Actress escorted off airline for kissing her girlfriend

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    Sep 26, 2011 11:59 PM GMT
    This seems outrageous, although I realize the airline has a right to do this...It should be protested?

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/l-word-leisha-hailey-southwest-airlines-240227

    I would be curious, however, to know what kind of kiss it was and if they would have treated a straight couple the same way.
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    Sep 27, 2011 12:48 AM GMT
    Protested?

    Mocktwinkie, you're one of the last people I would expect to call for a protest without knowing the full details.

    Does Southwest Airlines have a policy for kicking off passengers who kiss one another on flight? Has this particular stewardess given a pass to straight couples who have kissed each other, if a no kiss policy exists?

    This may not necessarily be because it is a same sex kiss. And if you paid attention to the article you posted, you would see Billie Joe Armstrong was told to pull up his pants by a Southwest Airline agent. This tells me that perhaps Southwest Airlines has strict policies. I don't know if any other airlines would tell passengers to pull up their sagging pants.

    Now you have me sounding like CuriousJock.
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    Sep 27, 2011 12:52 AM GMT
    creature saidProtested?

    Mocktwinkie, you're one of the last people I would expect to call for a protest without knowing the full details.

    Does Southwest Airlines have a policy for kicking off passengers who kiss one another on flight? Has this particular stewardess given a pass to straight couples who have kissed each other, if a no kiss policy exists?

    This may not necessarily be because it is a same sex kiss. And if you paid attention to the article you posted, you would see Billie Joe Armstrong was told to pull up his pants by a Southwest Airline agent. This tells me that perhaps Southwest Airlines has strict policies. I don't know if any other airlines would tell passengers to pull up their sagging pants.

    Now you have me sounding like CuriousJock.



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  • CuriousJockAZ

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    Sep 27, 2011 1:07 AM GMT
    Well, of course we all know that the pilot must have been a Democrat. Because if he was a Republican, no doubt they would have thrown the lesbian from the plane at 20,000 feet icon_lol.gif
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    Sep 27, 2011 7:31 AM GMT
    I'm wondering how much was showing during this sagging.
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    Sep 27, 2011 9:08 AM GMT
    I dimly remember a time when flying usually meant wearin a suit, or at the very least "business casual".

    When I flew commercial flights under travel orders whilst in the USAF (early 1990s) that meant wearing my full Class A dress uniform.

    Kudos to Southwest Airlines for regardin principle above profit, and enforcing some decency.

    There are appropriate places to go to see ass cleavage and folks making out - and air travel is bad enough without having to see folks shamble about in oversized pants draped under their asses.

    Unless of course your name is "Congressman Aaron Schock", in which case you can sag your ass right on into the airline bathroom with me right behind ya. icon_razz.gif
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    CuriousJockAZ saidWell, of course we all know that the pilot must have been a Democrat. Because if he was a Republican, no doubt they would have thrown the lesbian from the plane at 20,000 feet icon_lol.gif


    No, Republicans love lesbians. It's the queers they'd throw from a plane at 32K feet. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Sep 27, 2011 10:06 AM GMT
    Trollileo said
    RiverRising said
    CuriousJockAZ saidWell, of course we all know that the pilot must have been a Democrat. Because if he was a Republican, no doubt they would have thrown the lesbian from the plane at 20,000 feet icon_lol.gif


    No, Republicans love lesbians. It's the queers they'd throw from a plane at 32K feet. icon_rolleyes.gif
    Lesbians are queers.


    I hear your queer.
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    creature saidProtested?

    Mocktwinkie, you're one of the last people I would expect to call for a protest without knowing the full details.

    Does Southwest Airlines have a policy for kicking off passengers who kiss one another on flight? Has this particular stewardess given a pass to straight couples who have kissed each other, if a no kiss policy exists?

    This may not necessarily be because it is a same sex kiss. And if you paid attention to the article you posted, you would see Billie Joe Armstrong was told to pull up his pants by a Southwest Airline agent. This tells me that perhaps Southwest Airlines has strict policies. I don't know if any other airlines would tell passengers to pull up their sagging pants.

