Oh boy. Airlines always say that safety is the most important part of any flight. In case of an emergency we all rely on the highly trained flight attendants to direct us what to do.
“Our flight attendant appears to be quite drunk,” Aaron Scherb tweeted that morning. ‘She is slurring her speech (she couldn’t make it through the security announcement), couldn’t walk straight/was bumping into everyone in the aisle, and kept dropping things.’ “ – SouthBendTribune.com
Hey @united, our flight attendant appears to be quite drunk on this from from ORD to SBN. She is slurring her speech (she couldn’t make it through the security announcement), couldn’t walk straight/was bumping into everyone in the aisle, and kept dropping things.
— Aaron Scherb (@aaronscherb) August 2, 2019
Investigation underway after passengers complain that airline attendant on morning flight to South Bend appeared impaired. https://t.co/4GdWZT9n1i
— South Bend Tribune (@SBTribune) August 7, 2019
“The flight attendant was detained by authorities after a report of possible impairment. We are investigating the situation and fully cooperating with the local authorities.” – Air Wisconsin
You may wonder if United gave full refunds to all the passengers after allowing this to happen? Nope! A $500 voucher or 25k United miles was the compensation offered for endangering their lives. Beyond that, what about those who had to change to a 2+ hour bus ride vs flying to ORD?
This follows the recent incident where a United pilot attempted to fly drunk from Scotland. It makes you wonder just what is going on with United?
Reports are there is video of the flight and I will update this post if I find it. – René
UPDATE: I will be posting a video soon from a passenger on the flight. Oh, and for the “let’s not judge” folks, according to ABC 7 news the FA has been fired!