STATES CHRONICLE – After a series of unfortunate airplane-related news, it’s time for something more light-hearted… hopefully. No, this article isn’t about a crashed or missing aircraft, and nor is it about a shameful act of persecution aboard an airplane, as so many other recent articles were. No, it might, in fact, be about one of the most epic ways to quit your job.
I’m saying that it ‘might’ be about that because neither the airline nor the flight attendant involved answered any questions so far. So what is this all about? According to eye witnesses and video footage from a passenger in a different plane, a UA flight attendant quit by sliding down emergency slide, walking away.
Immediately after landing at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston on Monday morning, the United Airlines employee made her daring exit. She quickly deployed the emergency ramp, threw her bag out of the plane, and she soon followed after. She didn’t miss a stride as she picked up her bag and proceeded to walk away.
As expected, the flight attendant was immediately suspended from further flying duties, as United Airlines apologized for her behavior and went to say that how she acted in no way represents the attitude or discipline of their entire staff. No more information was given related to the incident other than there was no actual emergency to warrant the deployment of the safety chute.
Other data regarding the flight would be that the plane landed in Texas at 11:26 a.m., carrying 159 passengers after departing from Sacramento, California. The aircraft was delayed for forty minutes before continuing on its way to Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
According to witnesses, there was a man having trouble breathing at the back of the plane, something which distracted the other flight attendants long enough to make the daring stewardess’ escape easier. No other conflicts aboard the plane were reported, although that doesn’t mean that none took place.
Even though the flight attendant’s behavior was reckless and dangerous, you can’t really say that you never wanted to just walk away from your job. Sadly, the situation isn’t clear yet, as the woman could have been suffering from something, but since the company condemned her actions, she probably wasn’t under duress.
Still, the fact remains that if there are no mediating actions she might be held legally accountable for her actions, as the emergency chute can only be deployed once, then having to be replaced. But depending on her situation, paying for the chute might be worth quitting her job.
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