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While Linda Carter-Knight waited for her Jet Blue flight from Philadelphia to Boston, she exercised her rights as an American guaranteed under the Constution to tweet about flight delays. But when it finally came time to board, JetBlue kept her grounded.


According to an interview Carter-Knight gave to a local ABC news program, the entire incident stemmed from the flight’s irate pilot claiming a passenger had accused him of being drunk, which necessitated a sobriety test. “We had been waiting an hour, so there was a joke by another passenger — that it had been a long night and we hoped there was a fully stocked bar on the airplane,” Carter-Knight said. “And the pilot immediately ran out and said, ‘That’s it, everybody back up at the gate. I’ve been accused of being intoxicated.’” Here are some of the tweets that allegedly got Carter-Knight’s tickets yanked.  


JetBlue has a bit of a reputation for dealing with difficult passengers in unorthodox ways, but unlike Steven Slater’s legendary beer-swigging escape through the emergency exit, the passenger doesn’t seem to have done much to warrant her punishment.

JetBlue released a statement to Mashable about the flight this morning, but did not address Carter-Knight’s situation directly.

On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, Flt 760 from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) to Boston Logan International Airport (BOS), experienced a delay prior to departure due to a customer’s accusation of a pilot being intoxicated.

As a precautionary measure, a sobriety test was conducted. The test demonstrated the pilot was sober and as a result, he was cleared to perform his duties.

Customers boarded the aircraft which departed PHL at 12:03am and arrived in BOS at 1:12am.”

What a mess.

[h/t Mashable]