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Woman reportedly arrested for painting fingernails on Southwest Airlines flight
FoxNews ^ | February 7, 2012

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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To: NEMDF
"The odor and flammability could be issues.".....
51 posted on 03/07/2012 7:30:57 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Scoutmaster
I refer you to my comment #27. It appears to me that she was told to stop, and then resumed.

I suppose she could have asked to resume in the bathroom, in which case she would've been told, "no."

52 posted on 03/07/2012 7:30:57 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: NRA1995

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.


53 posted on 03/07/2012 7:32:28 AM PST by eXe (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: NRA1995

Stinks,


54 posted on 03/07/2012 7:35:48 AM PST by org.whodat
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To: eXe

First, we had the unalienable right to contraception, and only days later we have the unalienable right to pollute an aircraft cabin.


55 posted on 03/07/2012 7:36:08 AM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Hodar
... everyone has to smell the odor of the fingernail paint for the duration of the flight.

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.

56 posted on 03/07/2012 7:37:03 AM PST by Real Cynic No More (OBAMA!!'s name is all caps as sarcasm to indicate a lack of respect, as he does not deserve it)
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To: Fresh Wind

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.


57 posted on 03/07/2012 7:37:03 AM PST by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: Hodar

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!


58 posted on 03/07/2012 7:42:15 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I’ll take an inconsiderate female painting her nails over some dirtbag who has no concept of hygiene.


59 posted on 03/07/2012 7:43:15 AM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: Real Cynic No More

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.


60 posted on 03/07/2012 7:45:48 AM PST by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: AlmaKing

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.


61 posted on 03/07/2012 7:47:55 AM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

How did the flight attendant know she was painting her nails in the restroom?


62 posted on 03/07/2012 7:48:32 AM PST by Library Lady
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

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.


63 posted on 03/07/2012 7:50:01 AM PST by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I think you can personally relate to this, but I would have great difficulty even breathing around that stuff.


64 posted on 03/07/2012 7:51:44 AM PST by Gator113 (** President Newt Gingrich-"Our beloved republic deserves nothing less." ~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Library Lady
"I see you damn it!...Put down the nail polish!"
65 posted on 03/07/2012 7:51:44 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

SLUT!


66 posted on 03/07/2012 7:52:55 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Cometh the hour, cometh the man. NEWT GINGRICH 2012)
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To: SZonian
. . . over some dirtbag who has no concept of hygiene.

I thought you agreed not to talk about that flight we took to Des Moines.

67 posted on 03/07/2012 7:53:40 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Hodar

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!


68 posted on 03/07/2012 7:53:58 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Hodar
Overall, it’s just a rude thing to do, not courteous to any of the other passengers at all.

I certainly concur in that statement.

69 posted on 03/07/2012 7:56:19 AM PST by Real Cynic No More (OBAMA!!'s name is all caps as sarcasm to indicate a lack of respect, as he does not deserve it)
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To: Scoutmaster

Hey, I didn’t name names now!

Btw, how’ve you been? See you’re staying busy with folks who just HAVE to win.


70 posted on 03/07/2012 7:59:02 AM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: NRA1995

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.


71 posted on 03/07/2012 8:00:22 AM PST by Broker (Talaga!)
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To: NCC-1701

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...


72 posted on 03/07/2012 8:11:11 AM PST by OKSooner (Never take a known wise-@$$ shooting with you.)
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To: NRA1995
So what’s the big deal about nail polish?

Well, if someone accidentally lit a cigarette or their underwear you might have a big explosion...............

73 posted on 03/07/2012 8:13:06 AM PST by Red Badger (If the Government can make you buy heath insurance, they can make you buy a Volt................)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

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.


74 posted on 03/07/2012 8:18:43 AM PST by House Atreides
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To: AlmaKing

All kinds of good stuff!

75 posted on 03/07/2012 8:22:02 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: liberalh8ter
"Does she have so many it becomes hard to keep track of them all?"

Well, given the mentality involved, probably so. Nail polish solvents are VERY combustible.

76 posted on 03/07/2012 8:22:51 AM PST by Wonder Warthog
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To: eXe

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.


77 posted on 03/07/2012 8:24:23 AM PST by Shimmer1 (No matter how cynical I get, I just can't keep up.)
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To: ontap
"It stinks!!! I don't think she should have been arrested but she's an inconsiderate bitch!!!"

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.

78 posted on 03/07/2012 8:30:38 AM PST by EnigmaticAnomaly ("Mantra of the left: 'It's only okay when WE do it.'")
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To: Wonder Warthog
This is true. I did find her backpedal reasoning irresistible, though. LOL.
79 posted on 03/07/2012 8:38:08 AM PST by liberalh8ter (Barack has a memory like a steel trap; it's a gift ~ Michelle Obama)
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To: SZonian
See you’re staying busy with folks who just HAVE to win.

A quest I wish I had not undertaken but feel obliged to see through to some reasonable end.

Btw, how’ve 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.

80 posted on 03/07/2012 8:43:53 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Hodar

So, it’s 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.


81 posted on 03/07/2012 8:49:09 AM PST by Bigg Red (Pray for our republic.)
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To: Broker

[ 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.


82 posted on 03/07/2012 8:49:26 AM PST by GraceG
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To: NRA1995

“So what’s 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.


83 posted on 03/07/2012 8:49:35 AM PST by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem.)
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To: Library Lady
How did the flight attendant know she was painting her nails in the restroom?

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.

84 posted on 03/07/2012 8:50:19 AM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: House Atreides
HEY! There will be absolutely NO Common Sense on a good flight-attendant bashing thread. ;-)

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.

85 posted on 03/07/2012 8:54:48 AM PST by wbill
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To: nuconvert

Maybe so....but the article says nothing of the sort.


86 posted on 03/07/2012 9:44:39 AM PST by RightOnline
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Hope the handcuffs didn’t ruin her nails.


87 posted on 03/07/2012 10:30:47 AM PST by hummingbird (BREITBART --> SPARTACUS. We must ALL become BREIBART. Be alert.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Another candidate for my “Incredibly Stupid and misleading Headlines” folder...


88 posted on 03/07/2012 11:33:47 AM PST by Publius6961 (“It’s easy to make phony promises you can’t keep.” - Obama, Feb23, 2012)
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To: Scoutmaster

Some “quests” will get you mired down, covered in mud.

What happened to your wrist?


89 posted on 03/07/2012 11:50:12 AM PST by SZonian (Throwing our allegiances to political party's in the long run gave away our liberty.)
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To: Scoutmaster

“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.”


90 posted on 03/07/2012 8:08:51 PM PST by zorro8987
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To: NRA1995
It is very flammable. The low humidity in the plane and the potential for static electricity could spark a fire. Besides who wants to smell the solvents in that closed environment.
91 posted on 03/08/2012 5:25:29 AM PST by mfish13 (ELECTIONS HAVE CONSEQUENCES!!!!)
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