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Pilot Frustrated After Airport Worker Assumes She's A Flight Attendant Because She's A Woman

TikToker Sabrina Johnson is calling out sexism in the airline industry.

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Airline pilot Sabrina Johnson recently took to TikTok to describe how she was mistaken for a flight attendant—while in her pilot uniform—because she is a woman.

In the video, which has been viewed 1.9 million times already, Johnson shows herself in her uniform in what appears to be the cockpit of a plane with the words, "Gate agent looked me in the eye today and asked if I was the flight attendant," followed by the words "common occurrence" in parentheses.

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Its jarring to me because they work at an airport. You know what the pilot uniforms are 😭 #pilotsoftiktok #airlines #fyp #bruh

Viewers offered how they would have responded.

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Many also offered their support and sympathized with her.

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Johnson posted a follow up video clarifying why she was annoyed she was confused for a flight attendant.

"PSA: Being called a flight attendant is not an insult."
"It's an insult when it's used to try to put me down after all my hard work."
"When you do that, you are insulting both me and the flight attendants."
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I love FA’s! Its just not me tho #pilotsoftiktok #flightattendants #airlinepilot #fyp

And that's the last word on that.