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  • Jewish Doctor Bounced From JetBlue Flight Over Gaza Spat With Passenger

    07/17/2014 4:16:15 PM PDT · by Signalman · 16 replies
    forward.com ^ | July 14, 2014 | JTA
    A Jewish woman was ejected from a JetBlue flight after arguing about the Israel-Hamas conflict with a Palestinian passenger. The Jewish woman, physician Lisa Rosenberg of New York, was asked to leave the July 7 John F. Kennedy Airport-bound flight from Palm Beach International Airport not long after concluding a telephone conversation about Israel’s conduct in the conflict. Another passenger, who overheard the conversation, began arguing with Rosenberg. “I was saying how it was good Israel found the students that killed the Palestinian teenager and how it was exemplary not making them into heroes, but seeking to publicly try them,”...
  • Woman kicked off plane after argument about Israel conflict (Jewish Woman Forced Off)

    07/13/2014 10:51:49 AM PDT · by equalator · 37 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | 7-12-2014 | Scott Heins
    Dr. Lisa Rosenberg, a physician from New York, was returning home from vacation boarding a flight from PBIA to John F. Kennedy International Airport. She said she had just finished a phone conversation with a colleague when a woman said she was offended by Rosenberg’s remarks. “I was saying how it was good Israel found the students that killed the Palestinian teenager and how it was exemplary not making them into heroes, but seeking to publicly try them,” Rosenberg said. “I said any other country would have made these students out to be martyrs and celebrating them.” Rosenberg added that...
  • JetBlue pilots vote to join union; shares fall

    04/23/2014 8:24:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Tue Apr 22, 2014 5:51pm EDT | Alwyn Scott and Karen Jacobs
    JetBlue Airways Corp pilots voted by a wide margin on Tuesday to join the Air Line Pilots Association union, sending the budget carrier’s stock price down on concerns the move would raise the airline’s costs. About 71 percent of the pilots eligible to vote in the month-long election backed ALPA. JetBlue has about 2,600 pilots and 96 percent were eligible to vote. […] JetBlue warned earlier this year costs would rise largely because of an agreement reached with pilots to raise base pay rates by 20 percent. JetBlue said that increase was expected to add $145 million to its costs...
  • JetBlue, American Airlines end frequent flyer agreement [After Obama approved MERGER]

    03/15/2014 6:52:31 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 8 replies
    JetBlue and American Airlines are ending an agreement that allowed travelers to add connections to their itinerary on each other's aircraft, as well as a frequent flyer program agreement. JetBlue travelers can no longer earn miles on AA-operated flights.
  • 160 million credit cards later, 'cutting edge' hacking ring cracked

    07/25/2013 1:59:48 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 24 replies
    NBC News ^ | By Bob Sullivan
    For nearly a decade, a band of cybercriminals rampaged through the servers of a global business who's who: Among the victims were 7-Eleven, Dow Jones, Nasdaq, JetBlue and JC Penney. Prosecutors say the hackers stole "conservatively" 160 million credit card numbers, and the dollar value of the crimes they helped facilitate is enormous — just four of the victims are out $300 million. The suffering caused to identity theft victims was "immeasurable," say prosecutors. On Thursday, five of the gang's members were indicted. One is in custody in the U.S., a second is awaiting extradition in the Netherlands, and three...
  • Jacksonville teen went to Middle East to train with terrorists, prosecutors say

    07/19/2013 12:20:42 AM PDT · by Cindy · 10 replies
    (AP) via MyFOXtampabay.com ^ | July 18, 2013 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "The U.S. Attorney's Office in Tampa announced Thursday that a grand jury has indicted Shelton Thomas Bell, 19, of Jacksonville, on charges of conspiring and attempting to provide material support to terrorists. He faces up to 15 years in prison for each of the two charges. According to the indictment, Bell had planned to travel to the Arabian Peninsula and join Ansar Al-Sharia, which is an alias for al-Qaida there. The group has taken responsibility for multiple attacks on Yemeni forces, including a suicide bombing during a parade in May 2012, which killed more than 100 Yemeni soldiers. The...
  • 278 employers against the defense of marriage

