Steven Slater, the JetBlue flight attendant who walked off the job via inflatable slide, pleaded guilty today to two counts of criminal mischief. He will avoid jailtime by undergoing therapy and substance abuse treatment. Slater previously self-identified as an alcoholic.
In the wake of its most infamous employee's dramatic job walk-off in August, JetBlue's passenger traffic increased by 15 percent in September compared to last year. Maybe Steven Slater was good PR, after all?
JetBlue has appropriated the iconic "I ♥ NY" logo in its new ad campaign, so the Timesinvited readers to create similar mash-ups. The entries so far have been pretty lame, though. And we know you can do better.
American hero Steven Slater, whose beer swilling, chute sliding antics on the tarmac at JFK airport made him an overnight celebrity, has officially been fired by JetBlue. The company gave no further details, but it's not exactly a surprise.
Hero flight attendant Steven Slater has hired PR honcho and crisis specialist Howard Bragman to handle his press. Yes, he's famous now! They even attended a Barry Manilow concert together. Nothing seals a gay deal like a shared Manilow experience!
With a slide down an inflatable chute, a new star flickered to life on Monday. Five days later, disgruntled steward Steven Slater's star is waning: Video of his walk-off was disappointing, and his dissenters grow. Is this our hero's end?
JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater's infamous job exit has already been animated. What's next? How about footage of the real thing: watch as the plane's emergency slide inflates before Slater exits (although we'd imagined it to be more exciting).
Howard Deneroff was a passenger on the infamous Slater flight, and visited The Early Show for an exclusive. Besides some specious claims that Slater hit his seat, he seems too calm about having been on the most hilarious flight ever.
According to an internal memo, JetBlue hates hero flight attendant Steven Slater for being awesome. But Steven Slater still wants to work for them. How does Slater not realize that this is never, ever going to happen?
Advertisers and TV producers are sharpening their claws in anticipation of a new cash machine: Will sassy steward Steven Slater do endorsements? Which ones? A TV show? Great minds weigh in on how to exploit our new hero for profit.
JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater became an instant hero following his emergency slide-assisted resignation, prompted by abuse from a passenger aboard the flight. But now three other people tell the Wall Street Journalthat Slater "instigated the confrontation." What gives?
You know a news story has hit it big when it gets its own animated reenactment by Taiwanese company NMA, as is the case with this rendering of the Steven Slater incident—beer-grabbing, escape shoot-sliding and all! Video inside.
He tried to tell us. JetBlue steward Steven Slater apparently posted to an airline message board in the months before his meltdown, warning of new pressures on flight attendants—and how the carry-on baggage situation had become a "monster."
Steven Slater—the JetBlue flight attendant who became a national treasure by quitting his job in a blaze of pissed-off, flamboyantly gay glory—has broken his silence. All the latest details on our hero and his plight.
The Colbert Report returned to salute former JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater. Colbert recognized Slater not only for his escapades on the flight, but also for the state in which the police found him later.
On Monday, abused JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater stole two beers and left his grounded plane via the emergency slide. JetBlue has mostly kept mum—except to scold comedian Andy Borowitz for making bad jokes on Twitter.
Steven Slater—the JetBlue flight attendant who walked off the job via inflatable slide and was arrested by the cops yesterday mid-embrace with his boyfriend—is a free man tonight after coming up with his $2,500 bail.
Mitch Winehouse thinks Amy's rack was worth the rumored $56,000 cost of silicone. Salman Rushdie scores another PYT. Obama Girl is mauled by a light fixture at that one ubiquitous press junket in Jamaica. Welcome to Thursday's gossip!