Remember that crazy story from early last week about the baggage handler who fell asleep in the cargo hold on an Alaska 737 flying from Seattle to Los Angeles, and only woke up once the plane had taken off? Fortunately the plane returned to Seattle after 14 minutes in the air, and he wasn’t injured.
I think it’s safe to say everyone was sort of blown away by the story, and curious to hear the ramper’s perspective.
Well, as luck would have it, ABC News had an interview with the ramper, Willa Junior. Here’s the video clip:
So, was he fired? Per the article:
At this point, Junior is still employed as a ramp agent with Menzies Aviation, which contracts with airlines to handle baggage. But Alaska Airlines permanently banned him from working on the airline’s flights.
His employer hasn’t fired him, but his employer’s biggest client is no longer letting him work their flights. I’m curious to hear how that ends.
Thank goodness he wasn’t hurt… and what a story!