Go Back  PPRuNe Forums > Flight Deck Forums > Rumours & News
Reload this Page >

This Time, a United Flight Attendant Erratic Behavior

Rumours & News Reporting Points that may affect our jobs or lives as professional pilots. Also, items that may be of interest to professional pilots.

This Time, a United Flight Attendant Erratic Behavior

Old 4th May 2018, 21:18
  #1 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Wallisellen, Switzerland
Age: 71
Posts: 147
This Time, a United Flight Attendant Erratic Behavior

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/united-...s-flight-4689/
AmericanFlyer is offline  
Old 5th May 2018, 00:27
  #2 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Rockytop, Tennessee, USA
Posts: 5,092
Actually not United, but Trans States, a United codeshare feeder.

A passenger on the flight, en route from Denver to Williston, North Dakota, complained about the employee’s behavior in a since-deleted tweet, writing, “Thanks United, for a terrifying flight! Drunk or stoned stewardess endangered everybody’s lives,” several news outlets reported.

“Boarding announcements were ‘if your seatbelt isn’t tight, you F^*%ed up,'” the passenger wrote, according to NBC Bay Area.

The outlet also reported that the passenger went to the cockpit during the flight to report the attendant’s “out of control” behavior to the pilot, and that police were waiting for her when the flight landed in North Dakota.
Passenger Claimed United Airlines Flight Attendant Seemed Drunk PEOPLE.com

The attendant was not arrested upon landing.

United released the following statement: "We are aware of a concerning incident involving a flight attendant serving on our regional service provider Trans States Airlines flight 4689. As a gesture of goodwill, we have compensated all customers aboard the flight and we apologize for any inconvenience or distress this may have caused. The safety of our customers and crew aboard all United and Trans States flights is a top priority."

Trans States Airlines also released a statement: "Trans States Airlines is aware of reports of erratic behavior by a flight attendant on flight #4689 from Denver to Williston. The situation is under investigation and the flight attendant is being held out of service. The safety of our passengers and crew is ours and United’s top priority."
https://www.click2houston.com/news/u..._content=kprc2
Airbubba is online now  
Old 5th May 2018, 07:40
  #3 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Confoederatio Helvetica
Age: 64
Posts: 2,847
UA appear to be taking the right steps here. No reason for her to be arrested and put in jail. Such behaviour could be a result of many other things than illegal drugs or alcohol.

Last edited by ExXB; 5th May 2018 at 11:05.
ExXB is offline  
Old 5th May 2018, 07:50
  #4 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2014
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 144
Originally Posted by ExXB View Post
US appear to be taking the right steps here. No reason for her to be arrested and put in jail. Such behaviour could be a result of many other things than illegal drugs or alcohol.
This looks more like a health issue than a security issue.
Pearly White is offline  
Old 5th May 2018, 08:56
  #5 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: HK
Posts: 512
If this is true
The outlet also reported that the passenger went to the cockpit during the flight
excellent security inflight! After 9/11 the world had to change due to lax US domestic security, has nothing been learnt?
iceman50 is offline  
Old 5th May 2018, 12:17
  #6 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Alaska, PNG, etc.
Age: 56
Posts: 1,526
Originally Posted by iceman50 View Post
If this is true excellent security inflight! After 9/11 the world had to change due to lax US domestic security, has nothing been learnt?

An article which purports to be quoting the passengers actual words contains: " I had to go to the cockpit and call the pilot and tell him they had an out of control attendant. " I would interpret that as meaning that she went to the locked cockpit door and used the intercom to communicate with the crew. Not that she opened the door and entered the cockpit.
A Squared is offline  
Old 5th May 2018, 15:41
  #7 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: london
Posts: 630
Our American brothers have never worried too much about the english language. I love Trans States comment ' the flight attendant is being held out of service'.
homonculus is offline  
Old 5th May 2018, 15:55
  #8 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Rockytop, Tennessee, USA
Posts: 5,092
Originally Posted by homonculus View Post
Our American brothers have never worried too much about the english language. I love Trans States comment ' the flight attendant is being held out of service'.
I can see some folks don't worry too much about punctuation and capitalization either.
Airbubba is online now  
Old 5th May 2018, 18:15
  #9 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Canada/Malaysia
Age: 79
Posts: 118
Williston layover...I'd go berserk too...
BlankBox is offline  
Old 6th May 2018, 02:20
  #10 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Oz
Posts: 567
This appears to be a ongoing trend, USA Domestic carriers on my newsfeed here in Oz every day for passenger dramas.

Its the same here with QF. Media go absolutely mental when something goes wrong at QF, leads every 6pm news bulletin, on every news site, yet over at Virgin something happens nobody gives a shit.



PoppaJo is offline  
Old 6th May 2018, 03:13
  #11 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Rockytop, Tennessee, USA
Posts: 5,092
Originally Posted by PoppaJo View Post
This appears to be a ongoing trend, USA Domestic carriers on my newsfeed here in Oz every day for passenger dramas.
Media in most countries seem to be obsessed with everything that happens in America but the fascination isn't really reciprocated.
Airbubba is online now  
Old 6th May 2018, 14:20
  #12 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Texas, like a whole other country
Posts: 424
Originally Posted by BlankBox View Post
Williston layover...I'd go berserk too...
To paraphrase WC Fields, I spent two weeks in Williston one night. I wasn't that pleased, but I didn't melt down over it. It was my job, and I did it.

As for the media, in my little metro area, which is a UA hub (though not served by Trans States), there's been very little attention paid here on local TV. Put a dog in the overhead bin, different story.
Carbon Bootprint is offline  
Old 6th May 2018, 21:25
  #13 (permalink)  
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Wallisellen, Switzerland
Age: 71
Posts: 147
Update:

Police: Flight attendant accused of bad behavior was drunk - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com
AmericanFlyer is offline  
Old 7th May 2018, 16:07
  #14 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 220
Originally Posted by Pearly White View Post
This looks more like a health issue than a security issue.
I'm not sure I understand the distinction you are drawing. It seems to me to be a significant security issue for a flight attendant, who has a good shot at gaining access to the cockpit, and whose actions are critical in the event of an emergency, to be in the kind of condition described here. There would appear to be some kind of process failure that (maybe?) necessitated intervention by a passenger rather than buy a fellow crewmember.
Gauges and Dials is offline  
Old 7th May 2018, 19:01
  #15 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: world
Posts: 1
health? yes, its not healthy to show up for your job drunk. its very unhealthy. you are very likely to get sick to your stomach when you sober up.
costalpilot is offline  
Old 8th May 2018, 05:52
  #16 (permalink)  
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: phoenix, AZ, USA
Posts: 238
Do not forget that this was a regional airline, a feeder carrier for United. Trans States is pretty much on the bottom rung of air carriers in the US. Minimum wage pay gets you minimum quality.
cactusbusdrvr is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.