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    Air steward storms off plane on emergency slide

    An airline flight attendant who swore at an unruly passenger before storming out of his plane via the emergency inflatable slide has been arrested in New York.

    By Robert Winnett
    Published: 12:33AM BST 10 Aug 2010

    Flight attendant Steven Slater ranted over the intercom, passengers said.


    Steven Slater, 39, argued with a passenger in America who was attempting to retrieve his hand luggage from an overhead compartment while the plane from Pittsburgh to New York was still moving on the runway.

    When the passenger abused Mr Slater, the "runaway" flight attendant appears to have lost his temper and dramatically resigned.
    He grabbed the intercom and said: "To the passenger who called me a mother ------, ---- you.
    "I've been in the business 28 years. I've had it. That's it."
    Mr Slater then activated the emergency exit and slid down the inflatable slide on to the tarmac.
    He then boarded a train to the terminal, stripping off his tie and discarding it to the astonishment of bemused onlookers.
    He then drove to his nearby home. He was quickly arrested and charged with reckless endangerment and criminal mischief.
    Mr Slater is a long-standing flight attendant who worked for budget airline Jet Blue.
    According to his online profile, he has previously worked for other airlines.
    His arrest appears to have triggered an online movement, with others who work in jobs which bring them in to contact with rude customers demanding his release.

    Air steward storms off plane on emergency slide - Telegraph

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    I've made a few interesting resignations myself so I can relate to this gesture. Enough is enough.

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    Coolest part was just before he slid down the emergency slide, he grabbed a couple of beers off the cart for the trip. Good on him. I can't imagine having to deal with assholes day after day. Hope he gets a slap on the wrist, and finds a job with less customer interaction.

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    Gotta agree, some real half wits on planes.

    If your told not to do something on a flight then do as your told.

    Ever flown in China.

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    Steven Slater, 39,
    "I've been in the business 28 years.
    ?????

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    ^He meant to say he's been openly gay for 28 years.

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    ^^Shouldn't let nutters like that on planes.



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    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    He meant to say he's been openly gay for 28 years.
    What the fok has that got to do with anything?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandajoy View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by English Noodles
    He meant to say he's been openly gay for 28 years.
    What the fok has that got to do with anything?
    Well obviously he's a bit precious, isn't he?

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    Good on the guy, quit with a bang, hope he don't get in to much trouble.

    Had a childhood acquaintance who became a bus-driver in Copenhagen, he caused quite a stir with newspaper-headlines quitting in much the same style, had some passengers complaining halfway through his route, he shut the doors and drove a whole load of shouting passengers all the way back to the bus depot and quit.

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    hes better off out of it, if you cant deal with difficult passengers then you shouldnt be in that job.

    if he cant handle a difficult passenger, how would he handle a real stressful situation like an emergency landing or worse, would he rush for the beers and be first out the door too? dealing with pricks like that passenger is all part of that job, and any job where you deal with the public. he just wasnt up to it.

    he should be disciplined for his hissy fit

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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post

    ...he should be disciplined for his hissy fit
    As in being arrested.

    Actually, he'd probably been well trained for an emergency landing so no probs.
    What can grind you down in PR jobs is just unpleasant and rude people. Everyone has ' a bad hair day ' when after a lot of other bad days, you just snap.

    I used to fill up empty cigarette machines all over London. Fuck me, was that a job with plenty of grief attatched gratis. After 4 years I reached my limit , and after getting into a bit of fisticuffs ( again ) at a rugby club near Maidenhead with a gorilla / club manager , I'd had enough and left the next day. Wasn't worth the grief. I walked out the company gates a free man and strolled home via the grand union canal. Stopped along the way to skin up a big one , smoked it, then contemplated the doings of human beings on the planet and how best to avoid them in future. Been here almost ever since.

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    The guys a prick. Hope he's sacked!! Friggin Prima Donna!

    I get fed up of these cock jockeys coming round waking you up to make sure your seat belt's on because your blankets obscuring it

    How is that seat belt gonna save you when crashing at 500mph?

    And the patronising checking of boarding passes when you board the plane to direct you to seat 16A WTF?

