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JetBlue IFC deploys emergency slide

Old Aug 9, 10, 3:02 pm
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JetBlue IFC deploys emergency slide

This seems rather funny:

A JetBlue flight attendant apparently upset with an uncooperative passenger on a just-landed flight unleashed a profanity-laden tirade on the public-address system, pulled the emergency-exit chute, slid off the plane and fled Kennedy International Airport, a law enforcement official said.
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/20...-k-then-flees/
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Old Aug 9, 10, 3:25 pm
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he just did what every F/A only dreams of doing!
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Old Aug 9, 10, 3:51 pm
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he just did what every F/A only dreams of doing!
Agreed!
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Old Aug 9, 10, 4:06 pm
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True. Do not know how flight attendants can put up with obnoxious people day in and day out. Luckily on jetblue the overentitled of travellers is not that great since all the passengers have the same status.

Daytime television is not that exciting so having a reality show play out right on the flight can be a new perk.
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Old Aug 9, 10, 4:23 pm
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Wow, I would have loved to have been there and seen that.
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Old Aug 9, 10, 4:24 pm
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From the WSJ article:

http://blogs.wsj.com/metropolis/2010...away/?mod=e2tw

Slater is alleged to have then activated the plane’s inflatable emergency slide, grabbed two beers from the galley, then slid down the chute, the official said.
Mad props for grabbing the road beers.

Guess he didn't think a "Cheer Up" box would do the trick.
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Old Aug 9, 10, 4:29 pm
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Originally Posted by Keegan99 View Post
Mad props for grabbing the road beers.
They didn't mention that in the New York Times article. Indeed, he does deserve some mad props for that! This guy obviously thinks quickly on his feet!
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Old Aug 9, 10, 4:46 pm
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And that, folks, is what we call panache.

Gotta love someone who can display a bit of style in their life-changing moments of ill-advised behavior.
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Old Aug 9, 10, 5:10 pm
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If you are going to quit your job, best do it in style.
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Old Aug 9, 10, 5:31 pm
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Originally Posted by sfozrhfco View Post
Luckily on jetblue the overentitled of travellers is not that great since all the passengers have the same status.
Overentitled travelers because of status are actually easier to deal with than unruly pax that rarely or never fly before. At least the former know the rules and the later have no idea or simply don't care.
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Old Aug 9, 10, 5:41 pm
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If you're going to do the whole "Take this job and shove it!" thing, you get extra credit for remembering to grab a couple of beers in your decision matrix. ^
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Old Aug 9, 10, 5:44 pm
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I liked this concluding line from the NYT story:

"In addition to serving as chairman of JetBlue’s uniform redesign committee, the LinkedIn entry says, Mr. Slater serves on the airline’s in-flight values committee."

You couldn't make up this kind of stuff.
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Old Aug 9, 10, 5:57 pm
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wow 10+ comments and not one about compensation. SHAME ON YOU
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Old Aug 9, 10, 6:01 pm
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I just read this story and while kind of sad the guy threw away "28 years" as he put it before he made his unorthodox exit I couldn't stop laughing at the fact he grabbed beers on his way out. That is just priceless.

Also the story is on the top of Drudge.
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Old Aug 9, 10, 6:18 pm
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What if you had a small business and had an employee who doesn't know how to deal with employees? He then activates the emergency slide. These slides are not $100 or $1000. They are very costly to replace.

The man should be forced to pay for it. Then jailed on the same threat as passengers get jailed for....being a security risk by interfering with a crew, the other crew members.

People in customer service have to deal with difficult people all the time. Doctors have to deal with crazy patients and insurance companies. Police have to deal with obnoxious drunks (and sometimes can't handle it so some of them, not all, beat others and claim "resisting arrest"). Ticket counter agents have to deal with mad passengers. Store clerks have to deal with mad customers or fake returns. The list goes on and on. Customer service is not easy.
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