Friday, January 2, 2009

Muslim Group Taken Off Plane For Being Goofy On Plane

A Muslim family that was ordered off an AirTran Airways flight on New Year's Day said on Friday that they were told they could not reboard or rebook a flight on the discount airline even after security officials cleared them for travel.

Atif Irfan said in an interview with CNN that federal authorities removed him, seven family members and a friend from the flight after passengers overheard members of the group talking about the safest place to sit on the plane. He said they were being careful to avoid any "buzz" words like "bomb" that would trigger a security alert.

The group was flying out of Reagan Washington National Airport and was headed for a religious retreat in Florida when other passengers apparently overheard the conversation and reported it to authorities.

Ok look, I am not sure how you caravan around a plane in a group, openly talking about where the safest place on the plane to sit, but I am pretty sure it's even more suspicious if your not talking about bombs no matter who you are or where you come from.

Here is an important safety tip from a frequent flier, have that conversation before you get on the plane....and oh yeh, if a bomb goes off or the plane crashes...let me save you some time....THERE IS NO SAFE PLACE ON THE PLANE.

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Akhyari said...

Yes there is. People seating in the front row, usually survive from most air crash.