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#Air Rage

# air-rage - Friday 29 July, 2016

The UK could clamp down on drinking in airports

New aviation minister Lord Ahmad said he didn’t want to “kill merriment altogether”.

# air-rage - Wednesday 24 February, 2016

Dolores O'Riordan told to pay €6,000 to poor box over air rage incident

The singer pleaded guilty to an air rage incident last December after being arrested at Shannon Airport in 2014.

# air-rage - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

From The42 Team-mate broke Jets quarterback's jaw over an unpaid air fare Air Rage

Team-mate broke Jets quarterback's jaw over an unpaid air fare

Geno Smith is out for six-ten weeks.

# air-rage - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Passengers get stuck on runway, so airline orders pizza for everyone

Your move, Ryanair…

# air-rage - Friday 13 February, 2015

Ryanair flight diverted after drunk man strips and flexes his muscles

The plane landed in Denmark.

# air-rage - Wednesday 25 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge 7 ways the airport turns people into monsters Air Rage

7 ways the airport turns people into monsters

Go in a normal human being. Come out a BEAST.

# air-rage - Wednesday 8 January, 2014

Jenny Lauren fined €2,000 for 'air rage' incident

The niece of Ralph Lauren pleaded guilty to three charges.

# air-rage - Tuesday 7 January, 2014

‘Can you say that in English, please?’: Ralph Lauren niece appears in Killaloe court

Lauren was charged with being drunk and making threats and abusive comments on a flight from Barcelona to New York that was diverted to Shannon.

# air-rage - Wednesday 2 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge 9 intensely irritating rules you're forced to follow when travelling by plane Air Rage

9 intensely irritating rules you're forced to follow when travelling by plane

What used to be exciting and glamorous is now… well… not.

# air-rage - Friday 5 July, 2013

Man tries to break into cockpit on flight from Australia

Police say passenger was abusive on Qantas flight yesterday.

# air-rage - Tuesday 7 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge Man hospitalised after jumping from plane - before it took off No Thanks

Man hospitalised after jumping from plane - before it took off

The man made a last-minute decision not to take a flight from Miri to Kuala Lumpur – and ended up in hospital.

# air-rage - Monday 7 February, 2011

100 students removed from Ryanair flight

Police were called to the plane when students became disruptive and refused to comply with crew instructions.

The 9 at 9: Monday

Nine things you really need to know by 9am: Political reform on the agenda for all political parties; 100 Ryanair passengers stage a “mutiny” and – oops, Silvio’s done it again.

# air-rage - Wednesday 11 August, 2010

A WOMAN FROM OHIO got some unwanted attention earlier this week when she was sentenced to two months in jail for assaulting a McDonald’s employee for being unable to serve her with chicken nuggets.

Melodi Dushane pulled up at a Drive-Thru at about 6am on New Year’s Day demanding her McNuggets – but proceeded to hang out some Big Smacks (we’re sorry…) when she was told the outlet was only serving breakfasts at the time.

Dushane isn’t the only person to have made a grand exit in the past few days though. Yesterday an online slideshow did the rounds featuring a young woman who quit her job through the medium of whiteboard messages.

The employee sent a series of 33 images to everyone in her office, with her explanation for quitting her job – all of them directed at her boss – written on the whiteboard across each image.

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(Of course, The Chive this morning revealed that ‘Jenny’ was in fact Elyse Porterfield, an actress they had hunted for the piece.)

While there have been, of course, many other ignominious ends to peoples’ employment – let’s not forget Shirley Sherrod, who was forced to quit her job when a right-wing blogger posted a heavily-edited video portraying her as racist, when in fact she was anything but – our hats go off to Steven Slater, who’s become an international hero for his own dramatic job exit.

On Monday morning Slater was working as an air steward for JetBlue Airways, a no-frills American airline, on a flight between Pittsburgh and JFK Airport. As the plane landed, a passenger stood up to retrieve his bag before the plane came to a stop.

Slater, as was his duty, asked the employee to sit down. Sadly, the passenger refused to do so, opened the overhead locker, and – just as he had warned could happen – was struck on the head by a falling bag.

Slater asked for an apology, but didn’t get one: instead he was sworn at by the aggrieved passenger. Furious at his treatment, and his bump on the head, Slater took over the plane’s public address system and said:

To the motherfucker who just told me to fuck off, fuck you. I’ve been in this business 20 years. And that’s it, I’m done.

Slater opened the aircraft’s door, activated the inflatable emergency slide and departed the aircraft, running straight to his car where he drove home.

But the best part of all? He grabbed two cans of beer from the plane’s gantry before he left.

Slater – who, amazingly, was a member of the airline’s In-Flight Values Committee – was said to have been “smiling. He was happy he’done this”, despite being arrested over the incident and charged with criminal mischief.

A Facebook page set up in honour of Slater has garnered 112,525 fans at the time of writing, and could easily accrue more in the coming days.

Here’s a 3D mockup of the incident as suggested by a Taiwanese news agency: