AirTran pilot gives the boot to 100 high school students [LGA]

Discussion in 'Other Aspects of Aviation Security' started by Mike, Jun 4, 2013.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    This should give some of those power-hungry pilots & flight attendants a real woody, and a hard record to beat ...

    My Fox NY: Brooklyn students ejected from NYC-to-Atlanta flight

    About 100 high school students traveling from New York to Atlanta were ejected from an AirTran flight after the pilot and crew lost patience with kids who wouldn't sit down and put away their cellphones ... AirTran's parent company, Southwest Airlines, said in a statement that the crew and captain asked passengers several times to put their mobile devices away. The airline said that when some passengers didn't comply, the whole group of students was ordered to disembark.

    "We take this matter seriously and have already opened our own investigation. We will continue to speak with the chaperones and students and reach out to Southwest Airlines to determine the facts," Yeshiva Executive Director Seth Linfield said. "Preliminarily, it does not appear that the action taken by the flight crew was justified. We acknowledge that Southwest Airlines has offered vouchers for future air travel to faculty and students."

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