A flight attendant for South Korean Star Alliance member Asiana has been suspended after bringing her middle school-aged daughter into the crew rest area on a flight from Seoul Incheon to Rome.
Her daughter was feeling ill, complaining of “severe motion sickness and dehydration” and the Asiana flight crew member “told her colleagues she would be taking a two-hour rest in the bedroom with her daughter.” The flight attendant’s husband was also traveling on the flight and remained at his seat.
The incident was reported in an online forum, where other crew anonymously complained.
The original post claimed “crewmembers were unable to rest because one of the employees brought in a passenger into a secure facility while in flight.”
South Korea’s transportation ministry said crew rest compartments are not designated secure facilities, and that “it is up to airlines to decide on the designation.”
(HT: Point Me to the Plane)