Old Jul 23, 19, 9:40 pm
Join Date: Jun 2002
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Originally Posted by spin88 View Post
While I agree its sort of a dick move on the guys part, I also understand the "my flight has become in vane" part. A self centered person (or one wanting to save themselves the cost of the trip) would want off.

The problem with your suggestion is that he has a legal right to get off the plane. If AA were to punish him for excising that right, I doubt that DOT would be pleased... There are regulations, and if you exercise your rights under them, and get punished by AA, well AA is going to be in a world of legal trouble. Just reality.

I believe the right to get off the plane is only while the door is open and you are parked at the gate. There is no right to get off mid flight -- including going to the runway and taking off.
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