When will people learn to stop playing with these airlines? Boarding rules are put into place for a specific reason and when those rules are broken the flight staff has the right to request that the passenger either not be allowed to board or be removed from the aircraft. Apparently one woman felt the need bypass checking in at the gate and do whatever she wanted to do, so she was promptly removed literally kicking and screaming.
Read more as reported by News.com.au
STUNNED passengers craned their neck to watch as uniformed officers arrested a woman who boarded a flight in the US after allegedly skipping check-in.
The video, posted on YouTube, show a woman on board a Delta Airlines flight being dragged down the aircraft’s aisle by her wrists after refusing to budge from her seat.
A number of passengers suppressed a giggle as she slid by, flat on her back.
Another wondered aloud if a Taser was used.
The woman was taken into custody following the incident.
“At approximately 8 this morning, Delta Air Lines contacted Detroit Metropolitan Airport’s police department requesting assistance with a passenger who would not comply with boarding and baggage check procedures at a McNamara Terminal gate,” Delta’s Erica Donerson said in a statement emailed to local station WWJ Newsradio 950.
“When officers arrived, Delta Air Lines stated the woman could not remain on board. Despite repeated requests by officers, the woman refused to leave the aircraft and had to be removed. She was arrested and charges are pending.”
CBS Detroit said according to unconfirmed reports posted at Airlive.net, a witness described the woman as “mouthy” with “a huge attitude,” adding that she was tackled and brought to the ground by police after she “blew by the gate agent without checking in.”
The video does not show this, however, beginning only when the woman is already on the floor.
According to Delta spokesman Anthony Black, the incident only briefly delayed the non-stop flight, that departed Detroit Metro bound for San Diego, California at 8:30am on Monday. The flight arrived in San Diego at 10:38am. PST, according to the airline.
It’s unclear if the woman was injured.