Two months ago, Slater swore at a passenger who he claimed had been rude to him.
He then went on the loud speaker and began swearing at the entire plane.
Then, he grabbed a beer and slid down an emergency chute.
"It was one of those days that drove me to drink, and I admit that I did have a little sip," Slater said on the show. Slater also admitted that he was a recovering alcoholic
When asked if he would have acted differently if he hadn't been drinking, Slater said he didn't know.
"No. I think it was time to go. Whether I would have left in such a spectacular fashion, I certainly don't know," he said.
Slater said passengers were never in danger and said that anyone with workplace problems should handle things more professionally.
As part of a plea deal, Slater will avoid jail time but must undergo counseling and pay a $10,000 fine.