Air Hostess

High-kicking cabin crew using wing chun to defend against aggressive passengers

Hong Kong Airlines ambassador Rose Chan practises wing chun. Photo: Sam Tsang

It's just over a year since 20 angry passengers, their patience snapped by a 16-hour delay, stormed on to the runway at Pudong airport in Shanghai and prevented an international flight from taking off.

Tuesday, 25 March, 2014, 7:05am


Giving my dreams wings

I would like to be an air hostess or actress. I love travelling and acting. However, I know that I am not beautiful enough to be a TV star. Therefore, I choose being an air hostess as my dream career.

17 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Mid-air meeting with nasty racist

I had the unpleasant opportunity to experience racism first-hand recently on a flight from Kuala Lumpur to Hong Kong.

1 May 2001 - 12:00am

Facing up to reality at a French airport cafeteria

'Gentleman, gentleman, it is time to leave the plane.' I rubbed my tired eyes and started staring at the air hostess.

I smiled and left with my luggage. Everything looked strange. The passport seemed to be my only reliance.

26 Oct 1997 - 12:00am

DID you always want to make a living the way you are making it now? No.

What else did you want to be or would like to become? In this order I have wanted to be a vet, Lotte Haas [the underwater explorer] a vet, a model, a vet, an air hostess and a vet.

10 Oct 1993 - 12:00am