You won't believe how much this flight attendant earned after having 'mile high' sex with wealthy passengers
It isn't something new or unheard of
The life of an air hostess is tough. The only respite one can get out of a high-flying job is the traveling opportunities or the money made. In some cases, not even the money stands up to hold the argument.
Other than that, life on a plane isn't all that glamorous. It's serious hard work for long hours that come with a hefty price tag—think self-entitled passengers, long hours of work so on and forth.
With peanuts earned for all the hard work done, one air hostess found a rather novel way of earning more income to bridge the income gap in her life.
The unidentified air hostess scooped in a little more than $870,000 over a period of two years by having sex with passengers in the lavatory of her flights between the years 2013 and 2015.
It is reported that she was working for an airline in the Middle East and her sex-for-money business came to light after she was caught red-handed in the airplane bathroom.
In an interview with Saudi Arabia daily Sada, a source revealed some details about the case: "She admitted that she had sex with many other passengers during flight and that she preferred long distance flights between the Gulf and the United States."
Airline sources believe the woman charged somewhere around $2,000 for every 'mile high' sexual intercourse she had.
The airline hasn't been named. However, Sada reported that the flight attendant was dismissed and then deported immediately.
In an interview with MailOnline Travel, Antoine Michelat, co-founder of flight comparison website Jetcost, spoke about how the case isn't telling of a new trend. He said: "Flight attendants have always had a special charm with their passengers; while some attendants choose not to cross a line and take advantage of this, there are always going to be those who do."
In his opinion, the amount she earned seemed staggering but it is possible. "The amount of £650,000 seems like an awfully high number and we're not sure how believable this is. Although I suppose that all depends on if the person in question had illicit liaisons with business passengers and just how wealthy they were," he said.
Antoine's observation isn't incorrect. In 2015, MailOnline had reported about how air stewardesses in Japan (known as soochoo wadesu—そおちょｗ です) were turning to prostitution to combat the decreasing wages.
Several unidentified flight attendants had spoken to Shukan Post about how female members of the cabin crew were sleeping with pilots to earn extra income. According to other attendants, the crew members charged anything between $400 and $600 for 90 minutes with a client.
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