John Travolta has been criticised by employees of Qantas Airways for appearing in a "tacky" safety video for the airline.
John Travolta, the Hollywood actor and fully-trained pilot, has come under fire from employees of the Australian airline 'Qantas', after he reportedly cheapened the brand by appearing in a tacky safety video, reports the Toronto Sun.
The 57-year-old appears in a new in-flight demonstration video in which he greets passengers as their captain and says, "I can guarantee the guys on the flight deck and the greater team care just as much about aircraft safety as I do. I've been flying over 40 years as a pilot, and I can tell you, there's no one I'd rather have at the controls than a Qantas pilot". The newspaper reports that many flight attendants are angry at Travolta's use of the word 'team', with one employee reportedly saying, "We feel it's demeaning to be called the team. It makes us feel like we work at MCDonald's". Another user called the video "corny" and "tacky" and suggested that the airline should have used the respected pilot RICHARD DE CRESPIGNY as a spokesperson instead. De Crespigny landed two planes at Singapore's Changi Airport, the first after a turbine blade had severed vital wires and the second one day later after an engine had exploded.
John Travolta was named the airline's official ambassador in 2010 and he is the owner of a Qantas plane named Jett Clipper Ella after his children.