One of the most embarrassing scenarios that can happen on board is when a flight attendant spills drinks on a passenger.
To make it even worse if you splash rum and coke over a passenger who just happened to be the CEO!
This is exactly what happened on an American Airlines flight recently.
‘Maddie’ an American Airlines Flight Attendant Spills drink over the CEO!
Maddie was holding a tray of drinks when the passenger in front of her stops in the aisle and backed up hitting the tray sending the drinks flying all over the place.
“Guys, I have worked for American Airlines for 4 years, and not once have I ever spilt a drink on a passenger.”
One particular drink spilled on a special passenger.
Maddie was absolutely mortified when she realized who the passenger was:
The CEO of American Airlines!
“I wanted to drop dead right there in the aisle. Like, am I still employed?!”
American Airlines CEO Doug Parker laughed the accident off. Fortunately for her, he starting making jokes about it for the rest of the flight and even took a photo with the embarrassed cabin crew member.
As he left the plane, Mr. Parker had one last thing to say to Maddie:
“I’ll never forget you.”
At first Maddie didn’t know whether that’s a good thing or bad.
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Story time y’all! Incase you missed it. The other day I was working a flight to Dallas. I had our CEO (Doug Parker) on my flight. I was serving drinks during boarding to the first class cabin. I had a full tray with drinks on it, when the passenger in front of me stops in the aisle and backs up. He bumps into 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 went 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?!) I’m still slightly traumatized/embarrassed. Luckily he was super cool, and a good sport about it. He later came back and we chatted for a little, and joked about it the 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 with beverages. But it’s too good of a story not to tell. Accidents happen. 🤷🏼♀️ OOPS
Based on this photo shared on Instagram, I believe Maddie’s status with American Airlines is safe and intact.
What will you do if you spilled drink on your CEO?
[Featured by American Airlines shared under Creative Commons License]