Woman allegedly kicked off flight because of revealing top

Published: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 @ 4:42 PM
Updated: Wednesday, February 01, 2017 @ 5:32 PM


            Woman Allegedly Kicked Off Flight For Revealing Top
Woman Allegedly Kicked Off Flight For Revealing Top

A Florida woman was kicked off a Spirit Airlines flight headed from New Orleans to Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International airport on Sunday because "her bosom was too exposed," according to a witness.

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In a phone interview with WPLG, the woman, who declined to identify herself, said she wasn't going public because of the money wasted on airfare, but rather because she was really embarrassed by what took place.

"It's not even about money. I was really embarrassed," she said.

A picture of the top the woman was wearing at the time was later shared.

Two people who said they were passengers on the flight sided with the woman and claimed Spirit Airlines was out of line.

Cathy Supp, a passenger on the flight, wrote about her perspective on the incident on Facebook.

"Spirit Airlines wrongfully ejected me from the plane after offering a tissue to a quietly sobbing young lady, who had been first accused of being drunk," Supp wrote. "After assuring all three flight attendants that although she and her companion had been finishing a beer before boarding but was not drunk and would be fine, they left her alone for a few minutes, then came back and said her bosom was too exposed."

Supp wrote that the airline said they had received complaints about the woman. 

"She tried to pull her top up further to cover more, each time another flight attendant came with the same issue, telling her in loud and rude tones that she'll have leave the plane if she can't get (her bosom) covered," Supp wrote. 

According to Supp, she was removed from the plane after standing up for the woman, who was also removed from the plane.  Supp said an off-duty Spirit Airlines crew member was put on the flight in one of the seats that became available, as the flight was previously full.

Another person who said he was on the flight next to the woman said that one flight attendant seemed to be looking for a confrontation. 

Bob Kowaleski commented on Supp's post, saying a "male steward seemed anxious to show his air muscle." He also accused the plane staff of treating the woman like a "street walker" and suggested the staff "brush up on sensitivity training."

Spirit Airlines Spokesman Paul Berry disputed that the woman was removed "because of cleavage." 

"Nobody was taken off a plane because of cleavage," Berry said. "People are taken off of planes because of their behavior."

He said the woman was intoxicated and while addressing that, the flight attendant said, "By the way, you might want to cover up."

"The flight attendant made that decision, and as she was leaving, she said, 'By the way, you might want to cover up.' It was more of a personal statement to her," Berry said.

Read more at WPLG.

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NYC subway seat fight ends with dog biting woman

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 7:15 AM

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An argument over a dog and a metro seat escalated until the dog bit the foot of the woman and wouldn’t let go.

It happened on Friday on a crowded No. 4 train on New York City’s subway, WNBC reported

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Eyewitnesses say a man brought the dog onto the train and had his animal sit in a seat, WABC reported. The dog bumped into the woman, who was not happy that an animal was sitting in the seats. Eyewitnesses say she asked the man to move his dog, but the man refused. Witnesses said she shoved the dog from the seats, and the owner had the dog jump back up. She shoved the dog again before witnesses said the man punched her. The two started fighting. Then, witnesses said, the dog bit the woman’s foot, WABC reported.

People on the train screamed at the pair, “Get the dog off her,” but the dog would not let go until she removed her shoe, WNBC reported.

The man and the dog left the train at Wall Street.

Witnesses said the woman appeared to be OK, WNBC reported.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority said that non-service animals should be in a carrier. The video has been given to the NYPD, the New York Post reported.

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Delta passenger with multiple sclerosis says airline employees tied her to wheelchair

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 6:46 AM
Updated: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 6:17 AM

Woman with Multiple Sclerosis Says Delta Employees Tied Her to Wheelchair

A woman with multiple sclerosis says Delta Air Lines employees tied her to her wheelchair because she can’t sit up on her own and they didn’t have the chair she needed.

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Maria Saliagas travels to Europe with her husband every year. When she was diagnosed with MS five years ago, she didn’t want to break her tradition of traveling with her husband.

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She said Delta normally accommodates her by making sure staff members have a proper wheelchair that has straps to help her sit up straight.

When she flew out of Atlanta on April 1 and arrived in Amsterdam, Delta didn’t have a chair with straps, so employees tied her to a regular wheelchair with someone else’s blanket, said her son, Nathan Saliagas.

