How airlines decide when to kick a passenger off a plane

Los Angeles Times

Two women were removed from a JetBlue Airways plane for reportedly staring at a flight attendant. The leader of a popular rock band was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight for refusing to pull up his baggy pants. A UC Berkeley student said he was booted from a Southwest flight for speaking Arabic. Examples of passengers being removed from flights have gained increased attention since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, which began with the hijacking of four commercial planes. After the attacks, flight personnel suddenly found themselves focusing more attention on identifying potentially dangerous passengers than serving drinks and snacks.


Frontier Airlines passenger arrested after peeing on seat in front of him during flight

FOX News

'Extremely intoxicated' passenger arrested for reportedly assaulting two women on a Frontier Airlines flight, urinating on seat. A Frontier Airlines passenger was led away from his arrival gate in handcuffs on Thursday after passengers say he grabbed two women during the flight and then urinated on the seat directly in front of him. The ordeal began about two hours into Frontier Airlines Flight 864 from Denver to Charleston, S.C., Fox 31 Denver reported. The man, who has not been identified, had allegedly been drinking before witnesses say he first grabbed a woman seated next to him. After flight attendants moved him to an empty row, the disorderly passenger was witnessed peeing on the seat directly in front of him.


How airlines decide when to kick a passenger off a plane

Los Angeles Times

Two women were removed from a JetBlue Airways plane for reportedly staring at a flight attendant. The leader of a popular rock band was kicked off a Southwest Airlines flight for refusing to pull up his baggy pants. A UC Berkeley student said he was booted from a Southwest flight for speaking Arabic. Examples of passengers being removed from flights have gained increased attention since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, which began with the hijacking of four commercial planes. After the attacks, flight personnel suddenly found themselves focusing more attention on identifying potentially dangerous passengers than serving drinks and snacks.


Woman And 70-Year-Old Father Kicked Off Frontier Airlines Flight [Video]

International Business Times

A woman and her 70-year-old father who were en route to visit an ailing relative Wednesday were reportedly kicked off a Frontier Airlines flight after the two expressed their dissatisfaction with the airline during a private conversation. While the Orlando family maintains they did nothing wrong, the airline claims they were using profanities while talking about flight crew. The airline told International Business Times that an investigation is still underway. Whitney Miller, 25, and her father, Eric Miller, were discussing how "miserable" they were traveling with the budget carrier but were unaware that a flight attendant behind them was listening to their conversation, local news station WKMG, a CBS affiliate, reported Wednesday. The Millers allege that the flight attendant approached other flight crew who then aggressively asked the family if there was an issue.


This is why flight attendants love United Airlines' new basic economy fares

Los Angeles Times

Shortly after United Airlines announced the launch this week of its new "basic economy" fares, travelers began to gripe on social media sites. Most fliers complained that such fares wouldn't allow passengers to choose their seats and would mean each passenger gets only one carry-on item that can fit under the seat -- don't try to put it in an overhead compartment. "Why do you have to make a $ off everything," one flier tweeted at United. "Great low fares but no bags or seat assign. Flying used to be fun now it's a hassle."