Aviation

TikToker says she was “slut-shamed” and “threatened” by flight attendant over her outfit

A TikToker has claimed she was “slut-shamed” by an Alaska Airlines flight attendant for wearing a crop top.

Last week, Sierra Steadman posted a series of videos and comments detailing her ordeal beginning with a video of her crying in the plane cabin.

“When the flight attendant [slut] shames you in front of the whole plane and threatens to kick you off you for what [you’re] wearing,” said the accompanying text on the video, which has since been viewed more than two million times.

“I’ve never felt more degraded, ashamed, embarrassed, angry or sad. F ALASKA AIRLINES!!!!!!!”

@sierrasteadmanive never felt more degraded, ashamed, embarrassed, angry or sad. F ALASKA AIRLINES!!!!!!! ##fyp♬ yeastie girlz x tv girl – 🧝🏾‍♀️🌱

Steadman commented on the video claiming a flight attendant was “screaming” at her and “grabbed” her arm.

She told her followers, who fall of just under 40,000, she was stopped by the cabin crew member as soon as she got on the flight and was asked to zip up her hoodie, which Steadman claims she did.

The flight attendant allegedly continued to harass Steadman, pulling her by the arm and yelling at her “in front of everybody”.

“That is where the problem is,” she said.

“I had no problem with her asking me to zip up my jacket.”

Prompted by comments on her video, she posted a follow up showing what she was wearing when she boarded the flight; white shorts, a black crop top and a grey hoodie.

Image source: TikTok/@sierrasteadman

Steadman also reportedly posted a screenshot of an email Alaska Airlines sent in response to a complaint made by her mother.

The post has since been made private, but the New York Post reported that the airline said it “strives to provide exceptional service to our customers”.

“From what you have shared, it is apparent that we have failed,” the airline said.

“You and your daughter should expect nothing less than to be treated with the utmost respect, compassion and care.

“It is truly disappointing to hear that you both did not feel that way during boarding and during interactions with our flight attendant.”

In a statement to Travel Weekly, Alaska Airlines said: “We are in contact with Sierra and her family and are committed to finding out what happened and taking all appropriate action.

“It’s our goal to provide caring service to all of our guests and ensure everyone feels welcome when travelling with us. When we don’t live up to that goal, we do we everything we can to make it right.”


Featured image source: TikTok/@sierrasteadman


SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Leave a Reply

Destinations

ScoMo says Australia-Singapore travel bubble to form “within the next week or so”

Our editor is loving this bubble talk so much that he’s decided to celebrate by having a bubble bath while enjoying a bubble tea.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Qantas to launch Sydney-Dehli route, moves start date forward for select overseas flights

The national carrier also said it plans to bring back around 11,000 stood-down workers a whopping six months earlier than expected.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Golden Horizon, the world’s biggest sailing ship, cancels its Aussie debut

Tradewind Voyages is the latest cruise line to axe its Aussie sailings after growing tired of waiting for the federal government to get its sh*t together.

Share

CommentComments

Wholesalers

Flight Centre-owned DMC Discova recruits new global marketing manager

The destination management company has Discova-d its new global marketing manager. Get it? (Sorry, that was a pretty cringeworthy effort).

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Four must-dos in Flanders

With charming cities, a rich history and artistic masterpieces (not to mention an unparalleled beer culture), there’s a lot to love about the northern Belgium region.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

WA lets slip plan to mandate COVID-19 jabs for all interstate travellers

Mark McGowan has been forced to do a bit of explaining after WA’s health department appeared to accidentally release details of its mandatory vaccine plan for all interstate visitors.

Share

CommentComments

Hotels

W Brisbane appoints new hotel manager, marketing boss and chef de cuisine

As the saying goes, all good things come in threes. Unless, of course, we’re talking about baseball strikes.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

Travel agents left out of NSW’s $530m plan to revive tourism and events

The plan includes vouchers to encourage domestic travel and a fund to lure international airlines back to Australia, but AFTA’s chief argues a crucial element of the industry has been left out.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

New marketing and PR agency launches with sustainable travel focus

Two senior names in the tourism marketing space have joined forces to launch a new purpose-led player, and you can probably guess its name from the accompanying pic.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Victoria reopens to fully-vaxxed travellers from Sydney, WA to allow quarantine-free travel for Queenslanders

Here are a couple more positive signs that domestic travel is getting back to the good old days.

Share

CommentComments

Events

Sunrise’s David “Kochie” Koch to host sustainable tourism webinar featuring industry heavyweights

Do you generally start your mornings with Kochie on TV? Well, you’ll be able to enjoy a double dose of him tomorrow.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Qantas introduces automatic ticket revalidation enhancement for agents

Are you sick of flight schedule changes messing with your clients’ travel plans? Well, hopefully this new update by Qantas will help you contain your rage.

Share

CommentComments