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AA Cancels SAN-ORD Flight Due To Iraqi Passengers  
User currently offlineUnitedTristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 13880 times:

http://cbs2.com/topstories/local_story_241235726.html

When will the Paranoia end? Not all middle eastern men are terrorists!

I am German, when I board an aircraft they don't cancel because I might be a Nazi?!?!?!

-m



[Edited 2007-08-30 13:29:56]

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User currently offlineAAJFKSJUBKLYN From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 886 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 13843 times:

Better to be safe then sorry. This same tactic named and caught 4 Arabic men in my neighborhood making homeade bombs....It is what is and it will never end..trust me.

User currently offlineKL911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5085 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 13834 times:

quote: Stephens confirmed a report by XETV-TV in San Diego that some passengers complained after hearing the men speak Arabic.


Are those passengers that stupid??? So when you don't talk English in the US, the passenger have the power to halt a flight? If it was me I would arrest the passengers for racisme... idiots.. As if they live in 1900....

Accept it, there are over 8 million muslims in the US.... nothing you can do about it anymore.



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User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1732 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 13834 times:

Stupid retrarded passengers. Screw them, just because they hear Arabic words, doesnt give make them suspects.


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User currently offlineAndz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8416 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 13823 times:
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Quoting KL911 (Reply 2):
some passengers complained after hearing the men speak Arabic.



Quoting UnitedTristar (Thread starter):
am German, when I board an aircraft they don't cancel because I might be a Nazi?!?!?!

In light of the current thread running in Non Av about Americans' geography capabilities they might think that your German accent is Middle Eastern too!



After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
User currently onlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4299 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 13773 times:

Quoting AAJFKSJUBKLYN (Reply 1):
It is what is and it will never end..trust me.

Trust me, it will end. The flavor of the month used to be Nazis, Japanese, Communists, Vietnamese, now the Arabic. Who knows Chinese, Indians, how about Canadians next?


User currently offlineAJMIA From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 729 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 13623 times:

Quoting UnitedTristar (Thread starter):
When will the Paranoia end? Not all middle eastern men are terrorists!

I understand what you are saying, but I think Arab Americans have to recognize our anxiety just as we must recognize that the vast majority of them do not sympathize with the terrorists.

Personally if I spoke both English and Arabic I would not choose to speak Arabic while on a comercial airline flight. The wounds of people in this country are still too raw and many people are on edge expecting that eventually there will be another terror attack in the US. Just this week on the news I heard the question was WHEN not IF we would get hit again.

We keep telling people that if they have concerns they must notify authorities. Nobody wants to be led to a slaugher just for the sake of being politically correct.

Quoting UnitedTristar (Thread starter):
I am German, when I board an aircraft they don't cancel because I might be a Nazi?!?!?!

No, I think you are safe. But if we were fighting WW II and not the War on Terror then you might have had something to worry about.

AJMIA



Lady it's a jet... not a kite.
User currently offlineTootallsd From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 553 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 13535 times:
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Well next time a black guy sits next to me I'm going to complain because everyone knows they are dirty and I wouldn't want to sit next to one for more than four hours. Jeez, what is expected of us?

< Awaiting message this has been deleted and subsequent admonishment to behave. >

Put this in context. It is just stupid and Arab Americans do not have to cover their behavior for your fear. It is ridiculous.


User currently offline777236ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 13469 times:

Quoting AAJFKSJUBKLYN (Reply 1):
Better to be safe then sorry. This same tactic named and caught 4 Arabic men in my neighborhood making homeade bombs....It is what is and it will never end..trust me.

This 'tactic'? You mean arresting someone for speaking the wrong language?


User currently offlineDiscoverCSG From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 812 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 13349 times:

Quoting KL911 (Reply 2):
If it was me I would arrest the passengers for racisme

Well, the US Constitution quite rightly stands in the way of this. Racism can only be "proven" through words, actions, etc. While certain actions (murder, assault, and vandalism, for example) are in themselves illegal regardless of motive, words are not illegal, nor are the thoughts behind them (freedom of speech). That's true no matter how repugnant those thoughts might be to most any reasonable person.

Quoting TK787 (Reply 5):
how about Canadians next?

