Thursday, December 13, 2012

From Vietnam [Airline] with love?

Hanoi: A Vietnamese airline has been fined for hosting a mid-flight dance by bikini-clad beauty pageant contestants without first gaining permission, state media said on Thursday.

Low-cost carrier VietJet Air was fined $1,000 by the nation's aviation authorities for organising the Hawaiian-themed dance to celebrate its maiden flight between Ho Chi Minh City and the tourist hub of Nha Trang, the Tuoi Tre newspaper said.

Five women, all candidates in a local beauty contest, performed the three-minute dance on the August 3 flight while passengers recorded the show on camera phones and later posted clips online.

NB: This bikini show was staged shortly following a formal complaint lodged with Vietnam's aviation authority by one KI Media team member about the lack of inflight entertainment...However, the use of mobile phones by passengers to take pictures during the show - a serious aviation safety violation - was an oversight by the airline concerned for which the nominal fine had thus been issued.


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