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|Local Time Of Day||1801 To 2400|
|Locale Reference||atc facility : zfw.artcc|
|Controlling Facilities||artcc : zfw.artcc|
|Operator||common carrier : air carrier|
|Make Model Name||MD-80 Super 80|
|Operating Under FAR Part||Part 121|
|Flight Phase||climbout : intermediate altitude|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight attendant : on duty|
|Qualification||flight attendant : currently qualified|
|Experience||flight attendant time airline total : 16|
flight attendant time total : 16
flight attendant time type : 100
|Function||observation : passenger|
other personnel other
|Anomaly||cabin event : passenger misconduct|
non adherence : company policies
non adherence : far
|Independent Detector||other other : cab 1|
|Problem Areas||Passenger Human Performance|
|Primary Problem||Passenger Human Performance|
During takeoff, I observed 2 women in seats X, Y, turning around to converse with 2 unaccompanied minors sitting in xx, yy. I thought it a bit odd, and I also saw pillows going back and forth between the 2 rows. Next the older unaccompanied minor rang the call button to tell me the women were bothering them and they were drunk. Further the older unaccompanied minor told me the younger one felt threatened by them, and they had used the 'a' word toward them. The women went to the bathroom and when they came out I spoke with both of them to find out their side of the story. They blamed it on the boys, but they also affirmed that they had called them the 'a' word. The women were verbally abusive to me and used several profanities, several times. I advised both parties to ignore the other and after that there were no other problems during the flight. The women only drank diet cokes during the flight. They did not appear intoxicated during boarding. When they spoke to me I did smell alcohol. They stated they 'were 30 and 40 yr old sisters just having a good time.'
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: A FLT ATTENDANT RPTED ON THE STRANGE BEHAVIORAL ATTITUDE OF 2 WOMEN TOWARDS 2 UNACCOMPANIED MINORS ON AN MD80 ENRTE TO FLL, FL.
Narrative: DURING TKOF, I OBSERVED 2 WOMEN IN SEATS X, Y, TURNING AROUND TO CONVERSE WITH 2 UNACCOMPANIED MINORS SITTING IN XX, YY. I THOUGHT IT A BIT ODD, AND I ALSO SAW PILLOWS GOING BACK AND FORTH BTWN THE 2 ROWS. NEXT THE OLDER UNACCOMPANIED MINOR RANG THE CALL BUTTON TO TELL ME THE WOMEN WERE BOTHERING THEM AND THEY WERE DRUNK. FURTHER THE OLDER UNACCOMPANIED MINOR TOLD ME THE YOUNGER ONE FELT THREATENED BY THEM, AND THEY HAD USED THE 'A' WORD TOWARD THEM. THE WOMEN WENT TO THE BATHROOM AND WHEN THEY CAME OUT I SPOKE WITH BOTH OF THEM TO FIND OUT THEIR SIDE OF THE STORY. THEY BLAMED IT ON THE BOYS, BUT THEY ALSO AFFIRMED THAT THEY HAD CALLED THEM THE 'A' WORD. THE WOMEN WERE VERBALLY ABUSIVE TO ME AND USED SEVERAL PROFANITIES, SEVERAL TIMES. I ADVISED BOTH PARTIES TO IGNORE THE OTHER AND AFTER THAT THERE WERE NO OTHER PROBS DURING THE FLT. THE WOMEN ONLY DRANK DIET COKES DURING THE FLT. THEY DID NOT APPEAR INTOXICATED DURING BOARDING. WHEN THEY SPOKE TO ME I DID SMELL ALCOHOL. THEY STATED THEY 'WERE 30 AND 40 YR OLD SISTERS JUST HAVING A GOOD TIME.'
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of July 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.