Well, in upstate New York where I grew up, that's not entirely unthinkable.  Wink


User currently offlineAfterburner From Indonesia, joined Jun 2005, 1201 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 13348 times:

Just plain stupid and ignorant!

Quoting AAJFKSJUBKLYN (Reply 1):
Better to be safe then sorry.

This phrase has become a very popular excuse for being a racist.

My advice to my Middle Eastern brothers: "Don't visit the US unless you own an oil company and fly in your own private jet. Otherwise, you're a terrorist".  wink 

[Edited 2007-08-30 15:27:10]

User currently offlineGomuppets From Wallis and Futuna, joined Nov 2003, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 13314 times:

Quoting TK787 (Reply 5):
Trust me, it will end. The flavor of the month used to be Nazis, Japanese, Communists, Vietnamese, now the Arabic. Who knows Chinese, Indians, how about Canadians next?

tell that to the african americans. they've been waiting, for oh, i dunno - over 300 years. this really needs to be called what it is - racism. It's people who are in positions of power (white) prejudging people who are of a different race. that equals racism plain and simple.

And it's not just arabs - it's anyone who might appear muslim. i'm a us born citizen of turkish descent and i've been profiled on the basis of just my name and it's origin.


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12883 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 13288 times:

Perhaps a uniformed member of the Marines should have come on the a/c and told the pax that the men had USA military level security clearances to travel and just got training at a base in the SAN area. Point closed. They were cleared to travel by the highest authorities. If anybody objected or acted in a racist way, they will be booted off to another flight.

User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3493 posts, RR: 10
Reply 13, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 13211 times:

Quoting AAJFKSJUBKLYN (Reply 1):
Better to be safe then sorry.

No. This is nothing but paranoia. I'm baffled that AA's flight crew would take "complaints about men speaking Arabic" seriously enough to hold up a flight. Absolutely pathetic.

The men next to me on a KL flight last month were speaking a language I didn't understand or recognize (ah yes, I'm sure these pax in SAN know Arabic when they hear it!)...you didn't see me complaining to the flight crew, holding everyone up and embarrassing perfectly innocent people!

Lame, lame, lame. Get a grip, people.



Next Flight: 9/17 BFI-BFI
User currently offlineFATFlyer From United States of America, joined May 2001, 5772 posts, RR: 15
Reply 14, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 13178 times:

Quoting TK787 (Reply 5):
how about Canadians next?

Remember the John Candy movie "Canadian Bacon"?



"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." - Mark Twain
User currently offlineAAJFKSJUBKLYN From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 886 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 13165 times:

If you see something say something. Paranoia was 9/11, it was shear paranoia that day and the years following, people will do whatever it takes to avoid something of this nature again. If I see something suspicious...the men were acting suspiciously, not JUST TALKING. If it was anyone...reagrdless of color, creed or whatever...and they were acting suspiciously and with good reason, then so be it.

The TACTIC was very suspicious behaviour being watched by Arab neighbors of another Arab family in fact. The police then took action, and Low and behold they found map, bombs, chemicals etc in this apartment. Had suspicion not led to the belief that something was occuring, god knows what would have happened.

The fact is, we as a group don't know the nitty gritty details of EXACTLY what happened.....

Guys/Girls when you live it, beleive me, regardless of who it is, you need to bring it to someones attention........


User currently offlineAvianca707359B From Colombia, joined Oct 2005, 206 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 13115 times:

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 13):
This is nothing but paranoia.

And it's getting out of control.

I'm an American citizen and when I hear stories like this I just cringe - - - subconsciously I tell myself "Well, I really am COLOMBIAN and have nothing to do with these ignorant people..."

How sad....



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User currently offlineCarls From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 522 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 13082 times:

Quoting KL911 (Reply 2):
quote: Stephens confirmed a report by XETV-TV in San Diego that some passengers complained after hearing the men speak Arabic.


Are those passengers that stupid??? So when you don't talk English in the US, the passenger have the power to halt a flight? If it was me I would arrest the passengers for racisme... idiots.. As if they live in 1900....

Accept it, there are over 8 million muslims in the US.... nothing you can do about it anymore.

I don't blame them, after 9/11. I would be nervous too. And I am not racist, but they have reasons to be worried, and it's true that not all Muslims are terrorist, but how do you know which one is the one who will do something......


