A flight attendant “accidentally” spilled a tray of drinks on American Airlines’ CEO Doug Parker.
She shared her story on Instagram along with a great picture with her boss:
So yesterday I worked a flight from Phoenix to Dallas. I had our CEO (Doug Parker) on my flight and I was just doing my job being the good little flight attendant I am, serving my predeparture drinks.
I have a tray of about 8 drinks on it when the passenger in front of me stops in the aisle and backs up. Hits the tray and the drinks go flying.
Guys I have worked for American Airlines for 4 years, and not once have I ever spilt a drink on a passenger.
Guess who they land on. Half of them were all over me, the other half in Doug’s lap. I WAS MORTIFIED, I wanted to drop dead right there in the aisle. (Like am I still employed?!) Luckily he was cool about it came back and we talked, we joked about it he rest of the flight.
When he was getting off the plane he told me he’d never forget me…. guess that’s a good thing right?
Most people never even meet their CEO let alone shower them in sparkling water and jack and cokes.
What a great story to tell the grandkids one day!
On a serious note, kudos to Doug Parker for being so forgiving…I’m not sure I would be smiling if someone spilled three drinks on my suit…especially if it was an employee.
I know this news is a day old now, but I had to cover it here…I put “accidentally” in quotes in my opening paragraph because it could have easily been a clever way to take out some passive-aggressive energy on the CEO. But looking at the two smiling together, I think this was an accident.
image: Instagram // H/T: View from the Wing