Travel News - Airborne Romance Ends in Arrest
The flight started with coos and kisses on Valentine's Day aboard a jet from Seattle but ended that same day with a drive to jail for two Anchorage men and an Olympia, Wash., woman.
Feb 19, 03, 10:41 pm
it seems like they didn't even get in yhe mile high club....what a waste!
Feb 20, 03, 2:36 am
Feb 20, 03, 4:09 am
<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by tmorse6570:
What a classy bunch.</font>
Yes, but remember:
(Not that I want smoking on planes again)
Feb 20, 03, 6:13 pm
I am trying to get this straight.What right did they have to awaken Alexander.It was not a life or death situation and it was not the responsibility of Alexander to help them .I disagree with his behaviot,but Iam sick of the way they turn the tables around and charge these guys with a felony.
Feb 20, 03, 6:27 pm
<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by clacko:
it seems like they didn't even get in yhe mile high club....what a waste!</font>
Perhaps they should have booked a package to Cuba:
Feb 20, 03, 6:32 pm
Exactly, argent00. He was rudely awakened from a deep [drunken?] sleep by the flight attendant to return to a seat he had been wrongly ordered to vacate in the first place. Admittedly, his alleged actions thereafter may indeed constitute Interference with Cabin Crew in violation of 49 U.S.C. § 46318.
However, the previous provocation by the flight attendant seems extreme, and his half-asleep mental state also seems at issue, so that if there were no other aggravating facts (he has a history of drunkenness) and I were the prosecutor I would strongly consider dismissing the case, and if I were appointed defense counsel I would love to take this kind of case to trial, given the obvious jury appeal. However, unfortunately, with all his priors, he may be looking at a severe sentence if convicted, so it is his choice. It will depend on what kind of deal the AUSA offers.
See also Its my seat! Not changing in F - okay, not okay?
Feb 21, 03, 6:44 pm
I like that bit about the woman being on the way to visit her boyfriend. http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/smile.gif I wonder how that all turned out.
May 1, 03, 5:30 pm
See Air rage suspect really a victim, lawyer argues
VALENTINE'S DAY: Court hears two versions of Alaska flight fight.
The testimony is certainly consistent with earlier accounts above. I hope he is acquitted.
From the article, it seems like Alexander was the victim here, victim of having been asigned a seat between two drunk moron lovebirds, and a victim of a moron flight attendant who should have been doing her job instead of waking up a sleeping passenger who (apparently?) didn't know either of the two lovebirds.
I hope the charges get thrown out and the FA gets fired for being a nitwit and then lying about it in the hopes of having a passenger take the blame.