NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- JetBlue (JBLU - Get Report) CEO Dave Barger said suddenly famous flight attendant Steven Slater "is not a hero in my book" and called Slater's in-flight meltdown "an egregious act."
|Steven Slater, JetBlue's angry flight attendant|
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Additionally, the deployment was costly because the airline had to replace the chute with a spare. More importantly, it caused delays because "you lose the airplane for a couple of hours" while a new chute is installed and new equipment must be provided. In fact, Barger's own flight that day from Syracuse to New York was delayed as the impact of the delay rippled through the system.While a new chute costs more than $25,000, it is possible to repack deployed chutes, although that task is not performed by the airline. Slater remains suspended as JetBlue continues to investigate the incident. Barger said he was surprised by the widespread