Could this be one of the creepiest business transactions…or a resourceful one?
Flight attendants are allegedly selling their worn stockings and other components of their uniform to eager buyers on eBay. Turns out, the jet-setting lifestyle is not at all glamorous as it may seem.
“People think we have a glamorous life going around the world. I don’t think people realise we are reduced to selling our used crew shoes to make ends meet,” a Norwegian Airlines cabin crew member told The Sun.
Listings for name badges, worn stockings, and shoes are being sold. Bidders are willing to pay for used tights that have been “Worn on many long distance journeys on very long hot shifts” for £500 ($654.72 USD).
PayScale estimated the average salary of a flight attendant to be around $39,000, while the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated the average salary to be slightly higher to $56,000.
In response to this situation, a Norwegian Airlines spokesperson told The Sun: “Norwegian cabin crew remuneration is in line with the market rate and in many instances above that of our competitors.”
(Screenshot of eBay listings)
The Norwegian Airlines cabin crew member added, “On every flight, at least one or two are doing it.”
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