Students from United Arab Emirates taken off NC-to-DC flight and questioned

Discussion in 'Aviation Passenger Security in the USA' started by Lisa Simeone, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Standard procedure in post-9/11 USA -- Land of the Fearful and Home of the Paranoid:

    Students from United Arab Emirates taken off NC-to-DC flight and questioned
  2. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Nobody's going to apologize until the people who are victimized in these outrageous events start suing. The fascists will finally begin to feel sorry when it starts to cost them lots of time in court & money in judgments.

    Shoshoa Hebshi apparently wimped out & decided not to sue. These are the fascists' next victims.

    Either sue the fasicsts, or quit flying while brown, or just roll over & enjoy it.
  3. Sky Dancer

    Sky Dancer Original Member

    This one needs a bit more explanation. Someone reported a concern to the pilot. Who was that someone, and what was the concern. Not enough information here.

    If the concern was ligitament, OK. If not, they should at least get a refund.
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    They've already admitted it is was done out of an "abundance of caution", i.e. there was no real reason.

    The students were summoned off the plane by name, which sounds like the "authorities" (on loan from Burger Flippers Anonymous) were up to something funky.
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  5. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    From WBVT:

    Apparently US Airways has no real intention of giving them that apology. Their handing of a similar incident with the Flying Imans 2-3 years ago was even more asinine -- the imans had to complete their trip on Northwest after US Airways refused to accommodate them the next morning.
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  6. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    From NBC:

    As usual, one airhead passenger gets to screw everyone over. They should start these interrogations with the idiots who can't seem to deal with 'brown" people.
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  7. Lisa Simeone

    Lisa Simeone Original Member

    Shoshana Hebshi decided not to sue?? What?? I thought the ACLU was going to take on her case?

    Maybe she can't afford it. Or maybe it would require the humiliation of showing that video in court. If so, I can understand why.
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  8. Elizabeth Conley

    Elizabeth Conley Original Member

  9. Sky Dancer

    Sky Dancer Original Member

    This shows a lack of thinking on the parts of the other PAX too. I would have brought it to the attention of the flight crew that if this person was paranoid on the ground, what happens if he/she gets paranoid at 35,000 ft? I would request that PAX be removed from the flight for everyone's safety.
  10. Sky Dancer

    Sky Dancer Original Member

    I agree with you Mike, BUT.......
    Compairing Airport Security to "Burger Flippers" is a terrible injustice to our people in the food service industry, who do their jobs well, and treat people with respect. Even the ones who can't speak English have more common sense. :D:D:D

    That's a good topic for discussion. What *could* they honestly be compaired too?
  11. DeafBlonde

    DeafBlonde Original Member

    They should have kicked the airhead passenger that reported the "brown" people off of the plane and made sure that person was thouroughly interrogated AND strip searched! :mad:
  12. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    They offered to, and she met with them, but the media coverage indicated it was to learn her options. I got the distinct impression that although they showed her how what the government did was wrong, they did not convince her to sue. She still has plenty of time in which to follow through.

    Perhaps some new comments in her blog reminding her how this will continue to happen to others (and perhaps to her again) until people like Shoshana take a firm stand against it -- in court.
  13. Fisher1949

    Fisher1949 Original Member Coach

    I thought ACLU had taken it too. My impression was that she went silent on the incident at the direction of her attorneys so she didn't compromise the case.
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