Javier Otero has become probably the best known cabin crew member in Spain after he wowed passengers on a flight from Gran Canaria to Seville with his rendition of the catchy Luis Fonsi song.
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The 29-year-old from Cadiz, who has been working for the budget airline since early 2016, said he was stunned by the reaction he got after changing the lyrics from “Despacito” to “Dos Euritos” – the price of the ticket.
“Ryanair gives us the freedom to sell the products using our own sales strategy and we try to make it so that even if the passengers don’t buy, at least they are entertained,” he told La Voz Digital.
“During one flight I came up with my version and sang it for my boss and he loved it. But I had no intention of actually singing it over the intercom.”
But then on his next flight, the head of cabin crew and the captain urged him to make his singing debut in the belief that it would go down well with the mainly Andalusian passengers.
The passengers can be seen on the clip thoroughly enjoying the performance, with some jumping up to dance.
“Everyone congratulated me as they left the plane,” he said, and after uploading the video to his Facebook page, it has been viewed close to four million times.
However, he didn’t reveal whether the song had boosted sales of scratch cards during the flight.
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