Al D'Amato, Former Senator, Kicked Off Flight After Inciting Protest

Newsmax | 1/22/2008 | Staff
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Former New York Sen. Al D'Amato was escorted off his JetBlue flight before takeoff Monday after he complained loudly about the crew and a six-hour delay.

The flight was scheduled to leave Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, at 1:40 p.m. but didn’t depart until 8 p.m. After a lengthy delay, some passengers were asked to move from seats in the front with extra legroom to seats in back to distribute the weight more evenly, the New York Post reported.

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D'Amato, 79, reportedly got frustrated when passengers were reluctant to move and the captain didn't take action to ask specific passengers to comply. D'Amato then told the captain he was a "poor excuse" for a leader, The Huffington Post said.

After he started to chant "make them move," the crew asked D'Amato...
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