A Facebook user commented on the Argentina Airlines Facebook page: "What gets my attention is the low quality of flight attendants that the company has. Before they were tall, nice," he wrote. "Now they only take short fat girls."
Argentina Airlines' Facebook page then actually responded, writing that "prejudice doesn't fly, we leave it on the ground."
They went even further though, listing the only requirements they have for their flight attendants:
- Older than 18
- Height: For women, between 5'4" and 5'7" -For men, between 5'7" and 6'1"
- Argentine citizen
- High school graduate
- TCP license
- Command of English
- Know how to swim
Argentine social media users have been celebrating the epic comeback on Facebook and Twitter.
"Act quickly+be polite+don't allow racism= Epic win! Good action from Aerolineas Argentinas!"
"Facebook: Aerolíneas Argentinas replied to a racist user: The convincing reply..."
"'Prejudice doesn't fly, we leave it on the ground' by #AerolineasArgentinas @Aerolineas_AR"
"'Prejudice doesn't fly, we leave it on the ground' great response from @Aerolineas_AR to a 'complaint' about physical appearance from their flight attendants."
"@Aerolineas_AR Standing ovation for their CM."
A flight attendant for the airline even tweeted a selfie with the hashtag #prejuiciosnovuelan or #PrejudiceDoesntFly.
"Happy to be the TCP I am! #prejuiciosnovuelan @Aerolineas_AR @Floxie10 @EAeronavegantes."