Some good news, for change – something to make you smile. A Qantas flight attendant who clearly loves her job displayed infectious joy while putting on her uniform after a long hiatus from work.
Qantas Flight Attendant Puts On Uniform For First Time In 1.5 Years, Evoking Dance Of Joy
Erin Camilleri is a Qantas flight attendant and like many of her colleagues, was furloughed in March 2020 as the world shut down. But as Qantas gears up for a return to the skies in late 2021 (wishful thinking, I suspect), Camilleri donned her uniform for the first time in 18th months. The excitement was palpable as she preformed a “happy dance” on TikTok:
She noted on Instagram:
“In March 2020, I was stood down with no idea what I wanted to do with my life.
“I lived for my job (still do) and had no choice but to take a break from it.
“Fast forward 18 months and I’m so proud of everything I’ve accomplished and am even more excited for what life has in store.”
I’m not so cynical to think this is merely an act – it’s tough to fake joy and even though Camilleri appears to be a social media maven, that smiles looks too genuine to be fake.
So thanks for the smile, Erin. Thanks for excitement to fly again – I suspect many Australians share your hopes and desires to travel once again.
Currently, the plan is to resume travel once vaccination rates hit 80%. There is hope that Christmas travel will be possible and flight attendants like Camilleri have been activated in preparation for that travel. Now it’s up to Australia to understand that the pandemic will never be beat, only managed…
Did that video make you smile?
image: Erin Louise Camilleri / Instagram + TikTok