Friday, November 18, 2011
CNN's Jim Acosta Goes Nutty on Delta Flight Attendant
CNN correspondent Jim Acosta was on a Delta flight from Des Moines to Reagan International on Wednesday when a flight attendant made the standard pre-landing announcement: Buckle up, stay out of the lavatory and so on.
Acosta, who happened to be in that bathroom at the time, felt she deliberately singled him out and confronted her in front of other passengers — calling her rude and asking for her name.
“It was an unfortunate situation, and the flight attendant apologized to me,” Acosta said in an email released by CNN.
Cedar's Take: Flight attendants at one time were the greatest thing on earth. Not so much anymore. But I remember hundreds of great flights that were always made better by the flight attendants. They seem to have lost the joy of flying.
But it is not completely their fault.
Passengers have become relentlessly confrontational and rude. I suspect that Acosta was having a bad day and maybe even some bathroom issues. The flight attendant just became a punching bag for Acosta's bathroom fail.
I personally avoid drinking airline coffee and the on board bathroom at all costs.
Happy Travels next week!