Passenger Tweets Pilot Is Drunk, Kicked Off Plane


A passenger claims her post on Twitter got her kicked off a flight at the Philadelphia International Airport Tuesday night.

Lisa Carter-Knight told CBS Philly that she posted she suspected the JetBlue pilot was drunk and he kicked her off the plane, leaving her stranded at the airport at 1:00 a.m. She was heading to Boston from Philadelphia.

JetBlue sent out the following statement in response to the allegation:

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

The sobriety test was conducted on the pilot, who was not drunk, and she was kicked off afterward.

“I was just doing what I normally do with my kids, sharing information with my friends that I was frustrated that I was sitting there without a flight home and I miss my children,” Carter-Knight told CBS Philly. “Now I’m here at one o’clock in the morning with my mother, who had surgery this weekend, to pick me up because a JetBlue pilot made a decision to kick me off his flight.”

The flight was delayed three and a half hours. It was supposed to take off at 8:25 p.m. Tuesday night but it eventually took off at 12:03 a.m. and landed at 1:12 a.m. Wednesday morning.