Jet Blue Flight Attendant!

  • ATLANTIS7

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    Aug 10, 2010 12:52 PM GMT
    Please read the article of the Jet Blue Flight attendant in www.dailymail.com.uk ! What a way to go !
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    Aug 10, 2010 12:56 PM GMT
    http://www.towleroad.com/2010/08/flight-attendant-arrested-after-exiting-plane-via-emergency-slide.html

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  • ATLANTIS7

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    Aug 10, 2010 12:59 PM GMT
    paradox saidhttp://www.towleroad.com/2010/08/flight-attendant-arrested-after-exiting-plane-via-emergency-slide.html

    http://joemygod.blogspot.com/2010/08/gay-flight-attendant-lives-dream.html
    Thanks paradox just seen some other guy posted also so duplicated!

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    Aug 10, 2010 1:07 PM GMT
    I´m still not clear why he would be arrested....

    Passengers and the "public" can be absolute cunts. I think what he did was totally understandable, if not ideal.
  • rnch

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    Aug 10, 2010 3:00 PM GMT
    he comes off as a total nellie drama queen who got what he deserved. icon_neutral.gif



    edit: i must have scanned the article too quickly in my caffine deprived haste; missed the 7 year part...agree the sentence is wayyyyyy outta line. icon_redface.gif
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    Aug 10, 2010 3:02 PM GMT
    rnch saidhe comes off as a total nellie drama queen who got what he deserved. icon_neutral.gif


    So do you.

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    Aug 10, 2010 3:11 PM GMT
    rnch saidhe comes off as a total nellie drama queen who got what he deserved. icon_neutral.gif

    Yeah, but I'm kinda conflicted, actually. Because 7 years in jail seems sorta extreme, I'm thinking he might get probation if it ever goes to trial.

    He's become a bit of a celebrity on the Internet, indeed a hero in some quarters, though I wouldn't go that far myself. Losing your temper and taking it out on the other passengers and the plane itself, and then not completing your required duties as a flight attendant during the deplaning procedure, is rather childish & irresponsible. But maybe not worth 7 years in jail.

    And they should have arrested that passenger. It's happened before for less, in today's security climate. Unfortunately, the attendant's hissy fit likely precludes that happening now, so he actually did the unruly passenger a favor. Too bad.
  • Timbales

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    Aug 10, 2010 3:18 PM GMT
    that passenger should be in jail too, then
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    Aug 10, 2010 3:21 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidI´m still not clear why he would be arrested....

    Passengers and the "public" can be absolute cunts. I think what he did was totally understandable, if not ideal.

    I believe by deploying the emergency chutes he may have put the safety of the passengers at risk. He also caused unnecessary expense to his employer, essentially an act of vandalism.

    Last, he failed to perform his FAA-required duties as a flight attendant during the deplaning procedure, which additionally may have placed passengers at risk. I don't know if there is a public law that was thereby violated, or if the failure would be charged to the carrier itself by the FAA. And so that issue would become an internal employee discipline matter.

    But flight attendants are not there just to pass out bags of peanuts. They have a certified duty to perform, in both normal operations and emergencies, for the safety of the passengers. And they had better be there to do them. Which is why I obey them, and respect them.
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    Aug 10, 2010 3:29 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidthat passenger should be in jail too, then

    I agree. But as I noted above, I fear the attendant's actions may have now eclipsed that issue. He is his own worst enemy here. He should have remained calm and professional, and used approved procedures to deal with the unruly passenger.

    And GAWD I hate arrogant passengers on planes, have encountered plenty myself. They are obnoxious, and potentially endanger me with their childish antics. BUT, this flight attendant made this all about him, so I suppose that passenger is gonna get a pass. In fact, it wouldn't surprise me if he tries to sue the airline.
  • rnch

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    Aug 10, 2010 3:31 PM GMT
    Wilton said
    rnch saidhe comes off as a total nellie drama queen who got what he deserved. icon_neutral.gif

    Yeah, but I'm kinda conflicted, actually. Because 7 years in jail seems sorta extreme, I'm thinking he might get probation if it ever goes to trial.

    He's become a bit of a celebrity on the Internet, indeed a hero in some quarters, though I wouldn't go that far myself. Losing your temper and taking it out on the other passengers and the plane itself, and then not completing your required duties as a flight attendant during the deplaning procedure, is rather childish & irresponsible. But maybe not worth 7 years in jail.

    And they should have arrested that passenger. It's happened before for less, in today's security climate. Unfortunately, the attendant's hissy fit likely precludes that happening now, so he actually did the unruly passenger a favor. Too bad.


    once again, correct, common sense remarks from wilton. icon_cool.gif

    i just have an extremely low tolerance for nellie drama queen types. jet blue does seem to employ more "nancys" than other air carriers do.
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    Aug 10, 2010 6:59 PM GMT
    Timberoo saidthat passenger should be in jail too, then


    Yeah, since the plane was not to a halt, shouldn't the passenger be charged with reckless endangerment by not staying seated as instructed? Shouldn't the airlines fine him also for hitting the attendant on the head? It was more than endangerment, he actually hit someone.