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  •  In this Aug. 10, 2010, file photo, JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater leaves a correctional facility in the Bronx after posting bail in New York. Mr. Slater captured the nation's imagination with his profanity-laced loudspeaker tirade and jump down a plane's emergency chute, beer in hand. He appeared before a court in Queens, New York, on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, File)

    Flight attendant in passenger tiff considers plea deal

    A former JetBlue flight attendant accused of cursing out a passenger and sliding down an emergency exit chute is working on a plea deal, attorneys on both sides said Tuesday.

  •  In this Aug. 10, 2010, file photo, JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater leaves a correctional facility in the Bronx after posting bail in New York. Mr. Slater captured the nation's imagination with his profanity-laced loudspeaker tirade and jump down a plane's emergency chute, beer in hand. He appeared before a court in Queens, New York, on Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, File)

    Flight attendant in passenger tiff to be evaluated

    The flight attendant accused of onboard antics that captured the nation's attention when he told off a passenger and slid down the plane's emergency chute with a beer will undergo a mental health evaluation with the aim of avoiding jail time in a possible plea deal.

  • ** FILE ** JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater leaves a correctional facility after posting bail. Mr. Slater, 39, was arrested in early August on charges of criminal mischief, reckless endangerment and trespassing after he cursed at a passenger, grabbed a few beers and left by inflating the plane's emergency slide. (AP Photo)

    JetBlue: Flight attendant's big exit was for good

    JetBlue Airways says there will be no second exits for famed flight attendant Steven Slater, who captured the nation's imagination with his profanity-laced loudspeaker tirade and jump down a plane's emergency chute, beer in hand.

  • Marybeth Hicks

    HICKS: Timely sermon for Steven Slater and us

    Sometimes I wonder whether my parish priests stand outside the windows listening to what goes on in my house during the week. How else could they deliver homilies from Sunday to Sunday that speak directly to the things we face at home?

  • This screen grab taken from MySpace shows Steven Slater. Slater, a flight attendant for JetBlue Airways Corp., looked pleased and relieved after cursing out a passenger on an airplane public-address system, grabbing some beer from the galley and using an emergency slide to hop off, another passenger said Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010. Steven Slater lost his temper after a passenger accidentally hit him on the head with luggage on the ground at Kennedy Airport on Monday, police said. (AP Photo) NO SALES

    Lawyer: N.Y. flight attendant wants to return to air

    The renegade flight attendant who cursed out a passenger and emergency-chuted to folk-hero status thanked the world for its support and said he wants to go back to work.

  • This screen grab taken from MySpace shows Steven Slater. Slater, a flight attendant for JetBlue Airways Corp., looked pleased and relieved after cursing out a passenger on an airplane public-address system, grabbing some beer from the galley and using an emergency slide to hop off, another passenger said Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010. Steven Slater lost his temper after a passenger accidentally hit him on the head with luggage on the ground at Kennedy Airport on Monday, police said. (AP Photo) NO SALES

    Web embraces JetBlue flight attendant in N.Y. ruckus

    A folk hero in digital times, JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater has been thoroughly embraced by the Web.

  • American Scene

    The mother of the suspended JetBlue flight attendant said she was sorry the incident between her son and a passenger occurred but that she understood why he had what she described as a very small meltdown.

  • In this screen grab taken from MySpace shows Steven Slater. Slater, a flight attendant for JetBlue Airways Corp., lost his temper after a passenger accidentally hit him on the head with luggage on the ground at Kennedy Airport on Monday, police said. (AP Photo)

    Angry JetBlue flight attendant granted bail

    A judge on Tuesday granted bail for a flight attendant accused of cursing out a passenger on an airplane public-address system, grabbing some beer from the galley and exiting the aircraft on an emergency slide.

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