    Addis Creson Adobe Systems Inc. Aetna Inc. Aggregate Supply Akamai Technologies, Inc. Alaska Air Group, Inc. Alaska Airlines Alcoa Inc. Alere Inc. Amazon.com, Inc. A. L. Nella & Company, LLP, CPAs American Benefits Council American International Group, Inc. (AIG) Ameristar Casinos, Inc. Apple Inc. AppNexus Inc. ARC Design Artify, Inc. Avanade, Inc. A|X Armani Exchange, LLC Axcel Law Partners Bain & Company, Inc. Baker & McKenzie LLP The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (BNY Mellon) Bankers Trust Company Big Duck Studio, Inc. Bigelow Villa LLC Biogen Idec, Inc. BlackRock, Inc. Blu Homes, Inc. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts,...
  • JetBlue Offers Free Flight if Your Presidential Candidate Loses

    10/04/2012 2:09:01 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 13 replies
    FoxBusiness ^ | October 3, 2012 | Kathryn Buschman Vasel
    JetBlue Airways (JBLU) is looking to ease the pain for unhappy Americans on Nov.7 -- the day after the presidential election. The discount airliner is offering 1,006 round-trip certificates or 2012 free seats to consumers whose candidate didn’t win the White House. The “Live Free or Fly” contest requires people to complete a registration form, select their desired presidential candidate and an international destination. All entries are due by 11:59p.m. on Nov. 5, and contestants who picked the losing candidate will then become entered into the sweepstakes. Winners will be selected around Nov. 7.
  • Soros "Dump West" SuperPac: Going Under Radar to Defeat Allen West

    07/17/2012 6:59:48 PM PDT · by maggiesnotebook · 9 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 7-17-12 | Maggie@MaggiesNotebook
    Florida blog, The Shark Tank, is reporting a "confidential memorandum" announcing an organized, George Soros attack on Congressman Allen West's re-election in the newly re-organized Florida 18th District. Currently, West represents District 22 and currently, I don't think Florida has finalized all of their redistricting. Soros is spending $5 Million to get rid of an American hero, Colonel and Congressman Allen West. The Shark Tank allegedly has the memorandum and has posted it. The DumpWest SuperPac is probably filing this week, maybe today. The letter is vile and accusatory. The agenda is clear. It describes the newly redrawn District 18...
  • JetBlue captain's erratic behavior forces emergency landing...

    03/27/2012 1:21:18 PM PDT · by Doogle · 21 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | 03/27/12 | FOX
    AMARILLO, Texas – A JetBlue plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Amarillo, Texas, Tuesday after the captain had a ‘medical situation’ while on the plane. JetBlue 191, which was headed from New York’s Kennedy Airport to Las Vegas, was forced to make the landing after the pilot reportedly ran up and down the aisles screaming “Say your prayers” after he was locked outside the cockpit, The New York Post reported, citing a passenger. JetBlue “Someone next to me said he was saying something about bombs,” recounted the passenger, Tiffany Lee, 26, to the paper. Another passenger told...
  • JetBlue captain goes berserk on NYC-to-Vegas flight (Videos in the link)

    03/27/2012 12:17:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 96 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 27, 2012 | BILL SANDERSON and PEDRO OLIVEIRA Jr.
    A JetBlue captain went berserk on a flight from Kennedy Airport to Las Vegas today in an incident that forced the plane to make an emergency landing, passengers and authorities said. “Say your prayers!” the crazed pilot screamed as he ran up and down the aisle, a passenger told The Post.
  • JetBlue captain's erratic behavior forces emergency landing

    03/27/2012 12:29:01 PM PDT · by socal_parrot · 31 replies
    FNC ^ | 3.27.12
    A JetBlue plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Amarillo, Texas, Tuesday after a pilot reportedly had a medical emergency on board the plane. JetBlue 191, which was headed from New York’s Kennedy Airport to Las Vegas, was forced to make the emergency landing after the pilot reportedly ran up and down the aisles screaming after being locked out of the cockpit.  He apparently began banging on the cockpit door screaming “let me in,” but was not allowed to reenter, CBSDFW.com reported. One of the flight attendants got on the intercom and asked passengers to restrain the man....
  • Bomb scare diverts Chicago-bound jetliner

