‘Drunk and Disorderly’ Flight Attendant Disturbs Passengers on United Flight
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Passengers on a United flight from Denver (DEN) to Williston, North Dakota (ISN), Thursday were compensated by the airline after a flight attendant who passengers say was “drunk and disorderly” disturbed flyers on board.
In a since-deleted tweet, passenger Erika Gorman shared pictures of the unkempt flight attendant on Flight 4689, operated by Trans States Airlines. The employee was putting her face inches away from another passenger’s, NBC News 5 Chicago reports. The text along with that tweet called the flight “terrifying.”
According to Gorman, the flight attendant made an announcement over the plane’s loudspeaker, saying “if your seatbelt isn’t tight, you F^*%ed up.”
Gorman said the flight attendant became “belligerent,” and she eventually had to go to the cockpit to alert the captain. Police were waiting for the flight attendant when the plane landed in North Dakota.
Drunk and disorderly—belligerent flight attendant. Boarding announcements were “if your seatbelt isn’t tight, you F^*%ed up.” I went to the cockpit and talked to the captain and police were waiting when we landed. My pics and you have my permission.
— Erika Gorman (@EbgormanErika) May 4, 2018
“We are aware of a concerning incident involving a flight attendant serving on our regional service provider Trans States Airlines flight 4689,” United told TPG. “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.”
The employee will be held out of service pending an investigation, according to NBC 5 Chicago.
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