Flight attendant quits after spectacular NSFW tantrum

10 August 2010

In the battle for the skies, it’s generally regarded that the passenger is king. For the flight attendants, their role consists of tending to our every whim and occasionally tutting and rolling their eyes when they think we’re not looking.

But one man has had enough and has finally snapped – Steven Slater, trolley dolly with American airline JetBlue. It all happened as a flight taxied after landing only for a passenger to get out of his seat and retrieve his hand luggage from the overhead locker while the plane was still moving.

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When Slater asked the passenger to wait until the seatbelt lights had gone off, the man called him a ‘motherfucker’ and whacked him with the aforementioned luggage. For Slater, that was the final straw.

The pissed-off sky veteran then made an announcement over the plane’s public address system, saying, “To the passenger who called me a motherfucker, fuck you. I've been in the business 28 years. I've had it. That's it”

Best of all, Slater reportedly then grabbed some beer from the refreshment trolley, activated the inflatable emergency exit slide and whooshed off out of there. He was last seen scooting off his car, his career presumably over.

He has since been arrested. Oh dear.

[Boing Boing]

TOPICS:   Travel

13 comments

  • Mr G.
    Arrested? What happened to the worthless motherfucker who assaulted him in the first place?
  • PokeHerPete
    Steven Slater, legend! I would have thought that Steve would have at least slapped the cunt who assaulted him.
  • Ben
    I imagine the police were absolutely fine. He might have to pay damages for the beer and the slide being deployed (and the delays that may have caused) but that will be it. He was arrested "at his beachfront home", so I'm sure he'll be good for it.
  • Alexis
    Fuck, it's Derrick Bird!
  • Jonny S.
    Hero!
  • scallywag
    Which makes us wonder- what set Steven Slater off? Really Steven, what pissed you off that much? Did them wenches not make enough eye contact with you, was it a bumpy flight, that some idiot refused to say sorry to you thus shocking your moral superiority, was it that time of month or was it simply something you’ve been waiting to do all these years…? http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2010/08/why-did-jet-blues-steven-slater-flip-out/
  • jon w.
    Should of just turned round to the guy and said out loud 'yes sir, and your the result'
  • Nobby
    He should have called the police, and made all the passengers (the witnesses) stay on the plane for hours. Make the twat that hit him feel like the kid that gets the whole class a detention. Everyone would have hated him.
  • Roman
    People are pigs...Good for you Steve!
  • Baines S.
    When I was at school the kid who made everyone get detention was considered a hero. Rest of the class would then turn on the teacher and try to make them cry.
  • The B.
    Brian here. WTF???? IS DIS 4 REAL?????
  • Jobeth
    He would have been better served if he had done what someone else said...Call the police....He could have filed charges for assult and sued the idiot who think the rules are for the peons...and not him. It would have cost the idiot time and money and aggro. Touch someone's $$ and time and it hurts him worse than a temper tantrum.
  • Jack
    Arrested for???....

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