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Man bounced from flight over Bush-bashing toilet tissue

Old Nov 12, 07, 12:05 pm
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Man bounced from flight over Bush-bashing toilet tissue

It doesn’t take much to get thrown off an airplane these days.

I was listening to a local legal talk radio show this weekend, and a guy called in stating he was removed from a flight because he told passengers that he couldn't wait to use his George Bush toilet tissue.

According to him, a couple other passengers told the flight attendant they were uncomfortable with him on the flight and so they asked him off the flight.

Airline staff said the tissue of Bush with the tagline “Aim for his mouth” could have upset other passengers.

He said they compensated him in some way but I can't remember how.

I would have loved to been on that flight to see it for myself!
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Old Nov 12, 07, 12:09 pm
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Situations like these rarely go as the "target" sees it.

He was probably tossed for good reason.
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Old Nov 12, 07, 12:13 pm
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I'm sure this guy is absolutely convinced he was tossed off for his anti-Bush sentiments. While I don't know the regulations airlines follow, I'm certain there's something that makes it illegal to screw around with any of the equipment along the same lines as their warnings to not attempt to disable the smoke detectors.
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Old Nov 12, 07, 12:17 pm
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I worked for an airline famous for booting pax and the unspoken rule was:

If all three FA's and just one pax expressed concern they were off the next leg. Never failed. Worked wonders.
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Anyone candyassed enough to be "uncomfortable" from such remarks should have been cordially invited to remove their own sorry carcasses from the flight, not someone with gag TP.
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Old Nov 12, 07, 12:33 pm
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I was ground staff at an airline. It simetimes comes down to inconveniencing the fewest passengers. If the Crews are adamanent and threaten to walk, or you think things might get ugly at 35,000 feet. I spent a few years as an inflight manager. After dealing with several airrage incidents, I got picky about who I let on.

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Old Nov 12, 07, 12:38 pm
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Originally Posted by XGSC View Post
I was ground staff at an airline. It simetimes comes down to inconveniencing the fewest passengers. If the Crews are adamanent and threaten to walk, or you think things might get ugly at 35,000 feet. I spent a few years as an inflight manager. After dealing with several airrage incidents, I got picky about who I let on.

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Tough crap, pardon the pun as it relates to this event.

You're uncomfortable - you leave. Not the other person who has broken no rules. I hope that if this story is true, the passenger sues for IDB as a minimum compensation.
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Old Nov 12, 07, 12:40 pm
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make the flight and in-flight uncomfortable.....

You will leave...
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Old Nov 12, 07, 1:01 pm
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Next time I'll be sure to wave my boxer shorts with the old Burger King logo and the phrase "Home of the Whopper" printed thereon.
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Old Nov 12, 07, 1:44 pm
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This is more a freedom of speech issue than one of safety or security so it would normally be transferred to OMNI. However, the OP and several of the posters are not OMNI-enabled so we're going to have to close it as not on topic for the forum.

Feel free to contribute to any of the other active threads in this forum.

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