Is a Rogue jetBlue Flight Attendant Becoming a Martyr Partially Because of Airline Fees?

Steven Slater is a veteran of the airline industry long enough to see the once-vaunted air travel experience diminished by amongst other things — rising ancillary fees.

His reported perception of of the overall deteriorating air travel experience has allegedly led to his bizarre method of quitting his job as a jetBlue flight attendant, where he “flipped out over a fight with an agitated traveler Monday, cursing at the passengers before grabbing some beer from the plane’s galley and making a grand exit down the emergency slide at Kennedy Airport. He has been charged with felonies and elevated to folk-hero status by thousands who shrugged off allegations that Slater endangered others and praised him for his take-this-job-and-shove-it moment,” according to an article in the Bismarck Tribune.

Did ancillary airline fees contribute to the behavior exhibited by Slater, and are they playing a role — albeit small — with the apparently overwhelming support for Slater’s actions by passengers and the public in general?

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2 responses to “Is a Rogue jetBlue Flight Attendant Becoming a Martyr Partially Because of Airline Fees?

  1. He probably just temporarily lost his mind, po thang, but he did make a statement and I for one am glad! So many of us wish we could revolt against the travel industry in a way that really impacted the way they are doing business. What can we do? BOYCOTT!!! Oh how I wish the very large companies put out a statement saying they were not going to have their execs travel until this industry straightened up. Ha! OK, will never happen but we little people can do something to0. Just stop giving them your money!

  2. Pingback: Is a Rogue jetBlue Flight Attendant Becoming a Martyr Partially Because of Airline Fees? Part II | Did You TruPrice Your Airfare?

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