    If a passenger opened that door and shot down the slide with a couple of Heineken he'd be seen as a madman and not the hero like this poof

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    ^
    You do realize fastening your seat belt is also for other violent situations that can happen short of a full-blown crash, so it is to prevent you from getting hurt, but maybe even more important in your case, to prevent your flying body from hurting others with much more obvious sense than you have idiot.

    You are quite clearly exactly of the arrogant selfish prick kind that makes jobs like his very difficult.

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    So what Cabin Crew you working for then Lar?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabaii sabaii View Post
    So what Cabin Crew you working for then Lar?
    Retired from a very different occupation, but lets say that if you refused to fasten your seat belt I "ultimately" could have been one gift-wrapping you in a somewhat more restraining way than just a seatbelt.

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    Gift wrapping? Hmm never heard it called that before.

    Read the bottom sentence!!

    From one of your previous posts Mr Health and Safety

    Fukkin hypocrite!


    10.000 once to help get a big international school-fee back (130.000), had been at the school 6 times with Thai Aides the lot, every time new excuses, got a contact to a high ranking Police Officer, the check was signed immediately I showed up with that guy, not happy i had to do it that way but there seemed to be no other quickish solution only a lengthy court case.

    And then the odd 200 for no helmet down in Pattaya.
    !!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabaii sabaii View Post
    Gift wrapping? Hmm never heard it called that before.

    Read the bottom sentence!!

    From one of your previous posts Mr Health and Safety

    Fukkin hypocrite!


    10.000 once to help get a big international school-fee back (130.000), had been at the school 6 times with Thai Aides the lot, every time new excuses, got a contact to a high ranking Police Officer, the check was signed immediately I showed up with that guy, not happy i had to do it that way but there seemed to be no other quickish solution only a lengthy court case.

    And then the odd 200 for no helmet down in Pattaya.
    !!!!!!!!!!!
    Thats my personal safety and concern no one else Mate that said i should use my helmet, but forget it now and again, like most people do that rides bikes in this country including the Police.

    Seat-belts in airplanes and cars are for your safety, but more important for the other occupants safety as-well, and I cant abide by arrogant ignorant fools that show no consideration for others safety, even when they politely are reminded to do so.

    In the case of seat-belts the Steward is just politely trying to ensure everybody's safety as instructed, and as best he can, you got that!!

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    Get this.

    Before you start spouting off and calling people Idiots.

    Show me in my post where I said I don't wear a seat belt????????

    Now get to bed ok

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabaii sabaii
    I get fed up of these cock jockeys coming round waking you up to make sure your seat belt's on because your blankets obscuring it
    Selfish dick.
    Quote Originally Posted by sabaii sabaii
    How is that seat belt gonna save you when crashing at 500mph?
    It's not to save you, once they have put out the flames of the crashed planes by rights all the burnt dead bodies should be strapped into the right seats making identification a lot easier, no seatbelts on and they have no idea who is who as all the bodies will be all over the place, maybe think of others for a change

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    Cheers for that.

    I will feel a lot better next time I clunk and click

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    Quote Originally Posted by sabaii sabaii View Post
    Get this.

    Before you start spouting off and calling people Idiots.

    Show me in my post where I said I don't wear a seat belt????????

    Now get to bed ok
    Your attitude as presented in your post is quite enough-

    quote "I get fed up of these cock jockeys coming round waking you up to make sure your seat belt's on because your blankets obscuring it

    How is that seat belt gonna save you when crashing at 500mph?"


    So as far as this issue is concerned, you are an arrogant idiot, plain and simple.

    And if you are just as juvenile on other issues, advise from you on others bed time is- well lets just say unnecessary, thank you very much.

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    Also, no seatbelt, plane crashes and you start flying through the air inside the plane, body bits being smashed off you, entrails and other gungy bits spurting out from your ripped open stomach area, do you really think any survivors want to have to deal with cleaning your entrails off their shoes once they get outside the plane? You really should be more considerate and think how others may feel.

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    It was the "cock jockey" jibe wasn't it?

    Don't take life so seriously Lar

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