    03/12/2012 9:51:15 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 3 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 13, 2012 | Alexandra Chachkevitch and Rosemary Sobol
    A Chicago-bound JetBlue flight from Boston carrying 86 passengers was diverted to Buffalo on Monday morning after a domestic dispute that involved a passenger resulted in a false bomb threat, FBI officials said.
  • Toddler Tantrum Gets Family Booted from JetBlue Flight. Is Flying Still Kid-friendly?

    03/09/2012 1:01:01 PM PST · by Former Fetus · 51 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/9/2012 | Piper Weiss
    Is a 2-year-old girl really a flight risk? Of course not, unless she's having a temper tantrum. Colette Vieau and her family were heading home from vacation, when their toddler had a code red melt-down after boarding the plane. Refusing to stay seated and buckled up, and possibly agitating her 3-year-old sister, Vieau's youngest daughter, Natalie, became public enemy number one as the plane crew waited for take off. "We were holding them down with all of our might, seat belt on. And I said, 'We have them seated. Can we go now?" Colette, a pediatrician, told Rhode Island's NBC...
  • Flyers stranded aboard Jet Blue plane for 7 hours after flight diverted to CT

    10/30/2011 2:07:41 PM PDT · by FlJoePa · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Daily News ^ | 10-30-11 | Philip Caulfield
    Some 200 passengers aboard a Newark-bound Jet Blue flight were trapped on the plane for seven hours without food, water or working bathrooms after the freak snowstorm that socked the East Coast on Saturday forced the plane to land in Connecticut. Passengers said they were told they'd be let off the plane shortly after it reached Bradley International Airport at around 1:30 p.m. But hours later, Flight 504 from Fort Lauderdale was still sitting on the tarmac. "We ran out of water," passenger Andrew Carter, a reporter planning to cover the Giants-Dolphins game, told The Hartford Courant from the plane....
  • JetBlue Passenger Arrested At Logan After Cocaine Found In Shoes (insoles)

    09/20/2011 9:49:51 AM PDT · by raccoonradio · 23 replies · 1+ views
    CBS Boston ^ | 9/20/11 | CBS Boston
    BOSTON (CBS) – State police arrested a man at Logan Airport Monday night for allegedly trying to smuggle cocaine in his shoes. Twenty-four-year-old Carlos Lanns of Hamilton, New Jersey, arrived in Boston on a JetBlue flight from Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic. “Following a joint investigation involving US Customs and Border Protection, troopers and customs officers recovered just over two kilograms of cocaine secreted inside the insoles of various pairs of shoes in the passenger’s checked luggage,” police said in a statement Tuesday. State police spokesman David Procopio said the insoles were made of cocaine and were hidden inside...
  • JetBlue's Union Crisis

    09/06/2011 8:50:01 AM PDT · by 92nina · 2 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-09-06 | Marshall Bornemann
    ...ALPA’s rejection by private workers in ‘08 necessitated a game-changer, one that would finally allow the union to “organize” JetBlue employees. In 2010, the National Mediation board would go even further in catapulting big labor’s policy agenda. The International Association of Machinists, along with the NMB (not surprisingly), displayed its guns in a successful attempt to change certain rules that’d governed union election rules for 75 years. Now, only a majority of voting members are required to certify a union, not the long-accepted majority of members in a workforce. This rule change is especially problematic because it is nearly impossible...
  • Harlem woman sues JetBlue after officials question if she's wearing underwear, kick her off flight

