So, why did nine people get kicked off that United flight to Tampa?

As I blogged about a couple of days ago, nine people got kicked off a United flight from Washington Dulles to Tampa on Sunday night. No, it wasn’t me and eight mileage running friends that were complaining our nuts weren’t hot enough… sorry to disappoint.

Via The Washington Post:

A delegation of senior Pakistani military officials visiting the United States for a major defense conference headed home in protest Tuesday night after they said they were interrogated and rudely treated by security officials at Dulles International Airport.

The nine-member group of high-ranking Pakistani officers boarded United Airlines Flight 727 from Washington to Tampa late Sunday but were pulled off the plane after one of them “made a comment to a flight attendant,” said Mike Trevino, a United spokesman.

What did they say? “I hope this is my last flight,” or words to that effect. They were simply referring to the fact that they had a long travel day, but that apparently sparked enough fear for them to be detained for 2.5 hours without being allowed to contact their embassy or U.S. military officials.

We report, you decide. 😉

(Tip of the hat to Matthew)

Filed Under: Security/TSA, United
  1. The major defense conference was headed by lucky on how to defeat the even Starnet blocking and redeem those miles that they just earned on flying from Pakistan.

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