Story About the Guy Who Got Kicked Off Flight for Speaking Arabic Is Probably Fake | Heat Street: Update 2: Duh, it’s officially fake. Delta says they spoke with the other passengers on the flight and the supposed victims were actually yelling and causing a scene and that’s why they got kicked off.
The following is Delta’s statement:
Upon landing the crew was debriefed and multiple passenger statements collected. Based on the information collected to date, it appears the customers who were removed sought to disrupt the cabin with provocative behavior, including shouting. This type of conduct is not welcome on any Delta flight. While one, according to media reports, is a known prankster who was video recorded and encouraged by his traveling companion, what is paramount to Delta is the safety and comfort of our passengers and employees. It is clear these individuals sought to violate that priority.
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