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Altercation between two flight attendants sends United jet back to RDU
The News & Observer (Raleigh, NC) ^ | Wed, Sep 26, 2012 11:14 PM | Bruce Siceloff

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 O’Hare 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.


TOPICS: Local News; Travel
KEYWORDS: flightattendants; raleighdurham; rdu; screwedupamerica; screwedupcountry; unitedairlines
"Make him stop touching meee!"

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.

1 posted on 09/26/2012 9:51:52 PM PDT by Hunton Peck
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To: Hunton Peck

Probably two fairies.


2 posted on 09/26/2012 9:55:29 PM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Hunton Peck

Gays on a plane.


3 posted on 09/26/2012 10:00:08 PM PDT by GreatRoad (O < 0)
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To: Hunton Peck

4 posted on 09/26/2012 10:02:30 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Hunton Peck; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Service has gone down to hell on long flights since they started having interior decorators as flight attendants!


5 posted on 09/26/2012 10:04:13 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Hunton Peck

6 posted on 09/26/2012 10:06:42 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Slump Tester

I had the same thought. It was two homosexual men. That’s why they weren’t named in the article.


7 posted on 09/26/2012 10:14:17 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye

“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!


8 posted on 09/26/2012 10:19:50 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Hunton Peck

Probably arguing over who gets to break the guitars.


9 posted on 09/26/2012 10:20:30 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Slump Tester

and those 2 fudgepackers will eventually claim discrimination...


10 posted on 09/26/2012 10:22:59 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: dalereed

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.


11 posted on 09/26/2012 10:25:54 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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12 posted on 09/26/2012 10:26:57 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: dalereed

Most likely it was United and former Continental union reps. Expect to see more of it.


13 posted on 09/26/2012 10:47:03 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: dalereed

they were very careful to conceal the gender of those involved, weren’t they....a bit telling...


14 posted on 09/26/2012 10:51:20 PM PDT by cherry
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To: TigersEye

Likely scenario: The girl crossed her leg and put a run in his nylon.


15 posted on 09/26/2012 11:16:37 PM PDT by haroldeveryman
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To: haroldeveryman

lol


16 posted on 09/26/2012 11:29:02 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye

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.


17 posted on 09/26/2012 11:30:21 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

Only 85%??


18 posted on 09/27/2012 12:29:47 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Hunton Peck

Should have told them to take the fight outside.


19 posted on 09/27/2012 1:55:36 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: ponygirl

It’s the old mystery, what came first ? the chicken or the egg ?


20 posted on 09/27/2012 1:57:56 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Hunton Peck

Looks like they picked the wrong week to quit amphetamines.....


21 posted on 09/27/2012 2:07:08 AM PDT by Autonomous User (Jimmah Carter 2.0 with a tan has a Muzzie problem too.)
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To: Revolting cat!
Service has gone down to hell on long flights since they started having interior decorators as flight attendants!

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.

Just sayin'.

22 posted on 09/27/2012 5:09:17 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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