A recent airline flight has resulted in a civility issue with altercations involving a flight attendant and a passenger. As is a common procedure, after landing, the flight attendant had asked passengers to remain seated until the plane came to a complete stop. Many passengers are lax in following the federal regulations when the flight attendants are sharing safety information on take-off and landings. Because some passengers fly many times and hear the same messages, the words sometimes lose their significance.
In this situation, a passenger stood up before the seatbelt sign had been turned off and attempted to take her baggage from the overhead bin. In doing so, she accidentally hit the flight attendant on the head. This incident may have been the final stress in his airline career. With the microphone, he hurled expletives at the offending passenger, and toward the other passengers on the plane. When the plane stopped, he took two beers, opened the flight chute and went down the chute with a not-so-nice farewell message.