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Posted on 03/07/2012 6:50:07 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
A California woman on a Southwest Airlines flight was reportedly arrested and detained after a verbal confrontation with a flight attendant regarding her nail polish.
Jeanie Daniels told WOFL that she was painting her nails in her seat on a Southwest Airlines flight from California to Texas last month when a flight attendant asked her to stop. Daniels then went to the bathroom to finish and later began arguing with the flight attendant, who waited outside the bathroom.
Daniels was handcuffed and detained for more than 10 hours when the flight landed in Houston.
"She started screaming at me and wouldn't stop, Daniels told the station. "I said I'm sorry, I apologize and I put it away. About ten minutes into the flight I discovered I only had two nails left to paint so I thought well if I went to the bathroom and did it, it wouldn't offend anyone."
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So what’s the big deal about nail polish?
I am hoping there is something more to this.
if not how insane
SWA is MY airline and i have always loved flying with them. cattle call seating and all
It stinks!!! I don't think she should have been arrested but she's an inconsiderate bitch!!!
The odor and flammability could be issues.
“So whats the big deal about nail polish?”
...in large enough quantities it could be splashed on the pilot and set on fire. ~sarc
"Passive nail polish huffing" might be a good term for it.
It's something you have to experience to appreciate. Honestly I wish the airlines would explicitly say it and maybe even put up a sign. "No nail polish on the flight. Do 'em when you get to the hotel."
Common sense would dictate that painting finger nails on an airplane is hazardous for 2 reasons. First, the odor is contained and everyone has to smell the odor of the fingernail paint for the duration of the flight. Some people won’t mind, others will mind, and some may be adversely affected in a confined space. Secondly, if there is some turbulance; the paint will spill and permanently damage the tray, seat or carpet. As a passenger, I don’t want to sit in a seat that is covered with wet, or dry fingernail polish.
So, it’s a fairly selfish and stupid thing to do. This is something that could be done elsewhere, that wouldn’t stink up a confined space and wouldn’t be on a moving platform.
What is the Flight Assistant supposed to do, when you politely ask someone to stop - and they essentially tell you to go #@$% yourself? If you allow it, you have no authority - so you have no choice but to escalate things.
Nothing, if you are accustomed to huffing it. /s
She wasn’t arrested for the nail polish. She was arrested for flagrantly ignoring the authority of the flight attendant.
Jeanie is an idiot. Forcing others to inhale these fumes is very inconsiderate.
Don’t tell me; let me guess...
Davis is NOT a Muslim, is she?
If she were, the Stewardess would have apologized for disturbing her and the airline would have paid out a $5 million settlement to CAIR. And she would have not only painted all her fingernails enroute, but have her toes all done prior to arrival as well.
In an enclosed space, the fumes can be very strong. No person with the slightest bit of consideration for her neighbors would ever think of painting her nail on a plane.
There's a reason why so many nail technicians wear masks.
You’re in a self-contained, pressurized environment. What IF there is a freak spark? couldn’t that lead to a major problem? Even though whatever is in the polish is of small quantity, wouldn’t the pressurized cabin magnify things? I’m not equating it with what happened aboar Apollo 1 but couldn’t a smaller scale Apollo 1 type event be possible under those conditions?
From the article:
Officers requested the district attorney charge Daniels with "abusive profane language."
I understand and agree....It just torqs me no end that people like her have no consideration for others. I might be overly sensitive to it but fingernail polish is one of the most pungent foul smelling odors there is to me and that this woman would wait till she was on an airplane to uncork that crap is the height of rudeness!!!
Actually, if she hadn’t cursed at the flight attendent, she probably wouldn’t have been arrested.
That being said....are you allowed to bring nail polish on board?
Good for Southwest. You don’t challenge the authority of the crew on an airplane that is 30,000 feet above the ground.
She was properly arrested. This should not even be newsworthy.
Unless there is a rule against using nail polish or it was causing another passenger to experience a medical problem the flight attendant exceeded her authority.
It seems wherever we go there are more and more people displaying Petty Tyrant Syndrome.
The big deal is that nail polish is acetone based and in a closed space acetone fumes will make most people very ill; that is, it is toxic. If she were sitting next to me she would not have opened that bottle in the first place. The witless twit could put a bag filled with the fumes over her own head for all I care but she doesn’t have the right to expose others to it.
Highly explosive fumes in an airliner and in close proximity to oxygen masks is a very big deal!
How does one "discover" they only had two nails left to paint? Does she have so many it becomes hard to keep track of them all?
