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Report: JetBlue flight attendant “hero” started fight

Steven Slater was agitated and aggressive, other passengers say


New reports are now pegging folk hero and former JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater as the aggressor and not the victim in his de-planing meltdown. Slater made international headlines after he deployed the aircraft’s exit slide and fled his job following an altercation with a passenger at JFK Airport on August 9. Slater’s lawyer described a confrontation with an aggressive passenger, which included Slater being slammed in the head with the lid of an overhead bin, as the accelerant that led to the meltdown. But now at least one passenger aboard that flight says it was Slater who acted aggressively when the flight landed and used an expletive with a passenger. Other passengers described Slater as agitated throughout the 90-minute flight from Pittsburgh to New York, and recalled him repeatedly opening and slamming shut fridge doors and the overhead bins.

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Report: JetBlue flight attendant “hero” started fight

  1. I think those people complaining about him are the ones that were abusive towards him in the first place

  2. I wonder what he's going to do with his life now?

    • Who cares?

      • Amen

  3. i dont know what the big deal is, flight attendants have breakdowns all the time, have you ever flown air canada?

  4. Thanks for taking the time to come out between visits to your social worker Sam.

    Carry on.

    • LOL; thanks for the unexpected laugh.

      Have a great weekend Sam's PO.

  5. How come no one has interviewed the person who slammed him in the head?

    • She is being interrogated & charged by the police

  6. oh boy

  7. "…recalled him repeatedly opening and slamming shut fridge doors and the overhead bins."

    …not that flight attendants ever do either of those normally…

  8. Who is more of a hero? This guy, or the pilot who flew into all the birds then landed in the Hudson?

  9. I suspect that the cause of the problem was the airline's policy of charging extra for checked bags. This policy always leads to passengers taking bags into the cabin and so results in a scramble for valuable space. The altercation between Slater and the passenger began in just this way (he intervened between her and another passenger as they were squabbling over baggage space in the overhead container). All parties should join forces and sue the airline so they abandon this stupid policy.