You’re on a flight from Denver to Williston, North Dakota when all of the sudden a FA blurts out (over the PA): “If your seatbelt isn’t tight, you f***** up.”
That’s not funny. That’s vulgar. Then the FA sits on the lap of another passenger, running her hand down his chest. That’s concerning. Especially when that same FA is the one who is supposed to get the aircraft evacuated in 30 seconds if an emergency arises.
One passenger tweeted:
Thanks United, for a terrifying flight! Drunk or stoned stewardess endangered everybody’s lives. I had to go to the cockpit and call the pilot and tell him they had an out of control attendant. The cops and an ambulance were waiting for her when we landed.
She did indeed alert the captain and upon arriving in Williston law enforcement officials were waiting to meet the aircraft. Per ABC 7, The FA failed a sobriety test and was arrested.
United issued the following statement:
We are aware of a concerning incident involving a flight attendant serving on our regional service provider Trans States Airlines flight 4689. As a gesture of goodwill, we have compensated all customers aboard the flight and we apologize for any inconvenience or distress this may have caused. The safety of our customers and crew aboard all United and Trans States flights is a top priority.
Pending investigation, the Trans States FA has been removed from service.
Looks like United’s Chief Communications Officer may need to come to work a few days early.
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