The Detroit News
June 14, 2011
A Brooklyn, N.Y., man who said he was thrown off a flight at Detroit Metro Airport on Sunday for cursing is considering suing the airline, calling the experience “humiliating.”
Robert Sayegh had a layover Sunday afternoon after attending a cousin’s wedding in Kansas City on Saturday. The 37-year-old TV producer and children’s book author said he and other passengers on Atlantic Southeast Airlines Flight 5136 to Newark, N.J., had been waiting at the gate for 45 minutes when he was overheard by a flight attendant telling a passenger next to him, “What’s taking so (expletive) long to close the overhead compartments?”
The plane eventually taxied to the runway, but soon returned, where airport police boarded the plane and Sayegh was escorted off.
“I’m like, ‘Are they throwing me off the plane?'” said Sayegh, who said he used the F-word twice. “This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever been through in my life. It’s embarrassing.”
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