Old Apr 20, 17, 6:57 am
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
So having an argument with an airline employee implies belligerence and can result in being forcibly deplaned? WOW!
Come on. You're a frequent enough flyer not to be at all surprised by this.

Originally Posted by cerealmarketer View Post
We know arguments with flight crews on airlines in general may result in getting deplaned. FA goest to pilot and pulls the 'threat to safety.'
An irrational or confrontational airline employee can warp your most innocent remark or action into "belligerence" or a "threat to safety." This happens every day.

I once had an FA try to throw me off an aircraft because I recognized her from the layover / irrops-voucher hotel her crew and I had been stuck in the prior night. That day, "Good morning, nice to see you again" was a "threat to safety."

It would be great if the Dao case forced less unilateral unpredictable abuse of passengers by airline front-liners.
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