Published on April 19th, 2012 | by Genevieve1
Cabin crew trained to chop!
Hong Kong airlines have announced that they have fully trained their cabin crew in the martial art of Wing Chun. Wing Chun is the first martial art to have been created by a female and has been practised in China for hundreds of years.
Wing Chun was brought in due to the fact that the skill of striking and grappling moves can be used easily in small confined spaces, which is ideal for an airplane. Before, many female cabin crew felt they couldn’t handle large passengers, but now with the skill they’ve practised, they stand a much better chance.
The airlines have announced that they’ve brought this training in to help the cabin crew against unruly behaved passengers on their flights and deal with disruptive passengers in a more effective way. The basic course only lasts 3 hours but the course is compulsory for all staff. The staff are also encouraged to further their training if it helps give them more confidence.
According to the airlines deputy general manager, there are around 3 airline incidents every week which is due to disruptive passengers, only recently one of the cabin crew had to use their new skills on a drunk passenger who’s behaviour and actions were getting out of hand.