Aug 10 2010Flight Attendant Quits Job In Style (Including Beer Snatching And Emergency Slide Exit)


Steven Slater, seen here stroking a flying phallus, is a 20-year veteran of flight attendant-ry who just couldn't take it anymore. So what did he do? What any self-respecting attendant of the skies would: jumped out of a moving plane.

One passenger stood up to fetch belongings from the overhead compartment before the crew had given permission. Mr. Slater instructed the person to remain seated. The passenger defied him. Mr. Slater approached and reached the passenger just as the person pulled 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.

Then, the authorities said, he pulled the lever that activates the emergency-evacuation chute and slid down, making a dramatic exit not only from the plane but, one imagines, also from his airline career.

On his way out the door, he paused to grab a beer from the beverage cart. Then he ran to the employee parking lot and drove off, the authorities said.

YES! Now THAT is how you quit a job. Pfft, and I thought dipping my manager's hand in a deep fryer was good. You, sir, have taught me a thing or two about terminating employment. Beer, that's what I was missing.

Fed-Up Flight Attendant Makes Sliding Exit [nytimes]
JetBlue Flight Attendant Uses Emergency Slide to Escape Dispute [nytimes]

Thanks to Ed and lil co., who would have raided the airplane bottles as well because they're classy.

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Too bad he's facing jail time now...

that's going out in style.....

I've never met any people so rude as airplane passengers. I've flown myself too, but I can't understand how idiotic some people can be... I wonder how they are like in a bus?

Good luck for mr. Slater though, you did the right thing, except you forgot to throw the passenger in the turbine while you did your exit.

This guy is a hero

I did the same exact thing once, except there was no airplane, emergency shoot or beer. Then I went to the employee parking lot and drove away. Yeah, I'm a rebel!

i like this plane, if it can be remotely controled, it would be better


Having just spent 30 some odd hours on a bus myself, I can safely say that people on buses are generally kind.
Never flown before though, so can't compare.

This guy, bad ass as he may be, is probably going to regret his actions. By which I mean not punching the guy in the face instead of jumping out of a moving plane.

poor guy, the LEAST the passenger could've done was apologize. what a dick.

kudos to mr. slater. STICK IT TO THE MAN!!

Airplane passengers are SUCH dicks. On my first flight, I went up to grab my stuff (when we landed) and a bitch said, "What the fuck are you doing? This is a line." I didn't even know; I just wanted to grab my stuff. Red eye flights are better. Everyone is too tired to do a damn thing.

I think they should use this case to invent a new psychological disorder called “Airplane Rage”… kinda like “Road Rage”, but on a plane!!! And if we’re really clever, we can invent “Asshole Rage” where by law, we can slap the shit outta someone for being and asshole!!!

Well done!! he will have no problems with the police or anything, i will speak with some friends in Washington. Gandhi was a baby compared to me.

What happened to the hot blonde stewardess with nice tits? Now they're all old women or gay dudes.

I read that a passenger overheard the flight attendant say something to the effect that "there goes 28 years" right before he jumped ship. Also, when he was arrested at his house, the cops thought he was in the middle of having sex.

I salute you flight attendant, I salute you

Yes! that's the way to quit. More people need to do this.

But, me, no, my friends. I won't risk my career for something that cool.

people are fracking rude these days. its too bad he had to get so angry, the hit on the head might in conjunction with the verbal abuse could have let him sue the douchebag for assault in a civil court.

He coulda spilled red wine on the passenger. Or put gum on his seat. Or something disgusting in his food. And let him know it afterwards.

GW, you left out how when police officers entered his house, "he seemed to be in the midst having sexual relations."

Plane passenger's are rude because airports and airlines are so awful. Airline employees are more sadistic than prison guards.

Not all airlines tho. Southwest is pretty nice.

Good for this guy, it may be unprofessional but ultimately, working with the general public - sooner or later there's a good chance you're going to snap.

And in all fairness, your life isn't your job or your career at the end of the day, so best of luck to him, he'll probably have a happier life now doing something new and different.

Something tells me good ol' Steve here isn't going to mind prison, much .

My New Hero!

I hope the guy who assaulted him with his luggage (Well, it was simple battery.. but still) is also charged with the federal crime of interfering with a flight crew. And maybe the flight attendent can get off with a job induced stress claim.

Seriously, I have no idea why people need to be so rude to their flight crews. Just be thankful your flight crew only had to bring you drinks and snacks and not deal with any of the things they train for.

hahahaha dipping your managers hands in the deep fryer is a good one just like the toxic avenger!

@17 meet @13. you're welcome

@23. You're retarded lmao

Good for him! I give him credit!

@23. You're retarded lmao


are archaic and soon-to-be obsolete words.

@24 and @26, you're combined retardation makes the biggest retard in the world

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