WATCH: 'Leave her alone' - passengers defend woman removed from Kulula flight

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https://www.news24.com/Video/SouthA...end-woman-removed-from-kulula-flight-20190123

I had no idea one could be kicked off a plane for being unhappy with bad service. I think Kulula messed up this one
The camera's only get switched on when the police are already there. whatever that passenger did, was enough to cause concern for the captain and staff to call the police in the first place.

If she started banging on the cockpits door and the such like it can be seen as a terrorist threat. If she is unruly she must be removed as she can put other passengers in danger.

If she was unhappy with the service she can land and take it up with Kulula customer service. The lateness of the flight or the delay is not the captains or the staffs fault.

One knows if you are wanting to fly "on time" don't choose Kulula or mango
 

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Charge the bunch of them with breaking Civil Aviation laws...and smack them onto the no-fly list.

I've been stuck on planes for hours on end and even had aborted takeoff before V1 was reached due to the captain's concerns. They're not there to inconvenience you, they're making sure your safety comes first. The last thing they need is backseat drivers getting tjacharag.
 

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I had no idea one could be kicked off a plane for being unhappy with bad service. I think Kulula messed up this one
Regular stories of passengers being arrested after a plane lands for posing a threat or disrupting fellow passengers. Even cases of captains diverting their planes to have a passenger taken off the plane. Causing a ruckus and being seen as a potential threat to cabin staff (pilots and hostesses) is a one-way ticket to being escorted off of a plane.

Post 9/11 that stuff isn't tolerated at all.

"the customer concerned became physically and verbally abusive towards the cabin controller and captain".
She's lucky this wasn't the US. She may well have been dropped by an undercover Sky Marshal.

As for the weather, my brother flew in from Lusaka on Friday night and he said the weather was quite rough on the way in.
 

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it just appears that Captain and crew againist everyone else. This is what concerns me. If it was just the lady then yes she deserved to be kicked off. Police couldnot take her off first time because most people did not agree with the crew.
 

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So couldn't the crew just have given in, helped take her panties off and wipe her ass for her? Bad service indeed.
 

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The crew were concerned about the weather and thus everyone's safety. Yes it's their job but people should be grateful for the care taken.

She must have done something bad for the crew to call the police to remove her, like the article says she was verbally and physically abusive, this could have happened out of the other passengers line of sight.

I'm sure more details will come to light soon that will explain the crew and police actions.
 
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it just appears that Captain and crew againist everyone else. This is what concerns me. If it was just the lady then yes she deserved to be kicked off. Police couldnot take her off first time because most people did not agree with the crew.
It doesn't matter who agreed with her or not. Who flies when isn't voted for by the passengers, it's decided by the captain, the crew, the airline, air traffic controller etc.
 

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The camera's only get switched on when the police are already there. whatever that passenger did, was enough to cause concern for the captain and staff to call the police in the first place.

If she started banging on the cockpits door and the such like it can be seen as a terrorist threat. If she is unruly she must be removed as she can put other passengers in danger.

If she was unhappy with the service she can land and take it up with Kulula customer service. The lateness of the flight or the delay is not the captains or the staffs fault.

One knows if you are wanting to fly "on time" don't choose Kulula or mango
Yup if she was banging on the cockpit door she going to get charged
 

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it just appears that Captain and crew againist everyone else. This is what concerns me. If it was just the lady then yes she deserved to be kicked off. Police couldnot take her off first time because most people did not agree with the crew.
So court of public opinion...
 

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These late night Kulula flights often get delayed by several hours. I was also on a Kulula flight just a few weeks ago from DBN to JHB on 8/1/2019. Sunday night 9:40pm flight starting work again the next day after a couple weeks of holiday. Thought I'd easily be back in JHB and in bed by 11:30pm.

The flight was delayed about 3 hours and only left DBN at 12:30am. By the time I got home and into bed it was almost 3am. The first day back at work this year wasn't so great.
 

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These late night Kulula flights often get delayed by several hours. I was also on a Kulula flight just a few weeks ago from DBN to JHB on 8/1/2019. Sunday night 9:40pm flight starting work again the next day after a couple weeks of holiday. Thought I'd easily be back in JHB and in bed by 11:30pm.

The flight was delayed about 3 hours and only left DBN at 12:30am. By the time I got home and into bed it was almost 3am. The first day back at work this year wasn't so great.
Yep I used to fly Kulula back in the day when they were a good low cost airline, and were generally on time. you would have the one hiccup now and then and when they were late it was half an hour or an hour.

Now days I just won't go near them because with the chance of them being not just an hour late but up to 3-4 hours delay is ridiculous and not worth my time, so I just rather fly safair.
 

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banging on the cockpit door, is what a "potential' terrorist would do,

if your unhappy about service, land and take it further, otherwise sit quietly and relax.
would you rather have the landing gear fail to retract after takeoff, due to the captain having to deal with your bad attitude?
instead of doing his preflight checks?

remember there are no garages at 41000 FT,
 

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Gillette taught me that the 'men' passengers should have stood up and protected the pilot from this bully. Clearly, its a plane full of toxicity... let it crash:whistling:
 
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