Pilot tosses passenger for sexist remarks

Sao Paulo - A Brazilian airline says one of its female pilots tossed a passenger off a flight because he was making sexist comments about women flying aircraft.

Trip Airlines says in a Tuesday statement the pilot ejected the man before take-off as he made loud, sexist comments upon learning the pilot was a woman. The jet continued on to the state of Goias after a one-hour delay.

The passenger involved in Friday's incident has not been identified. He was met by police at the aircraft and escorted out of the Belo Horizonte airport. Police at the airport have not responded to calls and it isn't known if the man has been charged with anything.

Trip says it won't tolerate disparaging remarks made about any of the 1 400 women working for the airline.

- AP
Rupeshhari 2012-05-23 06:54:43 PM
You go girl, snap, snap, snap. In all seriousness, she did the right thing.
Pieter Van Zyl972 2012-05-23 08:07:55 PM
I would also request not to fly. Matter of choice
Stef Augustyn 2012-05-23 08:12:37 PM
Good for her!
vernon.selous 2012-05-23 09:11:45 PM
headline misleading.....
Zanele Portia Nkosi 2012-05-24 09:12:57 AM
ludlowdj 2012-05-24 02:30:43 PM
they don't mention if she was blonde or not, if so maybe he was justified in being nervous?