Former US Senator Kicked Off JetBlue Flight
Former New York Senator Alfonse D’amato was removed from a JetBlue flight Monday after trying to rally the delayed passengers against the flight crew.
Flight 1002 from Fort Lauderdale to New York was delayed six times causing the departure time to be pushed back over six hours. Once the passengers boarded, the pilots informed them that ten needed to move to the front due to weight distribution.
When a few passengers refused to move, D’amato got up and confronted them.
JetBlue spokesman Morgan Johnston said, “The decision to remove a customer from a flight is not taken lightly. If a customer is causing a conflict on the aircraft, it is standard procedure to ask the customer to deplane, especially if the crew feels the situation runs a risk of escalation in-flight.”
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