    07/22/2011 10:12:48 AM PDT · by markomalley · 48 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/22/11 | Kerry Wills and Thomas Zambito
    A Harlem financial consultant wants JetBlue to pay for booting her off a Florida-bound flight after an airline worker accused her of not wearing panties. Malinda Knowles, 27, claims in a Queens Supreme Court lawsuit that a JetBlue supervisor put a walkie-talkie between her legs to see what she had on under her baggy T-shirt. "He said, 'I don't want to see your panties or anything but do you have any on?'" Knowles recalled yesterday. "I didn't want to show him anything. He wanted me to basically show him my crotch. I was completely humiliated. It was vulgar. It was...
  • George Soros Made $7 Million Off Those Body Scanners Everyone Hates

    07/14/2011 10:11:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Jul. 14, 2011 | Courtney Comstock
    George Soros made around $7 million trading shares of the company that owns those new TSA scanners that everyone hates.
  • Sneaky TSA jet stowaway

    05/20/2011 6:43:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    NEW YORK POST ^ | May 20, 2011 | PHILIP MESSING
    A Dominican Republic-bound JetBlue flight made a U-turn and headed back to Kennedy Airport after the pilot discovered a scamming TSA screener had sneaked aboard... ... Insisting that he was authorized to use a jump seat in the cabin, he caught the pilot's attention 45 minutes into the flight.
  • Woman faces charges she smuggled cocaine in 'diaper'

    03/28/2011 7:28:28 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 21 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 28, 2011 | Martin Finucane
    A 22-year-old East Boston woman is to be arraigned today in East Boston District Court on cocaine trafficking charges after she allegedly flew into Logan International Airport with more than a kilogram of the drug concealed in what authorities said was a "diaper-like" garment. Karen Morla Ramos disembarked from a JetBlue flight from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, at about 7:25 a.m. Sunday, State Police said in a statement.
  • Architect of airline deregulation dies in NY at 93 (Alfred Kahn)

    12/31/2010 8:50:56 AM PST · by Beaten Valve · 7 replies
    AP via Wall Street Journal ^ | December 27, 2010 | Associated Press
    Alfred E. Kahn, who presided over the historic deregulation of the airline industry during the Carter administration, paving the way for JetBlue and other low-cost carriers, died Monday. He was 93. Kahn, an economics professor at Cornell University, died of cancer at his home in Ithaca, N.Y., the school said in a statement. University spokeswoman Claudia Wheatley confirmed his death. A leading scholar on public-utility deregulation, Kahn led the move to deregulate U.S. airlines as chief of the now-defunct Civil Aeronautics Board in 1977-78. The board had to give its approval before airlines could fly specific routes or change fares....
  • Are the Usual Suspects Behind Boycotting “Sarah Palin’s Alaska”? You Betcha!

    11/12/2010 11:10:23 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 46 replies
    Frontpagemag-Newsrealblog ^ | 11-12-2010 | Michelle Hortzman
    Are the Usual Suspects Behind Boycotting “Sarah Palin’s Alaska”? You Betcha! 2010 November 12 by Michelle Horstman The Learning Channel’s (TLC) new series, “Sarah Palin’s Alaska” premieres this Sunday night, Nov. 14th, despite the best efforts of her detractors to shut it down. What might appear on the surface to be an effort by those who oppose her views on conservation and hunting issues is, in reality, backed by the usual suspects who seek to shut down any voices who do not go along with their progressive agenda. Those who claim to be the biggest advocates of free speech continue...
  • Megan McCain, attack dog for George Soros, sent for a Hit Job on Palin

    11/11/2010 11:56:39 AM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies · 10+ views
    Nachum ^ | 11/11/10 | Nachum
    So Megan McCain goes on MSNBC. Megan has a new book. Megan attacks Sarah Palin. How is Goege Soros connected? Follow the Money. Megan McCain's book, "Dirty Sexy Politics" is published by Hyperion Books. Hyperion is owned by Harpers Collins. In April of 2008 an article appears which publishes the following title: The George Soros e-book: New publishing paradigm in action http://www.teleread.com/ebooks/the-george-soros-e-book-new-publishing-paradigm-in-action/ The article is written by Peter Osnos. Peter Osnos is the Senior Fellow for Media at The Century Foundation. The Century Foundation is another creation of Soros' and the "Shadow Party'. This is a book publishing 'experiment' from...
  • JetBlue 'hero' convicted of criminal mischief and ordered to undergo counseling

