Kennedy International Airport. Steven Slater, a veteran flight attendant announced over the plane's public address system that he had been abused by a passenger and was quitting his job. He then grabbed two beers and exited the plane by deploying the evacuation slide and sliding down it. Slater claimed to have been injured by a passenger when he instructed her to sit down.
Delta flight diverted after unruly passenger tries to breach cockpit
Southwest passenger accused of knocking out flight attendant's two teeth banned from airline
Subscriber Account active since. David Neeleman's new startup, Breeze Airways, has ambitious plans to keep costs low when it launches flights this year — but one of its more unique initiatives is putting is receiving the ire of big labor. Some flight attendants staffing the airline's planes will be Utah Valley University college students hired through paid work-study programs. The strategy is unique for any modern US airline and is part of Breeze's strategy to offer extremely low fares on leisure routes. But students won't be attending class in the morning and jetting off in the afternoon. Rather, only online students will be eligible for the program, as being a Breeze flight attendant requires a nomadic lifestyle it says is best suited to college students. The responsibilities might be more than college students would expect from a run-of-the-mill work-study program.
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A Southwest Airlines flight attendant has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the airline, alleging that lax COVID protocols during mandatory training last summer, and slack contact tracing after an attendee tested positive, led to her husband's death from the virus. District Court in Maryland. She and her husband, Bill, a veteran and retired railroad signal engineer who drove her home from the one-day training session at Baltimore-Washington International Airport in July, got sick days after the training and eventually tested positive for COVID
American Airlines has joined Southwest Airlines in suspending alcohol services on flights, the airline said Saturday. The decision follows a recent assault of a Southwest flight attendant that resulted in a serious injury. Like other airlines, American first suspended alcohol sales in March to minimize interaction between crew and passengers and to ensure safer flights. The airline said services will remain suspended through September