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100 Jews ejected from NYC to Atlanta flight
« on: June 04, 2013, 05:11:07 PM »
http://news.yahoo.com/100-students-ejected-nyc-atlanta-flight-193259744.html

DAVID B. CARUSO
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NEW YORK (AP) — A group of about 100 high school students traveling from New York to Atlanta were thrown off an AirTran flight, along with their chaperones, after the pilot and crew lost patience with some kids who wouldn't sit down and put away their cellphones.

Seniors from the Yeshiva of Flatbush in Brooklyn were on the flight about 6 a.m. Monday at LaGuardia Airport. AirTran's parent company, Southwest Airlines, said in a statement that flight attendants asked passengers several times to take their seats and put their mobile devices away.

The airline said that when some didn't comply, the captain repeated the request. When that didn't work either, the whole group of students was ordered to disembark for safety reasons, the airline said. The flight was delayed for about 45 minutes while the students filed out of the Boeing 737, which seats about 137 people, leaving the plane mostly empty.

Rabbi Seth Linfield, executive director at Yeshiva of Flatbush, said administrators Tuesday were still looking into the disagreement, but he said in a statement that "preliminarily, it does not appear that the action taken by the flight crew was justified."

Asked whether he thought 100 teenagers were too many to keep in order on a flight, Linfield said the school has taken similarly sized groups before without any problems.

Southwest spokesman Brad Hawkins wouldn't get into details as to why the entire group was kicked out, but said "I have no indication that the flight attendants overreacted."

He said the AirTran cabin crew made "repeated requests" for an unknown number of the students to behave. "The point at which the captain comes on the PA system and says 'You all need to sit down' is unusual."

The students were on a three-day trip that was to include a rafting excursion and a visit to a Six Flags theme park.

The students were then put on other flights, but it took 12 hours for some to reach their destination via transfers that took them as far out of their way as Milwaukee, Wis.

Some of the students posted pictures and video of their journey on social media sites. At least one sent a barrage of Twitter messages to media organizations, complaining that the way they were being treated was a "scandal."

Linfield said Southwest Airlines offered vouchers to future air travel to faculty and students who were on the plane.

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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2013, 05:39:47 PM »
Hey, you're on a commercial air flight, and the crew makes a reasonable request, you do it...You're on a city bus, the bus driver makes a reasonable request, asks you to do something, you do it...Simple...Everybody's trying to get to their destination, no drama required.

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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2013, 05:56:52 PM »
Article:

'Rabbi Seth Linfield, executive director at Yeshiva of Flatbush, said administrators Tuesday were still looking into the disagreement, but he said in a statement that "preliminarily, it does not appear that the action taken by the flight crew was justified."'

No apology offered.  It was the airline's fault. 

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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2013, 12:33:14 AM »
Simply outrageous!  Orthodox Jew kids are just high-spirited types; many undoubtedly have Assbergers or autism so one can't demand normal behavior.  They need cellphones to relieve emotional stress--being locked into a cramped plane surely reminds them of ancestors locked into cattle cars. 

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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2013, 10:53:50 AM »
No threatened lawsuits from Jews.

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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2013, 11:44:16 AM »
Imagine what would happen if they were only 10 muslim students.

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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2013, 01:18:35 PM »
No threatened lawsuits from Jews.

http://atlanta.cbslocal.com/2013/06/04/airline-kicks-100-jewish-students-off-plane-for-not-putting-away-phones/

“It blew out of proportion. It was a mountain out of a molehill,” teacher Marian Wielgus told CNN, adding that the flight attendants were “nasty.” Eight chaperones were also removed from the flight.

Student Jonathan Zehavi believes they were targeted because they are Jewish.

“They treated us like we were terrorists; I’ve never seen anything like it. I’m not someone to make these kinds of statements,” Zehavi told CNN. “I think if it was a group of non-religious kids, the air stewardess wouldn’t have dared to kick them off.”

School Executive Director Seth Linfield says administrators are still looking into the situation, but that “preliminarily, it does not appear that the action taken by the flight crew was justified.”

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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2013, 11:04:06 PM »
No threatened lawsuits from Jews.

Phone lines burned up from all the Jew law firms calling about it?  Seriously though, negotiations are underway.  Yeshiva wants law firms to PAY for opportunity to represent victims while at present Jew law firms offering std pro bono/33% cut.   ;D  Not too much JMSM attention to incident; they prefer to avoid putting creepy ultra-Orthodox types under mass scrutiny.

"We take this matter seriously and have started our own investigation," said a statement released Tuesday by Rabbi Seth Linfield, executive director of the Yeshiva of Flatbush school. "Preliminarily, it does not appear that the action taken by the flight crew was justified."

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« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2013, 06:46:11 AM »
Well, there is the fact that Jews don't feel that they're governed by gentile laws.

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« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2013, 07:07:57 AM »
Not too much JMSM attention to incident; they prefer to avoid putting creepy ultra-Orthodox types under mass scrutiny.

Like this:
http://12160.info/forum/topics/nyc-mayor-candidates-concerned-over-jewish-blood-sucking-circumci

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« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2013, 09:21:45 PM »
Like this:
http://12160.info/forum/topics/nyc-mayor-candidates-concerned-over-jewish-blood-sucking-circumci

Orthodox NYC & South Florida might as well be Outer Mongolia for all the zero attention national news gives to such stuff.  Locally, the Chabad sicko crooks have a "house"--I've seen the Ortho guys walking around a couple of times but still haven't seen the house, they deliberately keep it well-hidden to Gentiles (though they strenuously do outreach to Jews).  In Miami there's a Chabad house, it's a cheapo crappy shack despite their large #'s down there.  My guess is they want to spend as little as possible while getting $$contributions from Jew suckers.  Ya' don't need a fancy synagogue to do money laundering.

BTW could there be a connection between local Chabad house & the weird crazy anti-Semitic leaflets occasionally distributed in my area?