Skip to comments.KATIE PULLS STRINGS IN COCKPIT
Posted on 07/31/2006 11:05:55 AM PDT by jakerobins
July 29, 2006 -- KATIE Couric had fellow passengers aboard a New York-bound jet on the warpath this week when, as their plane was about to taxi to the runway, she got out of her seat and begged the pilot to allow one of her late-arriving producers to board. "It was like, 'Who the hell does she think she is?' " fumed one passenger who observed Couric's diva-like antics. "If you or I attempted something like this, we'd be cooling our heels at Guantanamo."
The witness told Page Six that attendants on Wednesday's 6:30 p.m. Delta Shuttle flight out of Washington, D.C., had already closed the door and passengers were buckled in, when the soon-to-be CBS News anchor raced up the aisle with a cellphone to her ear and told an attendant she had to speak to the pilot right away. Couric was then allowed into the cockpit and convinced the pilot to delay the flight and reopen the door for her producer, Nicola Hewitt.
"One flight attendant rolled her eyes and told me, 'This is only the second time I've ever seen this happen - the other time was a sick passenger,' " the witness said.
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"I thought her cellphone was a gun!"
Yes, litte Katie Koran, in her normal, overpaid elitist style.
Delta is already in enough trouble as it is.
Damn, what a missed opportunity! Nothing would have been funnier than Katie tasered and hogtied on the floor.
See, when you rely on the armed air-marshal to take care of you, the job just doesn't get done.
Wasn't some guy shot and killed in Miami recently for pulling a crazed stunt on a plane?
Queen Katie flies commercial? The Gulfstream must be in the shop.
the flex cuffs may not have been long enough. Have you seen how much weight she's piled on lately!
I'm giving her 18 months tops....Anyone want to take the bet? She'll be off the air or with the lowest ratings and lowest Ad revenue...
If I'd have know it was Katie I would have tripped her.....Oh sorry, I couldn't because I was riding in coach.
Katie Couric? Wasn't she a TeeVee personality back on one of the old networks back in the twentieth century? It must be her daughter
Uhhh?? The "other time"? I'd say both times...
Hope that some of the passengers took photos of Katy flipping out. Perhaps Drudge will post some. Ms. Couric is destined to fail badly in her new role as a news reader. Ratings fly into the toilet over night. Time to flush.
The perfect response would have been for all the other passengers to disembark and take the next flight out --- sans the delusional moron.
Do you know who I am??
I guess that's better than pulling __________ in the stringpit.
Couric flying without her producer would be like Charlie McCarthy flying without Edgar Bergen. Somebody has to be there to pull her strings.
Colonoscopy redux, anyone?
Not taking that bet! I'm only giving Rosie O'Doughnut 3 months in her new gig. She simply has no control over her mouth.
They usualy have enough ad money sold for the first six months. they figure people will watch for the newness of it. I'll give Rosey six months more of less... Kuric is ten times worse then the woman who have gone before her. I don't see her working out. And it may be her inability to get along with subordinates...
Isn't opening a cockpit door and admitting a passenger after an aircraft has left the terminal building a violation of federal law?
Did she have to convince the autopilot?
Didn't take her long to get "Dan Rather" disease...
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