Southwest told Insider that the pilot has been placed on leave while the company conducts an internal investigation, which is currently ongoing.
Hsu said he then backed up and put his palm up defensively, but she "charged at him and hit her nose against the palm of his right hand."
The Federal Aviation Administration has investigated more than 900 unruly passenger incidents in 2021, up from 146 in 2019.
The American Airlines attendant was punched twice in the face by the passenger, and had "blood splattered on the outside of her mask," said witnesses.
"I'm 6-foot-4 and 240 pounds. They don't mess with me," a flight attendant said. "If I ask somebody to please cover their face, they do it."
The bonus could also help Southwest increase its own staff, especially as the airline reportedly plans to hire at several key airports.
SkyUp Airlines' uniform shake-up moves away from some traditions that overly focus on the physical appearance of female flight attendants.
Artemis Bayandor, who works for United Airlines, jumped at the chance to help Afghan evacuees due to her own life experiences.
The FAA has proposed $1 million in fines for unruly passengers, but flight attendant union leader Sara Nelson asked the US for more protection.
A video shot in selfie mode appears to feature a flight attendant promising to annoy maskless passengers and wake them up when if they fall asleep.
A flight attendant told Insider she pays $350 per month to stay in the crash pad, which sleeps 10 people, inside a New York City hotel.
A flight attendant and her crew share the biggest mistakes people make when they fly, from taking off their shoes to leaving children unattended.
Salt Lake City Police identified the man as Timothy Armstrong, 61, of Las Vegas, and cited him for public intoxication and disorderly conduct.
Several US flight attendants told CNN they have hit breaking point due to the stress of dealing with disruptive and difficult passengers.
Reports of unruly passengers are on the rise. Flight attendants "don't know what we're going to deal with on any given day," Nas Lewis told the NYT.
Former flight attendant Kristine Fernandez rates eight flight-attendant scenes in movies and television shows, such as "Bridesmaids," for realism.
Flight attendant Maurice "Reggie" Shepperson tested positive for COVID-19 in June and died this week, relatives and friends told USA TODAY.