He then went back to the front of the plane and told the passengers what he was thinking. Then, reports say, Slater pulled some beers out of the galley, deployed the emergency slide, after tossing his two carry-on bags on the slide, he followed them to the tarmac.
Slater then walked to the AirTrain, stripped off his company tie and flung it off as bemused passengers watched.
"I wish we could all quit our jobs like that," said passenger Phil Catelinet, 36, of Brooklyn, who was on the flight and the AirTrain.
"He seemed kind of happy about it. He was like, 'I just quit my job.' "
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