mainland media have detailed the recent years The many incidents of discrimination in Cathay Pacific Airways can be said to be the ultimate expression of xenophobia.
According to the “Daily Economic News” report, the report that the flight crew of Hong Kong Cathay Pacific Airways disrespected mainland passengers has recently attracted attention from all walks of life, and even many Japanese mainstream media have also reported on this matter. In this regard, some Japanese netizens also left messages, saying that Cathay Pacific’s service is really “shockingly bad”.
For example, a Japanese netizen shared that he had flown Cathay Pacific a few times, and on the Hong Kong-Europe flight, the attitude of the flight attendants made him feel discriminated against, because the flight attendants obviously favored whites. Another Japanese netizen said that his friend’s English pronunciation is not standard, so the flight attendant’s attitude is very cold, but he just came back from abroad and has a relatively high level of English, so when he makes a request, the flight attendant will immediately Go pour water. Another Japanese netizen thought, “Even if the English is not good, as long as the other party is white, the flight attendant will not cast eyes on him.”
In this regard, “Upstream News” also detailed the many incidents of discrimination caused by Cathay Pacific Airways in recent years, including in May 2017, Cathay Pacific Airways planned to hang the name tags on the chests of Hong Kong and Taiwan flight attendants, from the original English name only Changed to Chinese and English names, but this has attracted strong opposition from Cathay Pacific employees. Some people claim that they are worried that if they are complained during the service process, someone may find out their identity based on the Chinese name on the name tag, which will cause privacy problems. .
However, in subsequent interviews, Cathay Pacific employees pointed out that this decision “is suspected of pleasing mainland tourists.” There are also employees who claim that the reason for not using Chinese names is: “lack of noble westernization”, which affects the chance of making friends with “high-end westernized people” and reduces the chance of “getting out of poverty”. Some mainland scholars pointed out that this kind of thinking is the result of the “slavery education” of the British colonization in the past.
In 2019, CCTV host Kang Hui also said, “An airline called Cathay Pacific has done a series of things recently. I’m really sorry for the name. Let’s just remind you in good faith. If you don’t do it, you won’t die… Some people in Cathay Pacific pretend that they can’t understand Mandarin as soon as they hear it. I understand, then speak English, no zuo no die”, it can be seen that there were rumors of Cathay Pacific employees pretending not to understand Mandarin at that time.
Now Cathay Pacific has revealed that a mainland passenger asked a flight attendant for a blanket in English, but mistakenly said it was a carpet (Carpet). The citizen felt discriminated against and humiliated, which also sparked a new wave of discrimination.
The report added that the flight was broadcast in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. In this regard, Cathay Pacific’s official customer service also told reporters that this situation is true, and the airline is working hard to improve service quality. “All languages will be broadcast as much as possible, and there should be Mandarin before.” The three flight attendants involved have also been fired.
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