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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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I suppose she could have asked to resume in the bathroom, in which case she would've been told, "no."
There is no big deal.. its all about control with the airlines these days. They are not happy unless they boss you around and stomp on you with jackboots.
Its the number one reason I will not fly anymore.
First, we had the unalienable right to contraception, and only days later we have the unalienable right to pollute an aircraft cabin.
Not true. Else everyone would smother to death on a long flight due to CO2 buildup. Fresh air is continuously fed into airliners during flight, and at a fairly decent volume.
That being said, those around her would have been inconvenienced for the time it takes to flush out the odors.
If everyone paints gets to paint their fingers and toes; what do you suppose the plane will smell like? And, if 5% of these folks spill the paint container due to air turbulence, what do you suppose the seats, carpets, cabin and trays will look like?
Would you are to sit in a seat, that is wet from fingernail paint, because some woman decided to pain her nails, and the container spilled? Or, would you like to be the person who gets left behind, because the seat you were assigned is ‘temporarily’ out of service because of an obliviot?
The attendant asked her to stop painting - and the passenger decided that she was entitled to continue - so we’ll let the courts decide. I fly a bit more than the average person - about 2x a month. I’ve never seen someone rude enough to paint on an airplane.
Finger nail paint is the least of your worries especially when some five year old cuts an air biscuit after two bags of peanuts....Gaaak!
I’ll take an inconsiderate female painting her nails over some dirtbag who has no concept of hygiene.
The smell will linger, awhile.
But, spilling a vial of fingernail polish will ruin the carpet, seat, cabin walls and the tray. It will be a huge mess, and will require that the seats be removed and replaced - same thing with the carpet.
Overall, it’s just a rude thing to do, not courteous to any of the other passengers at all.
I’m not sure if how flammable or toxic the nail polish is, but the fumes, especially in an enclosed space, with recirculated air, are extremely annoying and offensive. The other passengers who paid good money for their seats should not have to put up with that.
Bravo to the flight attendant for dealing with the boorish, inconsiderate fool.
How did the flight attendant know she was painting her nails in the restroom?
I can relate. Sat behind a cranky 3 yr old on the way back from Mephis Sunday night. Temper tantrums, kicking my seat, crying, yelling - parents threatening to beat the crap out of him, but powerless to do so on a crowded aircraft. Oh, it was memoriable.
I think you can personally relate to this, but I would have great difficulty even breathing around that stuff.
I thought you agreed not to talk about that flight we took to Des Moines.
Nothing can ruin a flight like a kid out of control. If they want to clamp down on something...get some duct tape for the screaming kid!
I certainly concur in that statement.
Hey, I didn’t name names now!
Btw, how’ve you been? See you’re staying busy with folks who just HAVE to win.
Having witnessed first hand a woman doing nail polish in flight, I applaud all those involved in this case. Polish releases aeromatic fumes at altitude which are noxious beyond belief.
I wouldn’t know enough to comment on the possible fire hazard, but I’ve experienced the pleasure of being in the same plane with someone doing her nails... kinda like that guy rudeboy posted...
Well, if someone accidentally lit a cigarette or their underwear you might have a big explosion...............
I say HOORAY to SWA and the flight attendant who was not afraid to do her job. For anyone without sufficient imagination to realize the problem with painting your fingernails while in a crowded airliner cabin—just consider it equivalent to a small version of someone spraying their shoes with a can of enamel spray paint. The noxious odor would be in the air for some time and there would be the possibility of over spray and damage to the cabin. Further imagine that the “jack booted” flight attendant then said “Ma’am, please stop doing that on the airliner” and the poor innocent lady proceeded to continue doing it and loudly verbally abused the flight attendant.
I say that this is just another example of a (blonde variant) self-centered “Ah demands mah rights to do what ah wants to do” type. And, in this case, the 10 hours of inconvenience she “suffered” was well deserved and brought on by herself.
