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Woman accused of battering airline ticket agent
South Florida Sun-Sentinel ^ | January 9, 2014 | Doug Phillips

Posted on 01/09/2014 9:01:16 AM PST by ConservativeStatement

A woman threw punches and kicked a United Airlines ticket agent at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, authorities said.

The incident happened on Tuesday, a day when many passengers were scrambling for flights amid the delays and cancellations caused by the frigid weather gripping much of the northern part of the country.

(Excerpt) Read more at sun-sentinel.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: aviation; travel; unitedairlines; violence
Fly the friendly skies of United.
1 posted on 01/09/2014 9:01:16 AM PST by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement

I can’t count the number of times I’ve wanted to do this.


2 posted on 01/09/2014 9:03:28 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: ConservativeStatement
Punching and kicking?

Couldn't she get close enough to pull hair and bite, only kidding, of course!

I'm assuming the attacker is Amish or has she taken part in the "knock out games?"

3 posted on 01/09/2014 9:04:28 AM PST by zerosix (Native Sunflower)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Sure, that will get you to your destination much much faster..... (*eye roll*)


4 posted on 01/09/2014 9:05:07 AM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I was in Detroit during an equally frigid snowbound winter a few years ago, flying in one of the turboprops they have parked in this big lot and you have to ride the little shuttle out to board. Some passenger asked the gate guy what the hold up was, not confrontational, nothing physical, and they called the airport cops on him!


5 posted on 01/09/2014 9:06:09 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

             

                           gibsmedat !

6 posted on 01/09/2014 9:06:20 AM PST by tomkat (you'll know when it's time)
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To: ps
The report said the agent was trying to assist Griffiths, who became violent without being provoked.

"It says she had to protect herself by covering her face and blocking punches that you were throwing at the United Airlines ticket agent," Hurley said.

Additionally, "It says you grabbed her hair, pulled her to the floor, kicked her in the stomach and legs as she laid helpless on the floor," the judge said.

The attack was broken up by two men who came to the aid of the ticket agent who ended up with bruises on her face, head, stomach and legs, Hurley said.

7 posted on 01/09/2014 9:08:00 AM PST by tomkat (you'll know when it's time)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

I wasn’t too far from that with some idiot in the Delta ticket line about 10 years ago. The line was not moving, they had several stations without passengers. God knows what the agents were doing, but it wasn’t helping customers. I complained to the guy managing the line, and he dropped the 9/11 line, as if more security measures had anything to do with piss poor customer service. I went ballistic. Not sure if those around me were cheering or rolling their eyes, but it sure was fun.


8 posted on 01/09/2014 9:08:48 AM PST by ilgipper (Obama is proving that very bad ideas can be wrapped up in pretty words)
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To: zerosix

If you go to the link you will see that she is one of 0bama’s daughters. These people have taken their exaggerated sense of entitlement and arrogance to a new level.


9 posted on 01/09/2014 9:09:14 AM PST by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: SVTCobra03

My thoughts are that this is a planned attempt to force us to fight back giving Obama the excuse to declare martial law.


10 posted on 01/09/2014 9:13:26 AM PST by ryderann
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To: tomkat

“The attack was broken up by two men who came to the aid of the ticket agent who ended up with bruises on her face, head, stomach and legs, Hurley said.”


Holder filing a hate crime lawsuit in 3....2....1....


11 posted on 01/09/2014 9:13:49 AM PST by nesnah (Liberals - the petulant children of politics)
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To: ilgipper
Nothwest Airlines ruled the roost for arrogance while I was a near-weekly air traveler. I've heard Delta has inherited this tendency.
12 posted on 01/09/2014 9:14:27 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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13 posted on 01/09/2014 9:16:38 AM PST by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: nesnah
Holder filing a hate crime lawsuit in 3....2....1....

Against Lil' Miss Gibsmedat or the two men who stopped her?

14 posted on 01/09/2014 9:18:03 AM PST by null and void (It is as if they all had one head. Too bad they don't all have one neck.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

People just need to read the fine print at the bottom of their ticket.

“We can do whatever we want, whenever we want to whoever we want. Neener Neener.”

I was on a flight once to Dallas that had real weather problems. We were late arriving at Dallas and many people missed their connecting flights and there were no more flights to their destination that day. People went crazy. I’ve seen less screaming at riots. The airline put people up overnight and fed them. I was the last person in line at the ticket counter. The couple in front of me used every swear word I know at the ticket agent and threatened him. The ticket agent said to them, “Here’s your voucher to the Motel 6. There is a McDonalds nearby and here is a voucher for that.”
They left screaming and crying. The ticket agent sighed and looked at me and said, “Next.”
I smiled at him and told him that I understood that he didn’t control the weather and anything he could give me was fine. He stared at me. Then, he said, “Here is a voucher for The Hilton Hotel. They have a great restaurant and here is a voucher for a meal there.”
I had a great steak and a great nights rest. People appreciate a little kindness after a lot of abuse.


