Mile-High Selfies: Are You Tired Of Them Yet?
Ellisha Rader Mannering
When u think of a mile-high selfie, you might picture something sexy or x-rated.
In reality, mile-high selfies are a new trend that are popping up on social networks such as Twitter and Instagram.
Mile-high selfies are photos of people flying in planes. Not too exciting right?
The trend started with flight attendants who began posting selfies during flights.
The flight attendants and even some pilots would take pictures of themselves posing on the plane and use the hashtag #crewlife when they posted them.
The idea was to show people what it’s like to work on a plane and in some cases, deal with frustrating passengers.
Soon, flight passengers caught onto the trend and now its hard to fly in an airplane without seeing someone snap a selfie or check the newsfeed of your social network without seeing a photo of someone on a flight.
Mile High Selfie! pic.twitter.com/iZR6wHaFt0
— Karen OyoqueCardenas (@KarenOC2014) April 28, 2014
— Todd Carey (@toddcarey) April 13, 2014
While the selfies are entertaining and fun for the people taking and posting them, everyone else is already getting bored with the trend and most are looking forward to the day that it ends.
With summer just around the corner, more and more people will be flying to their vacation destinations, allowing for more mile-high selfie opportunities.
Many flight attendants are having fun with the new trend, but others worry that it could get them into trouble. Many airlines value their privacy and are not happy that flight attendants are sharing so many photos and so much information about the airline companies.
“When I go to my Instagram feed and see [flight attendants] posting pictures in uniforms, I can’t believe they do that,” said Heather Poole, an 18-year veteran flight attendant.
“It’s a big deal. The airlines protect their image, everything is very strict. You could lose your job,” she continued.
What do you think of the new mile-high selfie trend?
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