To quote the famous Donna Summer/Barbara Striesand disco song “Enough Is Enough” and thats what JetBlue flight attendant 39 year old and gay Steven Slater decided he had on Monday, on the tarmac at Kennedy International Airport.
What happened was a passenger stood up to get his bags s from the overhead compartment before the crew had given permission. Mr. Slater instructed the person to remain seated. The passenger defied him. Mr. Slater reached the passenger just as the person was pulling down the luggage, which struck Mr. Slater in the head. Mr. Slater asked for an apology. The passenger instead cursed at him. Mr. Slater got on the plane’s public-address system and cursed out the passenger for all to hear. (BRAVA DIVA!) Then, after declaring that 20 years in the airline industry was enough, he blurted out, “It’s been great!” Slater grabbed a beer from the beverage cart, activated the inflatable evacuation slide at a service exit, slif to his freedom and went to car, got in and drove home.
JetBlue took more than 20 minutes to notify the Port Authority police, allowing Slater time to get home,. which was then swarmed by detectives and uniformed officers from New York City and the Port Authority. “It was like there was a hostage in there,” said Curt Krakowski, who was working on the deck of a house across the street. Slater, Mr. Krakowski said, “had a smile on his face when the cops brought him out, like, ‘Yeah, big deal.’ (Slater was also fouinf in bed with his boyfriend working off some anxiety) Slater was taken to a Port Authority police building at the airport and was expected to be held overnight.
A former flight attendant, Janet Bavasso, who lives next door to Mr. Slater in Queens, found nothing mysterious at all. “Enough is enough — good for him,” Ms. Bavasso said. “If he would have called me, I would have picked him up.”
I am sure that The Most Interesting Man In The World saw this story todayand tipped his Dos Equis at the tv.
Listen to another Flight Attendant THANK Steven Slater for his actions and rant about the the current conditions of Airlines and obnoxious passengers today..