    10/19/2010 11:05:59 AM PDT · by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears · 5 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | Oct 19, 2010 | Daily Mail Reporter
    The JetBlue air steward who fled his plane via the emergency exit chute after a row with a passenger today admitted a charge of criminal mischief and was ordered to undergo a year of counselling. Steven Slater was also told to receive treatment for substance abuse after appearing at a brief hearing at a New York court. Slater, 39, became an internet sensation after his August 9 meltdown in which he unleashed a four-letter tirade to passengers aboard the Pittsburgh-to-New-York flight, before taking beer from the galley and inflating the plane's evacuation slide to make his dramatic exit.
  • JetBlue attendant in famous meltdown pleads guilty

    10/19/2010 10:53:02 AM PDT · by stefanbatory · 6 replies
    Central Florida News 13 ^ | Tuesday, October 19, 2010 | AP
    NEW YORK -- The JetBlue flight attendant whose job-quitting meltdown landed him in court avoided jail time in a plea deal Tuesday that requires him to undergo counseling and treatment for a least a year.
  • "Security Concern: Passenger at JFK removed from Tampa-bound JetBlue

    10/09/2010 6:42:24 PM PDT · by Cindy · 24 replies
    TWITTER.com - Breaking news ^ | October 9, 2010 | n/a
    Pinged to my twitter account - quote: Security concern: Passenger at JFK removed from Tampa-bound JetBlue flight 3 minutes ago via breakingnews.com
  • Let’s Attack Christine O’Donnell’s LinkedIn Page! (The latest Soros-funded hit piece on O'Donnell)

    09/29/2010 8:56:36 AM PDT · by Qbert · 2 replies
    Redstate ^ | 9/28/2010 | Ben Domenech
    Christina Bellantoni, who I’ve been told is the most fair person working at TPM, has a real stretch of an attack on Christine O’Donnell today which uses the candidate’s LinkedIn page to suggest she lied about where she attended school. Yet there’s a real flaw with this argument. Depending on when O’Donnell created her LinkedIn profile, at one point you could only enter educational programs that were in the LinkedIn system. And even today, you have to hard-code in the text for places like Claremont, which are not recognized Institutions or Companies, but exist only as search terms in their...
  • Soros Sics One Of His Front Groups On Christine O'Donnell (CREW's dubious FEC complaint 'evidence')

    09/21/2010 1:36:25 PM PDT · by Qbert · 34 replies
    JoshuaPundit ^ | 9/20/2010 | JoshuaPundit
    Today, an outfit called Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed complaints with the Delaware U.S. Attorney's Office and the Federal Election Commission (FEC) against Delaware senatorial candidate Christine O'Donnell, claiming she used campaign funds for personal living expenses, made false statements and committed tax fraud by failing to claim monies she used for her personal expenses as income. The 'evidence' consists of an affidavit from a disgruntled staffer, a number of FEC disbursement reports that could be taken in a number of ways, and a partisan article from the Delaware -based News Journal.Much more interesting is who...
  • Passenger Removed from Flight to Florida from Detroit [Flight 1721]

    09/11/2010 3:56:25 AM PDT · by Cindy · 40 replies · 1+ views
    (AP) via WESH.com ^ | UPDATED: 11:43 pm EDT September 10, 2010 | n/a
    ROMULUS, Mich. SNIPPET: "Delta Air Lines Inc. spokesman Kent Landers said flight 1721 left the Detroit airport in Romulus at about 7:30 p.m. Friday and returned about an hour later. He said the passenger was removed from the plane. FBI spokeswoman Sandra Berchtold said the female passenger wasn't arrested but wouldn't be allowed back on the plane."
  • Steven Slater fired: JetBlue flight attendant makes final exit - Video