    Now you have me sounding like CuriousJock.


    I wasn't categorical about this. Admittedly I was being instinctive. Come on read everything I said. I wondered if they have the same standards for everyone.
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    Sep 27, 2011 1:52 PM GMT

    Good question, Mock.
    It appears to be a little of this and a little of that. The PDA apparently was intimate enough that several other passengers complained, so the crew responded. Then they were taken off the plane for 'getting upset'. By reading that I take it they were either very loud about it or threw a tantrum on-board, which would prompt an escorting off the plane. It would be interesting to hear what other passengers witnessing it had to say.

    Then there's this incident...

    http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/333049/
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    Sep 27, 2011 1:56 PM GMT
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    creature saidProtested?

    Mocktwinkie, you're one of the last people I would expect to call for a protest without knowing the full details.

    Does Southwest Airlines have a policy for kicking off passengers who kiss one another on flight? Has this particular stewardess given a pass to straight couples who have kissed each other, if a no kiss policy exists?

    This may not necessarily be because it is a same sex kiss. And if you paid attention to the article you posted, you would see Billie Joe Armstrong was told to pull up his pants by a Southwest Airline agent. This tells me that perhaps Southwest Airlines has strict policies. I don't know if any other airlines would tell passengers to pull up their sagging pants.

    Now you have me sounding like CuriousJock.


    I wasn't categorical about this. Admittedly I was being instinctive. Come on read everything I said. I wondered if they have the same standards for everyone.

    my guess is yes. Didnt they kick Kevin Smith off for being a fat ass? Its nice to see an airline actually care about the bulk of the passengers and not cave to the one annoying one.
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    Sep 27, 2011 1:56 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    Good question, Mock.
    It appears to be a little of this and a little of that. The PDA apparently was intimate enough that several other passengers complained, so the crew responded. Then they were taken off the plane for 'getting upset'. By reading that I take it they were either very loud about it or threw a tantrum on-board, which would prompt an escorting off the plane. It would be interesting to hear what other passengers witnessing it had to say.

    Then there's this incident...

    http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/333049/


    But what is with the whole "family friendly" thing?
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    Sep 27, 2011 1:58 PM GMT



    ...aaaaannnnddd here's another incident involving a straight girl (so I guess) getting hoofed for her attire.

    http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/20638479/ns/today-today_people/t/thrown-plane-outfit-deemed-too-skimpy/
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    Sep 27, 2011 1:59 PM GMT



    The family thing is a bit weird. I guess they're using an early 1950's model for behaviour and clothing. O.o
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    Sep 27, 2011 2:03 PM GMT
    meninlove said


    The family thing is a bit weird. I guess they're using an early 1950's model for behaviour and clothing. O.o


    Okay I'm sorry, they didn't say they were a "family friendly" airline but a "family airline" and that "kissing is not okay".

    So my question is, will someone get kicked off of a plane for any kind of kiss? Just a quick kiss on the mouth even?
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    Sep 27, 2011 2:36 PM GMT
    Dallasfan824 said
    mocktwinkie said
    creature saidProtested?

    Mocktwinkie, you're one of the last people I would expect to call for a protest without knowing the full details.

    Does Southwest Airlines have a policy for kicking off passengers who kiss one another on flight? Has this particular stewardess given a pass to straight couples who have kissed each other, if a no kiss policy exists?

    This may not necessarily be because it is a same sex kiss. And if you paid attention to the article you posted, you would see Billie Joe Armstrong was told to pull up his pants by a Southwest Airline agent. This tells me that perhaps Southwest Airlines has strict policies. I don't know if any other airlines would tell passengers to pull up their sagging pants.

    Now you have me sounding like CuriousJock.


    I wasn't categorical about this. Admittedly I was being instinctive. Come on read everything I said. I wondered if they have the same standards for everyone.

    my guess is yes. Didnt they kick Kevin Smith off for being a fat ass? Its nice to see an airline actually care about the bulk of the passengers and not cave to the one annoying one.


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    Sep 27, 2011 3:46 PM GMT

    Here's more. Mock,

    Apparently in 2005 Alaska Airlines crew had words with a gay male couple kissing on board.



