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11. Posted by Brendan (Respected Member 1824 posts) 10y

Quoting coldwarspy

This company should be banned for disrepcting the rights of passengers.

What are these so-called "Rights of Passengers" you speak of?

12. Posted by wotthefiqh (Inactive 1447 posts) 10y

The right to be free of dickheads when enclosed in a large aluminium tube moving at 500 kpm at an altitude of 30,000 feet when groups of moslem nutters in every country in this world want you dead.
That shouldn't make anyone nervous, cause God's will will be done on 747's as it is on Airbuses.
I was drunk with a mate on the last bus home out of central Aberdeen on a saturday night back in 1971 and we were playing dickheads.
The other passengers called the conductor and he threw us off 3 miles from home and in the middle of a snowstorm.
I think it's called a 'Learning Experience', but some people would call it Islamophobia which may justifiably turn them into exploding jihadis

13. Posted by mikeyBoab (Travel Guru 5077 posts) 10y

Alright, so we can all make an informed decision, I'm sure the moderators won't mind if I post this link.

http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/pages/live/articles/news/news.html?in_article_id=401419&in_page_id=1770&in_a_source=&ct=5

14. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 10y

Erm.. if the reasons that they were thrown off the plane are those given in the report then it's a disgrace:

"The extraordinary scenes happened after some of the 150 passengers on a Malaga-Manchester flight overheard two men of Asian appearance apparently talking Arabic."

"These men had aroused suspicion because of their appearance and the fact that they were speaking in a foreign language thought to be an Arabic language"

Surely hearing men of asian appearance speaking arabic can't be even part of a reason for kicking anybody off a plane?

"Passengers noticed that, despite the heat, the pair were wearing leather jackets and thick jumpers and were regularly checking their watches."

Wow, regularly checking their watched waiting to board a plane, I bet none of us have done that.

Which leaves the only bit of unusual behaviour as wearing unseasonably warm clothing, which would seem a funny thing to chuck people off a plane for, especially considering they had been through a security check.

If they were intentionally behaving in a certain way to intimidate other passengers or whatever then they should be prosecuted, otherwise they should have been allowed to fly - the racists should be the ones catching the next flight if they are worried.

[ Edit: Edited at Aug 25, 2006 10:06 AM by magykal1 ]

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