Flight attendant arrested and sacked for being 'wasted' on the job

Andrew Cummings
August 10, 2019

As soon as the plane landed in South Bend, local police went in.

Now, the woman can face up to six months in jail.

A flight attendant on a United Express flight from Chicago to South Bend was sacked and is now facing charges after allegedly being intoxicated while in flight on August 2.

Julianne March was pictured slumped over in a chair and struggling through the security announcement.

The pilot noticed something was wrong during the flight when March didn't answer any of her calls.

Feeling frustrated, passenger Aaron Scherb took to Twitter to call out the carrier for their employee's unsafe behavior.

She had been the only flight attendant on board for the journey.

"All the passengers seem to recognize it too", Scherb continued.

The passenger later told WISN-TV that March was specifically "stumbling and staggering back and forth and bumping into passengers as she was kind of zigzagging across the aisle".

ABC News also reported that a breathalyzer test determined her blood alcohol level was at 0.204 - almost three times the legal limit to drive a auto, and five times over the FAA's legal limit for flight attendants.

Aaron Scherb, tweeted about his experiences to United Airlines. He said she didn't make eye contact with passengers.

Julianne March, of Waukesha, Wisconsin, was arrested August 2 after United Flight 4849 landed and charged with public intoxication, according to a St. Joseph County Superior Court summons filed Thursday.

March was arrested and taken to St. Joseph County Jail, according to airport logs.

She was charged with criminal public intoxication, a misdemeanour, according to the reports and was released on her own recognisance, with an initial hearing is scheduled for August 29.

Air Wisconsin told the Belleville News-Democrat that March is no longer an employee of the company.

ABC News cited passengers saying that March did not get up during the whole flight and did not secure the cabin.

"In the aviation industry, safety comes first, and we always take swift action to correct when there's something that's unsafe", Nelson said.

Scherb told the network that United Airlines offered him a $500 or 25,000 miles for his experience.

Scherb said March's behavior seemed unusual to him.

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