User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3493 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 13034 times:

Quoting AAJFKSJUBKLYN (Reply 15):
If I see something suspicious...the men were acting suspiciously, not JUST TALKING.

quote: "Stephens confirmed a report by XETV-TV in San Diego that some passengers complained after hearing the men speak Arabic."

You see anything there that suggests they were doing something other than "just talking?" Me neither.

Bad move, AA. I've never flown with you before, but I'd expect a carrier of your stature to handle this situation a bit more tactfully. I'm sure this incident made a wonderful impression on these folks who--from what I can see--have been in the U.S. training to combat the very scourge they've been cast as!

Again, pathetic. Xenophobia in its most blatant form.



Next Flight: 9/17 BFI-BFI
User currently onlineTK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4299 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 13021 times:

Quoting FATFlyer (Reply 14):
Remember the John Candy movie "Canadian Bacon"?

My wives favorite line:
"Hand her over pronto, or we will level Toronto."

Actually, I have worked on a TV commercial before 9/11,( by the way that never aired, good thing) the premise was:
A Saddam lookalike is standing in front of a North American map with targets on big cities in the US, and he says something like: "Tomorrow we will attack the infidels and their financial institutions". One of his henchman sitting in front of computer, day trading, says; "Mmmm, but sir, your ..... stock is doing pretty well these days". So Saddam character changes his mind, all the targets on the map move North and he says; "Tomorrow we will attack the stupid Canadians, and eliminate their bacon farms and hockey teams"


User currently offlineDeaphen From India, joined Jul 2005, 1424 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 13021 times:

What?!? was the flight full of Miss South Carolinas?!?  Smile Couldnt help that one!

While i understand the paranoia, there is no need to cancel the flight, delay it, put them thru extra security, check in all their belongings, but dont cancel the darn flight!

nitin



I want every single airport and airplane in India to be on A.net!
User currently offlineGunsontheroof From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3493 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 13009 times:

Quoting Deaphen (Reply 20):
While i understand the paranoia, there is no need to cancel the flight, delay it, put them thru extra security, check in all their belongings, but dont cancel the darn flight!

It was held overnight due to curfew at SAN. Not much else they could do.



Next Flight: 9/17 BFI-BFI
User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 22, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 13009 times:

Quoting AAJFKSJUBKLYN (Reply 1):
Better to be safe then sorry.

"Those inmates who were convicted of committing violent acts against children were more like to have been white, a percentage of nearly 70%, than any other race."*

http://childprotection.lifetips.com/...sex-offender-statistics/index.html

...so does that mean we should avoid any and every white guy between the ages of 16-64 (especially if we have kids)? After all, they do represent 70% of all sex offenders.......hey, as you know, it's "better to be safe then sorry".... sarcastic 



"Up the Irons!"
User currently offlineSkyyMaster From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 13000 times:

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 13):
No. This is nothing but paranoia. I'm baffled that AA's flight crew would take "complaints about men speaking Arabic" seriously enough to hold up a flight. Absolutely pathetic.

I've made this statement before and it bears repeating. This country has become totally paranoid to the point of it being absurd. If the real terrorists never blow up another airplane, they have already accomplished a major goal ot theirs - mainly, to make the average American fearful and mistrustful of anyone that is not obviously of European lineage. As someone pointed out, most Americans probably would not know an Arabic dialect from and Indian one from an African one. I think this is disgusting and anyone that actually has the audacity to defend AA on this IS a racist and coward, whether you admit it or not. I hope these people sue AA's ass off.


User currently offlineYOWza From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 4845 posts, RR: 15
Reply 24, posted (6 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 12878 times:

Quoting Andz (Reply 4):
In light of the current thread running in Non Av about Americans' geography capabilities they might think that your German accent is Middle Eastern too!

haha very true.

I understand the fear and apprehension some of our less traveled American friends have but this is just sad. I experience this nonsense frequently. I am neither Muslim or Arab but the certain stamps in my passport (Qatar, Saudi, Yemen, UAE) get US Customs' cock hard and I get SSSS or at least a little extra love almost every time I fly to/from the US. I realize 3 of those 4 countries are characterized as friendly to the USA but apparently that means nothing if the stamp is in Arabic  Yeah sure

Oh well, life goes on.

