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Flight attendant axed for alleged Fiennes fling

A Qantas flight attendant is in hot water after allegedly having a mid-air sexual encounter with actor Ralph Fiennes, according to Britain’s Daily Mail Web site.
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The Qantas flight attendant who had a much-reported sexual encounter with British actor Ralph Fiennes has been fired by the airline.Seth Wenig / AP file
/ Source: Reuters

A Sydney flight attendant on Monday paid a steep price for much-reported midair, sexual interlude with British actor and English Patient star Ralph Fiennes.

A statement issued by her employer Qantas Airways said 38-year-old Lisa Robertson's contract had been terminated.

While a Qantas spokesman refused to elaborate further on the sacking, it follows hot on the heels of a report in the British tabloid The Daily Mail on Sunday which features Robertson confessing that she had sex with Fiennes on a flight from Darwin to Mumbai on Jan. 24.

"It's true. We did make love on the plane that night," Robertson told the newspaper.

"At first I denied it because I was so desperate to keep my job and I didn't want to hurt Ralph."

"I don't regret it. Ralph is gorgeous and the chemistry between us was amazing."

A Qantas official previously said Robertson had been suspended without pay after an "on board incident."