Flight Grounded Over Irate Passengers

Passenger boos too much for one American Airlines flight crew
By Nick McMaster,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 8, 2008 11:55 AM CDT
Flight Grounded Over Irate Passengers
A US Airways jets takes-off as an American Airlines Jet is prepped for take-off at Sky Harbor International Airport Monday, June 23, 2008 in Phoenix.    (AP Photo/Matt York)

The passengers of an American Airlines flight from Miami to New York on Sunday night probably thought the worst was over when their flight crew finally arrived at the gate an hour late. But angry passengers greeted them with boos and, according to some accounts,  obscenities. The crew responded by refusing to board the plane, citing a "hostile work environment," Fox News reports.

Unable to locate another crew, American put them up for the night. Yesterday, the travelers suffered one final inconvenience when they arrived at LaGuardia airport—the original flight was scheduled for JFK, and that's where their bags went. (Read more airport stories.)

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