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Woman seeking bigger seat on plane faked medical emergency: cops

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A Florida woman faked a medical emergency in order to get a larger seat on an American Airlines flight, authorities said. But the pilot, apparently not realizing the emergency was bogus, turned the plane around. The woman, who wasn’t publicly identified, was taken into custody when Miami-bound flight American Eagle 3508 landed back in Pensacola around 6:30 a.m. Friday, police said. (www.foxnews.com) More...

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KobeHunte
Kobe Hunte 7
How pathetic can you get. She got a lot comfier seat in the police office I bet...
sparkie624
sparkie624 7
LOL... and she got a free ride to boot!
bbabis
Bill Babis 5
Something tells me she already has a big seat.
richardorgill
Glad you said it first..
richardorgill
Upgrading to a better seat around $300.00
Declaring a medical emergency and getting a bill from AA: $10,000+
Criminal charges filed by local authorities and legal fees: $5,000+

Getting fame on Flight Aware: Priceless

watkinssusan
mary susan watkins 2
The airplane reprtedly was an american eagle flight..the seats on those aircraft are all the same and there are no "better"nor bigger ones..the woman obviously doesnt fly much, and thought her "scam" would work..yes,that scam will cost her attorney fees,reimbursement to American eagle,and a lot of embarrassment due to her ignorance..
pilot62
1 HOUR AND 30 minute flight, enjoy your delay Mam ... Good Day !!!
nasdisco
Chris B 3
Bet the bill from American hurts more than the seat in the Police car.
sparkie624
sparkie624 5
We... She got what she wanted... A Larger Seat... Police Cars, Court Rooms have much wider seats that what any aircraft has... :)
lynx318
lynx318 1
So does the jail cell...a whole concrete bench.
joelwiley
joel wiley 3
And she got a different mix of fellow travelers for a longer time than on the flight...
bjohnson09
The exit row and bulkhead are both bigger seats in the 145
sparkie624
sparkie624 1
I was just looking at that, and I also noticed that American charges more for the Exit row and Bulkhead seats as well.
scott8733
scott8733 1
Doesn't make sense. AA3508 last Friday shows as a ERJ-145 50 seat jet - in which there aren't any bigger seats.
sparkie624
sparkie624 2
Could have been a ship substitution due to AOS aircraft which would make since why she could have been upgraded to a larger seat - Maybe to a CRJ or ERJ-170/175 maybe...
pilot62
Bulk heads are tighter, and the only possible bigger seat... Emergency row

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