And for any of you posters who say you don’t or won’t fly anymore because of “jackbooted” flight attendants, I say thank you very much & keep it up. On my last flight to Tampa Bay I actually enjoyed some (rare on SWA) additional elbow room.
And, by the way, the only “jackbooted” South West Air flight attendant I would have seen would have been in a fantasy or a day dream. But in such a fantasy the flight attendant would be known as a “stewardess”, so it would be clear that it was just a dream.
All kinds of good stuff!
Well, given the mentality involved, probably so. Nail polish solvents are VERY combustible.
You can fly or not, I don’t care, but it’s a lie that airlines are not happy unless they boss you around and stomp on you with jackboots. They want to get along. Now I won’t argue if you say that individuals abuse their petty power sometimes, but not that there is an industry wide abuse of customers just for kicks.
If she went to the bathroom to do it after being told not to do it in the cabin, I think that should be reasonable. Something doesn't pass the smell test here.
A quest I wish I had not undertaken but feel obliged to see through to some reasonable end.
Btw, howve you been?
You'll note capitals in my posts. For a couple of days I've been allowed unlimited movement from my wrist outward. Unlimited, as in . . un-oww-lim-oww-i-oww-ted.
So, its a fairly selfish and stupid thing to do.
Once upon a time, when girls were brought up with proper training in ladylike behavior, this woman would have learned at an early age that a lady does not perform her grooming tasks in public.
But, evidently, this woman is no lady.
[ Having witnessed first hand a woman doing nail polish in flight, I applaud all those involved in this case. Polish releases aeromatic fumes at altitude which are noxious beyond belief. ]
I don’t paint my nails or use polish or keep them long. I am too busy doing things around the house or at work to have to worry about chipping my “precious nails”. Besides Long nails used to be a sign of “nobility” in that in the olden days you could have long nails as you would have servants who would take care of EVERYTHING for you including wiping your rear end.
I see long nails as giving yourself a disadvantage when it comes to mobility and cleanliness. I tried long nails once and they are extremely hard to keep clean under them and I am a habitual hand washer. It is nasty the stuff that accumulates under them besides all the issues with keeping them clean.
There has also been a LOT of studies on cosmetics and fingernail paint and nail paint can be an excellent vector for introducing all sorts of wonderful chemicals into the body. Don’t get me started on cosmetics, My one sister always would cake the stuff on her face like bozo the clown and now without the make up her skin looks horrible and she HAS to wear it. If I wear any it is only on special occasion and I only use it to cover blemishes.
“So whats the big deal about nail polish?”
The homosexual stewards thought it clashed with her purse.
The fat granny lesbian stewardesses don’t approve of women dressing up.
Good question. For all we know, there could have been a line of people waiting to use the restroom, or, the flight attendants could have waiting outside to see.
Or the woman could have snatched up her nail polish and marched to the restroom. These stories are so chock-full of facts.
Can't imagine sitting next to this inconsiderate idiot. Mrs WBill does her nails in the bathroom so that she can turn the fan on. If she didn't, I'd likely ask her to stop (or move, or something), too. And I'm a whole lot more inclined to give my wife more latitude than some inconsiderate schmuck in Seat 14B.
Maybe so....but the article says nothing of the sort.
Hope the handcuffs didn’t ruin her nails.
Another candidate for my “Incredibly Stupid and misleading Headlines” folder...
Some “quests” will get you mired down, covered in mud.
What happened to your wrist?
“So it doesn’t say she apologized and put it away. It says Daniels told the station that.”
also I think someone said that someone screamed at her... But the fact is, someone _alleged_ that the other screamed at her. We don’t know that and we can’t assume that, yet. ... At my workplace, I’ve noticed that when people want to, they’ll say that the other person “screamed” or “yelled at” them, but sometimes they are exaggerating. And sometimes it was the _other_ person who did the screaming, and then says “So-n-so screamed at me.”