Woman punches male FA in face on US 2051, PHL-MIA; draws blood

 
Old Sep 16, 13, 8:38 am
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Woman punches male FA in face on US 2051, PHL-MIA; draws blood

Two of my friends are on this flight right now, but it's still on the ground at PHL. The flight was already delayed, and they witnessed a woman punch a male FA in the face. The FA was bleeding and was removed from the plane.

The assailant claimed that she was angry because her flights had been delayed.
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Old Sep 16, 13, 8:53 am
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I can't wait to see the iPhone videos of this one!
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Old Sep 16, 13, 9:03 am
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When in doubt, punch someone to speed up your departure. Jeez.

As of a few minutes ago, 2051 showed a delay of 65 min, which isn't even too bad.
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Old Sep 16, 13, 9:13 am
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They need to "throw the book " at this idiot. I hope I'm wrong but I bet nothing will happen & as much as I hate to say this unless something has changed since I retired not even sure US will back the crew member.
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Old Sep 16, 13, 9:16 am
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Originally Posted by coachrowsey View Post
They need to "throw the book " at this idiot. I hope I'm wrong but I bet nothing will happen & as much as I hate to say this unless something has changed since I retired not even sure US will back the crew member.
US may not have to back the crew member since the assault was likley witnessed by plenty of pax. But US should support its employees when something like this happens.
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Old Sep 16, 13, 9:47 am
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It's PHL and the Eagles lost yesterday. The defense rests.

But really, bold move punching an FA with a bunch of witnesses.
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Old Sep 16, 13, 10:13 am
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They need to "throw the book " at this idiot. I hope I'm wrong but I bet nothing will happen & as much as I hate to say this unless something has changed since I retired not even sure US will back the crew member.
That passenger should be required to pay the FA's medical bills and be placed on the no-fly-list.
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Old Sep 16, 13, 10:16 am
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Originally Posted by FlyIgglesFly View Post
It's PHL and the Eagles lost yesterday. The defense rests.
So you're on the voluntary no-fly list after Eagles' losses?
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Old Sep 16, 13, 10:19 am
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They need to "throw the book " at this idiot. I hope I'm wrong but I bet nothing will happen & as much as I hate to say this unless something has changed since I retired not even sure US will back the crew member.
US Air or the FA union better back him up and ask that th epax be prosecuted.

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That passenger should be required to pay the FA's medical bills and be placed on the no-fly-list.
" But your Honor, my clent was under tremendous stress due to XXXXXYYYYY and when the FA told her to suck it in, she while being in danger of assault, took the first punch..."

10 hours Community Service and Anger Management courses at tax payer's expense ! Case closed.

Next.
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Old Sep 16, 13, 10:24 am
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US Air or the FA union better back him up and ask that th epax be prosecuted.



" But your Honor, my clent was under tremendous stress due to XXXXXYYYYY and when the FA told her to suck it in, she while being in danger of assault, took the first punch..."

10 hours Community Service and Anger Management courses at tax payer's expense ! Case closed.

Next.
Why would I not be surprised if this is the out come.
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Old Sep 16, 13, 10:43 am
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Originally Posted by tommyleo View Post
So you're on the voluntary no-fly list after Eagles' losses?
Those of us who bleed green only buy refundable tickets for travel on Sundays
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Old Sep 16, 13, 11:00 am
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Originally Posted by tommyleo View Post
So you're on the voluntary no-fly list after Eagles' losses?
Well, it depends on your interpretation of "voluntary" in the ruling of U.S. Airways vs. FlyIgglesFly.
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Old Sep 16, 13, 12:25 pm
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A FA on the flight told my friend that assaulting a member of the flight crew is only a federal offense if the flight is in the air. (This incident occurred before takeoff.) Does anyone know if what the FA is claiming is true?
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Old Sep 16, 13, 12:36 pm
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Never been angry enough @ USAir crew for this to be a remote possibility.
Frontier? Sure.
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Old Sep 16, 13, 12:49 pm
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Originally Posted by tommyleo View Post
A FA on the flight told my friend that assaulting a member of the flight crew is only a federal offense if the flight is in the air. (This incident occurred before takeoff.) Does anyone know if what the FA is claiming is true?
True.
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