Judging from the experience of a Brooklyn man who was tossed off a flight at the Detroit Metro Airport, it’s best to keep your language clean while boarding, just to be safe. The man says he was tossed off an Atlantic Southeast Airlines flight after a flight attendant overheard him saying “What’s taking so (expletive) long to close the overhead compartments?”
The Detroit News reports the man, who admitted using the “F” word twice, said he was “humiliated” after being thrown off the flight. The passenger said he was informed afterward that he was “disruptive.” Airport authorities did not file a report on the incident.
Southeast Atlantic sticks with Delta’s contract of carriage, which says that passengers can be removed for appearing to be intoxicated or on drugs, abusive, disorderly or violent. Passengers can also be removed for attempting to interfere with the flight crew.
A spokesperson for the airline said the company is investigating the incident and apologized for the inconvenience:
“The passenger involved was reaccommodated on a later flight. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.”
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Man tossed off flight after cursing in Detroit may sue [Detroit News]