Another day, another passenger booted off a plane

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  1. viguera
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    This time it's a US Airways flight from PHL.

    Apparently the booter (FA by the name of Tonialla G) "was being rude to several passengers", and the booted (Miami photographer Sandy DeWitt) attempted to take a picture of the FA's name tag in order to file a complaint later.

    She was later confronted by the FA who ordered her to delete the picture, and was subsequently removed from the flight for being "a security risk" (and yeah she even deleted the picture when asked).

    http://www.pixiq.com/article/woman-escorted-off-us-airways-flight-for-snapping-iphone-photo

    I'm sure there's more to the story -- maybe DeWitt made a smart-ass remark after the incident or something -- but still, doesn't seem right to get booted off the plane over something that menial. Although I would imagine if she hadn't deleted the picture then the charge would have been "interfering with the flight crew"
     
  2. MSPeconomist
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    I read this elsewhere and the infamous Tonialla isn't a FA but the GA for the flight. The photo happened at the podium in the gate area. So could this have been "interfering with a flight crew" when she doesn't work on board? However, I don't see how having taken a photo is interference. She apparently complained to the FA who told the captain.
     
  3. Gargoyle
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    US Scareways is getting a ton of bad press from this- the story has been picked up by a few dozen outlets and it getting disseminated.

    If someone is a security risk today, why are they not a risk tomorrow morning? That managers excuse does not pass the "smell" test.
     

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