Everybody’s got a hustle.
When the pandemic started, airlines worldwide had to furlough, if not lay off thousands upon thousands of cabin crew members since travel has slowed due to covid. The airline employees who were lucky enough to still have jobs might not have been working as much as previously. However, bills needed to be paid, regardless of how few hours they got to work. So some started doing side hustles to make ends meet.
Well, it turned out that the side hustles some of them were participating in might have made good money but were more than a little on the naughty side. And even if the pandemic is over and flight attendants who want to fly are back in the air, some have realized that this side hustle isn’t such a bad thing to keep doing.
Some are selling photos of themselves, in various stages of undress, on sites such as OnlyFans (OnlyFans is a content subscription service based in London. Content creators can earn money from users [read: their “fans”] who subscribe to their content).
Women who claim to be cabin crew from airlines around the world have made accounts on the site. They’ve been using them to post suggestive photos of themselves, sometimes in their uniforms, but usually only showing them in their tights, on their respective planes…in the seats, in the galley, etc. Some have free accounts but most charge a monthly fee for access to the photos.
I mean, they even have subscription bundles!
Others have accounts on Instagram, Twitter, etc. that they use to sell photos and “things,” such as used tights and shoes.
Some have allegedly made so much money with these side hustles that they’ve quit their positions as flight attendants and use OnlyFans as their “real” job.
Now personally, I find no appeal in this. But some people with fetishes do and if that’s how they get their jollies, well, as long as it’s all adults and no one gets hurt, live and let live. People have sold used, unwashed intimate clothing on eBay for years (they’re cut down on quite a bit, although apparently it can still happen, albeit with some creativity in the ad) and this is just an extension of that. And if it gets some much needed extra cash into some cabin crews’ hands, who is anyone else to judge?
Except that sometimes the photos show the logos from whichever airline the cabin crew works for. And that, not surprisingly, has caused some of the airlines to want to look into things. Representatives from airlines such as British Airways and EasyJet have suggested these sites don’t reflect the high standards or professional behavior of their airlines, and have been known to investigate such situations.
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