United Airlines compensated passengers after a 'drunk and disorderly' flight attendant reportedly made erratic boarding announcements

Philip Pilosian/ShutterstockUnited Airlines and Trans States Airlines are investigating reports of an intoxicated flight attendant.

  • A flight attendant on one of United Airlines‘ regional carriers, Trans States Airlines, was reportedly “drunk or stoned” on a recent flight, according to ABC affiliate WDAY.
  • Twitter user Erika Gorman wrote that the flight attendant was “drunk and disorderly” and “belligerent.”
  • United told Business Insider it compensated all of the passengers on the flight “as a gesture of goodwill.”

A flight attendant on one of United Airlines’ regional carriers, Trans States Airlines, was reportedly “drunk or stoned” on a recent flight, according to ABC affiliate WDAY.

The incident occurred on a United flight operated by Trans States from Denver to Williston, North Dakota, on Thursday.

Twitter user Erika Gorman wrote that the flight attendant was “drunk and disorderly” and “belligerent.”

“Boarding announcements were ‘if your seatbelt isn’t tight, you F^*%ed up,'” Gorman wrote.

Gorman also wrote that she went to the cockpit to speak with the captain. Police were present when the flight landed, she wrote.

https://twitter.com/EbgormanErika/status/992194129185689601?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

A Trans States Airlines representative told Business Insider that the airline was “aware of reports of erratic behaviour by a flight attendant on flight #4689 from Denver to Williston,” adding that the flight attendant would not be working on Trans States flights while the airline investigated the incident.

A United representative told Business Insider it was also aware of the incident. The person said the airline compensated all the passengers on the flight “as a gesture of goodwill.”

“We apologise for any inconvenience or distress this may have caused,” the representative said.

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