A United Airlines flight attendant is currently being “held out of service” after a passenger claimed the employee was “drunk or stoned” during a flight Thursday.
The airline issued an apology and reimbursed passengers after one traveler on the flight from Denver to North Dakota complained about the employee’s “terrifying” and unprofessional behavior.
In since-deleted tweets, peeved passenger Erika Gorman said that the female attendant got extremely close to another passenger and, during the boarding announcements, said to the plane:
“If your seatbelt isn’t tight, you fucked up.”
LOLz! Uh, we mean├óΓé¼┬ª HOW inappropriate!
Gorman addressed the airline in another tweet:
“Thanks United, for a terrifying flight! Drunk or stoned stewardess endangered everybody’s lives. I had to go to the cockpit and call the pilot and tell him they had an out of control attendant. The cops and an ambulance were waiting for her when we landed.”
The attendant was not arrested upon landing in North Dakota.
United apologized for the “concerning incident,” and seemingly put the blame on regnal service provider Trans States Airlines. The company said in a statement:
“We are aware of a concerning incident involving a flight attendant serving on our regional service provider Trans States Airlines flight 4689. As a gesture of goodwill, we have compensated all customers aboard the flight and we apologize for any inconvenience or distress this may have caused.”
A spokesperson for Trans States Airlines said the employee is currently being “held out of service” while they’re investigating the incident.
[Image via United.]