The former senator of New York, Alfonse D’Amato, was kicked off a flight after he decided to bring his concerns directly to the captain after a long delay. After waiting six hours, the captain asked some passengers to move around on the airplane and D’Amato could not wait anymore.
This is my favorite part of the story–D’Amato’s explanation of what he said to the captain. Bolding mine. (From New York NBC)
“This was yesterday, and of course, the plane didn’t take off, was delayed for more than six hours, then delayed on the runway with this nonsense. That’s why I said to him, ‘Captain, you know. Look.’ You know.“
Could you get any more New Yorker than that?!
I can just hear his quote in the voice of one of my family friends.
Senator D’Amato was my senator for most of my New York life (though I was not a voting constituent at all while he was in office).
D’Amato was upset that he was removed and asked passengers on the flight to stand up and walk out with him.
Here’s the video footage of that.
One passenger took him up on it. Other passengers began to stand, according to the article, then found out the flight was about to leave and returned to their seats.