I am leaving this up as I posted it originally it was for ‘friend’s only’
I apologize for the reference to Nuns and certain sects of Muslims (and or others) well known for covering female skin completely and the use of the word immigrant as it was an attempt as visual discrepancy between some folks waiting to fly stand by, the three piece suite guy, who offered me a ride to the hotel thank you BTW
& what’s your recollection of events on your side of the gate?
I apologize for any offense to any one one it was not my intent, but my mouth got me here I refuse to edit and look like a hypocrite, but I’m sorry I published to public so thoughtlessly.
Also please realize, this was written in the middle of the night – it was after an emotional event. I realized after I published that what I describe as going on behind me from what I could heard reads as if I could see it.
Clarify I could ONLY HEAR
I could not see what was going on, I didn’t look -the crew’s voices were consistently louder than hers and from what was said it led me to believe that’s what was going on.
(Sprite in the cooler)
And I am no Good Samaritan
I thought they we’re only coming to throw her off the plane and I was sitting there afraid and intimidated and ashamed that I wasn’t doing anything to help her I was too scared to even try to pass or my name
God works in mysterious ways two for one and it’s got a sense of humor
I’m flying to Fort Lauderdale by way of Huston today
8:30am – 5:00pm
Because 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, then after trying to persuade her to leave on her own by threatening police intervention if she were to somehow get sick or become disruptive during the flight!
After assuring all THREE flight attendants that although she & her companion had been finishing a beer before boarding, but was not drunk & would be fine, they left her alone for a few minutes, then came back and said her bosom was too exposed!
Granted she was well endowed and wearing a lowcut top, but she was covered. They claimed they had had complaints.
(There were no nuns of Muslims on board and no one could see her in the center seat unless they tried anyway)
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 them covered.
The gate agent came on board and very politely and quietly spoke with her, she asked for a blanket, the airlines no longer provide-so she took out a big coat put it on and completely covered up to the neck!
Ok can we back away from the gate yet?
Minutes go by, me & my seat mate converse about their rudeness and never having seen anyone have such a cleavage issue!
The woman said
“That poor girl is so upset she’s crying”
I couldn’t hear her, I peeked between the seat and there she was sobbing into her hands.
I reached into my bag got a pack of tissues, turned to give it to her and said it’s going to be ok just breath
Immediately a flight attendant rushed to her pointing his finger and saying
“I told you if I got called to your seat again I’ll toss you off”
(She’s crying) I say
“Who called you”
He says “I’m talking to her not you” pointing
I felt it important to convey that I had initiated contact w/this young lady, she had t been bothering me.
“I am a FLIGHT ATTENDANT!
I can toss you off this plane”
Me: for handing her a tissue?
I just need you to understand that I initiated contact
To which he huffed off, I figured that was the end of it-
What I didn’t know was they had a well known a beloved co worker trying to deadhead to FLL they fly stand by it was a full flight
What they may not have counted on when they formed a little huddle before the coupe
Is that my friend was sitting next to this young lady and was witness to it all including the off duty crew member being hugged by a flight attendant and remarking to him that this is the last flight to FLL
When I told my side to the gate agent she was going to put me back on the plane-
However AFTER the crew member the other 2 seats went to immigrants who were traveling “together” (he told me all about after)
Yeah ok-well I need to get to FLL still-I was removed for no good reason-I was not refusing to comply there was no safety violations ect.
Sure they will get me to FLL in 24 hours I demanded they put me on another airline talk to a supervisor etc.
they offered me 800 # that you cannot speak to a live person!
So……………I slept (I use the term loosely) in the airport-
And here I am ready for more adventures………..
What does God have in store for me? I was protecting the meek