Southwest Flight Attendants May Sue Over Pilot's "Gays, Grannies & Grandes" Rant

Yesterday, an unnamed Southwest Airlines pilot made headlines when it was discovered he’d accidentally broadcast his complaints about the lack of straight, slender, young hotties working as flight attendants for the airline to Houston air traffic control and anyone else listening in. Not surprisingly, the attendants — regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation or bangability — are not pleased.

In an online statement, the Southwest Airlines flight attendants’ union said it is looking into its legal options after the airline suspended then reinstated the pilot after he had his mind blown by diversity training.

“Flight attendants at Southwest Airlines are deeply disappointed and angered by the insensitive, and unprofessional comments demeaning flight attendants,” the union wrote in an online statement. “We also are dismayed by the response from Southwest Airlines’ management… The official response from Southwest’s spokespeople and leaders has only added ‘insult to injury.’

“We have instructed our attorneys today to investigate the possibility of filing an EEOC charge with the federal government. We hope not to have to go that route, and instead, we are counting on Southwest Airlines to remedy this injustice. Bigotry in the workplace is bad business and unacceptable behavior on the ground and at 30,000 feet.”

Southwest’s VP of Flight Operations issued a video apology to employees and customers: “What he said is offensive and inconsistent with the professional behavior and overall respect we require from all employees. He knows what he did cannot happen again.”

Flight Attendants’ Union May File Charges Over Pilot’s Rant [ABC]