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OJgate: Asking For Orange Juice May Violate Federal Law / AA Investigating FA Helen

OJgate: Asking For Orange Juice May Violate Federal Law / AA Investigating FA Helen

 
Old Dec 10, 09, 12:23 pm
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OJgate: Asking For Orange Juice May Violate Federal Law / AA Investigating FA Helen

Something went very wrong on American Airlines flight 614 from Sacramento to Dallas this Sunday, December 6th. An American Airlines stewardess having an extremely bad day flipped the frak out on a first class passenger for asking for a glass of OJ and gave him a written warning from the captain for, "threatening, intimidating, or interfering with a crewmember." Here's an eyewitness account:
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This certainly appears to be an interesting situation with so many witnesses to the incident.
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Old Dec 10, 09, 12:45 pm
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Wow, would certainly be interested in knowing the outcome of this event. From this recount, the FA was taking no prisoners, and sounded like she wanted to intimidate the other passengers into not bearing witness!
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Old Dec 10, 09, 12:51 pm
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I'm shocked that AA declined Dave Koss's request for a refund of any points used for this flight.
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Old Dec 10, 09, 1:13 pm
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From Consumerist.com, "Asking For Orange Juice On AA May Violate Federal Law"

Has anyone else read this account of a first class FA from SMF-DFW named "Helen"? Kind of a crazy tail and certainly worse than I've ever experienced on AA.

http://consumerist.com/2009/12/askin...deral-law.html

Asking For Orange Juice On American Airlines May Violate Federal Law

Something went very wrong on American Airlines flight 614 from Sacramento to Dallas this Sunday, December 6th. An American Airlines stewardess having an extremely bad day flipped the frak out on a first class passenger for asking for a glass of OJ and gave him a written warning from the captain for, "threatening, intimidating, or interfering with a crewmember." Here's an eyewitness account:

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Old Dec 10, 09, 1:20 pm
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I'm not surprised, i have seen some crazy attitudes when people have been working too many hours.

I had a problem with someone in my office who did this and lost me a client. She doesn't work for me anymore.
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Old Dec 10, 09, 1:20 pm
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My only comment--consider the source.
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Old Dec 10, 09, 1:21 pm
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There has got to be more to the story. And that could simply be that Helen had a breakdown, but the fact that this story has not been discussed more here leads me to believe that there is more to this.
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Old Dec 10, 09, 1:32 pm
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It's a good write up... there are always two sides to every story (or in fact 9 or 10 if there are that many people watching), but frankly if it's even near the truth, then Ms Helen needs to be fired ASAP
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Old Dec 10, 09, 1:37 pm
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I say, very tongue-in-cheek, maybe liquids and AA don't mix?

Seriously, what a weird spate of drink-related posts recently -- the 4-alcoholic-drinks (debunked) limit, the India Can't Drink and Board Plane thread, and this one..... all entertaining but weird. Do weird things always have to come in threes?
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Old Dec 10, 09, 1:49 pm
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consumerist was bought by consumer reports, it's usually pretty reliable.
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Old Dec 10, 09, 1:52 pm
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it's a very good write up/narrative but the whole thing imho, is just <insert boston accent> bizzah and there has to be more to the story-something's missing for this to have happened the way it was described

being discussed over in aa as well: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/ameri...deral-law.html
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Old Dec 10, 09, 1:57 pm
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Originally Posted by SocietyFlyGirl View Post
I say, very tongue-in-cheek, maybe liquids and AA don't mix?

Seriously, what a weird spate of drink-related posts recently -- the 4-alcoholic-drinks (debunked) limit, the India Can't Drink and Board Plane thread, and this one..... all entertaining but weird. Do weird things always have to come in threes?
I noticed this too. This is the strangest day on FT I have experienced...and all 3 of these posts relate to beverages.
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Old Dec 10, 09, 1:58 pm
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Originally Posted by guy999 View Post
consumerist was bought by consumer reports, it's usually pretty reliable.
The stuff I've read published by The Consumerist tended to be more of the sensationalist variety (much like this article).

I would not consider it to be unbiased or reliable.
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Old Dec 10, 09, 1:59 pm
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Yeah, he could be disturbance with the flight crew. It will be charge of interfence of the flight crew. He will have to get off the aircraft for awhile. It doesn't sense about orange juice is not violate of the laws. HE will not being arrested or any charges against him. He will have try to flying another time in the future. Are you absolutely sure that he is not have any serious charges against him.
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Old Dec 10, 09, 2:07 pm
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I think the picture accompanying the article is perfect.

(Think of her as your mother. She only wants what's best for you. <blah blah blah>. That's the American Way.)
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