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Extreme Seat Poaching don't try this at home kids.

Old Jul 26, 19, 9:46 am
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
IANAL but my understanding is that some jurisdictions permit domestic abuse to be prosecuted even if the victim declines to press charges. With all those witnesses and video, this case would seem to be a clear candidate, although if the guy didn't require medical care, maybe it's not considered "severe enough."
That's what drives me nuts about domestic violence laws. The victims often don't press charges because they are so afraid of repercussions of doing so. It should be automatic that charges are filed whether the victim cooperates or not. The victim should also get access to counseling. And while this might not have caused severe injury, the thing about DV is that it often escalates and therefore every incident should be seen as severe
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Old Jul 26, 19, 10:22 am
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Old Jul 26, 19, 10:42 am
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Originally Posted by dgparent View Post
Story on Gary's blog, guy was not gonna give up his poached seat.

An American Airlines passenger on board a flight from Dallas Fort Worth to Los Angeles on Monday wound up “forcibly restrained and dragged off..while cuffed to a wheelchair” after he refused to move to a different seat.

https://viewfromthewing.boardingarea...-change-seats/
It says he was not arrested. Why not? He was clearly disturbing the peace and trespassing
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Old Jul 26, 19, 11:07 am
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Old Jul 26, 19, 11:31 am
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Airlines are fast becoming flying asylums. The guy should have been arrested and BFL from AA.
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Old Jul 26, 19, 12:44 pm
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Originally Posted by enviroian View Post
I also like at the end when the flight attendant is escorting her and she puts her hand on top of her head in desperation. LOL
The USA Today story on this indicates a flight attendant and passenger were hit by the laptop after the (lunatic) woman threw it. Possible the flight attendant was actually hit by the laptop?
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Old Jul 26, 19, 12:45 pm
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Originally Posted by ijgordon View Post
Basic economy is bad, mmmkay?

I wonder what he could be arrested for? Trespassing?
I suppose AA could cancel his AAdvantage account and/or ban him.

And ESAs are the problem?
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Old Jul 26, 19, 12:50 pm
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Can't believe this guy didn't get arrested after requiring 4 cops to physically restrain and remove him.

A ban from AA seems to be completely justified here as well.
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Old Jul 26, 19, 1:41 pm
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and the flight missed D0 by 45 minutes
The only part DP cares about. Employees will probably get blasted for this.
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Old Jul 26, 19, 1:55 pm
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Originally Posted by DC Mike View Post
The USA Today story on this indicates a flight attendant and passenger were hit by the laptop after the (lunatic) woman threw it. Possible the flight attendant was actually hit by the laptop?
Here's the article. I just love USA Today's version:

"You ain't gon' look at other women, and you ain't gon' tell me you're looking at other women," McLemore says, getting to her feet.



McLemore? Think she was born and raised in Ireland? lol

https://news.yahoo.com/enraged-wife-...QDBHNlYwNzYw--
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Old Jul 27, 19, 4:06 am
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Originally Posted by pinniped View Post
Can't believe this guy didn't get arrested after requiring 4 cops to physically restrain and remove him.

A ban from AA seems to be completely justified here as well.
I wouldn’t be surprised if some guy started to complain on cable News that the Police tried to silence an average Joe fighting for his freedom to choose whatever seat he wanted and bother 150 people.
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Old Jul 27, 19, 5:21 am
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Originally Posted by pinniped View Post
Can't believe this guy didn't get arrested after requiring 4 cops to physically restrain and remove him.

A ban from AA seems to be completely justified here as well.
Following the UA incident there is certainly a higher degree of sensitivity when handling non-violent situations and there may have been health or mental issues that played into this situation which won't make it to the press that would make for even worse headlines for law enforcement.
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Old Jul 27, 19, 9:51 am
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Regarding the incident of the woman hitting her partner with a laptop, a comment on Lucky’s blog by someone who purportedly was on the flight says the man was acting like a complete perv and deserved what he got.

Not sure whether violence was the appropriate answer, but it does seem the story is more complicated than it might first appear.
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Old Jul 27, 19, 11:39 am
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Old Jul 27, 19, 8:46 pm
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Originally Posted by flyingeph12 View Post
Regarding the incident of the woman hitting her partner with a laptop, a comment on Lucky’s blog by someone who purportedly was on the flight says the man was acting like a complete perv and deserved what he got.

Not sure whether violence was the appropriate answer, but it does seem the story is more complicated than it might first appear.
Short of defending yourself from an immediate assault, not much else makes it acceptable to whack at someone with a laptop. Hitting a flight attendant and another passenger? She should have been arrested.
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