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August 9, 2010

JetBlue Flight Attendant Quits Spectacularly After Fight with Passenger

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Steven Slater jetBlue Flight Attendant
Steven Slater jetBlue Flight Attendant

Steven Slater, seen here on an apparently happier day in the friendly skies.

Flight attendant Steven Slater on Monday all but guaranteed that he’ll never have to deal with a disgruntled passenger again.

While JetBlue Flight 1052 was taxiing to the gate at New York-JFK after a flight, a passenger reportedly attempted to remove his bag from the overhead bin. A heated argument ensued when Slater told the passenger to wait until the plane had reached the terminal and stopped moving.

According to the Daily News, Slater then got on the PA to make a very special announcement:

“To the passenger who called me a m—f–er, f— you,” flight attendant Steven Slater ranted over the intercom, passengers said.

“I’ve been in the business 28 years. I’ve had it. That’s it.”

When the plane made it to the gate, Slater allegedly grabbed two beers from the galley, deployed one of the Embraer E190’s emergency escape slides, glided down to the tarmac and walked through Terminal 5 to the AirTrain, where he was seen throwing his jetBlue uniform tie to the ground. He rode the train to the long-term parking lot and drove home.

Though jetBlue says passengers were never in any danger, deploying an emergency slide is no laughing matter: They can cost around $10,000 to replace, not including losses incurred from the plane being out of service while the work is done. As a result, Port Authority Police arrested Slater at his home in Queens. He awaits indictment on reckless endangerment and criminal mischief charges.



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  • I hate it when impatient people risk injury to others by removing their luggage from the overhead bins when the plane is still moving. Those self-involved jerks should be forced to exit the plane last.

    • Terry

      Start a fundraising campaign — those of us who are grateful for flight attendants who don't put up with bullshit will GLADLY cover the cost of his fabulous, drama queen exit!

  • I hate it when impatient people risk injury to others by removing their luggage from the overhead bins when the plane is still moving. Those self-involved jerks should be forced to exit the plane last.

    • Terry

      Start a fundraising campaign — those of us who are grateful for flight attendants who don't put up with bullshit will GLADLY cover the cost of his fabulous, drama queen exit!

  • John Forest

    He should have punched the bitch on the way out.

  • John Forest

    He should have punched the bitch on the way out.

  • Guest

    I think the person that wrote this article is over exaggerating. You are such a hater.

  • Guest

    I think the person that wrote this article is over exaggerating. You are such a hater.

  • Location Variable

    The charges are totally superfluous. Good for him if he has his 15 minutes of fame. Excellent story. He deserves a medal. We are only human. Not human doormats.

  • Location Variable

    The charges are totally superfluous. Good for him if he has his 15 minutes of fame. Excellent story. He deserves a medal. We are only human. Not human doormats.

  • Rob

    God what a way to retire…..God Bless him!!!!!!! Many times as a former F/A and Flight Service Manager (TWA for 32 years) working for the public is very hard and difficult because they are rude and disrespectful. HOWEVER…..saying F**** You over the PA to a passenger was kind of cheesy but the passenger had it coming…..back in my days, if a passenger called me an a** hole or what ever, they would have been bumped off the flight and we would have let security and the LA PD handle them. My moral here is,,,, BULLY for Steven!!!!!! I say GOD BLESS HIM!!!!!!

  • Rob

    God what a way to retire…..God Bless him!!!!!!! Many times as a former F/A and Flight Service Manager (TWA for 32 years) working for the public is very hard and difficult because they are rude and disrespectful. HOWEVER…..saying F**** You over the PA to a passenger was kind of cheesy but the passenger had it coming…..back in my days, if a passenger called me an a** hole or what ever, they would have been bumped off the flight and we would have let security and the LA PD handle them. My moral here is,,,, BULLY for Steven!!!!!! I say GOD BLESS HIM!!!!!!

  • Steve

    As a flight attendant his job is to deal with assholes without acting like one himself. He should be fired.

    • Martin

      Well you sound very bitter, no one should deal with assholes, people should be nice to each other

  • Steve

    As a flight attendant his job is to deal with assholes without acting like one himself. He should be fired.

    • Martin

      Well you sound very bitter, no one should deal with assholes, people should be nice to each other

  • Jon

    Professional FAs know how to deal with passengers that give them a hard time without cursing out on the PA and diableing an airplane by popping the slide. He cost his company some $$$
    He should be punished, not rewarded.

  • Jon

    Professional FAs know how to deal with passengers that give them a hard time without cursing out on the PA and diableing an airplane by popping the slide. He cost his company some $$$
    He should be punished, not rewarded.

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