Tuesday, August 10, 2010
News Spotlight: Jet Blue Flight Attendant Quits with a Bang--And Gains Fans
"After being hit on the head by an allegedly rude passenger’s luggage, JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater blew off some verbal steam on the intercom system, grabbed some beverages and slid out the emergency exit. He is scheduled to appear in court today to face charges of criminal mischief, reckless endangerment, and trespassing. He could face up to seven years in jail if he is convicted.
Nevertheless, the fed-up flight attendant has become the toast of the online community. While some online commenters think he deserves to go to jail, and others have suggested that the passenger who allegedly mistreated him should be arrested, the online response to Slater’s turbulent meltdown appears to be overwhelmingly positive.
Not only is his story the number one trending topic on Twitter (in New York City, in Seattle, in Baltimore…the list goes on), but a number of Facebook fan pages have sprung up in support of this 20-year veteran of the airline industry." Read the entire article here.