JetBlue Bomb Scare's Rosalinda Baez May be Agency Exec

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A source tells us Rosalinda Baez, the woman involved in the JetBlue bomb scare last Tuesday by claiming she had a bomb in her suitcase, is not, as she stated, a Dell consultant but an executive at interactive shop schematic. The shop has not yet responded to a confirm or deny request.

Baez, who was trying to make a JetBlue flight from JFK to Autsin after the gate had closed reportedly a flight attendant, "What if I had a bomb in my bag? Well, I have a bomb in my bag, so are you guys going to turn the plane around cuz I need my bag." Certainly not the smartest thkng a person could do in our post-9/11 world.

Baez's claim caused the plane to be diverted to Richmond where 79 passengers were deplaned while bomb-sniffing dogs examined the plane.

UPDATE: Rosalinda responds in comments.

by Steve Hall    Apr-22-08   Click to Comment   
Topic: Agencies   

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So, I am responding here out of respect for my industry. Despite the fact that the media has taken the extravagant (and, honestly, expected) step toward absolute sensationalism and gone ahead and LIED about this story, I would have hoped that those of us who travel frequently might see the validity of my question. NEVER have I known ANY airline to allow a bag to travel sans passenger. Indeed, it is LAW in the EU, UK, Japan and several Latin American countries to remove checked baggage of a customer who does not board a flight. This is a safety measure, and quite honestly, despite the many hours lost in my life sitting on a plane waiting for this to take place, I am HAPPY that this law exists......elsewhere, it seems.
A few facts:
1. I am not 44. If I still look like this when I AM 44, I will leave this industry and do what the talentless JLo's and Sarah Jessica Parkers do with their lives: sit back and collect on fascination.

2. I NEVER said I worked for Dell. I am VERY proud to be in Interactive ; I was asked repeatedly why I was travelling to Texas. (Evidently brown people are suspect for travelling TO Texas from New York...)

3. The Daily News reported this story DESPITE objections from my lawyer. Time to sue our cousins in media.

Posted by: rosainda baez on April 24, 2008 8:38 PM

rosalinda-
you say nothing here about the allegations made of you - did you, in fact, cause the plane to land and be searched due to a bomb threat? If so, hey that's pretty mean for all the passengers on the flight. you should have just gotten there a little early girl...

Posted by: Victoria on May 8, 2008 8:38 PM

I worked with Rosalinda.

The description being reported in the paper sounds exactly like the person I knew.

She proved to have an incredibly inflated opinion of herself, who I believed was someone who could not be trusted. A bit of a con.

She bristled when she felt she was not being given full control to run the show, and staff found her to be incredibly arrogant and worthy of suspicion.

I have no doubt she would have subjected others to inconvenience because of her own lack of preparation.

Posted by: Robert on May 10, 2008 7:59 PM

I got to the airport and checked in a full 96 minutes before the flight. I was there early- I was checked in- I was denied boarding for no other reason than the fact that JetBlue did NOT (and apparently does NOT) call passengers/flights in the main building if the gate is in the 2nd building they are temporarily using. Those who fly JetBlue know what I mean.

As for all these people who supposedly "worked with me": I am a strategist...there are very few people I worked with on a daily basis and most of my work was written. I'm suspicious of these random names (I've never seen before, BTW) coming around saying things about me which are 100% untrue. ANYONE who knows me knows some very key things about me- namely that I've been a humanitarian all of my life. I've stood up for people on my team(s) and put integrity before political maneuvering for career advancement, and I always will-- INCLUDING with this situation which is very seriously forcing me to consider a career in politics. At least if I'm going to be judged by people who don't know me, I will be doing so for a noble cause rather than for "advertising" which, in truth, serves no one but rich people who want to become richer.

Posted by: rosalinda baez on May 15, 2008 4:52 AM

I got to the airport and checked in a full 96 minutes before the flight. I was there early- I was checked in- I was denied boarding for no other reason than the fact that JetBlue did NOT (and apparently does NOT) call passengers/flights in the main building if the gate is in the 2nd building they are temporarily using. Those who fly JetBlue know what I mean.

As for all these people who supposedly "worked with me": I am a strategist...there are very few people I worked with on a daily basis and most of my work was written. I'm suspicious of these random names (I've never seen before, BTW) coming around saying things about me which are 100% untrue. ANYONE who knows me knows some very key things about me- namely that I've been a humanitarian all of my life. I've stood up for people on my team(s) and put integrity before political maneuvering for career advancement, and I always will-- INCLUDING with this situation which is very seriously forcing me to consider a career in politics. At least if I'm going to be judged by people who don't know me, I will be doing so for a noble cause rather than for "advertising" which, in truth, serves no one but rich people who want to become richer.

Posted by: rosainda baez on May 15, 2008 4:53 AM

Rosalinda-
It is true that is it hard to take a coworkers words at face value as the workplace is flooded with competition and when you are a successful woman, judgement at all turns. In general, the world is filled with judgement rather than acceptance and kindness. This can be very frustrating. None of us is perfect and most of us have made mistakes and done things that we regret. Working in advertising, its true that all you are doing is helping rich people become richer but you are also inviting yourself into a world that brims with opportunity, creativity and ambition which can be very exciting and soul filling. There's no denying that its necessary to fill your life with other things that make you feel good as a human being tho...so that you can enjoy your time while you are competing. Perhaps this experience can be used to inspire you on many different levels? It must indeed be hard to have people writing about you and detailing their perceptions - I know I wouldn't like it. The cool thing is that perceptions can be changed with ample work. It's one of the few things we have control over. You still do not say whether you made the bomb threat or not and of course you are under legal proceeding and thus it would be unwise to speak to this issue. I will say that it is perhaps a good time for you to consider perceptions and actions on every level and turn them to your advantage. Women need other women to do this. Even if you made mistakes, they can still be made right. You shouldn't of course detail them on a blog but... its something to consider as we all continue to grow and change for the better.

Posted by: Victoria on May 15, 2008 8:29 PM







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