10 ways to get kicked off a plane

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.skyscanner.net/news/articles/2012/07/013102-10-ways-to-get-kicked-off-a-plane.html

    Don’t feel like flying? Want to go back to the terminal instead? Then just employ one of the following techniques to ensure you won’t be taking off any time soon. Skyscanner introduces 10 ways to get yourself booted off-board.


    1.Don’t switch off your phone when told

    The reasons behind disabling electronic devices may be an oft-disputed issue amongst passengers, but if you want to be thrown off a plane, be sure to blatantly refuse to disable your mobile, iPad or Kindle during take-off and landing.
    Ejected: Actor Alec Baldwin was sent packing from an American Airlines’ flight for refusing to turn off his smart phone. Incensed that his game of ‘Words with Friends’ had been interrupted, he made off to the toilet where he tried to continue playing the scrabble-like app. Staff had words with Mr Baldwin and he was duly removed from the plane.

    2.Be too big to fit into a single seat (and don’t pay for two)

    The airline ‘fat tax’ debate is a long-running contentious issue, but most airlines’ rules state that if you can’t comfortably fit into a single seat with the arm rests down – you’ll need to buy two seats.
    Ejected: Kevin Smith, Hollywood director of cult classics: Clerks, Mallrats and Chasing Amy, was removed from a Southwest Airline’s flight after staff claimed he couldn’t fit in the seat. The unfortunate Kevin had in fact purchased two seats to comply with Southwest’s seating policy, but had then taken an earlier flight which had only one seat left. A tirade of twitter abuse aimed @SouthwestAirlines followed.

    Read More: http://www.skyscanner.net/news/articles/2012/07/013102-10-ways-to-get-kicked-off-a-plane.html
     
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    YUCK!
     
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    Never seen that one, hope I never do. :eek:
     
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    #8 will also get you arrested at least in North America.
     
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    Amazing what same people would do " not " to fly!:eek:
     
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    The link provided asks me to download some stuff. No way!

    What are the remaining eight ways to get kicked off a plane?
     
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    That's odd, I just checked the link and it did not ask me to download anything. :confused:
     
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    It's actually standard practice on small planes without lavatories when finding and landing at a nearby airport would be too inconvenient (an hour long pit stop with landing fees? ending an experimental test flight early? no thanks).
    http://aviation.derosaweb.net/relief/
     
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    1. Don’t switch off your phone when told


    I almost saw a male FA wring a girls neck over this one recently. He was STERNLY polite to her since he had to ask her twice. Then the Captain made an announcement regarding such issues. Apparently her FB just could NOT wait!
     
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    It's also rumored to be SOP for some long distance truck drivers. The nasty ones dispose of the recycled water bottle by throwing it out the window of their vehicle along the highway when it's full. Yuck!
     
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    Related to #8, I've seen people (plural) be kicked off for getting up to use the restroom when we're #1 (no pun intended) in line for takeoff.
     
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    Now that is not something I approve of. There are more hygienic ways of relieving oneself without a pit stop.
     
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    What about showing too much cleavage? Boohoo Southwest!
     
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    This gets you an upgrade on my airline!! :)
     
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    +1 and a welcome, no questions asked. ;)
     
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