Fmr Sen. Al D'Amato Kicked Off JetBlue Flight After Complaining About Service
Former U.S. Sen. Al D'Amato (R-NY) was kicked off a JetBlue flight from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to New York City after complaining about the airline's service following an on-board incident.
After his flight was delayed for nearly seven hours, he confronted passengers who refused to move about the cabin after the pilot instructed them to do so in order to redistribute the plane's weight before takeoff -- an important safety feature.
D'Amato then pressed the captain to try again to get those passengers to move but he refused, causing D'Amato to then attempt to rally the rest of the plane.
As he was being escorted off the plane, D'Amato's reaction was captured in two social media videos.
"I'll make an appeal to all you people. You want to know what? Stand up for what's right and walk out with me!"
— Layla D (@laylafd31) January 10, 2017
The senator's office said JetBlue has since apologized for the incident.