    09/09/2010 4:27:49 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 18 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | Sept. 5, 2010 | Cheryl Phillips
    Steven Slater has officially made his exit from JetBlue. This time, it is the airline that fired him. There won't be anymore cold beer and dramatic exit out of a chute-slide for Slater, the now-famous airline attendant who created a media frenzy when he quit his job on August 9. Slater, who managed to keep his name at the top of the Google trends for weeks, is back in the limelight after reports surfaced on Saturday that JetBlue officially canned him. CNN reports that Jenny Dervin, a spokeswoman for JetBlue, confirmed that Slater, 38, was let go sometime last week....
  • VANITY - Soros' Economic Terrorism

    09/07/2010 9:30:46 AM PDT · by butterdezillion · 29 replies
    butterdezillion
    I am clueless on the economy. But I'm hoping some of the financial wizards here at FR can help me understand something pressing: 1. Is there any way that America can protect herself from the economic sabotage/terrorism that George Soros has done in other countries? If so, what? 2. What caused the electronic run on the bank in Sept 2007? Could the entire world economy collapse in a 24-hour time period, as the financial gurus allegedly told Congress in their private session with them? If that happened, how would life change for normal people? Here's the description of Soros' past...
  • JetBlue: Flight attendant's big exit was for good

    09/05/2010 8:53:52 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 13 replies
    hosted ^ | Sep 5
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Sometimes there's no going back. JetBlue Airways says that there will be no second exits for famed flight attendant Steven Slater - who captured the nation's imagination with his profanity-laced loudspeaker tirade and jump down a plane's emergency chute, beer in hand. Spokeswoman Jenny Dervin said Saturday that Slater is no longer employed by the airline. She said the airline won't release further details out of respect for Slater's privacy. Slater's lawyer had said he loved flying and wanted to return to work, and Slater's folk-hero status among tens of thousands of online fans had led...
  • FBI investigating bomb scare that shut down PBIA concourse for an hour

    08/31/2010 10:31:58 AM PDT · by brytlea · 5 replies
    Palm Beach Post ^ | August 31, 2010 | Andrew Marra
    WEST PALM BEACH — The FBI is investigating Monday evening's bomb threat at Palm Beach International Airport, which shut down part of the airport for an hour and prompted the search of a New York-bound JetBlue plane.
  • Reality Show Offers Pour in for Steven Slater [Jet Blue Drama Queen]

    08/17/2010 2:34:03 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 20 replies · 3+ views
    CNN ^ | August 16, 2010 | Allan Chernoff
    Steven Slater, the flight attendant who slid from an airplane to fame last week, now employs the services of one of Hollywood's top public relations representatives. Howard Bragman, Chairman of media and public relations agency Fifteen Minutes, confirmed to CNN that he is now representing Slater and will help him assess offers to appear in proposed television programs inspired by Slater's dramatic exit from a JetBlue plane at New York's Kennedy Airport after he cursed a passenger over the public address system and deployed the emergency slide. "There are probably 25 reality show offers on the table at this point,"...
  • Timing of Attendant's Injury in Question

    08/14/2010 1:08:37 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 14, 2010 | Sean Gardiner
    A Brooklyn couple who pre-boarded JetBlue Flight 1052 on Monday said flight attendant Steven Slater's forehead was bleeding before all but one other passenger was allowed on the plane. Their account is the most recent to cast doubt on the flight attendant's version of the events that led to his now-famous exit via the plane's emergency chute. Marta and Rudyard Crichlow, who were returning from visiting family in Pittsburgh, were allowed on the flight early because they were traveling with their 20-month-old daughter, Grace. Ms. Crichlow said the plane was "empty' save one other passenger, a curly-haired man wearing eyeglasses....
  • JetBlue Memo Rebukes Steven Slater for Chute-Riding Exit

    08/13/2010 12:54:42 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 41 replies
    WSJ ^ | August 12, 2010 | Sean Gardiner
    An internal memo from JetBlue’s chief operating officer to the airline’s staff and board of directors explicitly rebukes the actions taken by flight attendant Steven Slater as “unacceptable.” The document, which was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal, offers the first timeline of events following Monday’s now-famous airplane exit by Slater, in which the apparently enraged flight attendant uttered expletives over the public address system, deployed the emergency chute and slid down to the tarmac with two beers in hand. But the memo also reveals that even at the highest levels of JetBlue, officials are still trying to determine what...
  • Investigators Question Attendant's Tale

