Remember the (now ex-) JetBlue flight attendant who was so fed up with rude passengers that he decided to exit his airline career on an emergency slide?
Well, Steven Slater has a new gig.
He's the official spokesperson for Line2's “Mile High Text Club” Contest, which celebrates Line2’s in-flight texting capability on Wi-Fi-equipped airplanes.
The Mile High Text Club Contest invites travelers to text their “craziest” flight stories to enter to win prizes.
The texts will be displayed at the contest website, where voting for the best stories takes place. The top 21 vote getters will get points that count towards winning the contest. A panel of judges including Slater will select all prize winners based on criteria including originality and humor. Slater will advise the grand prize winner and 7 second prize winners during a conference call with them using Line2’s conferencing system.
The company says that as an expert on crazy flight stories, Steven Slater is a natural fit as the spokesperson and as one of the judges for the contest.
“In order to spread the word that Line2 allows airline passengers to text from the sky, we hired one of the most famous guys in the airline business today, Steven Slater,” explained Peter Sisson, Founder and CEO of Toktumi (parent company of Line2). “After talking with Steven, I realized that despite his dramatic approach – which he regrets - he was making a statement about the need to return civility and common courtesy to flying. He’s a perfect judge for a contest concerning the current state of air travel.”
“Line2’s SMS texting is really useful while in flight,” Sisson says. “You can let people know about delays, make plans for the evening, or just pass the time texting with your friends and family while you fly.”