YOWza



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25 Post contains images Adam T. : Stories like this really make me ashamed of my country. I mean, honestly, just because someone speaks another language makes them a suspect? This is
26 Post contains images Airbus767 : I agree 100%. The fact that they would hold up a flight simply because they were speaking Arabic is crazy, and unacceptable on AA's part.
27 Chase : Here's my thought: if you see someone harass a person solely for being Muslim and/or Arabic, and if the accuser is an adult white male, involve yourse
28 Coronado990 : These passengers could not be from San Diego, I believe we have one of the largest Iraqi populations in the U.S. I remember having an Iraqi Airways ti
29 Deaphen : Whats sad is that i can bet that if tomorrow im on a flight with a friend or friends, talking pure hindi, people wont know the difference between Arab
30 Adam T. : While I love San Diego and think its a fantastic city I don't necessarily think its immune to ignorant people. You find ignorant people all over the
31 Tootallsd : You started out strong but this sentence is hokum. We have more to worry about from our security screeners than we do from Al Qaeda. TSA is an everyd
32 RJNUT : Waiting for what???..Condoleeza /Colin Powell(black ) is/were in a position of power.. You are really reaching on this one! You scare me buddy!..
33 LAXdude1023 : Unfortunately (and this is a perfect example) there is alot of accepted racism in this country. This is a big problem. When Hitler killed so many, it
34 Gunsontheroof : As someone already stated, this could have happened anywhere in the U.S. Don't think for one second that this plane wouldn't have been held up at an
35 Bofredrik : With world history in mind for the last 100 years: It is the americans we should be afraid of.
36 Post contains images FXramper : All the above assumptions regarding the decision by the Captain are ridiculous. Who cares what they were speaking? It's the Captain's decision to fly
37 SkyyMaster : This also can be said worldwide. Northern Ireland for instance. I think most people would consider the IRA a terrorist organization. The Tokyo subway
38 Post contains images ANCFlyer : Utter standard issue BoFredrick nonsense . . . typical BoFredrick post. Yup, be afraid of Americans . . . WW1, WW2, Korea, American's were the bad gu
39 Post contains images SW733 : Very true. Also applies to Asians...if they're carrying toys   . Yep...I'm gonna get banned for that one...d'oh!   Ha...yes, but the people on the
40 Cwapilot : I love how these threads turn out...racism, bigotry and prejudice denounced and brotherhood and open mindedness affirmed...by blasting "untraveled, ig
41 SW733 : Yeah...I mean, I was born and raised in Namibia and I am a Namibian citizen just living in the US for a little...in Kansas. People may see Kansas as
42 FLY2LIM : The only problem with your claim is that these people are screwed either way. If Arabs speak arabic on a flight, they get turned in. Now, if a group
43 Post contains images CAN2YYZ : ya, us Canadians are gonna come after you
44 Carls : Americans always say they helped the world because of WWI and WWII, what about when France helped USA in their independence, or you guys forgot that.
45 Post contains images Remcor : Dumb comment. If you were flying with a bunch of your American buddies in Dubai you'd only stick with Arabic when talking about stuff in the airport?
46 Remcor : You don't think so? Why not? People praying is enough to get them booted. A guy wearing a t-shirt that has some Arabic writing on it is enough to get
47 707lvr : I saw my first "Yankee go home" signs, and worse, around 58 years ago. Friends, I'm afraid we Americans have been called names for so long that we're
48 Post contains images ANCFlyer : I don't dispute the contributions of ANY other nation in those conflicts Carls. That was NOT the point of my post, and most certainly was NOT the poi
49 Mahan : Hmm.. I wonder if Indians and all other country's under erst-while British occupation have to wary of English speaking people.. Believe me, we Indian
50 GuyBetsy1 : How do you think it will go.... when they see some arabic looking people speak in SIGN language? Or anyone who speaks in a language you do not underst
51 Meta : Am I surprised...while I can understand the human fear factor but quite frankly: -an average white American (people of color and foreign looking are s
52 BoeingBoy : Yes there is - Your in the USA speak English or take your chances. Its our plane and our airline and we'll do as we please ala El AL.
53 Peh : America. Land of the free... unless of course you're talking about freedom of speech, association or religion. Everyone has a consitutional right to
