BOOTED FROM FLIGHT Father, daughter kicked off plane over their language

FOX News

A father and daughter were kicked off a Frontier Airlines flight in Orlando Wednesday after allegedly privately expressing their displeasure with the airline, News 6 reports. Eric and Whitney Miller had just boarded the flight to St. Louis after a six-hour delay when they were asked to leave because the crew "felt threatened" by their behavior. In a Facebook post, Whitney wrote that they were removed after 15 minutes of sitting in their seats and were "humiliated" for getting kicked off the plane. The post had vanished from Facebook by Friday night. The incident was caught on video by another passenger a few rows back.


Delta Removes 5 Passengers From Plane Because Flight Attendant Felt 'Unsafe'

International Business Times

A New York City DJ, Robyn "DJ Reborn" Rodgers, uploaded a series of videos on Instagram on Wednesday, accusing Delta Air Lines of kicking her and four other passengers off a flight Saturday due to an incident that was racially motivated. The passengers who were kicked off Delta Flight 4527 were Rodgers, an African-American woman, Elena (last name not known), a Latina woman, photographer Ryan Miller, an unidentified man and his son. It all started when one of the flight attendants on the plane, came over to Rodgers and asked her to put her phone on "flight mode" before the aircraft, which had begun taxing on the tarmac of Fort Wayne International Airport, was about to take off. "As I was swiping to it the attendant menacingly stood over me with her arms folded waiting for me to do it. I told her, 'I know how to turn on airplane mode, you don't have to stand over me.'


Deemed virus-free and finally let off cruise ship in Cambodia, passengers desperate to find flights home

The Japan Times

BANGKOK – The cheers of celebration have faded. The waving of roses has ceased. Having finally reached a friendly port in Cambodia willing to accept them after nearly two weeks of uncertainty at sea, hundreds of cruise ship passengers eyed warily over fears of a new virus are now simply trying to find a way home. "We're in this sort of surreal world," said Lydia Miller, 55, of Orcas Island, Washington, who is camped out at a hotel in the capital, Phnom Penh, waiting for word on how she and her husband might be able to return to the U.S. "It's a weird feeling to travel and go on a trip and you don't know when you can come home." The MS Westerdam arrived Feb. 13 in Cambodia after repeatedly being denied entry to other ports.


Some airlines have added cameras on seat-back screens

Los Angeles Times

Now there is one more place where cameras could start watching you -- from 30,000 feet. Newer seat-back entertainment systems on some airplanes operated by American Airlines and Singapore Airlines have cameras, and it's likely they are also on planes used by other carriers. American and Singapore both said Friday that they have never activated the cameras and have no plans to use them. However, companies that make the entertainment systems are installing cameras to offer future options such as seat-to-seat video conferencing, according to an American Airlines spokesman. A passenger on a Singapore flight posted a photo of the seat-back display last week, and the tweet was shared several hundred times and drew media notice.


Some planes have cameras on seat-back screens

The Japan Times

NEW YORK - Now there is one more place where cameras could start watching you -- from 30,000 feet. Newer seat-back entertainment systems on some airplanes operated by American Airlines and Singapore Airlines have cameras, and it is likely they are also on planes used by other carriers. American and Singapore both said Friday that they have never activated the cameras and have no plans to use them. However, companies that make the entertainment systems are installing cameras to offer future options such as seat-to-seat video conferencing, according to an American Airlines spokesman. A passenger on a Singapore flight recently posted a photo of the seat-back display, and the tweet was shared several hundred times and drew media notice.