Airline passenger drops F-bomb, gets boot

An author of alleged “children’s books” needs to wash his mouth out with soap and find a new airline after dropping the F-bomb aboard an Atlantic Southeast Airlines flight.

Unlike the rain in Spain, Sayegh could not remain on the plane.

Unlike the rain in Spain, Sayegh could not remain on the plane.

The Detroit News reports Brooklyn author Robert Sayegh is thinking about suing the Delta Connection carrier.

According to the article, the 37-year-old, was flying from Kansas City to Newark when a flight attendant overheard him ask “What’s taking so [bleeping] long to close the overhead compartments?”

The plane taxied to the runway but returned to have Sayegh forcibly removed.

Sayegh told the Detroit paper he used the F-word twice.

“I’m like, ‘Are they throwing me off the plane? This is the most ridiculous thing I’ve ever been through in my life. It’s embarrassing.”

Sayegh, who’s also a TV producer, said he is not “a crazy maniac” and that in New York “we curse as adjectives.”

Oh well, at least he didn’t drunkenly flirt his way into the news.

The airline says the incident is under investigation.

Sayegh said would never intentionally disrupt a flight: “My cousin was killed in 9/11. A lot of friends died in 9/11. I would never come close to doing anything like that.”

169 comments Add your comment

Baddabing

June 13th, 2011
3:59 pm

Jeremy – You are an f—– idiot!! Freakin’ idiot, there I said it.

BeachBum

June 13th, 2011
4:01 pm

In the words of a very wise friend: “Curse words are a small person’s way of trying to sound big.”

Br00kse

June 13th, 2011
4:06 pm

I agree that he didn’t need to use profanity. Did the Flight Attendant ask him not to use that type language? I think they could handle it another way versus putting him off the plane. I am hoping that all the details have not come out yet.

angrymeatball

June 13th, 2011
4:07 pm

The F word no longer holds the profanity it once did — everything in this country has become weak and watered down. We have allowed so many to lose their manners, values, morals and integrity. We have become a country of foul-mouthed, disrespectful, gun-toting, killing, violent morons. I’m glad this idiot was kicked off the plane.

Baddabing

June 13th, 2011
4:08 pm

Pauline -

You are a f—– idiot as well. And it’s bleeding ears not bleeding hearts sweetcakes. Your the panty wetting bleeding heart.

Greg

June 13th, 2011
4:11 pm

This is insane…he should sue and should win big! …and the flight attendant should be fired. This is a free country–there’s nothing wrong with using profanity.

Zack

June 13th, 2011
4:13 pm

The flight attendant must have been an ol’ southern girl. Them there yankees can’t say nuttin without using them there f words.

chris

June 13th, 2011
4:13 pm

hard to say not being there but if he seemed out of sorts and irate, he shouldn’t be allowed to go. IF he simply cussed – well that shouldn’t require removal. I am betting he was acting out.

Momof2girls

June 13th, 2011
4:15 pm

Amazed that a “children’s author” can’t express himself any better than that! He could have expressed himself without the F-word and still got his point across! Freedom of speech my azz. There are tons of places we go in all the time that limits your language. Hats off to the airline for saying not on our plane!

Zack

June 13th, 2011
4:16 pm

In some states it is against the law to curse in front of children under a certain age. Georgia just happens to be one of them..

Mark

June 13th, 2011
4:17 pm

Good for ASA. All you Freedom of Speechers, you are way of base. The 1st amendment basically says the gov’t can’t throw you in jail for dropping the f bomb. It doesn’t mean the airline can’t kick you off the plane. In fact, when you purchase the ticket, I’m sure we agree to many terms and conditions which include kicking us off the plane for basically any reason as the airline sees fit. And as they should. I have a 2 year old daughter and I’m am not looking forward to having to explain all the foul language, etc people use in public.

A.S.Mathew

June 13th, 2011
4:19 pm

Let him use the “F” word in his bathroom or bedroom, not inside the plane.

pygmalion

June 13th, 2011
4:20 pm

uh, who writes these photo captions?? I’m, well, at a loss for words…

Mark

June 13th, 2011
4:22 pm

@ Greg. Really? Really?

steverino

June 13th, 2011
4:23 pm

DarkBrown:
“bein uneducated is truly representative”
…of BEING uneducated.
Thanks for proving the point

L. Adams

June 13th, 2011
4:25 pm

There has to be more to this story. Even if it is bad form to use profanity in a public setting, it seems like a stretch to throw someone off of the aircraft as a result… Unless the person is being disruptive or otherwise a danger to himself, fellow passengers, or crew.

Crambone

June 13th, 2011
4:26 pm

Just shut the F-up and let them do their jobs. They should have thrown you out in mid-flight.

Ken

June 13th, 2011
4:41 pm

Cursing is the linguistic crutch of an inarticulate m*****f***er.

