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July 8, 2013 |
The emergency chutes on an Asiana Airlines Boeing 777 deployed inside the aircraft and pinned two flight attendants to the floor when it crash-landed in San Francisco, an employee told the Associated Press . Cabin manager Lee Yoon-hye told the news service that when the passengers and crew of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 were attempting to evacuate the plane, two emergency chutes inflated inside the aircraft, pinning two flight attendants to...
March 3, 2013 |
If you've ever wondered why airlines dim lights upon landing, why it's important to put your oxygen mask on or what it's like to jump onto an inflatable emergency slide, British Airways has just the ticket. It's the BA Flight Safety Awareness Course ( www.ebaft.com/fsa/fsa.htm ), a modified version of the training that flight crews get after they're hired and then once a year thereafter. It's a fascinating way to spend a day in London. You get to slide down that emergency chute.
August 16, 2010 |
As take-this-job-and-shove-it moments go, Steven Slater's was epic. After allegedly tussling with a passenger aboard a JetBlue flight that had just landed at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport, the veteran flight attendant finally had enough. He commandeered the public address system, according to news accounts, hurled a few profanities, grabbed a beer (or beers), deployed the emergency chute and slid into infamy. That Slater was almost instantly considered a folk hero for his dramatic flame-out shouldn't be surprising.
August 11, 2010
Warning: In the event of excessive cabin pressure, your flight attendant may go completely ape. Unfortunately, that's what happened when an "air rage" incident sent Steven Slater sliding down a jet's emergency evacuation chute Monday — and might eventually send him to jail. A 20-year veteran flight attendant with JetBlue who sat on a committee dedicated to upholding the airline's in-flight values, Slater had such a bad day at the aerial office that he's become something of an international celebrity.
August 10, 2010 |
A groundswell of support grew Tuesday online and at office water coolers across America for a JetBlue flight attendant who pulled off one of the most dramatic "take this job and shove it" acts in recent memory. In fact, the new phrase for quitting a job in dramatic fashion just might be "sliding the chute. " After reportedly trying to deal with an unruly passenger on a parked aircraft Monday, JetBlue Airways Corp. flight attendant Steven Slater used the plane's intercom system to curse out the passenger.
November 23, 2008 |
The School on Heart's Content Road A Novel Carolyn Chute Atlantic Monthly Press: 384 pp., $24 So much begins with poverty. Here in the land of literature, we forget that sometimes. Carolyn Chute, beginning with her first novel 23 years ago, "The Beans of Egypt, Maine," and now, with "The School on Heart's Content Road," the first in a projected five-novel series, pushes it in our faces. Chute is not in the mincing-words business. She is not in the marketing business.