AAstew -OMG, I'm LOL, God Bless Juanita and Dovie, I've heard the stories. They are LEGENDS! You hear about so many infamous F/As that you can only wish you had flown a trip with (ex. ACTION GIRL, Superman, et al.)
To be fair, do you realize how senior the non-speaking F/As were on AA63? I missed 1/2 of the Nightline(?) special due to flying. I suspect MIA-Europe trips easily goes 25-35yr seniority. The one who was bitten (believe it was Christina), honey, I would have been scared to cross her! Love the initial news footage of her angrily smoking a cig with her arm in a sling at Boston Logan! She easily has 30+yrs. When I went to BOS out of training I flew with many senior mamas who were some of the coolest people I've flown with. I never doubted their ability to perform their duties. Sharp as tacks! Love their tales of deregulation! They should compile a book...hey the glamour is GONE.
Haven't heard too many stories about Dovie but tons about Juanita! She was long-overdue. Every airline has their own (ex. see NW boards at Crewstart).
Unfortunately, Juanita could not perform her duties but bless her for trying and giving us something to smile about!
UAL06 - Hope that is not your seniority year