It’s known that SFO is just a little slower than
most all when it comes to arrivals and departures. But did you know that complaining about a delay can get you kicked off a flight?
That’s apparently what happened to three passengers on a US Airways flight to Charlotte, North Carolina yesterday. The flight was delayed in boarding for about an hour, due to inclement weather.
As KRON4 reports, when passengers did finally board, a flight attendant repeatedly encouraged passengers to “hurry up.”
Passenger Brian Hazelwood says that after he turned to the person next to him to note that “they wouldn’t be late if it wasn’t for the airlines ‘so don’t get made at us’,” the attendant ran from the galley, demanding to know who had made that comment.
“the flight attendant ran over to me and started yelling at me what did you say, what did you say?” Hazelwood told KRON.
Hazelwood was then kicked off the plane. Another passenger, Sandra Kraus, stood up for Hazelwood stating that he’d done nothing wrong. She was reportedly booted as well. Hazelwood’s girlfriend opted join him in leaving the flight. All three were then met by a Homeland Security Police Officer.
Kraus was put on another flight that evening while Newton and Hazelwood stayed the night in the Bay Area, without compensation from US Airways, who’ve stated that “the passengers interfered with the flight crew and in the interest of safety they had to be removed.”