    08/13/2010 2:45:55 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 14 replies
    WSJ ^ | Augusst 13th 2010 | SEAN GARDINER And TAMER EL-GHOBASHY
    Investigators probing the circumstances surrounding a JetBlue flight attendant's outburst and exit from a plane at Kennedy Airport are beginning to question the narrative that he was provoked by an injury suffered during a confrontation with an unruly passenger, according to Port Authority officials with knowledge of the investigation. The officials said Steven Slater's assertion that he was hit in the head by luggage or an overhead bin door while trying to assist an abusive passenger with her oversize bag isn't being corroborated by other passengers. Investigators believe such a passenger may not exist and that he could have received...
  • JetBlue Passengers Say Steven Slater "Looked Disturbed," Started Fight

    08/12/2010 1:55:45 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 78 replies
    TIME ^ | Aug. 12, 2010 | Allie Townsend
    Disgruntled flight attendant Steven Slater might not be the working class hero we've declared him, or so say witnesses to the ordeal. Passengers on board Monday's JetBlue flight where Slater made his infamous emergency exit say that it was Slater who instigated the fight with a passenger, cursing at her after she asked where her bag was stowed, The Wall Street Journal reported today One passenger explained that while exiting the plane at John F. Kennedy International Airport, she overheard a young woman asking Slater where she could find her luggage before the interaction took a nasty turn. "I didn't...
  • Flight Attendant Had Long Imagined Escaping Down Chute [JetBlue / Steven Slater]

    08/11/2010 8:40:24 PM PDT · by BunnySlippers · 70 replies
    NY Times Blog ^ | 09/11/10 | COREY KILGANNON & LIZ ROBBINS
    “For 20 years, I thought about it,” he said in an interview on Wednesday morning. That is how long he’s been in the industry. “But you never think you’re going to do it.” On Monday, on a full flight that had just landed from Pittsburgh, he did. ... Following his arraignment on Tuesday, his court-appointed lawyer said that Mr. Slater had intervened in an altercation involving a female passenger before the flight left Pittsburgh for Kennedy International Airport. The woman had been squabbling with another passenger over access to the overhead luggage bins. Her identity remains unknown. A document submitted...
  • JetBlue flight attendant who went nuts was in bed with boyfriend when found by cops

    08/11/2010 10:56:59 AM PDT · by bkopto · 74 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | Monday, August 9th 2010, 3:58 PM | Alison Gendar
    ...Port Authority police said it took jetBlue 25 minutes to report the incident, allowing Slater time to leave the scene. Cops found him in bed with his boyfriend when they arrived to arrest him at a beachfront home in the Rockaways with a porch overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, sources said.
  • After Rant, Many See JetBlue Worker as Hero

    08/10/2010 3:22:50 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 51 replies
    NBC Miami ^ | Tue, Aug 10, 2010 | Allison Linn
    Most of us will probably never pull a Steven Slater: curse out a customer, grab a drink and leave our place of employment in a blaze of glory. But let’s face it, we’ve all had the urge. Slater, a flight attendant on JetBlue, instantly became a folk hero in many people’s eyes Monday after he grabbed a microphone and ranted at a passenger who had refused to apologize for hitting Slater with some luggage. Slater then grabbed a beer from the galley and fled the plane via the emergency exit chute. “How many of us can honestly say we haven’t...
  • No Flight Risk: Steven Slater Free on Bail

    08/10/2010 11:43:28 AM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 63 replies · 2+ views
    CBS News ^ | August 10, 2010 | Staff
    A New York City judge has granted bail for a flight attendant accused of cursing out a passenger on an airplane public-address system, grabbing some beer from the galley and exiting on an emergency slide. Steven Slater is charged with criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and trespassing. Defense attorney Howard Turman asked a judge in Queens Tuesday to release him without bail. The judge instead set bail at $2,500. Slater smiled slightly as he was escorted into the courtroom.
  • Angry JetBlue Flight Attendant Flees Plane at JFK Airport via Emergency Slide

