NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) – A Brooklyn man said he was removed from a flight at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after being overheard cursing by a flight attendant while the plane waited to depart.
Robert Sayegh told The Detroit News that he had a layover Sunday afternoon at the airport in Romulus after attending a cousin’s wedding in the Kansas City, Mo., area on Saturday. He says he used the F-word twice after the plane had been at the gate waiting to depart for 45 minutes.
“This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever been through in my life,” said Sayegh, a 37-year-old TV producer and children’s book author from Brooklyn.
Jim and Kim from the Fresh 102.7 morning show caught up with the potty-mouthed passenger on Wednesday morning. You can hear his first-hand account right here.
Sayegh said his remark was about why it was taking so long to close the plane’s overhead compartments.
According to the Post, Sayegh quipped “What’s taking so f—–g long to close the overheard compartments?”
Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 5136 to Newark, N.J., eventually left the gate but Sayegh said it returned to the terminal and he was removed.
Atlantic Southeast Airlines Inc. said it was investigating. It uses a policy that allows it to remove people when a passenger is disorderly, abusive or violent.
“The passenger involved was re-accommodated on a later flight,” said spokeswoman Allison Baker. “We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.”
Sayegh said he was told he was removed for being disruptive. He said he is never disruptive.
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