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

Old Jul 26, 2019, 7:03 am
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Extreme Seat Poaching don't try this at home kids.

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/
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Old Jul 26, 2019, 7:22 am
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"... not arrested.".

That (insert derogatory descriptor here) person should be taken out and shot on the tarmac. Oh, and banned from AA for life! Unless he is CK, then everyone involved will have to kiss his ..... feet.
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Old Jul 26, 2019, 7:23 am
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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, 2019, 7:38 am
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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?
He could have been arrested for interfering with flight crew. Clearly this guy is missing some screws and should not be allowed anywhere near an a/c. I wonder if he was allowed to fly later.
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Old Jul 26, 2019, 8:20 am
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I like the other linked story at the bottom:

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel...-a9017511.html

American Airlines passenger kicked off flight after bashing boyfriend with laptop for ‘looking at another woman’

"A couple was removed from an American Airlines flight after the woman chased her boyfriend down the aisle and smashed a laptop computer over his head for “looking at another woman”.
Shocking footage of the incident, which took place onboard a flight from Miami to Los Angeles, was shared on social media.
In it, the female passenger can be heard loudly swearing at her other half.
“You want to try to look at other women? F*** you,” she says.
A flight attendant can be seen trying to calm the woman down, appealing to her by pointing out that a small child is sitting behind them."
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Old Jul 26, 2019, 8:21 am
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how the hell do people like this even get out of their house in the morning??
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Old Jul 26, 2019, 8:25 am
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Originally Posted by Uzzar
I like the other linked story at the bottom:

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel...-a9017511.html

American Airlines passenger kicked off flight after bashing boyfriend with laptop for ‘looking at another woman’

"A couple was removed from an American Airlines flight after the woman chased her boyfriend down the aisle and smashed a laptop computer over his head for “looking at another woman”.
Shocking footage of the incident, which took place onboard a flight from Miami to Los Angeles, was shared on social media.
In it, the female passenger can be heard loudly swearing at her other half.
“You want to try to look at other women? F*** you,” she says.
A flight attendant can be seen trying to calm the woman down, appealing to her by pointing out that a small child is sitting behind them."
OMG


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Old Jul 26, 2019, 8:28 am
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he wasn't arrested?!
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Old Jul 26, 2019, 8:43 am
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Originally Posted by enviroian
I just liked watching the reactions of the guy in the blue Helly Hansen t-shirt.
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Old Jul 26, 2019, 8:45 am
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Originally Posted by Fraser
I just liked watching the reactions of the guy in the blue Helly Hansen t-shirt.
Right!? His facial expressions are hilarious.

I just noticed that nut wack is in an exit row. Not the person I'd like to count on in case of an emergency.

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
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Old Jul 26, 2019, 8:46 am
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Originally Posted by Uzzar
I like the other linked story at the bottom:

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel...-a9017511.html

American Airlines passenger kicked off flight after bashing boyfriend with laptop for ‘looking at another woman’

"A couple was removed from an American Airlines flight after the woman chased her boyfriend down the aisle and smashed a laptop computer over his head for “looking at another woman”.
Shocking footage of the incident, which took place onboard a flight from Miami to Los Angeles, was shared on social media.
In it, the female passenger can be heard loudly swearing at her other half.
“You want to try to look at other women? F*** you,” she says.
A flight attendant can be seen trying to calm the woman down, appealing to her by pointing out that a small child is sitting behind them."
‘That woman wasn’t arrested either. Her husband wouldn’t press charges. Why don’t airlines ban these creatures more frequently or do they and we don’t hear about it?
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Old Jul 26, 2019, 8:50 am
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Originally Posted by karenkay
he wasn't arrested?!
I too found that quite surprising when I read the first reports of this story yesterday.

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Old Jul 26, 2019, 8:56 am
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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."
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Old Jul 26, 2019, 9:12 am
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Originally Posted by enviroian
Not the person I'd like to count on in case of an emergency.
That person IS an emergency.
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Old Jul 26, 2019, 9:16 am
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