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overedge
08-10-2010, 05:45 AM
...and then escapes down an emergency chute, beer can in hand. Oh my.

http://abcnews.go.com/US/jetblue-flight-attendant-steven-slater-arrested-flight-jfk/story?id=11361298

shan
08-10-2010, 05:52 AM
Good grief, he just drove home?!!??

BigB08822
08-10-2010, 05:59 AM
LOL! Sounds like he just had enough!

Jenna
08-10-2010, 06:13 AM
This is funny.

UMBS Go Blue
08-10-2010, 07:23 AM
The grabbing a few beers before sliding down the chute was what really got me. :rofl:

But, EYS, I also hate it when passengers get up to get their bags out of the bins before the "fasten seat belt" sign has been turned off... or before the plane has even stopped moving. Not sure about this particular case, but even if you have a tight connection, it's usually not worth the extra effort to jockey for position, especially if you're far back in the plane, will have to wait a while, and will be one of the last to get off anyway.

Japanfan
08-10-2010, 10:09 AM
LOL! Sounds like he just had enough!

:D

And I'll bet he feels like a complete fool for allowing the stress of whatever it was that made his day such a bad one get to him. Aside from being charged and punished, and losing his job, his friends and family are going to be jibing him about this for the rest of his life.

Norlite
08-10-2010, 10:38 AM
LOL! Sounds like he just had enough!




I remember quitting a job like this years and years ago. Only I didn't have the opportunity to grab a beer and slide down a chute like this lucky bastard. :lol:


Would have made the entire memory so much more :drama: and a much better story to tell.

PrincessLeppard
08-10-2010, 12:01 PM
I hope the passenger is detained as well. As for the flight attendant, well, after twelve years in customer service jobs myself, I totally understand why he finally lost it.

I just wish I'd grabbed some beers on my way out as well. :40beers:

orbitz
08-10-2010, 02:08 PM
Yep, I think the passenger that refused to follow order should be fined or charged with something also. I bet you if we still have air marshal flying on planes, the passenger would've sat his behind right back down pronto.

I can understand the flight attendant losing his/her cool with the passenger but to inflate the emergency chute, slid down it and jumped into his car and drove away? Yikes. That's some mental issue right there, LOL. I guess his flight attendant days are over.

skatingfan5
08-10-2010, 02:59 PM
Well, at least the plane was on the ground when he flipped out and popped the emergency chute. Grabbing the beers on the way out was a nice touch, though. :40beers: Hope he had a chance to enjoy them before he was arrested.

I once quit a job like that -- I arrived at my office at 8:06, thoroughly wet and bedraggled after trudging to work about a mile through a heavy snowfall. My boss greeted me with "Good afternoon, skatingfan5" in a voice dripping with sarcasm. She then followed me as I went to hang up my snow covered hat, coat, muffler, mittens and delivered the last straw by uttering "You know we start work at 8 o'clock, don't you?". I snapped and said, "If you want me to quit, just say so. In fact, you don't even have to say so, I QUIT!!!!" I put on my coat and stomped out with her trailing behind saying "Wait! You don't want to act precipitously!" (She actually said precipitously :lol:). My roommate couldn't figure out why I was back home before 8:30 but it really felt good to quit that job. I worked there just over a year -- in the following year they had 4 people in my old position -- one of whom lasted exactly one week. :lol: Obviously, it was not the ideal job for anyone.

sk9tingfan
08-10-2010, 03:23 PM
I believe that his mother is also terminally ill and doesn't have much longer to live. That might have been yet another mitigating circumstance.

cruisin
08-10-2010, 04:06 PM
And he was hit in the head, you can see an abrasion on his right forehead. They are not sure if the passenger hit him with the luggage or he was hit by the overhead door, but still. I guess I can see why he was arrested, he shouldn't have released the emergency chute, but reckless endangerment? They were on the ground. The flight attendant was trying to maintain safety by telling this passenger to stop what he was doing.

The only thing reckless about this, that I see, is that, in this economy he just gave up a job.

skatingfan5
08-10-2010, 04:30 PM
And he was hit in the head, you can see an abrasion on his right forehead. They are not sure if the passenger hit him with the luggage or he was hit by the overhead door, but still. I guess I can see why he was arrested, he shouldn't have released the emergency chute, but reckless endangerment? They were on the ground. The flight attendant was trying to maintain safety by telling this passenger to stop what he was doing.

The only thing reckless about this, that I see, is that, in this economy he just gave up a job.The "reckless endangerment" is because releasing the chute could have had very bad consequences if someone (ground crew, etc.) were beneath it. Even though he definitely took things much too far, I can see how he may have been at the end of his rope, especially after being hit in the head by the luggage or door caused by the non-compliant passenger's actions.

cruisin
08-10-2010, 04:52 PM
The "reckless endangerment" is because releasing the chute could have had very bad consequences if someone (ground crew, etc.) were beneath it. Even though he definitely took things much too far, I can see how he may have been at the end of his rope, especially after being hit in the head by the luggage or door caused by the non-compliant passenger's actions.

Yeah, that makes sense. I wasn't thinking about those on the ground.

emason
08-10-2010, 05:18 PM
Yeah, that makes sense. I wasn't thinking about those on the ground.

That's the real issue; this guy had no way of knowing if anyone was directly under the chute when he opened it. If there had been someone there, they could have been killed.