Flight Attendant Steven Slater 'Not a Hero,' Says JetBlue CEO

By Ben Fractenberg on August 31, 2010 10:37am 

Take this job and shove it: Jet Blue flight attendant Steven Slater pulled off the ultimate exit on Aug. 9 but said he'd like  to return to the skies.
Take this job and shove it: Jet Blue flight attendant Steven Slater pulled off the ultimate exit on Aug. 9 but said he'd like to return to the skies.
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By Ben Fractenberg

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MANHATTAN — It looks like former JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater won't get his old job back as long as the company's CEO has anything to say about it.

JetBlue CEO Dave Barger said Slater “is not a hero in my book,” the Daily News reported Tuesday.

Slater garnered instant celebrity status after an Aug. 9 flight to JFK when he  cursed out passengers, grabbed two beers and escaped via the plane's emergency chute.

Barger told TheStreet.com that Slater’s actions delayed the next flight and cost the company more than $25,000.

Slater is suspended while JetBlue investigates the alleged meltdown. He is also being charged three felonies, including criminal mischief and reckless endangerment.

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