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100 students ejected from NYC to Atlanta flight

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NEW YORK (AP) — A group of about 100 high school students traveling from New York to Atlanta were thrown off an AirTran flight, along with their chaperones, after the pilot and crew lost patience with some kids who wouldn't sit down and put away their cellphones.

 

Seniors from the Yeshiva of Flatbush in Brooklyn were on the flight about 6 a.m. Monday at LaGuardia Airport. AirTran's parent company, Southwest Airlines, said in a statement that flight attendants asked passengers several times to take their seats and put their mobile devices away.

 

The airline said that when some didn't comply, the captain repeated the request. When that didn't work either, the whole group of students was ordered to disembark for safety reasons, the airline said. The flight was delayed for about 45 minutes while the students filed out of the Boeing 737, which seats about 137 people, leaving the plane mostly empty.

 

Rabbi Seth Linfield, executive director at Yeshiva of Flatbush, said administrators Tuesday were still looking into the disagreement, but he said in a statement that "preliminarily, it does not appear that the action taken by the flight crew was justified."

 

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Please... The action was justified.  These damn kids don't know how to follow instructions.  They were asked to take their seats and put away their mobile devices.  What part of that isn't clear??  <_<

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Please... The action was justified.  These damn kids don't know how to follow instructions.  They were asked to take their seats and put away their mobile devices.  What part of that isn't clear??  <_<

Exactly. They're lucky that the marshals didn't have to get them off the flight.

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Having used various forms of public transit for so long it was better for the airline to do something about it rather than the passengers.

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The crew absolutely made the right decision! Give me a break, they were causing a dangerous situation.

 

They should be glad PAPD didn't come on that plane and take those kids to the SLAMMER, which they probably could have done if they wanted to.

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Good! These damn kids these days have no respect for no one. The right action was taken!

 

Anyways I didnt know AirTran flew 737s. Thought they used Airbus 319, 320 series!

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Didn't this happen at like 4 in the morning? Sounds like some kids weren't listening well and the crew was cranky and did not give them any extra chances. 

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