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LA Times: How airlines decide when to kick a passenger off a plane

LA Times: How airlines decide when to kick a passenger off a plane

Old Apr 20, 16, 9:41 am
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LA Times: How airlines decide when to kick a passenger off a plane

Two women were removed from a JetBlue Airways plane for reportedly staring at a flight attendant.

The leader of a popular rock band was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight for refusing to pull up his baggy pants.

A UC Berkeley student said he was booted from a Southwest flight for speaking Arabic.

Examples of passengers being removed from flights have gained increased attention since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, which began with the hijacking of four commercial planes.
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-f...420-story.html
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Old Apr 20, 16, 3:24 pm
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I remember belligerent drunks, argumentative passengers and other obnoxious behavior being tolerated pre-9/11, and I think the fact that it is easier to get kicked off a plane nowadays is a good thing. Helps decrease that kind of activity and makes flying more pleasant.
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Old Apr 20, 16, 4:06 pm
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So speaking Arabic falls under that kind of behavior?
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Old Apr 20, 16, 7:55 pm
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Originally Posted by cayohueso View Post
So speaking Arabic falls under that kind of behavior?
From the article:

In other accounts, Makhzoomi said he told his uncle how he asked a question during the event about Islamic State.

Makhzoomi was escorted off the plane and interviewed by airport police and the FBI.

A spokesman for the Los Angeles World Airports Police said another Arabic speaker on the plane said Makhzoomi was overheard mentioning the name of a terrorist organization in the phone conversation.

"The individual found the comments alarming and disturbing," Officer Rob Pedregon said. But he added that the police did not have enough evidence to substantiate the claim.
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Old Apr 20, 16, 8:13 pm
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Originally Posted by cayohueso View Post
So speaking Arabic falls under that kind of behavior?
That article made it much clearer: He mentioned ISIS. (In response to a question from the person he was talking to but someone overhearing things would only get one side of the conversation.)
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Old Apr 21, 16, 3:17 am
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CNN reports this differently:

While he waited for takeoff on his flight from Los Angeles to Oakland, California, they chatted in Arabic about an event he'd been excited to attend the day before: a dinner with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

"I just called him and talked to him about it and everything, and he told me (to) call him when I get to Oakland, and I said, 'insha'Allah insha'Allah (God willing), I will call you when I arrive.' And during the conversation a lady was staring at me," Makhzoomi said.
No word about the ISIS, more like being kicked-off for speaking Arabic.
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Old Apr 21, 16, 9:55 am
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I can pretty much guarantee

That if two white guys were talking about ISIS they won't get kicked off the plane.
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Old Apr 21, 16, 5:35 pm
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Originally Posted by cayohueso View Post
So speaking Arabic falls under that kind of behavior?
Sure. If your desire is to be labeled as xenophobic it's absolutely the way to do it.
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Old Apr 27, 16, 8:59 am
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Fortunately, I've never been removed from the flight. In contrast I and other passengers waited for a long time - at least 20 minutes or 30 - for missing passengers. And they seemed even a bit drunk. Indeed, Europeap airlines are very loyal
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Old Apr 28, 16, 11:35 am
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I have never been removed from a flight, but i have friends who got a strong strong talking too for being visibly intoxicated asking for more drinks. They consider it a badge of honor (). I consider them people I refuse to travel with.
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Old Apr 29, 16, 6:46 am
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Originally Posted by Madone59 View Post
I have never been removed from a flight, but i have friends who got a strong strong talking too for being visibly intoxicated asking for more drinks. They consider it a badge of honor (). I consider them people I refuse to travel with.
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Old Apr 30, 16, 7:42 pm
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Airlines usually have their certain rules to be followed. They will not kick out passenger from a plane without valid reasons. The link is not working for me so I am not so sure about the reason behind that.
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Old May 1, 16, 3:19 am
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Originally Posted by manuel_ritz View Post
Airlines usually have their certain rules to be followed. They will not kick out passenger from a plane without valid reasons. The link is not working for me so I am not so sure about the reason behind that.
Racism seems to work pretty well doesn't it?
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Old May 8, 16, 9:51 pm
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Originally Posted by manuel_ritz View Post
Airlines usually have their certain rules to be followed. They will not kick out passenger from a plane without valid reasons. The link is not working for me so I am not so sure about the reason behind that.
So saying "si Dios lo quiere" or "God willing" is OK, but "insha'Allah" violates airline policy? Hmmm!

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