So you think you’re having a bad day?
Steve Slater is making headlines Tuesday (Aug. 10) as the JetBlue Flight Attendant who, when confronted with an unruly passenger who struck him with the bag she was removing from the overhead compartment, got on the plane’s PA system, told off said passenger, grabbed some beers and exited the plane by inflating the emergency slide and soaring off to freedom.
A New York City judge has set bail at $2,500 for Slater, reports local news — apparently he is not a flight risk. At the arraignment, in arguing for freeing Slater without bail, defense attorney Howard Turman said his client was under stress because his mother has lung cancer.
If you’re a fan of Slater’s actions (and who wouldn’t be?), you can “Like” his personal Facebook page or the “Free Steve Slater” Facebook page — combined they’re up to 33,000+ fans. We applaud Slater’s flight to freedom. Who wouldn’t want to tell off a passenger who is being rude to you? But, Slater chose his profession. And lets face it we all have stress in our lives
The JetBlue flight attendant on Monday activated an emergency chute, slid down, ran to the terminal, took a shuttle bus to his car in long-term parking and drove home, too bad the goofball wasn’t still in the air .
The flight attendant apparently had a heated exchange with a passenger who was trying to remove his bag from an overhead compartment before it was deemed safe to do so. How about offering to help without cursing on the PA.
The crew member was later picked up at his home and brought to the Port Authority police station for questioning,
JetBlue confirmed the slide’s evacuation in a press release, saying, “At this time, we are working with the FAA and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to investigate the incident.”
The carrier said there were no injuries, and all passengers deplaned safely. “At no time was the security or safety of our customers or crewmembers at risk,” it added. But theres some who want to feel sorry for this nut case and praise him
I have never been harassed by a flight attendant like I was , last week, on Flight # 1683 from St Louis to Chicago, ORD
First I entered the airplane, as I was about to get in my seat #11D, there was a young woman in front of me moving luggage in the upper bin so she could fit in her luggage before she sat in seat # 12D.
A flight attendant then ran from the back of the plane, very stressed, physically and emotionally, screaming at this young girl. I asked the flight attendant why she was so mean, she then snapped into a rage and began threatening me.
I became the line of fire for this woman, she then attacked me verbally pointing her finger in my face. She kept pacing and accusing me of “starting with her”. A young gentleman arrived to sit in the seat next to me, so I asked him if this was his seat, he said yes, so I stood up and next thing I know the flight attendant came charging at me “You want to prolong this sir, then I am going to get you kicked off the plane” . I have no idea where this rage came from. At this point I am terrified because she is so angry and stressed. I was then escorted off the plane, spoken to , then let back on.
The flight attendant lied and said I used profanitites. She was threatening me, not the other way around. I have called a lawyer and I have 6 witnesses. I cried the entire way home with no apology from the airline, no comfort. There was one Flight Attendant who was very nice to me. The first mentioned flight attendant was harassing me.
This treatment from AA fight attendants needs to stop!!!! She even yelled at me in the airport as she got off the plane. I just think that AA should take responsibility for haveing rude, stressed out, flight attendants who flex thier “power” when they are stressed out to humilate, harass, and scream at passengers who pay money to fly “the friendly skies”.
How can we stop this? I feel so violated for the way I was treated. It just isn’t fair.