A Cathay Pacific flight attendant has lost her job after writing on her Facebook page that she wanted to throw coffee on the daughter of Thailand's ousted Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra, in a Bangkok –to – Hong Kong flight on November 25th. The attendant claimed that she told her cabin manager she would not serve 'the daughter of her enemy' but was asked to carry out her duties.
Following her encounter withPaetongtarnShinawatra, the hostess posted a series of hostile messages on Facebook, including a picture of Ms Paetongtarn's seating number.
The Hong Kong-based airline said on its Thailand Facebook page that the stewardess was "no longer an employee". Though the name of the attendant was not released, whose Facebook handle is Honey Lochanachai. The flight attendant also mentioned in her Facebook post that she called her personal adviser to ask "if it was all right to throw something on (Paetongtarn) on this flight.
"Paetongtarn, I didn't throw coffee in her face today but she had no clue that I will keep on fighting until your clan can no longer live like fleas on the Thai soil," she wrote.
A Cathay spokeswoman said the airline is investigating the incident, adding: 'Cathay Pacific regrets this unfortunate incident and wishes to assure all of our customers that their privacy - and strict adherence to all privacy regulations - is extremely important to us.'
Thaksin, the millionaire former owner of Manchester City FC, is a divisive figure in Thai politics who lives in self-imposed exile after he was overthrown in a military coup in 2006. His sister, Yingluck, is the current prime minister of Thailand.