• Drunk flight attendant

    From Aviation HQ@2:292/854 to All on Tue Aug 13 10:08:35 2019
    On a United Express flight from Chicago to South Bend, the passengers were frightened after the only flight attendant on the plane turned out to be drunk. She could barely speak or stand upright and slept most of the journey.

    The incident occurred last Friday on United flight 4849, but was only picked up by US media yesterday. Because the flight was conducted with a small Bombardier CRJ200, there was no other cabin crew on board.

    The startled passengers wanted to inform the pilots after their arrival in South Bend about the stewardess's drunkenness, but they were already aware of it. The police were ready to arrest the woman. She later stated that she had two shots of vodka in the morning.

    The 49-year-old stewardess has since been fired. She has to appear in court soon and can then receive a maximum of half a year in prison. United has offered financial compensation to the passengers on flight 4849.

    On a lighter note, someone commented that when you're from South Bend, it's appropriate to get drunk in Chicago.

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