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Old 05-16-2015, 02:31 PM
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A woman onboard a Southwest Airlines flight says two different flight attendants prevented her from making an emergency phone call after she received an alarming text message from her husband that he was about to take his own life.

Momsen-Evers was heading home to Milwaukee from New Orleans when her husband sent the distressing message just before takeoff. According to TMJ4, the text message read, “Karen, please forgive me for what I am about to do, I am going to kill myself.”

Karen Momsen-Evers told NBC-affiliate TMJ4:
“I started shaking the minute I got the text and I was panicked, I didn’t know what to do. The flight attendant slapped the phone down and said you need to go on airplane mode now.”
After she explained the situation, she said the stewardess still refused to allow the phone call, citing “FAA regulations.”

She flagged down a second flight attendant once the plane reached cruising altitude, who again told her there was nothing they could do. Momsen-Evers was only able to call police two hours later once the plane landed in Wisconsin. When she arrived home police on the scene told her that her husband, Andy, was dead.

Southwest Airlines, said in a statement to TMJ4:
“Our hearts go out to the family during this difficult time. Flight attendants are trained to notify the Captain if there is an emergency that poses a hazard to the aircraft or to the passengers on-board. In this situation, the pilots were not notified.”
That provides little comfort for Momsen-Evers, who said: “The pain of knowing something could have been done, it breaks my heart.”
Southwest Airlines passenger refused a call that could've saved her husband's life
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Old 05-16-2015, 02:44 PM
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Damn...that's brutal...
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Old 05-16-2015, 04:26 PM
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Damn...that's brutal...
Sad but I don't believe her story. If she was truly concerned for her husband she would not have quietly given up. I also don't believe a flight attendant would stop a pax from calling a suicidal family member.
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Old 05-16-2015, 04:32 PM
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Sad but I don't believe her story.
SWA did...

Southwest Airlines, said in a statement to TMJ4:
“Our hearts go out to the family during this difficult time. Flight attendants are trained to notify the Captain if there is an emergency that poses a hazard to the aircraft or to the passengers on-board. In this situation, the pilots were not notified.”
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If she was truly concerned for her husband she would not have quietly given up.
She didn't...read, much?

She flagged down a second flight attendant once the plane reached cruising altitude, who again told her there was nothing they could do.
Then, of course, there's this...

When she arrived home police on the scene told her that her husband, Andy, was dead.
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Old 05-16-2015, 05:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Big E 757 View Post
I agree, in my experience, I've witnessed the "Jetway Miracle" enough times to lose some faith in humanity. From RSW, FLL, and PBI, 15-20 people board with wheel chairs and after deplaning, all the pax are gone and 17 wheelchairs and their pushers are still in the jetway looking for their pax.
There was an agent at NWA who would announce,prior to boarding,that those needing "special assistance" would be boarded at the end of the boarding process. You would be amazed how many people in wheelchairs miraculously could walk on board.
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Old 05-16-2015, 05:45 PM
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10 QUESTION QUIZ: FO or puppy?

constantly tries to hump b.i.tch.es unsuccessfully

you get nervous when drinks too much before a flight

chance will sleep most of the way (and you're fine with that)

medication preflight is a big no-no

worry will panic upon takeoff

get nervous when looks at you too much... or too little.

you wonder if training at academy was adequate

likes to be called "tiger" but looks like should be called "cupcake"

wonder if actually helps the owner, or just keep them around for nostalgia

the quieter the better
I love it! I'll go with F/O
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Old 05-17-2015, 05:20 AM
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10 more for early morning amusement. Off to work now.

First Officer or "emotional support puppy"?

supposedly has been "taught a few tricks." You have your doubts.

handles private areas in public way too often.

breath smells like meat of questionable freshness and quality.

you're sure would be more happy if had a playmate own age. Sadly no others on board.

you'd feel better if was restrained entire flight, not just taxi takeoff and landing

pax stare when boarding and ask if it is too young to fly? You assure them that will be locked in a secure cage for most of flight.

you regret having brought no toys for its in-flight amusement. Simply jiggling your keys doesn't seem to work.

wears fancy ID tag around neck, you verify it got its shots and passed a medical exam

reportedly the best in the litter. You really can't believe this was the top dog.

need to keep on very short leash for the safety of all
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What a sad and bizarre story. As usual, though, I think there are THREE sides to it....his side, her side and THE TRUTH.
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Old 05-17-2015, 07:44 AM
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Originally Posted by DENpilot View Post
Sad but I don't believe her story. If she was truly concerned for her husband she would not have quietly given up. I also don't believe a flight attendant would stop a pax from calling a suicidal family member.
Totally agree.She said all she could do for 2.5 hrs is sit there and worry.Doesn't Southwest have free wifi.She also admitted her husband has been very stressed out lately,but she still goes far away on a girls weekend.
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Totally agree.She said all she could do for 2.5 hrs is sit there and worry.Doesn't Southwest have free wifi.She also admitted her husband has been very stressed out lately,but she still goes far away on a girls weekend.
She sat in her seat and cried for 2.5 hours. Ummm sorry, not to sound heartless, but that sounds strange. Even if the FAs were heartless and unsympathetic to her plight, NO ONE around her intervened? Methinks it's another case of "let's put an airline in a bad light and cash in on it."
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