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A group of about 100 high school students travelling from New York to Atlanta were thrown off a flight, along with their chaperones, after the pilot and crew lost patience with some kids who wouldn’t sit down and put away their cellphones. The teenagers, all seniors at the Yeshiva of Flatbush, in Brooklyn, were ordered off the AirTran flight around 6 a.m. Monday as it sat at a gate at LaGuardia Airport. AirTran’s parent company, Southwest Airlines, said in a statement that flight attendants asked passengers several times to take their seats and put their mobile devices away. The airline said that when some didn’t comply, the captain repeated the request. When that didn’t work, either, the whole group of students was ordered to disembark for safety reasons, the airline said.
“Preliminarily, it does not appear that the action taken by the flight crew was justified,” he said in a statement.
Originally posted by blupblup
reply to post by canucks555
WOW...... the picture of a circle group holding phones, when was that taken?
Looks so 2002
One student said they were targeted because they were Jewish.