    ...and here's one from American Airlines in 2006.


    http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/20060922_american_gay_kissing/
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    Sep 28, 2011 2:56 PM GMT
    meninlove said
    Here's more. Mock,

    Apparently in 2005 Alaska Airlines crew had words with a gay male couple kissing on board.



    ...and here's one from American Airlines in 2006.


    http://www.truthdig.com/eartotheground/item/20060922_american_gay_kissing/


    Even in this day and age I am very cautious about displays of affection to my partner in public. It's just a safety issue.
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    Sep 28, 2011 11:08 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidThis seems outrageous, although I realize the airline has a right to do this...It should be protested?

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/l-word-leisha-hailey-southwest-airlines-240227

    I would be curious, however, to know what kind of kiss it was and if they would have treated a straight couple the same way.


    Or what body part was kissed?
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    Sep 28, 2011 11:10 PM GMT
    southbeach1500 saidSeems like Southwest Airlines has been getting a lot of press recently about kicking people off their flights.

    I believe over the past few months, some celebrity was kicked off for refusing to turn off his cell phone or something, and before that I think someone else was removed because they were not dressed appropriately.

    BTW... In these situations, it's usually the cabin crew that has to make a determination about whether a passenger's behavior has risen to the level of having them removed. The Captain will sometimes be involved, but most of the "heat" goes to the flight attendants. It's a very difficult job that they have and I'm grateful we have so many excellent flight attendants out there.


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    creature saidProtested?

    Mocktwinkie, you're one of the last people I would expect to call for a protest without knowing the full details.

    Does Southwest Airlines have a policy for kicking off passengers who kiss one another on flight? Has this particular stewardess given a pass to straight couples who have kissed each other, if a no kiss policy exists?

    This may not necessarily be because it is a same sex kiss. And if you paid attention to the article you posted, you would see Billie Joe Armstrong was told to pull up his pants by a Southwest Airline agent. This tells me that perhaps Southwest Airlines has strict policies. I don't know if any other airlines would tell passengers to pull up their sagging pants.

    Now you have me sounding like CuriousJock.


    I wasn't categorical about this. Admittedly I was being instinctive. Come on read everything I said. I wondered if they have the same standards for everyone.

    my guess is yes. Didnt they kick Kevin Smith off for being a fat ass? Its nice to see an airline actually care about the bulk of the passengers and not cave to the one annoying one.


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    Sep 28, 2011 11:47 PM GMT
    I've been on 3 flights recently where people have been kicked off the plane. In all 3 cases, the passengers were confrontational with the crew which escalated and delayed take off. One guy was drunk. One lady didn't want to gate check her bag and tried for 10 minutes to ram her luggage into several overhead cabin units and the last... of course, was some ass that refused to turn off his fucking cell phone. And over the past 2 years, I've seen about a dozen get kicked off.

    I fly at least twice a month so I know how obnoxious the airlines can be and how they herd you through like cattle. But I think people always assume the airline is at fault. Maybe they are but from my observations, it goes both ways fairly evenly. And often, it's because other passengers complain about the person. In every instance I saw, the passenger was given at least one warning. I wonder, in this case, what really happened?

  • conservativej...

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    Sep 29, 2011 12:01 AM GMT
    Well it seems that on September 8, 2011, PRIMECAP Management Company (IRS I.D. 95-3868081), of Pasadena, California made a SG 134 filing stating it held 80,375,235 shares of Southwest of which it had sole voting power on 22,479,131 of those shares. That is where a complaint should be lodged.

    Their street address is:

    225 South Lake Ave., #400, Pasadena, CA 91101

    They now own 10% of the airline.

    It seems Southwest has also recently floated some new debt. Perhaps a little "under the table" pushback would do wonders. And I know just the person who might interested in that.

    :-)
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    Sep 29, 2011 12:26 AM GMT
    Does anyone else remember her from that terrible 90s band she was in (or those obnoxious yogurt commercials)? One of my friends in high school (showing my age) used to sing that stupid "You Suck" song incessantly.