Airline trains cabin crew martial arts to cope with difficult passengers

Roshina Jowaheer
Airline trains cabin crew martial arts to deal with difficult passengers
Airline trains cabin crew martial arts to deal with difficult passengers

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You may want to be extra polite to the flight attendants when travelling with Hong Kong Airlines in future as the airline has revealed that its cabin crew are now fully trained in Wing Chun.

It is the only martial art created by a woman and all cabin crew are required to take on a basic three-hour course.

Wing Chun is designed to promote inner balance and core strength, and will help the flight attendants cope with unruly passengers in a unique way.

The martial art is taught for self-defence and the moves are designed to be accomplished in a confined space, like onboard an aircraft. The cabin crew train in their uniforms to prepare them for real-life situations.

Airline trains cabin crew martial arts to deal with difficult passengers
Airline trains cabin crew martial arts to deal with difficult passengers

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Hong Kong Airlines, which flies between London and Hong Kong, said the training would enable its flight attendants to 'deal with any potential challenges'.

President of the airline Yang Jian Hong said: 'Aside from the obvious physical, mental and safety benefits, this demonstrates our commitment to delivering exception passenger service.

'The initiative has proved so popular with our flight attendants that we are now offering the training to our internal staff.'

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