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Passenger Strips; AA Flight Diverted  
User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25387 posts, RR: 49
Posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 12868 times:

I wonder what the pax excuse for this was  Yeah sure

Quote:
Passenger Strips; American Airlines Boston-LA Flight Diverted
July 18, 2008

LOS ANGELES -- American Airlines Flight 725, scheduled to fly nonstop from Boston to Los Angeles on Friday, was diverted to Oklahoma City after a disruptive passenger took his clothes off and had to be subdued.

American Airlines told KNBC that as the passenger stripped his clothes off, he was restrained at first by other passengers. After being forced to put his clothes back on, flight attendants subdued him with a flexible handcuff.

http://www.knbc.com/news/16924310/detail.html


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User currently offlineMoMan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1054 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 12842 times:

Too bad it wasn't a hot female.


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User currently offlineItalianFlyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 1099 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 12850 times:

So just another day in paradise ...  boggled 

User currently offlineWjcandee From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5163 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 12738 times:

You know, I remember watching "Airline" and thinking that WN was very rigorous about policing the boarding of intox pax, something I hadn't seen in my personal experience at other carriers.

Disruptive and stripping (men) usually ===== intoxicated.

"Shortly after takeoff" means the person got loaded somewhere other than on the plane.


User currently offlineCharles79 From Puerto Rico, joined Mar 2007, 1331 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 12744 times:



Quoting MoMan (Reply 1):
Too bad it wasn't a hot female.

I bet it wasn't a hot male either, unfortunately...  Wink

My bet it's a mentally unstable passenger.


User currently offlineSoxfan From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 865 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 12530 times:

Interesting that the plane was delayed essentially less than an hour, especially given that it had to refuel! Is OKC directly on the flight path?


Pilot: "Request push, which way should we face?" JFK Ground: "You better face the front, sir, or you'll scare the pax!"
User currently offlineAsuflyer05 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2372 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 12505 times:

Not to hijack the thread but does anyone know why an AA 767 flying SFO-ORD diverted to SLC?

User currently offlineA340crew From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 277 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 12505 times:

I just saw this on the news here in boston, this flight was carrying the new england revolution soccer team, and apparently after the gentleman put his cloths on and took his seat, he got up again and tried to open the aft cabin door, the flight crew as well as members of the soccor team restrained him and the flt diverted to okc. From what was on the news it sounded like that he put his cloths on when asked to by the flight attendants, and it wasnt until he tried to open the cabin door that they restrained him and requested to divert.

User currently offlineAWACSooner From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1914 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 12505 times:

The only time we ever get any decent aircraft at OKC...it's ALWAYS a divert.

Jeez...


User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 12262 times:

Okay someone please explain to me how someone is "subdued with flexible handcuffs". Restrained might have been a better term.

User currently offlineLuv2fly From United States of America, joined May 2003, 12110 posts, RR: 48
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 12187 times:
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Wow I thought the legacy airlines only attracted the cream of the crop!


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User currently offlineSYfan100 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 590 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 12116 times:

It is better to say handcuffs for if news stations report what happened.
You wonder about some people these days with what they do when they fly.
You get 55 seconds of fame on the news, but you end up in jail for 2- 3 years for doing something stupid. Was it really worth it?


User currently offlineLexy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2515 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 12102 times:



Quoting AWACSooner (Reply 8):
The only time we ever get any decent aircraft at OKC...it's ALWAYS a divert.

LOL! It's only a 757. Nothing to get too worked up about. You can just drive up the road to Tulsa and see all the AA 757's you want.



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User currently offlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3826 posts, RR: 33
Reply 13, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 12070 times:



Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 10):
Wow I thought the legacy airlines only attracted the cream of the crop!

Or in the case of AA, the cream of the crAAp. It was only four months ago that AA had that Something Special in the Hair incident.

LoneStarMike


User currently offlineTonyBurr From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1032 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 11747 times:

Was he heard to say :"With all this nickel and diming for everything the airlines charge now, they wanted the shirt off my back". ?

User currently offlinePROSA From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 11600 times:



Quoting SYfan100 (Reply 11):
You wonder about some people these days with what they do when they fly.
You get 55 seconds of fame on the news, but you end up in jail for 2- 3 years for doing something stupid. Was it really worth it?

It sounds like this was a psychiatric case. According to the latest news reports the man has been taken for a mental health evaluation.



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User currently offlineCommavia From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 11634 posts, RR: 61
Reply 16, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 11539 times:

Ah, the joys of modern air travel ...

User currently offlinePboud0 From Canada, joined Aug 2007, 38 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 11051 times:

They should send him the bill for the diversion.

