(NEW YORK) -- Former JetBlue flight attendant Steven Slater became an overnight hero to working people when he quit his job by grabbing a beer and deploying his plane's emergency chute.
These days, though, he's rapping about an iPhone application.
Forget those lucrative endorsements that other overnight celebrities get. It seems Slater could only secure a gig as the spokesman for a service that lets passengers use an airplane's Wi-Fi network to send text messages.
Specfically, he raps about a "Mile High Text Club" contest by Toktumi, the company behind the Line2 app. Travelers are to submit their craziest flight stories, and Slater will be one of the judges. The prizes range from a shopping trip to New York to free use of the Line2 service.
"After talking with Steven, I realized that despite his dramatic approach -- which he regrets -- he was making a statement about the need to return civility and common courtesy to flying," Toktumi CEO Peter Sisson said in a statement. "He's a perfect judge for a contest concerning the current state of air travel." He was a flight attendant for 20 years, and both his parents had long careers in the airline business."
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