STEVEN SLATER: BE KIND TO YOUR FLIGHT ATTENDANT- OR ELSE!
Overnight, flight attendant Steven Slater has become a working class hero because he simply refused to take any more abuse from passengers on JetBlue. The details about EXACTLY what set him off vary, but it involves a rude passenger bonking him on the head with an overhead bin and instead of apologizing, cursing him out. Bad manners overload caused the attendant to snap. Steven’s dramatic departure – telling off the nasty passenger on the PA system, grabbing a beer, and leaving the plane, which had landed at JFK, on the emergency slide. He calmly drove home and a neighbor reported that “about fifty cops” came to arrest him. (For WHAT?) He hasn’t paid his $2500 bail yet, but Facebook fans and his fellow flight attendants are rallying to take up a collection for their new idol. He’s getting enormous sympathy from the public and job offers already. Certainly the talk show circuit is next. We’re dying to hear more details about that rude passenger.