Former U.S. Sen. Alfonse D’Amato was kicked off a JetBlue flight when he complained about the airline’s service.
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D’Amato Removed From Plane After Urging Walkout Over Delays. ‘Walk out with me,’ says ex-N.Y. senator ejected from JetBlue flight. Former New York Sen. Al D’Amato is kicked off a Fort Lauderdale JetBlue flight bound for New York Monday night. A former New York Senator is making headlines for his outburst on a New York-bound JetBlue flight that led to him being ejected from a plane. But of course, almost no plane tirade is complete without the Florida angle. Ex-New York Sen. Al D’Amato was on JetBlue flight 1002 from Fort Lauderdale Monday night, following a seven-hour delay. Flights from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport have been facing numerous delays after a shooter killed five people and injured six at a baggage claim terminal Friday. But Monday’s JetBlue flight still couldn’t leave until 10 passengers in the front were moved to the back of the plane to redistribute weight. When several passengers refused to move, D’Amato got up and confronted them, as well as crew and the captain, who he said needed “to grow some balls” and control the situation, according to passenger Layla Delarmelina. Mr. D’Amato, 79, who represented New York as a Republican from 1981 to 1999, was removed from a JetBlue flight in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., after causing a conflict, according to the airline. The JetBlue flight, which had been scheduled to depart around 1:40 p.m. Monday, did not take off until about 8 p.m., after delays. During the delay, Mr. D’Amato stood in the aisle and urged other passengers to walk out with him, according to video of the episode. “We can still speak in this country,” Mr. D’Amato said in the video. “I am making an appeal to all you people. Stand up for what’s right and walk out with me.” At least one unidentified passenger stood to join him. “I’m going,” he said. It is not exactly clear what prompted Mr. D’Amato’s response. The crew was trying to move passengers to address a weight imbalance, an airline spokesman said. A passenger, Jeffrey A. Wurst, said that the plane’s captain explained that about 10 people needed to move to the back of the plane from the front to balance how the cargo had been loaded. “I saw Al D’Amato go to the back, to one of the last rows,” Mr. Wurst said. “People spotted him and asked to take pictures. The captain then asked for more people to move. D’Amato gets up and starts” shouting, he said. Eventually, the police were called. An officer from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office can be seen walking toward Mr. D’Amato in the video. Mr. D’Amato seems to refer to the issue with the seats, speaking during an announcement that the plane would take off once everyone was seated. “I’m getting thrown out because I stood up and said to the captain, ‘Why don’t you do what you’re supposed to do?’” Mr. D’Amato says in the video. “If you’re supposed to move two or three people, move them. And so he got annoyed at that, and I’m getting thrown out.” As he walks by the open cockpit door, Mr. D’Amato can be seen telling the captain that he is a “poor excuse” for a leader. He turns to a flight attendant and appears to curse. JetBlue said that decisions to remove passengers from flights were not made 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,” the company said in a statement. Gary Lewi, a spokesman for Mr. D’Amato, said that the former senator was in Florida to visit an ailing friend. Mr. Lewi cited Mr. D’Amato’s frustration over the long delay and “sleep deprivation” as factors in the incident. “Anyone who knows Senator D’Amato knows he speaks his mind,” Mr. Lewi said in a statement. “JetBlue has apologized to the senator for overreacting, and the senator apologized for speaking his mind at a time when he clearly had left his patience at the gate.” The sheriff’s office said it had referred the matter to JetBlue. The airline said no further action would be taken. The intensity of emotions raised by travel and the ubiquity of social media have combined to produce a perpetual stream of caustic episodes that spin into viral news after being captured on cellphone cameras. ▌ Visit official website : http://www.videoforest.net ▌ Subscribe on Youtube : https://goo.gl/5V12KT ▌ Follow Us on Twitter : https://goo.gl/C21YRM ▌ Follow us on Pinterest : https://goo.gl/wSti4m ▌ Follow Us on Google+ : https://goo.gl/tmdRkY ▌ Subscribe us for Email : http://goo.gl/84D6JY ▌ Like Us on Facebook : https://goo.gl/jYDYwC
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Former US Senator Kicked Off Plane Former New York Sen. Al D'Amato was removed from a delayed New York-bound JetBlue flight on Monday after trying to rally passengers against the flight crew. Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States
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Former New York Senator Al D'Amato was kicked off a Monday night JetBlue flight after complaining about the pre-take off delay at Fort Lauderdale airport, according to witnesses. D'Amato reportedly became upset, as many other passengers were, after the flight that was initially supposed to depart just after 1:30 p.m. was delayed six separate times until 6:30 and when passengers actually boarded there was an additional delay, according to a passenger on the flight.