Yvonne

June 13th, 2011
4:48 pm

As a society we have become far to passive to the filthy language people throw out these days. I applaude both the flight attendant and the airline. What he did was unacceptable, inconsiderate, disrespectful, and disgusting. This is not a “freedom of Speech” issue and only a dim witted fool would try to pass it off as that. It was a voilation of the rights of every person around him who had to sit there and endure his angry outburst. He is supposed to be an adult, and yet he is to be allowed to throw a tantrum on the plane like a two year old – and not expect to be disclipined? I am hoping parents across the US hear about this and refuse to buy his books. I also hope that the next time he decides to open his mouth in public he thinks about it, first. And that goes for those who support what he has done as well. The bottom line – he got what he had coming!

sr88

June 13th, 2011
5:06 pm

Dont Curse in the South—Got a Titty-Joint an Church on every corner.How 2-Faced is THAT!

jt

June 13th, 2011
5:12 pm

Anyone here ever heard of a little ditty called the first amendment to the US Constitution,’Freedom Of Speech’? This is clearly an abuse of power to forcibly remove a disruptive passenger.Common sense,Hello? You southern fried yahoos really need to work out your childhood ‘Im a no-good,dirty sinner!!’ guilt issues and mind your own grubby little business…

Its not our fault that all YALL’s sports teams have always sucked.

Bleep

June 13th, 2011
5:13 pm

Don’t kick em off the plane, turn it into a new revenue source – an obscenity fee.

Passenger: stewardess bring me a (bleep)ing pillow.
Stewardess: here you are sir, that’ll be $10 for the pillow and $50 for the adjective.

Yvonne

June 13th, 2011
5:15 pm

Well Ted Striker, I hope he wastes a ton of money trying to sue the airline and then has to face he was in the wrong all along! You miss the point! He was a drunken, hungover jerk who got what he deserved! Or are you one of those beligerent fools who doesn’t learn by watching one of the other fools get taken down? Are you going to be the next fool taken off the plane? I can only hope!

j

June 13th, 2011
5:19 pm

freedom of speech is the right ot speak out against your government

jt

June 13th, 2011
5:21 pm

The article makes no mention of drinking, Hangovers,or any other rehashed summer movies.say three hail Marys and have a margarita…

jt

June 13th, 2011
5:25 pm

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Wrong,it doesnt specify.

Steve

June 13th, 2011
5:33 pm

Businesses always have the right to refuse service to rude customers. Way to go Atlantic SE.

KansasGirl

June 13th, 2011
5:35 pm

Total lack of class. His parents must be so proud. Pffft.

jt

June 13th, 2011
5:43 pm

Yeah!! That no good ‘cusser’!!! Hes Bad!!

Go Seal Team Six!!!

CapnLouie

June 13th, 2011
5:54 pm

I think anyone who can claim to stand around in either New York or Atlanta and not hear the F-ing word is either ignoring what he hears, or is being disingenuous. It’s said all the time. Bono got away with saying it on TV, and the FCC said it was just a word, but this cat is treated like he lit a fuse to something. I had small children once, and although I disliked hearing such expletives used around them, I did not shield them from it, and pretend they didn’t exist. It’s a teaching moment. People who do not want their children exposed to the real world, then keep them at home, and only take them to church on Sundays.
People who treat that word as a threat should not be permitted to work in the public. Sorry if you were “offended” by it, but that doesn’t change the fact that if you are that immature to go into panic mode at the sound of a commonly-used word, then you should have been the one removed from the plane, not the passenger.

Free Speech?

June 13th, 2011
6:02 pm

While what he did would be offensive, it is not reason to remove him from a paid seat. They surely overracted. This IS America and we do have Freedom of Speech. Well, with this administration on Capital Hill I guess even that is dicey these days along with the rest of our freedoms.

poedoldman

June 13th, 2011
6:02 pm

CapnLouie, if you think it is okay to say it anytime, whats with the f-ing in your post. Be a man and say it. Oh, is it against the rules? Same applies on an airplane, in a store, in my house – the owner gets to set the rules. Break them and pay the price. Case closed.

mhs

June 13th, 2011
6:12 pm

CapnLouie

June 13th, 2011
5:54 pm
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Your an idiot but I guess you already know that.

FoulMouth

June 13th, 2011
6:18 pm

Ok first off, the fact that people are saying they don’t want profanity and I can understand that. But what if all you people complaining about profanity got your way and a law was made to make it illegal? What’s next? Maybe they should make a law about complaining in public? Can you honestly say that everyone should have their way? I hate seeing self righteous loud mouths complaining about other loud mouthed people. Hippocrates……..

Melissa

June 13th, 2011
6:32 pm

Using such language is a sign of ignorance. Patience is a virtue. That kind of attitude won’t make you get there any faster.

Kaygeeone

June 13th, 2011
6:41 pm

Hey “Casey”….”F” you. Take your dictionary and proper English etiquette lessons and stick the up your . It’s still a free country. Ever heard of “Freedom of Speech?” I hear language I don’t care for, but it’s the other person’s right. I don’t care for my children hearing at a baseball game a foul mouthed, drunken jerk….but this is still America….right? Get over it jerk wagon.

