If you’re old enough you might remember back in the day when what were called stewardesses (now flight attendants) were slim, lovely and almost always wore a smile. That was before 9/11 and other ugly occurrences took place.Well that’s pretty much changed on most airlines (but there are still some lovelies on Virgin America, Air France and Singapore Airlines and others) and last week it exploded big time. Seems a few flight attendants on a Delta Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Minneapolis got into fistie-cuffs in front of the passengers causing so much discomfit the pilot had to make an emergency landing in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Trusty eturbonews reported the incident which involved two crew member was over disagreements about work issues with Delta which they decided to ‘punch out’ in front of their passengers. A third staff member tried to break up the battle but ended up getting punched herself, at which point she informed the captain of what was happening. After hearing about the melee the pilot announced that he was diverting the plane to Salt Lake City so he could discuss the situation with the fighting females. This did not bode too well for passengers who were forced to remain on the plane for about 80-minutes while waiting for the situation to be resolved.
Isn’t there enough stress in flying these days without crews imposing more on travelers? We’ve got bomb threats, terrorist alerts and aerotoxic syndrome (read this), not to mention passenger rage, unruly passengers who get drunk, and well you get the picture. FYI: the flying fighters were removed from that flight.