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Woman Fakes In-Flight Medical Emergency After Being Denied Larger Seat

Old Nov 30, 19, 9:33 pm
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Woman Fakes In-Flight Medical Emergency After Being Denied Larger Seat

A woman demanding a larger seat on an American Airlines flight is in custody after faking a medical condition that prompted the pilot to head back to a Florida airport.

"Once airborne, she told them she wanted a bigger seat. The pilot declared an emergency... once they got on the ground, she made it clear that she was faking the medical condition to get a bigger seat," said Mike Wood, Pensacola Police Department public information officer.

Flight crews summoned authorities once the Miami-bound flight arrived back to Pensacola, where it originally took off from, early Friday morning.
From: https://www.necn.com/news/national-i...Qv4fkTwHSLd16Y
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Old Nov 30, 19, 9:52 pm
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Hrmmm.. a "big seat" between PNS and MIA on an ERJ-145 for 531 miles.
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Old Nov 30, 19, 10:00 pm
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It appears she’s got a big hospital bed for now, and could get a big cot (with two hots and a snack) in her near future — albeit not in Miami, where she apparently wanted to go in her bigger seat.
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Old Nov 30, 19, 10:08 pm
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Heck of an effort and outcome for a 90 minute flight. Definite over-achiever.
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Old Nov 30, 19, 10:12 pm
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I want a bigger seat, too. Never has a plane been turned around because of it. Some of the article seems written by a Jr High school journalism student.
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Old Nov 30, 19, 10:16 pm
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This is an instance where naming and shaming the passenger would be appropriate IMHO.
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Old Nov 30, 19, 10:17 pm
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I'm not an expert, but I'm more interested in knowing what medical emergency requires a larger seat during a flight. Childbirth?
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Old Nov 30, 19, 11:15 pm
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Originally Posted by enpremiere View Post
Hrmmm.. a "big seat" between PNS and MIA on an ERJ-145 for 531 miles.
The ER4 is Y-only, so what seat did she even want?!
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Old Dec 1, 19, 7:46 am
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Does anyone know if she will get a bill from AA for fuel and/or other expenses?
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Old Dec 1, 19, 9:37 am
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Does anyone know if she will get a bill from AA for fuel and/or other expenses?
I’m sure she will not incur any expenses from her actions. And I’m also sure that other passengers who misconnected and/or incurred other expenses of their own like hotel bills, meals, etc., will never see anything from either AA or this loser. The proper punishment is a BFL.
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Old Dec 1, 19, 9:54 am
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I'm not an expert, but I'm more interested in knowing what medical emergency requires a larger seat during a flight. Childbirth?
Probably atetoomanydonutsitis
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Old Dec 1, 19, 2:07 pm
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It's a E145 there are no larger seats. What'd she expect? AA to ferry an empty 772 to PNS so that she could have a single aisle J seat?
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Old Dec 1, 19, 2:18 pm
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Originally Posted by newyorkgeorge View Post
It's a E145 there are no larger seats. What'd she expect? AA to ferry an empty 772 to PNS so that she could have a single aisle J seat?
I think she needed an Etihad A380 residence
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Looks like the plane was in the air for 43 minutes. A normal PNS-MIA flight is airborne for 75. That must be frustrating for all involved.
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Originally Posted by JDiver View Post
It appears she’s got a big hospital bed for now, and could get a big cot (with two hots and a snack) in her near future — albeit not in Miami, where she apparently wanted to go in her bigger seat.
""Because of things she said, she was taken in custody (under the Baker Act)."

That means she gets an involuntary psych hold at a hospital. for 72 hours Locked n a room with a hospital gown and can't leave or get anyone to let her out - relatives, lawyer, judge, etc.

And she'll get billed for that.
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