Recently I heard a call for human rights on a plane. The way it was explained to me, is that you have the right to make your own decisions and that airlines should allow that, as long as you don’t cause harm to other people. I want to tell you about my rights if airlines try to remove me from a flight.
I am not allowed to talk about this, as it would reveal too much about the internal workings of a jetliner. However, I can tell you about how airlines can get away with it. They can make it look like your request to be removed from a flight is for some other reason than safety. That is why I can’t talk about human rights on a plane, because it would not be in the interest of airlines to do so.
Usually passengers who feel the need to get off the plane, do so because they want to go somewhere else. This is understandable because all airports are full of people and they can feel stressed and helpless. With that in mind, when you sit in your seat and try to figure out what you can do, you probably feel upset about what is happening and that you can’t help it, because no one is coming to help you.
You might feel like you want to leave because of the weather, the time of day, the place, or a combination of things. However, you should understand that no one can force you to stay at any given time. You can decide when you want to be on the plane, even if it means you miss your connecting flight. I suggest you do it to prove you are still on the same page.
You may also want to take a day off work. You can’t however just walk out on the flight. This would not only be inconvenient but illegal. Airlines are required by law to let you board if you need to travel, but if you choose to take a day off, you should still show up at the airport, unless it is absolutely necessary.
Another reason for wanting to leave is if you need to get to an emergency. When this happens, you have the right to be treated with dignity and respect. This is also true if you need to receive medical attention for some reason. You have the right to be taken care of and given an opportunity to discuss your concerns.
Sometimes, a passenger may be under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or even blood pressure medication. However, when a flight is delayed and the crew does not see any reason for it, the passengers will eventually lose their cool. One passenger is already having an argument about being separated from his or her seat mate.
You may want to have a few drinks or ingest something to relax you. Don’t have any further problems, if you have done so. However, if you still want to get on the plane to get home, you should do so.
Many people may have issues with another passenger occupying their own seat. I certainly don’t want to be left on a flight alone, so I took the advice of one airline employee who said to get off. All I did was hand him my boarding pass and give him my ticket number.
I gave him my name and asked him to call my family member if I was unable to get off the plane. Once he did, I simply asked him to come get me. He called my family member and I was on my way home.
It wasn’t in my own opinion, to stay on the plane. In fact, there were a number of factors that caused me to get off.
If you have the right to make your own decisions, then you have the right to remain on the plane until the crew has cleared you for takeoff.