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Travel Tip: The Authority of Flight Attendants on Airplanes

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Image Credit: Stephanie Ervin

Image Credit: Stephanie Ervin

This incident recently happened on a Delta Airlines Flight.

A woman was carried down the aisle—and taken off the plane—by two police officers.

It was captured by another passenger on his cell phone camera.

Apparently she had raced onto the plane without showing her boarding pass in an attempt to get her carry-on bags in an overhead bin ahead of all the other passengers.

When asked to leave the plane she refused, and that resulted in this powerful video.

The minute you walk onto an airplane federal laws apply, and the flight and gate attendants become federal agents in the eyes of the law.

If you refuse any requests made by the flight attendants, you are violating federal law.

The results can range from criminal charges to civil actions taken by the airline against you, which can include charging you for any financial damages sustained for the delay you caused.

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