Flight Attendant Said She'd Keep Miami-Bound Passengers On Board Over Video Player

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  1. sobore
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    http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/...Board-Over-Video-Player-Report-140395863.html

    Alaska Airlines has apologized after a flight attendant made an “inappropriate” announcement on a Miami-bound flight, reportedly telling passengers that they would not be allowed off the plane if the last rented video player was not returned.

    Fortunately, the video player was found before Seattle-to-Miami Flight 16 landed in the Magic City Tuesday, so none of the 146 passengers were detained, Alaska Air spokeswoman Bobbie Egan said.

    She would not say what was actually said on board the flight, but technologist and writer Jeff Reifman, who was a passenger, provided an account on his blog.


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    This is what I figured would happen with the tablets on AA. :)
     
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    Well it worked? Quite the threat to keep people on the plane...
     
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    Not a lawyer, but that sounds like false imprisonment to me. Sounds like a really bad idea to me.
     
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    how long do you figure the passengers would tolerate being held in group punishment before they became an angry mob and hog tied ye old fa....
     
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    I'm kinda with the FA on this one. It sounds like some passenger thought they could steal a video player. The FA bluffed and the would-be thief caved. It wasn't even the FA's property so he/she was just doing her job to protect her employer's assets.
     
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    Alaska disagrees with you and the FA.

    "Alaska Airlines has apologized after a flight attendant made an “inappropriate” announcement on a Miami-bound flight"

    So do I. Threatening to hold an entire plane load of people hostage is not part of the job description of a flight attendant, I believe. Recording who they hand the players to, however, is probably part of the job description.
     
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    I've never understood why they don't keep track of who has a player, or tie players to the purchaser name on the cc scan.
     
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    I don't fly AK much but when I have it's seemed like there is no attempt to record who has a player, which seems quite odd.
     
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    I've never seen a player on AK (Air Asia). :)
     
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    Pretty funny AS vs AK -- frequent flier humor at its best.
     

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