So whats the big deal about nail polish?
It stinks!!! I don’t think she should have been arrested but she’s an inconsiderate bitch!!!
You’re right-fingernail painting should only be done under safe circumstances, such as when the painter is driving in heavy traffic.
"I said I'm sorry, I apologize and I put it away. About ten minutes into the flight I discovered I only had two nails left to paint so I thought well if I went to the bathroom and did it, it wouldn't offend anyone."I read the above to mean that she was asked to stop, and then went to finish two nails in the bathroom.
Read more carefully. Who was screaming at whom?
In this day and age, with all the concerns over new ways to cause terror, she should have just waited to finish the nail job.
Just pinging around, looks like she got in trouble with a second flight attendant, that the abusive language charges were dropped, that after the second verbal altercation (in which Daniels says she responded stop bitching at me,' sat back, and tried to enjoy the rest of her flight), and the flight attendants called ahead for the police. Police surprised Daniels at the gate.
Airliners are not full of 100% oxygen. A spark is not going to explode nail polish in a airline cabin. Come on, has our bubblewrap society forgotten that 30 years ago people smoked on airplanes, hence the ash trays you still see in older airliners. The lady is rude and inconsiderate but the only danger is that someone will smack her upside the head and tell to have some manners.
Doesn’t matter who started yelling. The passenger cursed at the flight attendent.
Woman reportedly arrested for painting fingernails on Southwest Airlines flight
Similar thread was posted yesterday. And for the life of me - I can’t understand the idiot headline writers.
The woman was NOT arrested over her painting her nails. I repeat.
The woman was NOT arrested over her painting her nails.
All that "ignorant person" needs to do is knock on the pilot's door. The pilot has the authority to divert to East Nowhere in the desert and have you arrested. And pilots will back-up their flight attendants.
Don't believe me? Try it sometime.
That's certainly what she told the press after being arrested, after thinking it over, and after possibly speaking with her attorney.
But the headline writers want you to click on the story.
I tend to read articles “as is,” and not assume.
Flight attendants have a God-complex. They get their kicks arresting customers and/or throwing them off planes (who then get comped by the airline). I’ve seen it happen to others who may(!) have given the attendant a dirty look.
It happened to me once for complaining when I was thrown out of first class (which I’d paid for). After 15 years, I still remember the bitch’s name...
IIRC, failure to comply with the directions of a flight attendant is a felony.
No, she wasn’t arrested for “painting her fingernails”, but for failure to comply with the flight attendant’s directions.
They should have tossed her out a door.
SW has some of the worst TV ads. Reminds me of TV shows of Ad Council spots.
“or” (not of).
My daughter's friend is a flight attendant, and she has to put up with a lot from rude passengers. It's a stressful job, especially since 9/11.
As far as the nail polish, it has an odor, and could get messy on an airplane. I would not appreciate someone using it if I'm sitting next to them.
She defied the flight attendant by going into the restroom and doing it there. On top of that, she was cursing.
Go to a nail salon. The technicians all wear face masks for a variety of reasons.
Really, Daniels was asked to stop painting her nails, simply apologized and stopped. There was no verbal sparring the first time, before Daniels went to the restroom? Daniels didn't ask why, or complain, or say she only had two nails left, or anything else? She just apologized, I see, and stopped. Okayyyyyyy.
I don’t deny that SOME (but not most)FA’s become power mad and abuse passengers.
However, this does not seem to be one of those cases. Painting one’s nails in airline cabin is horrendously rude to the other passengers, and poses some level of safety risk, and there is probably a rule against it.
The FA asked the woman to stop, but then she snuck into the bathroom and continued. I think they were too easy on her. She should have been ejected from the plane, at 30,000 feet. :)
Lot of BS comments on this thread.
Nail polish highly flammable?
Nail polish highly toxic?
The ‘authority’ of stewardesses?
Just a lot of hot air again from the FR knee-jerkers and wannabe cops.
Actually, she wasn’t even arrested.
She was detained for 10 hours and finally let go with no charges.
All in all, I think she got what’s coming to her. You don’t screw around on a flight like she did and get away with it.
(I know - I know. 20 years ago this would have been a non-issue, but we live in a totally different couuntry than we did 20 years ago.)
I understand. The article said:
Daniels told the station. "I said I'm sorry, I apologize and I put it away.
So it doesn't say she apologized and put it away. It says Daniels told the station that.
Alternatively, some FReepers actually travel. How about you?