Skip to comments.Altercation between two flight attendants sends United jet back to RDU
Posted on 09/26/2012 9:51:43 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
A United Airlines flight to Chicago returned to Raleigh-Durham International Airport shortly after takeoff Wednesday morning, after an altercation broke out between two flight attendants.
Our law enforcement team was notified by the tower that the captain had requested law enforcement to meet the aircraft, said Mindy Hamlin, RDU spokeswoman. The aircraft had gotten about 50 miles out when he reported a possible assault on the aircraft.
United Flight 1214, a Boeing 737-800 with 52 passengers, departed for Chicago at 6 a.m. and returned to RDU at 6:40 a.m.
Airport police officers determined that no assault had taken place and no blows were exchanged, Hamlin said. They made no arrests.
One flight attendant had crossed their leg and accidentally brushed the other person, and it was not intentional, Hamlin said. It appears there was a disagreement before that, that became elevated.
The two attendants were removed from the plane and replaced with other employees. The flight continued to Chicago OHare after a three-hour delay.
No charges were filed, and we will conduct our own internal review, and we of course apologize to our customers, United spokeswoman Christen David said.
Sounds like the pilot just used a variation of the old "Don't make me stop this plane and come back there!" technique, but actually followed through on the threat.
Probably two fairies.
Gays on a plane.
Service has gone down to hell on long flights since they started having interior decorators as flight attendants!
I had the same thought. It was two homosexual men. That’s why they weren’t named in the article.
“I had the same thought. It was two homosexual men.”
More likely one queer and one straight guy!!!
If so lucky the queer didn’t get his dentures rearanged!
Probably arguing over who gets to break the guitars.
and those 2 fudgepackers will eventually claim discrimination...
It might have been a queer and a lesbian. They don’t get along so well. The queers feel threatened by the lesbo’s testosterone and the lesbos are disgusted at how effeminate queers are.
Most likely it was United and former Continental union reps. Expect to see more of it.
they were very careful to conceal the gender of those involved, weren’t they....a bit telling...
Likely scenario: The girl crossed her leg and put a run in his nylon.
About 80-85% of all male filght attendants are homosexuals. I have a flight attendant of over 40 years of international and domestic travel to back this up.
Should have told them to take the fight outside.
It’s the old mystery, what came first ? the chicken or the egg ?
Looks like they picked the wrong week to quit amphetamines.....
The days of "Fly me, I'm Wendy" are long over. American flight attending is more a career than a young person's interesting short term job. So, first it was the sky hags, then it was the boytoy attendants. It definitely changes the flight ambience. When you see ads for some of the foreign airlines rated for service, like, say, Singapore Airlines, the attendants are attractive stewardesses, like in the old days.