JetBlue Company Blog Post: Joke's on Us

By Tim Minton and Hasani Gittens
|  Thursday, Aug 12, 2010  |  Updated 7:35 AM EDT
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Video: "I Thought About it for 20 Years," Says Steven Slater

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Video: "I Thought About it for 20 Years," Says Steven Slater

Steven Slater is surprised by all the attention he's gotten after he slid his way out of his JetBlue flight attendant shift. The "hero" admits thinking about how it would be to slide down the chute for the past 20 years -- but didn't expect to actually do it.
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JetBlue has long been known as a company that knows how have a little bit of fun -- perhaps because they are based in Queens -- so it was only a matter of time before they commented on their famously flighty flight attendant, Steven Slater.

On Wednesday, the airline's internal blog took a moment to poke a little fun at themselves, and pat their non-freaking-out employees on the back.

From the blog:

 

August 11, 2010

Sometimes the weird news is about us…

It wouldn’t be fair for us to point out absurdities in other corners of the industry without acknowledging when it’s about us. Well, this week’s news certainly falls into that category. Perhaps you heard a little story about one of our flight attendants? While we can’t discuss the details of what is an ongoing investigation, plenty of others have already formed opinions on the matter. Like, the entire Internet. (The reason we’re not commenting is that we respect the privacy of the individual. People can speak on their own behalf; we won’t do it for them.)

While this episode may feed your inner Office Space, we just want to take this space to recognize our 2,100 fantastic, awesome and professional Inflight Crewmembers for delivering the JetBlue Experience you’ve come to expect of us.

You can’t make this shtick up.

 

 No, you really can't.

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