Why are US airlines always 'reaching out'?

Discussion in 'Other Aspects of Aviation Security' started by VH-RMD, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. VH-RMD

    VH-RMD Original Member

    Green Day singer ejected from flight

    Updated September 03, 2011 18:40:49

    [​IMG] Photo: Green Day's Armstrong (left) tweeted: "Just got kicked off a Southwest flight because my pants sagged too low!..." (Getty Images: Jim McIsaac)
    Map: United States
    Green Day rocker Billie Joe Armstrong has complained he was booted from a Southwest Airlines flight in California because of the way he wore his pants.
    The 39-year-old Armstrong tweeted: "Just got kicked off a Southwest flight because my pants sagged too low!..."
    The flight was going from Oakland to the Los Angeles suburb of Burbank, said Brad Hawkins, a spokesman for Southwest Airlines.
    Cindy Qiu, an associate producer at Bay area television station ABC7/KGO-TV, was on the flight and described the incident on her company's website.
    She said that Armstrong, when he was initially approached by a flight attendant and told to hike up his pants, said "Don't you have better things to do than worry about that?"
    He then tried to take his seat but was asked to leave the plane, Qiu said on the ABC7 website.
    The situation appears to have been soon resolved.
    "As soon as we became aware of what had happened, we reached out to apologise for this customer's experience," Hawkins said. "He elected to take the next flight."
    The Oakland-born Armstrong is the lead singer for the punk band Green Day, which rose to fame in the 1990s with songs such as When I Come Around.
    A musical called American Idiot, based on the band's music, is playing on Broadway.
  2. barbell

    barbell Coach Coach

    America has a lot of busybodies.

    I really wish they'd mind their own beeswax.
  3. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    At the end of the day, the airline is still a private business. If they want your butt crack covered before you set down on their furniture, cover it.

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