A flight attendant's big exit is making headlines since the Jet Blue flight attendant chose a particularly controversial way to make his big exit. The flight attendant, Steven Slater, 38, cursed out a passenger, grabbed some beers, pulled down the emergency slide and slid his way outta there... yes, it was a big exit!
According to Philly.com, the JetBlue flight attendant, Steven Slater's trail towards his big exit started after receiving a gash on his head from trying to help stuff a bag that was too large to fit into an overhead bin.
Slater than was heard slamming bins and being curt with customers throughout the JetBlue flight from Pittsburgh to New York. Later after the flight landed, a passenger went for his luggage even though he was suppose to be seated at the time.
When Slater approached the customer and asked his to return to his seat, the customer cursed at Slater in an extremely rude way. It was then that flight attendant Slater decided to make his big exit.
Steven Slater took to the plane's intercom and said, â€œ"To the passenger who called me a mother******, **** you... I've been in the business 28 years. I've had it. That's it."
Slater than proceeded to the plain's door, opened it, grabbed some beers, deploy the emergency slide and slide down to freedom! What an exit... big... no, it was huge! Still, Slater was later arrested.
Slater is being looked up to by many as the one man who was able to say enough is enough, this job can stuff it! The problem is the this flight attendant's actions could have actually injured someone severely.
JetBlue issued a statement that emergency "Slides deploy extremely quickly, with enough force to kill a person. Slides can be as dangerous as a gun."
It's a strange situation because a person can go either way... what is the story behind the unruly passenger? Did a relative just die? What was the urgency in getting to their bag(s) immediately and why was there such anger exhibited by both persons?
Then again... what if this passenger was just a jerk, hoping to hop off that plane asap... and not caring about the rules in place for their safety? Well, you decide... who was in the wrong and who was in the right? Is there ever an appropriate time for a flight attendant to make as big an exit as Slater did?
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Â© Evalynn J. Saeyang - August 2010