It was the last working day for Breaunna Ross, one of 32,000 workers asked to leave by the struggling carrier American Airlines.
Flight attendant Breaunna, while bidding farewell to passengers during her last shift, broke down while making a routine landing announcement.
“This job was an escape for me after being unhappy with my job after graduating college… It was a job that awarded me many opportunities, a job that I fell in love with,” Ross is heard saying in a video which was shared on Twitter and has gone viral.
According to a CNN report, the struggling carrier failed to get more federal money to sustain itself.
Watch the video here:
Flight attendants across the country this week give tearful goodbyes on their final flights as more than 40,000 airline employees are furloughed today. pic.twitter.com/WQk7YwwpVA
— Sam Sweeney (@SweeneyABC) October 1, 2020
The International Air Transport Association (IATA), which represents 290 airlines covering 82 per cent of global air traffic, has projected that global passenger traffic is unlikely to return to pre-COVID levels until 2024.
American Airlines has reportedly suffered losses to the tune of $5 billion in the first half of 2020, while United Airlines has lost $3.3 billion.