54 Peh : Maybe that's part of the problem.
55 CXA330300 : Standard paranoia around foreign languages...even speaking the relatively "friendlier" language of Afrikaans I've gotten somewhat rude stares, not to
56 LAXdude1023 : Its "our plane"??? I dont get it. There are lots of people in America who speak more than one language that are Americans themselves. You dont have t
57 Post contains links RDUDDJI : http://biz.yahoo.com/ap/070830/mi_airplane_dispute.html?.v=1 Read a better, less biased account of what actually transpired. "A passenger who was trav
58 YULWinterSkies : The complainers should be the ones deplaned. Perhaps give an extra check to the (let's be sarcastic!) arabic invaders (sarcasm here!), to just be 100%
59 AF340 : First off, this is a disgrace and AA mangled the situation, but if terrorists wanted to hijack an airplane these days, wouldn't they be speaking good
60 TUNisia : That baffles you? AA stopped flying to CAI and RUH (huge money making routes for TWA) because of why? The main problem is most americans seem to forg
61 Post contains images FLY2LIM : Ditto, BoeingBoy. You're in the U.S.A, speak English, and spell it correctly too. Oh, by the way, I was born in Peru and learned English good, errrr
62 Qqflyboy : The thread title is inaccurate. The flight was not cancelled, it was delayed. The flight was not delayed because the crew took someone's ignorant com
63 Gunsontheroof : Yes, it baffles me. They're a f*cking international airline (the largest in the world at that), their flight crews should expect their passengers to
64 TUNisia : Read the rest of my post. Americans are just too damn isolated and selfish to realize there is a whole wide world out there.
65 Remcor : The silver lining in this is that they were interviewed here on the local news in San Diego. Said something along the lines of "it's not illegal to s
66 LAXspotter : Andz, the only foreign language americans can identify is Spanish, better known as Mexican. LOL, hahahahah Great comparison, I guess some people howe
67 ANCFlyer : Difference is Guns, those of us to whom you refer (myself included) aren't put out by VISITORS that don't speak English when they're here. I (we) are
68 Boeing727flyer : That is disgusting and very improper. The TSA and this terrorism stuff is getting out of control. What next will I be hauled off a flight because I am
69 Gunsontheroof : I saw that online. My "thoroughly humiliated customer" remark earlier may have been somewhat of a stretch, these lads seem to have taken the whole th
70 AA767LOVER : Not every muslim is a terrorist. Not every white man is a KKK (only a selected bunch who are complete idiots and bigots). Terrorism is a fear induced
71 Philvardon : Sorry to wade in on an obviously sensitive subject but I have to say something - on two counts. Firstly to the person saying that 'it is our plane and
72 LAXspotter : Yes and No. If you ask the average caucasian american, where he/she ancestry is they will most likely just say I'm American, nothing else, but blacks
73 ABQ747 : That's a pretty arrogant thing to say. Shame on you.
74 Fllcontinental : This is just friggin ridiculous. I myself lost a close relative in 9/11 but am not stupid enough to suspect that anybody that speaks arabic is suspici
75 Remcor : I think a lot of people feel that way about immigrants who come for years and don't learn English. However, it might not be quite as bad as we think.
76 Aviator27 : Look who is calling the pot black! Just 10 days ago a mob in a small "East German" town chased and beat a group of Indian men. Luckily the men were a
77 Tugger : Guys, you need to read Qq's post. It is correct. I was going to post so people here would have the correct story but Qq's got it covered. The woman,
78 LAXspotter : Right, Arabic is spoken by about 300 million people around the world, which makes it somwhere along the 5-6th most spoken language is the world. he h
79 Philvardon : Aviator27 - people from many other countries died in 9/11 too. Please remember that it wasn't JUST America that was affected that day. Secondly - I'm
80 HuskyAviation : I think this event was deplorable and certainly fueled by paranoia, and shouldn't have happened. Everyone deserves individual respect and these people
81 LAXspotter : I highly doubt this is an isolated incident, although the USA (I love it here) is a diverse nation, there are still people like these who are unable
82 LAXspotter : They were not inbred terrorists dude, and I am part of that community you talk of, and trust me there was nothing but the strongest condemnation of t
83 Emirates773ER : I wonder why? But such cases never seem to turn up in canada.... which makes me a proud immigrant canadian.
