Former JetBlue Flight Attendant Gets First Post-Meltdown Job
Steven Slater called 'perfect' to judge travelers' craziest flight stories.
Steven Slater will put his vast experience of memorable air flights to use after signing a deal to judge travelers' 'craziest' stories.
The former JetBlue flight attendant will represent the "Mile High Text Club" contest which invites travelers to text in their most outrageous stories.
The deal is with the company behind a mobile communication application, Line2, which allows inflight texting on Wi-Fi equipped planes.
Peter Sisson, CEO of Toktumi, the company behind the application, called Slater "a perfect judge for a contest concerning the current state of air travel.
“After talking with Steven, I realized that despite his dramatic approach – which he regrets - he was making a statement about the need to return civility and common courtesy to flying."
The "Mile High Text Club" pushes the cause of communicating via text on a flight so other passengers are not disturbed by loud voice calls.
Slater made national headlines in August after he made a dramatic emergency slide exit from a JetBlue plane after an altercation with a passenger over luggage.