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JetBlue Flight Attendant Gains Hero Status

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JetBlue Flight Attendant Gains Hero Status

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JetBlue Flight Attendant Gains Hero Status

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America's most famous flight attendant posted bail Tuesday. Steven Slater emerged from a New York jail to find reporters waiting. The JetBlue employee became a hero to many when he cursed out a rude passenger and fled down an emergency slide.

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America's most famous flight attendant posted bail last night. Steven Slater emerged from a New York jail to find reporters waiting. The JetBlue employee became a hero to many when he cursed a rude passenger and fled down an emergency slide. There's now a Steven Slater legal defense fund. The ex-inmate told reporters it's been a good time, though he didn't realize what a big deal this was while he was, quote, "on the inside."

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