I have nothing to back it up but I remember reading a few years back that AC sent the bill for 6 thousand to a man who forced a diversion due to inappropriate behavior. Maybe that would help some of these issues we have in the air.


User currently offlineLordMontenegro From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 33 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 10934 times:

I wonder if he'll try suing AA with claims that he was too "hot" for the airline...  duck 

Seriously though, it does sound like this guy had mental issues and hopefully he finds a way to address them.

Quoting Lexy (Reply 12):
LOL! It's only a 757. Nothing to get too worked up about. You can just drive up the road to Tulsa and see all the AA 757's you want.

Actually, I sympathize with him. If a 757 (or, you know, anything larger than the Northwest CRJs) came to ELM I'd be excited too.


User currently offlineEnilria From Canada, joined Feb 2008, 7192 posts, RR: 13
Reply 19, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10847 times:



Quoting MoMan (Reply 1):
Too bad it wasn't a hot female.

My exact thought. Why don't women start stripping unexpectedly? The world is simply not fair.

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 10):
Wow I thought the legacy airlines only attracted the cream of the crop!

He was a reaccom from a cancelled jetBlue flight.  Wink


User currently offlineAirJamaica From Jamaica, joined Aug 2006, 2524 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 10657 times:



Quoting Pboud0 (Reply 17):
They should send him the bill for the diversion.

I agree 100%.



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User currently offlineAcidradio From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1874 posts, RR: 10
Reply 21, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 9025 times:
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Quoting MoMan (Reply 1):
Too bad it wasn't a hot female.

Amen.

Quoting Pboud0 (Reply 17):
They should send him the bill for the diversion.

I agree. But in the real world it doesn't work that way. See, this opens the door for AA to get sued for something... anything, which may have caused this guy to go unstable. A delay, an uncomfortable seating arrangement, etc. Yeah we all know it's a load of crap but that's the reality of a litigious society which targets companies with deep pockets. Not in defense, but what if something like this happened to one of us? What if it were a legitimate medical emergency (ie. you are allergic to seafood and are accidentally served the shrimp meal, causing you a reaction which is likely life-threatening, which forces your 777 to divert to KEF [NOT CHEAP!]). I don't know if this is realistic, but could medical insurance foot the bill for that? It seems to me in most cases probably not but who knows.

"People are people, no matter what they do" and we are stuck with it. If the guy was on drugs or something, well then we should place some blame on him. If he was not on drugs or something and this was truly nature at work, it's one of those things we call "force majeure" and have to deal. Force majeure can happen to anyone.



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User currently offlineSkyzheimers From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 8886 times:

Quoting Luv2fly (Reply 10):
Wow I thought the legacy airlines only attracted the cream of the crop!

Or in the case of AA, the cream of the crAAp.
LoneStarMike

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User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21634 posts, RR: 55
Reply 23, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 8395 times:



Quoting Asuflyer05 (Reply 6):
Not to hijack the thread but does anyone know why an AA 767 flying SFO-ORD diverted to SLC?

It's pretty much along the way, so not a real eyebrow-raiser.

-Mir



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User currently offlineCAMPBELL From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 27 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 7720 times:

We're American Airlines, something special in the air.....

And I'm booked on American today! STL-DCA


25 HercPPMX : With the cost of fuel these days, that would probably cost him the clothes off his back. Then he'd be back at square one.
26 PVD757 : What, he was simply trying to avoid AA's new $20.00 fee for wearing more than 3 lbs of clothes - gee wizz people, give the guy a break! JK
27 797 : Funny stuff, Maybe he just felt like running naked down the aisle because of the presence of the Soccer team on board! Just like those screwed dudes t
28 SYfan100 : I agree on Airlines should start billing pasengers who cause a diversion. If a passenger all of a sudden has a heart attack then that is a different s
29 Sleeperseat : Is it really necessary to divert a flight for reasons like this??? It was no dangerous situation for the passengers, nor for the crew.
30 F9Animal : Three things come to mind. One, the guy may have a mental illness. Two, Drugs. Three, diabetic shock. Whatever the case, the guy likely has some type
31 PROSA : Another thing this incident illustrates is the less-than-exalted state of soccer in America. A Major League Soccer team was flying commercial, rather
32 Mirrodie : At first, I would have disagreed. But having seen Hofstra charter a jetblue 320 for football and St. Johns basketball charter a dc-9, I think you are
33 Contrails : When I first heard about this I thought it was hilarious. Then I thought of the pax who were treated to the manifestation of this guy's mental problem
34 Pboud0 : I think an airline has to use discretion. If someone forced the aircraft to divert due to inappropriate behaviour then they should be sent the bill.
35 Jbernie : And no one probably recognized them or asked them for an autograph even though there is a good chance they may have all been wearing their team track
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