Maybe they should change their slogan to “Fly the Friendly — and very white — Skies.”
United Airlines packs its planes with young, white, blond, blue-eyed female crew — all chosen for their “sexual allure” — whenever the National Football League and Major League Baseball take charter flights, a new lawsuit alleges.
Meanwhile, flight attendants who are too old and too dark are barred from the plum routes, according to Bloomberg News, which reported the suit on Saturday.
So they get none of the perks that go with the sports-team flights, including higher salaries, premium accommodations, complementary tickets and “extremely valuable” infield passes, according to the lawsuit.
The suit was filed Friday in California by two flight attendants, a black woman who has worked for the airline for 28 years and a Jewish woman who has worked there for 34 years.
They say they have asked repeatedly to be assigned to the sports charter flights, which ferry NFL and