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Passenger Booted From Diverted Flight After Threatening Rant

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A passenger was removed from a JetBlue flight traveling from the Dominican Republic to New York City after forcing the plane to divert to Florida’s Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport Tuesday night.

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According to WSVN, the unidentified woman went on a shouting rant, screaming that the plane was going to crash.

“You don’t believe me! It’s gonna crash!” she yelled. “You guys believe me? It’s gonna crash! Look at your monitors! We’re in the water!”

The woman was escorted off the aircraft by a Federal Air Marshal and taken for a mental health evaluation upon landing in South Florida.

Footage of the incident was shared to Instagram but has since been removed.

Earlier this week, a man was arrested at Newark Liberty International Airport after nearly airlines/tsa-agents-stop-passenger-with-loaded-gun-before-boarding-plane.html” target=”_self” rel=”nofollow noopener noreferrer”>boarding a plane with a loaded gun in his carry-on bag.

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Delta Air Lines Upgrades Health, Safety Guidelines

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As travel restrictions are lifted, Delta Air Lines has implemented a series of health protocols to keep passengers safe as they fly again during the coronavirus outbreak and moving forward.

From the time customers check-in for their flights until they collect their bags at the final destination, Delta officials claim the company’s main focus has shifted to the health and safety of passengers.

In the airport, travelers will notice check-in lobbies, self-service kiosks, gate counters and baggage claim are thoroughly wiped down throughout the day, while electrostatic spraying will take place in the planes and throughout terminals.

In addition, Delta continues to install plexiglass shields at check-in counters, in Delta Sky Clubs and at gate counters throughout the United States. Social distance markers will also be added at all of the airports served by the airline.

Hand sanitizer stations will also become easily accessible throughout the facilities.

“The (travel) experience is a very comfortable, a very safe experience, we have taken actions, even above and beyond what the CDC has recommended to ensure safety,” Delta Chief Customer Experience Officer Bill Lentsch said in a statement.

As for the actual onboard experience, Delta is now boarding passengers back to front and limiting it to 10 customers at a time to minimize your contact with others. The carrier is also blocking middle seats, adjusting capacity numbers and requiring face coverings.

Before passengers board the planes, cleaning crews complete an extensive checklist of procedures using high-grade disinfectant to wipe down personal and common areas of the cabin.

Delta also temporarily streamlined food and beverage offerings to reduce touchpoints, with snack bags given out during the first pass through the cabin by flight attendants.

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