All right, here we go:
1. Passenger Jill Tarlow needs to get a life outside of photographing whatever “shocks” her. (“I was shocked, completely shocked. I’m shocked…” Yada yada yada…)
2. Listen To Your Captain.
Now, if you want to completely ignore flight crew that’s your choice, but it might be tough to fly. And when the Captain asks you to leave, it’s time to leave. Otherwise you’re going to get arrested for trespassing. And if you injure the cops taking you off your flight, well, you’re just making things worse for yourself.
Don’t be “reverent” and “respectful” – it’s not necessary. Just make the effort to pretend to listen flight crew and you’ll be fine. (And, oh yes, if you want to say “sir,” say it once at the beginning of the exchange. Don’t use it as a crutch word, just saying.)
Anyway, if you want to call this thing “pilot error,” well then be my guest but you’re wrong.
Anyway, to review:
Starting at :45, this is an example of how to get yourself tossed off a flight at SFO or anywhere.
“Deshon Marman, 20, a defensive player for the University of New Mexico and graduate of Lincoln High in San Francisco, was arrested and removed from US Airways flight 488 Wednesday after police said he ignored an airline employee’s request to pull up sweatpants that exposed his underwear below the buttocks.”
Nice video, San Francisco Chronicle:
It doesn’t matter why the captain has come back to have a chat with you, all that matters is this:
The captain isn’t going to fly you anywhere if you avoid listening to him or her by incessantly interrupting him or her.
(Right? Pilots hate it when you don’t listen to them.)
Also, fighting with the SFPD is a surefire way of making sure that the San Mateo County District Attorney can’t just laugh things off.
This is true regardless of what clothes you wear or how you wear your clothes…