Feeds

Airborne blogger has wings clipped

Delta Airlines suspends snap-happy trolley dolly

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Security for virtualized datacentres

A Delta Airlines air stewardess has been suspended without pay for including photos of her in airline uniform on her weblog. She received no warning or request to remove the pictures until she was called to a meeting 6 October and suspended without pay or health benefits. Delta described the photos as "inappropriate" and said the suspension would last until their investigation was finished.

The blog was a fictionalised account of her life and work. She described the airline as Anonymous International Airlines, herself as Queen of the Sky and her hometown as Quirksville.

Queen of the Sky, or Ellen Simonetti according to the BBC, fears the company will suspend her indefinitely until she quits. She has filed a discrimination complaint against Delta with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Simonetti told the BBC she could not understand how Delta thinks the blog damages the airline.

The guest book is full of supportive messages. One noted: "Your employers are making themselves look ridiculous, I am sure that the managers who put you on suspension couldn't conceive how much negative publicity they would get. Leave your blog up , encourage other disgruntled employees to post on it , then get a job with the opposition." ®

Related stories

Free info for London visitors
Web's most famous hooker kills blog
Blogging 'cruelty' allegations rock post-DNC calm

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

More from The Register

next story
Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer
More than 5,500 jobs could be axed if rescue mission fails
Special pleading against mass surveillance won't help anyone
Protecting journalists alone won't protect their sources
Phones 4u website DIES as wounded mobe retailer struggles to stay above water
Founder blames 'ruthless network partners' for implosion
Apple's iPhone 6 first-day sales are MEANINGLESS, mutters analyst
Big weekend queues only represent fruity firm's supply
Radio hams can encrypt, in emergencies, says Ofcom
Consultation promises new spectrum and hints at relaxed licence conditions
Bill Gates, drugs and the internet: Top 10 Larry Ellison quotes
'I certainly never expected to become rich ... this is surreal'
Big Content Australia just blew a big hole in its credibility
AHEDA's research on average content prices did not expose methodology, so appears less than rigourous
EMC, HP blockbuster 'merger' shocker comes a cropper
Stand down, FTC... you can put your feet up for a bit
prev story

Whitepapers

Providing a secure and efficient Helpdesk
A single remote control platform for user support is be key to providing an efficient helpdesk. Retain full control over the way in which screen and keystroke data is transmitted.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Saudi Petroleum chooses Tegile storage solution
A storage solution that addresses company growth and performance for business-critical applications of caseware archive and search along with other key operational systems.
WIN a very cool portable ZX Spectrum
Win a one-off portable Spectrum built by legendary hardware hacker Ben Heck
The next step in data security
With recent increased privacy concerns and computers becoming more powerful, the chance of hackers being able to crack smaller-sized RSA keys increases.