Hollywood actor John Travolta has upset crew members on Qantas in his introduction to the Australian flag carrier’s safety video.
In the video that will be shown to passengers before short and long haul flights, he says: “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.”
Another described the video as “corny” and “tacky”.
Some suggested Qantas replace the actor star with a “real pilot” like Capt Richard de Crespigny, who piloted an aircraft, QF32, that was forced to make an emergency landing in Singapore in November, highlighting safety issues over its Rolls-Royce-built engines.
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