84 Tugger : LAX I don't know exactly what you are trying to say here but EVERY nation and culture and religion has people in it that "simply cannot stand that th
85 Rlorenzo24 : DUDE!!!! I never said it was ok for America to profile. Reread my post. This country is no different from other countries that profile. African-ameri
86 RussianJet : By far the best comment of the whole forum so far. I am astonished people could be so stupid as to complain about some Arabs speaking Arabic on a pla
87 777236ER : Ignoring the off-topic nature of this post, you of course can speak Nadene, Algic and Uto-Aztecan languages?
88 Remcor : You won't go into the details of what he did because he probably didn't do anything so egregious to have justified being kicked off the flight. Congr
89 Post contains images Tugger : You gotta read the whole thread before you make that kind of comment. It was definitely not the best comment. (Mine was! Kidding!) Tug
90 HuskyAviation : That's possible, but some of the cells broken up since 9/11 have been "local", ie, living in the US for a long period of time. They aren't hermits hi
91 Reggaebird : As sad and unfortunate as this incident was, I think that we have to acknowledge that the fears of the American public are not unwarranted. We also ha
92 Swiftski : Or a train or a bus or in a stadium or a cinema or a crowded street... etc?
93 Post contains images Lgbga : That makes no sense. If we have such disregard for other languages why do we teach them in school and why do you have the job you have? I'm glad ther
94 Remcor : Here's the irony: we spend more on our military than the rest of the world combined; we have by far the biggest economy in the world; we have militar
95 Gunsontheroof : Fair enough, but I take issue with the "generally WON'T" part there. I've been around enough recent immigrants to believe that most of them make a ge
96 BoeingBoy : If you can speak English and are DUMB enough not to on an airplane in today's day and age - then my friend you are either asking for trouble or total
97 BoeingBoy : Press 1 for Spanish, 2 for Arabic, 3 for Swazili, 4 for Hindu.... Enough already
98 777236ER : So it's come down to speak the right language or be arrested? Pathetic. The Civil Rights movement was 40 years ago.
99 Remcor : It's just come down to the fact that BoeingBoy is racist or xenophobic and is using this to justify some unjustifiable actions by people at the airpo
100 Tugger : BB, that statement is one that falls into the category you are trying to define. It was an ignorant and dumb and makes english look bad to the rest o
101 Post contains images Swiftski : Most Scandinavians speak superb English. Please contact SAS and have them ban Danish, Swedish, Norwegian on any of their planes. Whilst you do that,
102 Remcor : Life is sooooooooooo hard! We have it so tough here in America. 1 billion people work their asses off but live on less than $1 a day? 8 million peopl
103 RussianJet : And we have a winner. The gold medal for the most ridiculous, ignorant post of the forum goes to.......THIS GUY! If you're DUMB enough to think that
104 Gunsontheroof : I'm trying to respond to this, but I think I'm still too awestruck that you actually posted something so blatantly xenophobic on a forum with an inte
105 Post contains links Anzacbat : The Arabic speakers were employees of a defense training company who works for the US Marine Corps. They were returning home after recent pre-deployme
106 RussianJet : To put it mildly. Still, in one of his earlier posts he refers to Hindu as a language, and also to 'Swazili'. Kind of explains a lot. I hope he finds
107 Lewis : Since you live there, learn how to spell first. YOU are the ignorant. So, if I fly AA tomorrow and chat in Greek with a friend, I am asking for troub
108 FreequentFlier : My my, nothing like an overzealous passenger to bring the anti-Americans out of the woodwork. What? How dare he say that! Well perhaps certain others
109 SkyyMaster : What makes this account less biased than the original news link? Since there was no information listed as to what this alleged argument was about, ho
110 Meta : Obviously BoeingBoy is a typical example of an ignorant American...with a 'we are superior and beyond criticism than the whole world' mentality..say s
111 RussianJet : Who are you referring to there? It's not overly clear.
112 BlueSkys : We also cant forget the wounds we inflicted on people in their country.... Once again, paranoia. War on "insert: Inflicting" Terror "Insert: to the A
113 TWA902fly : I was attempting to think of a response as well, but I'll just second yours. I'm guessing it's too late to even attempt to argue with him. I know fro
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