Lufthansa stewardess starts mid-air pillow fight

Lufthansa stewardess starts mid-air pillow fight

After a week in which Steven Slater’s emergency slide resignation turned him into an aviation anti-hero, a Lufthansa stewardess has shown that working in the skies can still be fun.

In footage captured on a passenger’s mobile phone and posted on youtube, the grinning stewardess gets caught up in a playful pillow flight with a group of French tourists.

She is filming throwing pillows back at the passengers, before heading for safety cover in the galley.

Lufthansa paid tribute to the attendant for making the flight from Tel Aviv to Frankfurt a more enjoyable experience for passengers.

A Lufthansa spokeswoman told AOL Travel News: “It’s an example of passengers enjoying themselves in economy class. And it shows we still offer pillows to our passengers in economy class.”

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The footage strikes a stark contrast with news earlier this week of a disgruntled flight attendant for US airline JetBlue appearing in court after deploying the emergency chute following a row with an abusive passenger.

Steven Slater, 39, launched a foul-mouthed rant on the plane’s tannoy system before deploying chute, grabbing a beer and jumping out on to the runway of JFK airport, shouting “That’s it, I’ve had it.”

He was later arrested and charged with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief and trespassing.