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Passenger denied flight as a result of tweets

JetBlue A321 D-AVSA
JetBlue A321 D-AVSA Image by BriYYZ / CC BY-SA 2.0

A JetBlue flight from Philadelphia was delayed when the pilot said he believed a passenger had  questioned his sobriety. While the pilot underwent a sobriety test, another passenger began documenting her side of the incident on Twitter. But when the flight was set to board behind schedule, the tweeting passenger was denied entry. JetBlue explained to a local TV station that if it feels ‘a customer is not complying with safety instructions, exhibits objectionable behavior or causes conflict,’ the customer will be asked to leave. The passenger was given a refund. Read more: nytimes.com