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Bakeries aren’t usually found at cruising altitude but one Ryanair flight attendant decided to bring his cooking skills to the cabin in a video that has gone viral.
Miguel Vasconcelos, dressed in his full uniform, was featured on Instagram baking a cake from scratch in the galley of one of the low-cost operator’s airplanes.
The process starts with a foundation of chocolate cake, followed by the cracking of eggs. At this stage, he confesses, “I feel silly.” Next, he pours in oil, water, and chocolate chips into the mixing bowl and stirs everything together. Finally, a co-worker adds extra chocolate to the mixture.
The video concludes with a question about what he should bake next.
At the time of writing, the video has received over 1 million views and has garnered mostly positive comments. Some viewers even playfully mention Ryanair’s well-known no-frills style.
Someone wrote: “The scent of baking wafted from the galley, but it’s not for you, my friend…”
Someone else commented, “It seems that was the sole occasion where Ryanair travelers were treated to a complimentary in-flight performance.”
Nevertheless, some individuals condemned Mr Vasconcelos, alleging that he violated health and safety regulations or neglected the well-being of other passengers.
Someone stated that there was “no service for the guests,” and in response, the flight attendant said, “Trust me, if we were bored enough to bake a cake on a long flight, we definitely provided at least two drink and snack services, possibly more, as well as hot food, gifts, and scratch cards.”
After responding to a comment that criticized his actions and accused him of violating safety protocols, Mr Vasconcelos engaged in a back-and-forth exchange. The comment referred to his behavior as “a shame” and claimed it devalued the job of cabin crew members.
One person on Instagram responded to the negative comments by stating, “Keep promoting your brand and staying positive! Bravo… There are too many overly critical individuals in the world nowadays. I just wish you were on my flight a few weeks ago.”
The Independent has reached out to Ryanair and Mr. Vasconcelos for their response.