The conclusion to this incident, if you want to call it that, was that this man was allowed to board another Delta flight and continue his journey to Cairo. No charges of any sort were filed.
Not that I am taking sides, but being that I work in Law enforcement, it always is prudent and essential, before passing judgement, to receive all the facts.
And, from reading the morning paper here in NY, the incident is being passed off as one big misunderstanding. The passenger in question was apparently turning on his cell phone in flight. For what reason, we dont know. My cell phone has an airplane mode so I can disable the phone but use the other myriad features. Next, it seems as if the pass. was only showing the flight attendant that the phone can be used as a lighter, not the smartest move to make. Next, the FA
freaks out and the plane diverts. The moral of the story, the guy looks middle eastern, you have an overly ascertive FA
and the whole thing gets blown out of proportion. Sounds as if this whole ordeal could've been avoided. OF
course I wasn't there and its better to be safe then sorry. I for one can say there have been a few times that I had the misfortune of being treated like shit by a FA
, talked down to, rudely and without provocation. But that is a thread for another time, if not already discussed.