Saturday, September 3, 2011

Green Day: Billy Joe kicked off Southwest Airlines flight

Chalk this one up to a power-tripping flight attendant.

Reuters reports Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong has complained that he was booted from a Southwest Airlines flight in Oakland, California, because of the way he wore his pants.

Armstrong, 39, posted to Twitter on Thursday, “Just got kicked off a southwest flight because my pants sagged too low! What the f**k? No joke!”

The flight was going from Oakland, California, to the Los Angeles suburb of Burbank, said Brad Hawkins, a spokesman for Southwest Airlines.

Cindy Qiu, an associate producer at Bay area television station ABC7/KGO-TV, was on the flight and described the incident on her company's website.

She said that Armstrong, when he was initially approached by a flight attendant and told to hike up his pants, said "Don't you have better things to do than worry about that?"

He then tried to take his seat but was asked to leave the plane, Qiu said on the ABC7 website.

The situation appears to have been soon resolved.

"As soon as we became aware of what had happened, we reached out to apologize for this Customer's experience," the statement read. "He elected to take the next flight. We followed up with this Customer and involved Employees to get more details and, in our latest conversations, understand from the Customer the situation was resolved to his satisfaction."

No word on whether the power-crazed flight attendant was reprimanded and/or remains employed by Southwest. Talk about an American idiot…

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