Did a United Pilot Call His Passengers “Idiots”?

The Consumerist has a mildly amusing story about a business traveler overhearing his United Airlines pilot calling coach passengers “Idiots” over Channel 9.   Maybe this is why pilots hate Channel 9,


  1. To answer your headline’s question, no. It wasn’t a pilot. From the story:

    ‘The flight attendants must have assumed that no one was turned to that station (or that they weren’t being broadcast on it), because Nicholas says he heard one of them refer to the passengers in the coach cabin as “idiots.” ‘