Later, Slater: JetBlue Rogue Out of a Job

Surprise, surprise. No, wait: He resigned.
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 5, 2010 2:01 PM CDT
Updated Sep 5, 2010 3:47 PM CDT
Later, Slater: JetBlue Rogue Out of a Job
In this file photograph taken Aug. 10, 2010, JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater leaves a correctional facility in the Bronx after posting bail.   (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, file)

(Newser) – Steven Slater is officially—and somewhat unsurprisingly—among the unemployed. The beer-swilling, potty-mouthed flight attendant and JetBlue have parted ways in the wake of his epic exit off a Philly-to-New-York flight last month, the airline confirms to the AP. JetBlue, which had initially suspended Slater, said it would release no further details out of respect for Slater's privacy.

Slater's lawyer, meanwhile, now says his client resigned and was not fired. And of course in his newfound spare time, Slater will face charges of criminal mischief, reckless endangerment, and trespassing. (Read more Steven Slater stories.)

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