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The internet is outraged by a religious concert organized on a plane at 38,000 feet

A TikTok user has sparked controversy by sharing a video of a group of young Christian activists performing an impromptu concert on board a recent easyJet flight. The sing-song appears to have taken place without warning and without prior authorization from the airline.

Passengers on the flight look dismayed, some pulling out their mobile phones to record the concert, as they observe what is happening around them.

But flying at 38,000 feet, there’s nothing anyone can do but accept their fate and listen to one of the band members play guitar in the middle of the aisle as their bandmates disperse into the cabin.

The video was shared by TikTok user Jack Jensz Jr., who appears to be part of a group of activists who pop up unexpectedly in public places to sing religious songs or share sermons. Jack captioned the post: “We’re taking this flight for Jesus.”

In another video, Jack shares a video in which someone shares an uninvited sermon in front of train passengers, while in another a group breaks into song in a restaurant.

Last October, a Delta Air Lines flight attendant threatened to tie up a passenger who tried to share a rant of religiously influenced COVID-19 conspiracy theories using her own microphone and portable speaker. However, not all in-flight concerts take place without permission from the airline.

Late last year, Etihad Airways allowed one of its flight attendants to subject passengers to an “awesome concert” with cabin crew playing violin, guitar, keyboard and oud aboard one of his flights. And in 2016, British Airways enlisted Welsh opera singer Katherine Jenkins for an onboard concert that included a performance by the Bolshoi Ballet.

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Mateusz Maszczynski


Mateusz Maszczynski honed his skills as an international flight attendant at the Middle East’s most important airline and flew throughout the COVID-19 pandemic for a well-known European airline. Matt is passionate about the aviation industry and has become an expert in passenger experience and human-centered stories. Always on the cutting edge, Matt’s knowledge, analysis and news coverage are often used by some of the biggest names in journalism.