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by Brandon Wenerd on August 9, 2010

If Kenny Powers was a flight attendent, this is exactly how he would quit. Details about a JetBlue employee's very bad day at work and dramatic tarmac walk-off at New York's JFK airport after the jump.

 

Here's the saga of JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater, via the New York Times City Room

 

One passenger got out of his seat to fetch his belongings from the overhead compartment before the crew had given permission. Mr. Slater instructed the man to remain seated. The passenger defied him. Mr. Slater approached and reached the passenger just as he pulled down his 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 all aboard. Then he activated the inflatable evacuation slide at service exit R1, launched himself off the plane, an Embraer 190, ran to the employee parking lot and left the airport in a car he had parked there.

 

The New York Daily News has Slater's rant:

 

“To the passenger who called me a m—-f—er, f—- you,” flight attendant Steven Slater ranted over the intercom, passengers said.

“I've been in the business 28 years. I've had it. That's it.”

After activating the emergency exit and sliding down to the tarmac, Slater returned to pick up his bag and rode the AirTrain to his car parked the the JetBlue lot, cops said.

 

According to the Wall Street Journal, he grabbed two beers before he left the airplane via the inflatable emergency chute.

 

Slater is alleged to have then activated the plane’s inflatable emergency slide, grabbed two beers from the galley, then slid down the chute, the official said.

 

 

Sure, he's now jobless and ended up in the clink for disorderly conduct and reckless endangerment, but his legend will live on forever.

 

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Brandon Wenerd

About Brandon Wenerd...

Brandon Wenerd is BroBible's senior editor, guru of @brotips, and director of strategic partnerships. He joined BroBible in the fall of 2009 after graduating from Penn State. When he’s not writing, Brandon enjoys fishing, Phish, Philly sports, Dewey Beach, supporting live music, hot sauce, and beer. E-mail him with post ideas and news tips: brandon@brobible.com.

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