    08/10/2010 11:28:28 AM PDT · by FeliciaCat · 52 replies
    abc ^ | 8/9/2010 | SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
    A frustrated JetBlue flight attendant allegedly fled his plane via emergency chute -- beer in hand -- after getting into a fight with a passenger and then cursing out the entire cabin over a loudspeaker. The JetBlue flight from Pittsburgh arrived at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport shortly after noon. As the plane was taxiing to the gate, one of the passengers apparently got out of his seat to grab a bag from an overhead compartment. The flight attendant walked over to tell him he had to sit down. The two reportedly got into an argument and somehow...
  • JetBlue Attendant Goes Ballistic On Flight To JFK

    08/09/2010 3:46:25 PM PDT · by traumer · 54 replies
    NEW YORK (CBS 2) — A JetBlue flight attendant was arrested Monday following a bizarre incident onboard a flight incoming to John F. Kennedy Airport in which he allegedly inflated the emergency exit slide and rode it down to the tarmac after cursing out passengers over the plane’s intercom. CBS 2’s Hazel Sanchez got a look at the inflatable emergency slide on Monday afternoon. It was to be towed away after aviation sources said JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater deployed it in a fit of rage just after the plane landed around noon. JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater JetBlue flight...
  • Airline Steward at JFK Pulls Emergency Chute, Flies Coop

    08/09/2010 4:04:14 PM PDT · by Smogger · 37 replies
    NBC New York ^ | 6:36 PM EDT, Mon, Aug 9, 2010 | y JONATHAN DIENST, PEI-SZE CHENG and HASANI GITTENS
    A flight attendant ran out of patience on a plane that just landed at JFK on Monday afternoon, so he allegedly cursed a blue streak over the p.a. system, grabbed some beers, pulled the emergency chute, slid down and ran from the plane, sources said. Jet Blue employee Steven Slater was working on Flight 1052 from Pittsburgh to Kennedy Airport, which landed at around 12 p.m., when he got into a verbal altercation with a passenger, law-enforcement sources said. Following a heated exchange, the flight attendant told off the entire plane on the public address system, activated an emergency chute...
  • Fed-up JetBlue flight attendant drops intercom F-bomb, screams, 'I've had it,' bolts plane

    08/09/2010 1:32:42 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 90 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | August 9, 2010 | Alison Gendar and Dave Goldiner
    A JetBlue flight attendant blew his top on an incoming flight at Kennedy Airport on Monday, dropped the F-bomb over the intercom and bolted down an emergency slide.
  • Pawt. man due in Puerto Rican court (New blackout begins on Jet Blue boxcutter, stun gun suspect)

    05/22/2010 5:20:49 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 6 replies · 421+ views
    WPRI ^ | 5/21/10 | Tim O'Coin
    A Pawtucket man accused of trying to bring weapons on board an airliner in Puerto Rico is due in court Friday. Jose Pol was scheduled to go before a judge for a bail and defender hearing. Federal authorities say Pol, 59, tried to board a Boston-bound Jet Blue flight on Monday with the weapons . He was stopped at a security checkpoint; TSA officials said they found box cutters, a switchblade, and a stun gun in his carry-on luggage.
  • Domestic Dispute Results in Pilot Threatening to Crash Plane

    05/22/2010 6:36:09 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 12 replies · 505+ views
    Airline Reporter ^ | May 21, 2010 | David Parker Brown
    Domestic Dispute Results in Pilot Threatening to Crash Plane By David Parker Brown, on May 21st, 2010 at 11:00 am Ah, a fight with the significant other. Coming up with a good argument to prove your point is always key. Threatening to crash a plane you will be flying with people aboard is NOT ok. A JetBlue pilot flying out of Logan Airport in Boston was questioned by the FBI after he sent an email to his girlfriend threatening to crash his plane, if she would not reconcile their relationship. A search of his phone showed that he did send...
  • TERRORISM and COUNTERTERRORISM: News, INFORMATION & Analysis #2

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obama’s new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is “in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty,” explained Gates, then “the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it.” Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...