I love flight attendants, I really do, but they tend to be a jealous bunch. The way they turned one popular flight attendant who was making a name for herself on TikTok strikes me as nothing but jealousy.
Pure Jealousy: Flight Attendants Turn On Their Racy Colleague
Cierra Huffman, who goes by Cierra Mistt on social media, was a flight attendant for Republic Airways, which operates regional flights on behalf of American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines. She no longer is, though claims to be a flight attendant for another airline.
On TikTok, she has more than 3.5 million followers and posts videos like “spicy flight attendant secrets” or “how to get upgraded to first class for free” which strike me as lacking much value, but also harmless. She’s offered tips on how to join the Mile High Club, warned about airline coffee, and also raised controversy by saying she will hang out with “hot” passengers during her layovers:
“Yes, flight attendants and pilots during our layovers we don’t only hang out with each other, we actually hang out a lot of times with our passengers.
“Whether it be a really hot guy or girl, or just a fun group of people, if you invite us to go hang out with you guys chances are we’re totally down.”
Over the years, I’ve hung out with flight attendants in cities all over the world. It’s hardly a unique thing or reserved for “hot” people. Generally speaking, I find it great fun to hang out with flight attendants.
But some of her TikTok videos have been floating around online flight attendant chat rooms and her channel was recently flooded with hundreds of comments from angry flight attendants attacking her for “spreading false information” and placing flight attendants in a bad light. These flight attendants must have “reported” her channel or videos as inappropriate because Mistt was temporarily banned, though that ban was quickly lifted.
Responding to all of this, Mistt said:
“The only thing that these comments are showing me is how bored you are, how jealous you are, how insecure you are. Get a life. I will continue to say whatever I want.”
She’s right. The flight attendants who have attacked her are jealous. I don’t agree with much of her advice, but I admire the following she has built up and that her short videos are quite entertaining. I don’t see them as harmful.
Flight attendant Cierra Mistt has built up a loyal fan base on TikTok. Her colleagues are jealous. They tried to get her shut down, but she has prevailed…at least for now. I would not look to her for upgrade advice, but I do find her videos entertaining.
image: cierra_mistt / Instagram