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JetBlue to Passengers

Here's $50 for Babysitting

Puddle of Mudd

9/6/2012 12:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Passengers on board the JetBlue flight that made an emergency landing in Texas this week -- because the singer for Puddle of Mudd allegedly threw a boozy mid-flight temper tantrum -- are receiving a paltry $50 apology from the airline, TMZ has learned.

As we first reported, a JetBlue flight bound for L.A. made an emergency landing in Austin, TX Tuesday after Wes Scantlin allegedly got in a heated drunken argument with a flight attendant.

The plane was grounded in Austin for more than an hour as a result -- but a rep for JetBlue tells us, the passengers were compensated for their time ... with a $50 JetBlue credit.

According to the rep, if any customer experiences an onboard ground delay between 1 and 2 hours ... he or she is entitled to a $50 JetBlue voucher.

And as everyone knows, $50 is good for a trip to nowhere.

So we gotta ask ...


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46.

I Was There    

To analogize to a car crash involving a drunk driver: it is like telling the person in the car hit by the drunk driver that he should pay everyone who got backed up in traffic because a drunk driver hit him him. Jet Blue was an innocent victim here, along with the passengers.

715 days ago
47.

South Beach    

These boneheads are why there's duct tape. To the seat, to the mouth, arrive on time.

715 days ago
48.

Shari    

WHY SHOULD THEY GIVE ANYONE ANYTHING? IT'S NOT THE AIRLINE'S FAULT HE WAS PLASTERED AND ACTED LIKE A FOOL....Damn people, stop acting like you're owed something...

715 days ago
49.

shell484    

Jet Blue sucks-We love you Wes!! Keep rockin!!!

715 days ago
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kitnplayn    

Americans are basically selfish, arrogant and cheap.

715 days ago
51.

RB    

Don't ya think its the Puddle of Mudd singer that should be paying the customers $$ for the divert/delay. Sounds like jetBlue did the right thing to land and put the drunk off the plane.

714 days ago
52.

juliesnaps    

Take the damn 50 and shut up, JetBlue is going to pay you for something that's somebody elses fault? TAKE IT

714 days ago
53.

Bagheera    

So, you force passengers to miss their connecting flights, costing them $400+. The best you can do is give them a JetBlue gift card worth $50?
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I think anyone who missed a connecting flight as a result of the attendants not being able to handle a drunk singer should have their expenses as a result of having to book other flights paid for in full.
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Pay the passengers first, the ones inconvenienced by JetBlue's employee's decision to take an extended detour to texas. Then, JetBlue can go after the singer. Don't screw the innocent over just because you are frugal.

714 days ago
54.

Tim Anderson    

i am done with jetblue if you cant get a drink with out going to jail i done with them.

Wes if having a bad year first he is framed for blow now he cant get a drink on jetblue, should have taken delta

714 days ago
55.

flygirl    

What do the flight attendants get for that drama? Oh I know, nothing. So yeah, I would take the 50 bucks as a passenger and be thankful.

699 days ago
56.

Chris    

I work for JetBlue and trust me if it was any other airline the passengers would not receive a damn thing. Why should JetBlue have to give away anything for having to divert for some ******* who doesn't know how to act on a plane? Maybe if you people learned how to sit down, STFU and watch the free TV that flight wouldn't have had to divert anywhere. BTW I believe JetBlue is the only airline that has their own Passenger Bill of Right on top of what the FAA has in place.

699 days ago
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