Welcome to the American Eagle Flight 4607 from hell making its ascent into never ever land starring one extremely disgruntled and one supposes very drunk flight attendant, aka Jose Serrano.
The NY Post reports that American flight attendant, Jose Serrano has left an indelible scar on fellow passengers earlier this week whilst the plane was stuck on the tarmac for a horrid 5 hours. Reacting to passengers who were by now livid with their predicament, Mr Serrano it is understood began a lashing episode that few have ever had the liberty to being exposed to….
nypost: The plane pandemonium on Monday — which comes on the heels of several high-profile air-rage incidents — was set in motion when passengers on a scheduled 1:25 p.m. flight to Raleigh-Durham Airport in North Carolina were prevented from boarding until nearly 4 p.m. because of rain.
Then, as flight 4607 headed toward takeoff, the aircraft got stuck behind 20 other planes lined up on the runway.
After 40 minutes, the pilot turned the plane around to refuel — igniting the ire of passengers, who were forced to get off at the gate.
It was nearly 6 p.m. by the time the plan was fueled up and passengers were allowed to re-board.
But still, the flight wouldn’t leave.
“People were getting really amped up at this point,” said passenger Jon Wurster, drummer at the indie rock band Superchunk.
“It took forever to get back on the plane. The fuses were getting pretty low.”
But who was there to agitate fliers even further? Yes, American Eagle flight attendant from hell, Jose Serrano who decided to take matters into his own hands.
Smelling of booze (he was not administered a breathalyzer to assuage such claims) Serrano set about
comforting terrorizing passengers, egging some of them ‘to get off, if they had the balls,’ and at one point he started screaming that he wasn’t responsible for the weather and he didn’t care as ‘this would be his last flight anyway.’
A theater thriller if one could imagine except the theater is the plane stuck in no man’s land with a no man’s land anti hero prodding his dagger against your chest.
By this time several passengers, including children began crying (yes this was a very scary scene) and it wasn’t long before passengers began demanding that Serrano be ejected from the plane or they would remove themselves. That of course led to a ‘friendly’ visit from the Port Authority cops who had to come along and convince Serrano that he might enjoy the ‘weather’ in detained quarters.
To add insult to misery/injury (I always forget which) the flight wasn’t even allowed to take off (see Jose Serrano told you he’d get the last laugh you bixches) because American Airlines demands a certain number of flight attendants to passengers. That of course isn’t what American airlines is publicly telling stranded passengers who have asked to be reimbursed for hotel and travel expenses. For their part, American airlines have disclosed that the flight was canceled because of ‘bad weather’ (of course I would swap weather with ‘person’).
Offered airline spokesperson Ed Martelle:
“From what we can determine, this is just kind of a group dynamic that got out of control because of weather delays and things like that.”
“He has been with the company for six years and has an exemplary record. And basically, it appears that the situation with the passengers became so intense that he actually began to cry.”
Serrano to date has not been reached for comment.