Skip to comments.Passenger Strips; American Airlines Boston-LA Flight Diverted
Posted on 07/18/2008 3:48:10 PM PDT by txroadkill
LOS ANGELES -- American Airlines Flight 725, scheduled to fly nonstop from Boston to Los Angeles on Friday, was diverted to Oklahoma City after a disruptive passenger took his clothes off and had to be subdued.
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I wonder if American Airlines found a way to charge the Soccer Team extra for an in-flight work-out.
I thought they stopped serving nuts on their flights...
Oh yeah, that’s right. I went there.
I seriously doubt the female Freepers will be interested in a picture. Usually the people who do this sort of thing are not the you’d want to see naked.
Geez, not another Boston Buffoon!
How come it’s always GUYS that do this? Why isn’t it ever a female?
Guilty ! Please, no pics.
we know it wasn’t Al Gore, it would have taken longer than the flight-time to un-tarp him.
Damn Gitmo lawyers!
Because then they wouldn't land the plane and it wouldn't be news.
What kind of flight plan had them that far south?
I saw a woman take her clothes off once on a bus.
The soccer players should have kicked his balls...Goooooooaaalllllllll
There was “weather” in DFW and we got diverted to beautiful, glamorous Longview Texas for about an hour.
Then the fuel truck came out. Hoo boy. I was all in a dither.
They did open the door and let some fresh air in and we were allowed to stand up and move about the miniscule RJ (that's airline talk for “Regional Jet” (a little ER4 Embraer)cabin. They said if we were going to be there for more than an hour, that they would order pizza for us. Who says AA doesn’t have a heart?!
Wait, it gets better, after we took off, they served us free juice or water! Can you stand it!
We were kinda hoping that Madonna, Britney or some other “celebrity” was going to show up and cause a scene but all we saw was some loose cattle roaming the runway in Longview. They mighta been those cows that try and talk you into “eatin’ more chikken” or something like that.
“LAX Flight Diverted After Passenger Strips”
July 18, 2008, 4:01 PM PDT
ARTICLE SNIPPET: “LOS ANGELES — An American Airlines flight from Boston to LAX was diverted to Oklahoma City on Friday after a passenger stripped, put his clothes back on and then tried to open an emergency exit door.
American Flight 725, a Boeing 757 with 151 passengers and seven crew on board, arrived in Oklahoma City at 1:35 p.m. CDT and was back in the air an hour later on the way to Los Angeles, said Tim Smith, a spokesman for American Airlines.”
ARTICLE SNIPPET: “According to Johnson, the passenger emerged from a bathroom without his clothes on.
“He was asked to go back to the bathroom to put his clothes on and he did and went back to his seat and then allegedly attempted to open an aircraft emergency exit door,” Johnson said.
“Members of the Major League Soccer team, the New England Revolution, were on the flight. They were able to subdue him,” he said.”
Sorry, wrong thread.
Avoid the jet stream is the likely answer. Distance may be greater but flight time less, resulting in less fuel burned.