With the horrible tragedy going on in Israel at the moment, Air Canada has acted quickly to fire a Boeing 787 pilot who has voiced some sickening perspectives online…
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Air Canada Boeing 787 pilot makes shocking remarks
When we fly, we put our lives in the hands of strangers, and we hope that they’re responsible and reasonably people. Unfortunately that’s not always the case, though, and here’s the latest example of that.
An Air Canada Boeing 787 first officer based in Montreal (YUL) has shared some awful things on his social media in recent days:
- In one picture, he’s seen pointing to a sign that says “Israel, Hitler is proud of you,” and then underneath that it says “terrorist state”
- In an Instagram post, he shares the details of a “Free Palestine” protest, and then writes “f*ck you Israel, burn in hell”
- In another post, he’s seen holding a sign that says “keep the world clean,” with a picture of the Israeli flag being thrown in the trash
- While the above don’t show him in uniform, he doesn’t even fully separate his work from his personal life, as he posts a picture of himself in his Air Canada uniform with a Palestinian flag necktie
It’s pretty wild to think that Air Canada actually flies Boeing 787s to Tel Aviv, so one has to wonder if he has ever piloted a flight to Israel.
Air Canada swiftly and publicly fired this pilot
This behavior was brought to Air Canada’s attention earlier this week. On October 9, Air Canada wrote on social media that the pilot had been suspended, and that the airline denounces violence in all forms. The airline has today followed up to confirm that this pilot no longer works for Air Canada, following the process that had been initiated a couple of days ago.
Of course Air Canada made the right decision here, though I very much respect how quickly and also how transparently Air Canada has acted here. A lot of airlines would simply say that this is a matter being dealt with internally, but it’s nice to see Air Canada publicly providing an update.
Air Canada has fired a Boeing 787 pilot who has posted all kinds of awful things on social media in recent days. From saying “f*ck you Israel, burn in hell,” to saying “Israel, Hitler is proud of you,” this guy made a lot of statements that massively crossed the line. Kudos to Air Canada for quickly handling this situation.