A passenger from onboard United Express flight UA4689 from Denver to Williston, North Dakota posted a photo to twitter yesterday of a flight attendant that she said was “drunk and disorderly” on Thursday.
The Trans States operated Embraer ERJ-145 runs six days a week at 1:59 p.m. on the 1 hour 50 minute route.
Here’s the since-deleted Tweet:
And here’s her photo:
Reportedly “police and an ambulance were waiting for the plane when they landed Thursday afternoon.”
United says they apologize “for any inconvenience or distress this may have caused” and that it compensated the passengers as a ‘gesture of good will’.” Trans States which operated the flight as United Express “was aware of reports of erratic behavior by a flight attendant on the plane” and the employee won’t be flying while they investigate.
While rare there are plenty of reported incidents of drunk flight attendants such as on Alaska, on British Airways, and American Airlines. Though flight attendants are there ‘primarily for your safety’ and those sorts of duties are compromised if they’re under the influence, it doesn’t seem as bad as when air marshals show up drunk or when pilots are drunk.