Starla

June 13th, 2011
6:44 pm

Oh for crying out loud!!! Did they ask him to stop cussing? Did they warn him he was going to get tossed off the plane if he didn’t stop before they did so? If not, they over-reacted. I personally think using profanity shows disrespect to those around you and shows that you have no respect for yourself and should not be tolerated in public except at maybe a dog fight or Jerry Springer show which no self-respecting person would go to anyway.

MECQ

June 13th, 2011
6:48 pm

He has the constitutional right to say whatever he choses. Unfortunately, our supposed rights to free speech have come under fire since the previous administration instituted the “Patriot Act”, which essentially challenges your rights. the only one that seems to have escaped scrutiny is the 2nd amendment that allows you the “Right to bear Arms”. That benefits the most powerful lobbyist on the hill. I could see if he ‘d made reference to a bomb. Another thing is that I can relate to him being frustrated because the Airlines have made it practically imposible to have an enjoyable flght due to all the fees they are shoving down our throats. I’m offended that so many people chose to bring their suitcases on the plane and shove them into the overhead bins. Not only is that creating a dangerous situation, in case of tubulance, but it’s inconsiderate of others. Delta also has the rudest,most unprofessional Flight Attendants in the air. if you’re not in First or Business Class they could care less. SouthWest Airlines in the ATL market is going to be sobering for the omnipotent DL and their entitled employees.

Ben

June 13th, 2011
7:07 pm

This self proclaimed big shot can’t take having anyone question anything they choose to do or say. I was on that plane and I applaud the flight attendant and the air line for booting his irritating butt to the curb.

Brenton

June 13th, 2011
7:12 pm

That’s just F******!

sr88

June 13th, 2011
8:00 pm

Glad this guy is White.Neva hears da ends ofs it iffin heze beze Black! MF’N dis,MF’N dats Tanks yu Tank Yu———————-

mark

June 13th, 2011
8:33 pm

the last time i heard,this is a free FU**ING country!!! you don’t like it,too FU**ING bad!! i hope the flight attendent loses her job and has to FU** for a living!!!!!

Dano

June 13th, 2011
9:56 pm

Profanity:::: the futile attempt of a mighty mouth trying to compensate for a meager mind….booting his butt was te right thing to do and if there were children or ladies present ..he should be missing a few chiclets

margaret

June 13th, 2011
10:23 pm

seems to me a few years back someone spent some time in jail because he swore while canoeing in Michigan.. I think this jerk shoulda too!!! Maybe next he’ll think before the does that!! He was probably talking on his cellphone and couldn’t hear the announcement that there was a issue with the overheard compartment.. and if what he says is true.. why was he still swearing when they had already pushed from the gate?? He said it himself that the aircraft returned to the gate…

Neu Yawka

June 13th, 2011
11:01 pm

As for those of you who want to remark about the education level of people who use profanity……F&%$ YOU! I have a J.D. from a very prestigious school in the Midwest. I do not condone dropping the f-bomb in front of children, but if you are an adult, and cannot handle hearing a certain word without being offended, here is some advice: GROW UP. I blame your parents for your sheltered upbringing, and your lack of exposure to culture. You wouldn’t last 5 minutes on the street.

The King

June 14th, 2011
12:01 am

@ Yawka: “I blame your parents for your sheltered upbringing, and your lack of exposure to culture.”
hmm… If being sheltered means not exposing a four year old to F-bombs, I’m all for the child being “sheltered”. As far as culture, maybe on planet retard dropping F-bombs is an “exposure to culture”.
However, civil people have little use for F-bombs.
Oh, it appears that you are rather proud of your Juris Doctorate, sorry, lawyers are a dime a dozen.
You can add fries to my quarter pounder.

The simple fact is Yawka, you have no cooth.

Non-Redneck

June 14th, 2011
3:42 am

What a bunch of babies you all are. Cussing happens. Big damn deal.

North

June 14th, 2011
7:02 am

It’s not recorded whether the man was even warned his language could be grounds for removal. And I didn’t know any airline had rules about expletives. It seemed he wasn’t shouting the word to disrupt the flight, instead, as he noted, using the expletive as an adjective. Seems to me the airline went overboard, and I hope the man gets lots of money from his lawsuit.

North

June 14th, 2011
7:05 am

Dano wrote “if there were children or ladies present..he should be missing a few chiclets”. That’s not being polite; that’s being bigoted. Why should women need to be protected from expletives? Are you likening their state to that of children? The reason for chivalry was that women were viewed as children, not able to handle their own affairs. F*** that and bring on the expletives!

Daniela

June 14th, 2011
7:13 am

I don’t appreciate people swearing in public places -especially when there are children’s ear close by. Grow up and think about others other than yourself. Find some new adjectives!!!