IIRC, there was a F/A that tried to start a fire in the lavatory shortly after 9-11...in the stories following the incident, it was learned that he had been fired from another airline because they felt he posed a threat to the aircraft and passengers.
As far as FA
's lying is concerned, I only have one story. Flying RNO
, the inbound flight to RNO
was delayed at its origin SFO
. Arriving 2 hours late, they turned the a/c in like 15 minutes. There were no crew changes, etc, so it was obvious the flight crew had originated out of SFO
with the a/c. As we neared DEN
and everyone realized they really were going to miss their connections, the FA
announced that they had been delayed by ATC and thus would not be providing any accomodations for passengers that were stranded in DEN
...which was all except for the pax connecting to Chicago (for which they created a new flight) and O&D. When we arrived in DEN
, we had 10 minutes before our flight left, but the gate agent said our seats had been given away because we failed to check-in 30 minutes prior...duh...and they instead put us up at a hotel on the WEST side of DEN
...(about 1 1/2 hours away...) Needless to say when I checked on the computer, the reason for aircraft delay was "Cabin servicing." Talk about upset...I waited a few days, wrote a letter to UA
and received a call a week later..."What would it take to get you to fly United again?" My answer? "Not even a free ticket anywhere in the world could get me to fly your airline again." (I did not say ever, because if they were to get their act together, they might again be a respectable carrier. Lying to your pax to save the company a dime...unacceptable.