15 posted on 01/09/2014 9:20:22 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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This is disproportionate punishment. They need to go out and round-up three white women and arrest them.


16 posted on 01/09/2014 9:21:09 AM PST by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: tomkat

How could I possibly guessed at this./S


17 posted on 01/09/2014 9:23:08 AM PST by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: ConservativeStatement

The problem is that her mama never stopped her from doing that.


18 posted on 01/09/2014 9:23:44 AM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: mongo141
maybe yer one o'them psychos ?
19 posted on 01/09/2014 9:25:08 AM PST by tomkat (you'll know when it's time)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I’m SHOCKED, shocked I say!


20 posted on 01/09/2014 9:27:35 AM PST by 12th_Monkey (In an alternate universe Obama still dips ice cream)
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To: null and void

My money is against the men who stopped her.


21 posted on 01/09/2014 9:28:14 AM PST by sport
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To: blueunicorn6

Since it was violence and perhaps a domestic flight, does this count as domestic violence against women?


22 posted on 01/09/2014 9:29:55 AM PST by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: sport

Polar Vortex Rage will be her defense.


23 posted on 01/09/2014 9:36:46 AM PST by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad and lived with his parents .)
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To: blueunicorn6

“People appreciate a little kindness after a lot of abuse.”
Indeed, that has been my experience; I have never taken it out on an agent.
Yes, the morons are out there, but for the most part, it is rarely their fault.
My last ‘incident’ was having to approach a United agent who had an attitude as I started the conversation; she immediately became nearly apologetic once I expressed my understanding for the situation; got me on the next flight out with an upgraded seat (the flight had originated on a different airline).


24 posted on 01/09/2014 9:46:14 AM PST by elpinta (Jer. 10:23 - It really holds true!)
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To: Still Thinking
Some passenger asked the gate guy what the hold up was, not confrontational, nothing physical, and they called the airport cops on him!

It doesn't take much. I was at Jacksonville International on Tuesday Morning learning that my 2nd flight to Dulles had been cancelled. (So far I'm at 4 and counting.)

An individual in line with me, a Chinese national, became vocally agitated. Not screaming, yelling or even shouting. Just upset. They called the cops on him. He wasn't arrested but the cops made it very clear that indeed he would not be flying anywhere that day.

The agent did give me an option to catch my connecting flight from Dulles to Dubai. He smiled and told me I could drive to DC and if I drove really, really fast, I might make it. Funny guy...

25 posted on 01/09/2014 9:50:01 AM PST by Drew68
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To: Still Thinking

Thanks for the warning of how things are now. I wont talk directly to any of the landing crew, unless it’s just to say HI Anything negative, they may feel ‘threatened!.


26 posted on 01/09/2014 9:50:22 AM PST by lee martell
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To: tomkat

NAH!


27 posted on 01/09/2014 9:51:03 AM PST by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: ConservativeStatement
someone in need of a very public caning for her crime


28 posted on 01/09/2014 9:52:17 AM PST by NRA1995 (I'd rather be a living "gun culture" member than a dead anti-gun candy-ass.)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Remember,you can’t keep her after Skool!


29 posted on 01/09/2014 10:29:45 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: ConservativeStatement

She looks sad.


30 posted on 01/09/2014 10:43:39 AM PST by FourtySeven (47)
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To: blueunicorn6

Same happened to me in Vegas when my flight was cancelled because of a Hussein visit.
The obnoxious a-holes got to stay at the Motel-6 where as my polite self got to spend the night at the South Point Resort with a dinner voucher and a 500 dollar voucher for the two of us from Southwest for any future flight.
The one and only time I had ever been happy about the Obama.


31 posted on 01/09/2014 10:49:20 AM PST by mowowie
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To: ConservativeStatement
"Yo, b---h, whuffo' yo' dissin' me? I bees entita'd..."
32 posted on 01/09/2014 2:12:58 PM PST by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias... "Barack": Allah's current ally...)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
I used to think the customer service barometer was driven by airline, but now I of a mind that it is driven mostly by location. USAirways, for example, in Pittsburgh (when it hubbed there) was helpful, but Philly? Assholes.

Northwest out of PWM, friendly. Detroit? Hostile, dishonest, lazy.

33 posted on 01/09/2014 2:17:03 PM PST by Cboldt
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