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Check out my new site! http://mikeirvingmedia.com/ Get at me on Twitter: @mikeirvingmusic Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org This is the original video. To use this video in a commercial player, advertising or in broadcasts, please email Viral Spiral: email@example.com More Info: The flight was from Philadelphia to Lisbon, where I am now. It was US Airways Flight 738. We were about 45 minutes delayed to start with, then we boarded, and this woman passed me yelling about how we weren't going to Brazil - that we were going to Portugal (I'm assuming this is because they were speaking Portuguese on the flight, also native to Brazil). She was being very loud, swearing. Overall, you could sense that people didn't feel comfortable around her. I'm assuming that a few people must have mentioned to the flight attendant that this woman was being irrational and acting strange, there were children on the flight and some nasty words were being thrown around. Next thing I know there's a police officer standing next to me in the isle (where I'm filming from) and this woman begins to raise her voice more and more while a flight attendant tells her to calm down. I captured the rest on video. She then was taken off the plane in handcuffs and we could see her being put into a cop car outside of our windows. This was all around 9PM on Sunday night, when our flight was scheduled to leave. We were delayed another hour, I put it on Reddit not expecting anything to come of it, and now it's going viral. They had the passengers who were seated near her move to the area I was seated in and stand in the isle/sit in vacant seats until they dealt with her. My flight was delayed 45 minutes to begin with (originally leaving at 8:45PM) but this happened during boarding, and it caused an extra hour delay so we didn't leave until around 10:15PM. The entire confrontation between her sitting down and being rude and obnoxious to the flight attendant approaching her to them taking her off the plane was about 20 minutes, give or take.
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Passenger removed from plane by police after flight forced to divert Passenger removed from plane by police after flight forced to divert. Delta Airlines diverted a Las Vegas-bound flight to Memphis on Wednesday because of an unruly passenger. Video shows the man being detained by Memphis Airport Police from Delta Flight 1603 that had taken off from... 'I don't give a f*** about your kids!' Moment police remove 'disruptive' passenger from plane after he argued with other travellers Incident occurred on a Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Las Vegas Plane was forced to divert to Memphis, where the man was removed Man argued with a father after he used profanity in front of children A Delta Air Lines flight from Atlanta to Las Vegas was forced to divert to Memphis so a passenger who allegedly became disruptive could be removed by police. Footage captured by a woman on board shows the man arguing with a father, who took exception when he began to swear in front of children. With their four-hour flight interrupted, passengers cheered and whistled when Memphis Airport Police officers escorted the man off the Boeing 717-200 on Tuesday. The man argues with a fellow traveller (left). A woman follows him off the plane with police (right) After the plane landed in Memphis, the man argued with a woman as police arrived to remove him. He was joined by a woman who was seated across the aisle from him. A woman seated a few rows back is heard saying in a second video clip: ‘Good, get them both off. Good Lord.’ A spokesperson for the FBI, which investigates incidents that happen on planes in the US, confirmed to Memphis TV station WREG that its agents attended the scene as well. In a statement, a Delta spokesperson said: ‘Delta flight 1603 from Atlanta to Las Vegas diverted to Memphis as a precautionary measure due to a disruptive passenger.'
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Former New York Senator Al D'Amato was kicked off a JetBlue flight after complaining about the pre-take off delay at Fort Lauderdale airport. Reportedly, the captain asked 10 people from the first nine rows to move to the back due to weight constraints on the plane, but people became irritated when no one was moving.
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FARGO, N.D. (KVLY/KXJB) -- A woman is behind bars, after pleading guilty to resisting arrest -- following an angry outburst on an Allegiant Airlines flight. A prosecutor told a judge that Allison Johnson kicked an officer, attempted to kick another, and when she was placed into a police car car she tried to kick out the windows. Johnson says she doesn't remember getting arrested Wednesday night. "I am sorry, I apologize to everyone, I wouldn't want to hurt anyone, it's not me to act like this, it's the alcohol," she told the judge. But she's potentially facing more charges for what wound her up in that cop car. According to an eyewitness, "This woman got up and went to the back of the plane and two of the attendants tried to talk to her to get her back into her seat, and this woman grabbed one of the attendant's arm, and one of the other attendants, the second attendant, asked her to let go and please go back to her seat, and she let go, and with an open hand slapped the second attendant in the face." The plane hadn't taken off yet, so the pilot turned around to drop Johnson off. "One of the fight crew had said to me, yeah we have to get her off, because we don't know what she's capable once we get in the air," the witness said. In court she was a completely different person. "I'm not like this at all, I'm so embarrassed, and I am so sorry," she told the judge. Passengers say the assault cost them an hour of travel time. Since pleading guilty to resisting arrest, Johnson will spend a few days in jail, pay a fine, and is required to get a chemical evaluation. Johnson could face additional charges, such as simple assault or disorderly conduct.