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“They took a dirty blanket and tied her forcefully with it, and she has bruise marks on part of her arm because it was so tight and she started crying. That’s when that picture was taken,” Saliagas said.

A Delta representative sent WSB-TV a statement about the incident, saying: 

“We regret the perception our service has left on these customers. We have reached out to them, not only to resolve their concerns, but also ensure that their return flight exceeds expectations.”

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The family returns to Atlanta on April 30.

When the family complained to Delta, they said the airline offered them 20,000 free SkyMiles, but they said that's not enough. 

They want to see a policy change regarding how Delta handles passengers with disabilities.

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WATCH: Car thieves abduct 6-year-old from day care parking lot

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 2:06 AM

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A 6-year-old child was abducted early Tuesday after two car thefts at a Georgia day care, authorities said. 

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About five minutes after the car thefts, the child was seen on surveillance video walking back to the Childcare Network Daycare, Clayton County police Sgt. Ashanti Marbury said. It’s not known where he was abandoned. 

Three men are sought in connection with the crimes at the day care, located in the 6000 block of Fayetteville Road in Riverdale, police said. 

About 7:25 a.m., Clayton County police were called to the day care in reference to two stolen vehicles left running and unattended. 

Surveillance video showed a silver Nissan Altima parking next to a gray 2016 Chrysler 300. A man in the front passenger seat of the Nissan jumped into the Chrysler’s front passenger seat. Moments later, the Chrysler drove away. 

Not long after the theft, the Nissan drove to another location in the day care parking lot and made an abrupt stop at a white 2014 Hyundai Santa Fe, Clayton County police said. The Hyundai, which had a 6-year-old inside, was also left running and unattended.

A person in the back seat of the Nissan hopped out, got into the Hyundai and sped away, police said. 

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In under a minute, all three cars were seen on surveillance video leaving the day care parking lot. 

Shortly after, the child was seen walking back to the day care and was reunited with his mom. He was not injured. 

Police later found the Hyundai Santa Fe at the intersection of East Faytetteville Road and Evans Drive — less than a mile from the day care. The Chrysler 300 has not been found

Earlier this year, Clayton County police rescued two girls after someone stole an SUV with them inside from a gas station. A baby and her 4-year-old sister were dumped on the side of the road miles apart in freezing temperatures. Authorities arrested Khyree Swift and a 16-year-old in connection with the crime. 

Anyone who may have information on Tuesday’s case or the identity of the suspects is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 404-577-8477. 

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U.S. Supreme Court takes up Trump travel order 3.0

Published: Wednesday, April 25, 2018 @ 3:04 AM

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday wades into one of the more controversial policy matters of the Trump Administration, as the Justices will hear arguments on the merits of the revised effort by President Donald Trump to block certain foreign nationals from traveling to the United States, what critics often deride as his “Muslim ban.”

Before the Court is the third version of the Trump travel order, which began just a week into his Presidency, as an effort to stop travel to the U.S. by citizens of seven majority-Muslim countries.

After the first two versions were blocked by the courts – this third one would limit visits to the United States by people from Yemen, Syria, Libya, Iran, and Somalia, and slow down the number of refugees accepted into the U.S.

“As President, I must act to protect the security and interests of the United States and its people,” Mr. Trump said as he issued the third version of the travel order in September of 2017.

Lower courts have ruled against the Trump plan.




The travel order is being challenged by the state of Hawaii, which has tried to use the President’s past statements and tweets about the threat of Islamic terrorism against the travel order, which the Supreme Court allowed to take effect while the case was being litigated.

“The arguments against the travel ban come from every corner of our country,” says Neal Katyal, who will carry Hawaii’s case before the Justices.

“It comes down to who we are as a nation,” Katyal wrote.

Interest in the case has been strong, as the line for public seats began forming on Monday outside the U.S. Supreme Court.

The arguments on the Trump travel order come as lower courts are still duking it out over efforts by the President to terminate the DACA program from the Obama Administration – that question is expected to reach the Justices in coming months.

On Tuesday evening, a federal judge in Washington, D.C. became the third to block the President’s effort to end DACA, the program which allows younger illegal immigrant “Dreamers” to temporarily stay in the U.S. and avoid deportation proceedings.

“DACA’s rescission was arbitrary and capricious because the Department failed adequately to explain its conclusion that the program was unlawful,” wrote Judge John Bates, though he gave the feds 90 days to better explain the decision.

As with the Trump travel order, the President’s effort on DACA could be on the docket next term for the Justices.

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