A BUDGET Vietnamese airline says passengers will likely be paid £7,000 in the event that they catch the killer bug coronavirus on a flight.
Vietjet – dubbed “Sleazy Jet” for its bikini-clad air hostesses – introduced the insurance coverage payout as a part of its new ‘Sky Covid Care’ scheme.
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From its headquarters in Ho Chi Minh Metropolis, the agency stated “Vietjet gives the Sky Covid Care insurance coverage, with protection starting from 20,000,000 VND to a most of 200,000,000 VND”.
That is accessible “for all passengers flying on home flights of Vietjet from March 23 to June 30, 2020.”
It added that, “with the insurance coverage, passengers are eligible for insurance coverage protection and advantages from Vietjet inside 30 days beginning at 00:01 of the flight date, no matter how passengers are contaminated with the illness.”
Vietjet stated it required all passengers to put on face masks when getting into the airport terminals and whereas flying with the airline.
The airline’s stance differs from different corporations, with some insurers briefly stopping the sale of latest journey insurance coverage claims altogether, whereas others are altering their coverage.
Usually, passengers ought to obtain a full refund for cancelled flights from the airline of the vacation supplier until they settle for a proposal of different journey instances or locations.
Vietnam Airways and Vietjet Air have suspended flights to main Southeast Asian and European locations because of the coronavirus, the businesses stated on March 18.
The Vietnamese authorities launched a compulsory quarantine for guests from the US, Europe, and the Affiliation of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) nations.
And within the UK, in its newest replace the Overseas & Commonwealth Workplace (FCO) has suggested in opposition to all however important worldwide journey given the unfold of Covid-19 worldwide.
Its steering consists of Vietnam, the place the Ministry of Well being has confirmed a complete of 134 circumstances of Covid-19.
The most recent circumstances had been all linked to worldwide flights, reported Vietnam Briefing.
However Vietjet’s insurance coverage supply within the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic is a daring transfer for the service, which up to now has hit the headlines quite a few instances for its scantily-clad hostesses.
And years in the past, a bikini-clad PR stunt landed the airline a (20 million Dong) practically £700 effective.
5 feminine bikini-clad flight attendants took half in a mid-flight dance posing as magnificence pageant contestants.
However the airline had not obtained permission from Vietnam’s aviation authorities.
Vietjet organised the dance to have a good time its first flight from Ho Chi Minh Metropolis to the nation’s vacationer hub, Nha Trang.
Nonetheless, the airline was reprimanded by its authorities for the cheesy stunt.
The agency was later blasted after sending fashions in swimming costumes to affix Vietnamese Below-23 soccer squad footballers heading dwelling from China.
It additionally risked an enormous backlash after launching a racy bikini calendar.
Vietjet Air stated its 2018 assortment was created to “showcase the airline’s high-quality service” – however the stunt threatened to break plans to broaden into conservative Muslim nations.
The calendar featured various scantily clad ladies posing as employees in airport terminals, on the runway and inside planes.
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Though not one of the ladies showing within the photographs truly labored for Vietjet, the airline claimed the stunt was designed to showcase their “high-quality service” and “trendy fleet”.
A media consultant tried to defend its sleazy product, saying, “the recent and attractive fashions have at all times been the favorite of many Vietjet passengers.
“Not solely displaying their attractive seems, the fashions posed in numerous cabin crew and employees roles to showcase the airline’s high-quality service and pleasant employees.”