A United Airlines Flight Attendant must have had a bad day at work as right after landing and the plane stopped she opened the emergency exit door and left the aircraft over the inflated slide.
A few years after a JetBlue flight attendant left his job in the same dramatic fashion, his United Airlines counterpart was apparently impressed and inspired by this last stand and ended her cereer in a similar fashion.
ABC Eyewitness News reported about it (access here).
A United Airlines employee has been removed from duties after airline officials say she pulled the emergency slide on a plane.
Flight 1246 from Sacramento landed at Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston just before noon. Shortly after the aircraft arrived at the gate, the flight attendant reportedly activated the emergency slide. It’s not clear why this was done, but airline officials say they believe the attendant did it intentionally.
There were 159 passengers on board, and a crew of six, including the flight attendant in question.
The plane was taken out of service and had to be inspected again to meet safety standards. The plane has been returned to service.
What does United say about all this?
United Airlines issued the following statement: “We hold all of our employees to the highest standard. The unsafe behavior is unacceptable and does not represent the more than 20,000 flight attendants who ensure the safety of our customers. United is reviewing the matter and they have removed the employee from her flying duties.”
If you like to recall what happened back in the day with the JetBlue Flight Attendant you can refer to the following Youtube Video:
Not enough with passengers going bonkers but now the flight attendants are nuts as well. Flying commercial as well as any other form of public transportation these days is increasingly testing the patience of everybody involved.
Two weeks ago another flight attendant was caught at LAX smuggling 70 pounds of cocaine in her carry on. These two incidents beg the question if crew should undergo more stringent background checks including psychological assessment.