JetBlue Breaks Its Silence

BY Advocate.com Editors

August 11 2010 5:45 PM ET

After two days, JetBlue has released a statement on the flight attendant who was arrested Monday after he cursed out a plane full of passengers and exited the plane down the emergency slide.

In the two days since being arrested and charged with felony counts of criminal mischief and reckless endangerment, flight attendant Steven Slater has become something of a hero for disgruntled employees everywhere, with many voicing their support on the Internet. And the spokesperson who crafted JetBlue’s statement seems to know that.

Reads the statement:



"Sometimes the weird news is about us ...

"It wouldn’t be fair for us to point out absurdities in other corners of the industry without acknowledging when it’s about us. Well, this week’s news certainly falls into that category. Perhaps you heard a little story about one of our flight attendants? While we can’t discuss the details of what is an ongoing investigation, plenty of others have already formed opinions on the matter. Like, the entire Internet. (The reason we’re not commenting is that we respect the privacy of the individual. People can speak on their own behalf; we won’t do it for them.)

"While this episode may feed your inner Office Space, we just want to take this space to recognize our 2,300 fantastic, awesome and professional Inflight Crewmembers for delivering the JetBlue Experience you’ve come to expect of us."

Slater was released on bail Tuesday evening. He is due back in court September 7.

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