Flight Attendants are like chameleons: instead of changing colors in social signaling and in reactions to temperature and other conditions, stews change professions. Yes, flight crew can quickly change from bartender to plumber, from nurse to babysitter (sometimes adult-sitter) and even counselor to firefighter. But, to a boxer?
Who knew, though, that on a usual flight from Tel Aviv home to New York Cityâ€™s JFK International Airport, Delta Flight Attendant Simone Arellano would be sucker punched while in her role as Purser? And, all over a phone a female passenger refused to turn off. The story of how it escalated is interesting but not all that relevant to Simoneâ€™s recovery.
A somewhat necessary electronic device designed to keep folks in communication â€“ a phone â€“ has now lead to memory loss, horrible headaches, confusion and other physical disabilities. NYC-based Arellano has been out of work for weeks and will face an uphill battle to recover from both her physical and psychological ailments. Over a phoneâ€¦
To assist Simone and the Arellano household, her Delta family has created this account to raise the needed funds to sustain them while she recovers. No Flight Attendant should be hit, much less disabled by a passengers idiocy. Simone is our Purser and weâ€™re her crew! Whatever contribution you can share with the Arellano family is much appreciated and will greatly assist as she improves.
Fly safely and keep Simone and her family in your thoughts and prayers! On behalf of the Arellano's, thank you... Ginger Kelley, Leasha DuPuis and Mathew Palmer
- Christa Haeffner
- Pamela Hallbeck
- Karleen Hemrick
- Armand Donahoo
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