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Are All Airline Employees Taking Notes From The TSA?

March 8, 2012 by  

A woman from Burbank, Calif., was arrested after a flight from Los Angeles to Houston because she painted her nails on the airplane.

According to CBS News, Jeanie Daniels was on the flight on Feb. 26 to see her boyfriend, who lives in Houston. Daniels asked passengers on both sides of her if they would mind her painting her nails. They said they would not; a flight attendant, however, took issue.

“I thought it was all going well until the attendant came over and was very upset I was painting my nails, saying it was offending everyone around me,” Daniels told the news station.

The passenger then went to the plane’s lavatory to finish where she was accosted by another flight attendant.

“She said, ‘Weren’t you just told not to paint your nails?’ and I said, ‘Actually, I wasn’t. I was just told it was offending people around me so I did the right thing and went to an enclosed area,’” Daniels said.

When she went back to her seat, the first flight attendant continued to reprimand her, prompting the passenger to ask her to shut up and calling her an expletive.

The disagreement resulted in police officers arresting Daniels when her flight landed and her subsequent detainment for 10 hours before it was deemed that no charges would be filed.

Sam Rolley

Staff writer Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After learning about many of the biases present in most modern newsrooms, Rolley became determined to find a position in journalism that would allow him to combat the unsavory image that the news industry has gained. He is dedicated to seeking the truth and exposing the lies disseminated by the mainstream media at the behest of their corporate masters, special interest groups and information gatekeepers.

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  • s c

    A mere 10 hours, eh? Offhand, I’d say that some airline employees are indeed acting like tightly-wrapped, anal retentive TSA monkees. It sounds as though asking “mere” passengers isn’t good enough to satisfy someone who assumes that he or she can play the role of an instant dictator and almost get away with it.
    So, is it possible that the employee in question is on Obummer’s short list to become the next ‘transportation’ czar? It seems to fit, folks.
    Power CORRUPTS, and absolute power absolutely CORRUPTS – even on a plane.

    • John Millican

      I agree with you to a point s c; but “HOMELAND SECURITY” and “TSA” were created under the George W Bush administration. They have nothing to do with “protecting the security of the U.S. citizens”, only in harassing and causing trouble. And the longer those two agencies are allowed to exist; the worse they will act.

      • Ern

        George Bush’s fault. That makes sense. Afterall, the whole world went evil because of George Bush.

      • Michael

        True, but I have noticed a distinct movement toward more and more total control exercised by TSA and the mental retards they hire. This airline stew needs to be sent packing by her company.

      • Ted Crawford

        Here is the deal here John, now try and follow here, I know it’s difficult for some but BUSH IS NOT THE PRESIDENT, hasn’t been for three and a half years! While I believe that he does rank third from the bottom, of modern Presidents, with regard to quality. He did have one attribute sorly lacking in Obama, he could lead. We might have dissagreed with where he lead, but he did lead!
        Obama, on the other hand, adopts these policies, as you stated, started by others, lacking as he is in the ability to create any of his own, then blames everything on his predecessor, firmly placing himself at the bottom of this list!

      • eddie47d

        Bush the Decider could lead? He was a sock puppet for Cheney who led the charge to war. Sorry Ted I had a weak moment.

      • s c

        Well, we have us yet another GB slammer. Do you feel better, j m? Did you get your comments pre-approved by a pc committee?
        You might as well claim that GB is to blame for everything in American history since the late 18th century. Believe it or not, GB is no longer in the W H!
        The Self-Appointed Destroyer is in the W H. IS YOUR CONFUSED LIFE BETTER OR WORSE SINCE Chicago’s GIFT TO POLITICAL SUICIDE MOVED INTO THE W H? THAT”S the issue, comrade. Anything else is CRAP, and is worth about 8 ounces of warm, contaminated SPIT. Enjoy trying to balance your twitching rump on that barbed-wire fence, bubba.

      • independant thinker

        “……..but “HOMELAND SECURITY” and “TSA” were created under the George W Bush administration.”

        that is true however the obama administration has renewed and expanded both.

      • pearl

        You got that right. Bush was atrocious and Obama is worse. Let’s all agree that these thugs are on the same page when it comes to destroying America and the rights of citizens.

      • steve hughes

        are you aware of any of the incongruities going on around you at the present time ? the stupidity “we” have allowed “all” elected officials put on the manure pile, whether by choice, circumstance, no awarness, etc.,may be beyond any comprehension. politicians belong to us, not us to them & i finally we are getting what we deserve ! di you know, after a certain age, D.C. considers you a “UNIT”, not a person ?

    • Sirian

      Uh oh s c, the “finger pointing, blame game” is starting again? – Hmmm. . .

    • restorefreedom

      Is southwest the airlines that has had numerous instances similar to this dress code issues etc?

    • Joe H

      SC,
      while i agree the flight attendant over reacted, I awould have probably been even less polite. I have to leave the house when my girls paint their nails. the smell of the acetone in an enclosed space gives me headaches. On the plane, I would not be able to leave. Remember her rights END where mine begin! Arrested? NO. chewed out real bad? Right on!

      • USAF VET

        The article did say that she asked the passengrs around her if they minded if she painted her nail. And I believe that if someone like you who is sensitive to the odor of acetone had said something, she would have stopped doing it immediatley.

  • Robert, TX

    Maybe the stew should have been detained for 10 hours. Does anyone remember the scene from Airplane II where the terrorists where waltzing through security with rocket launchers, bombs and machine guns – while an elderly lady was told to “spread em” and place both hands on the wall to be searched? A hilarious scene that is not quite as funny now, since it is literally playing out before our eyes. Let’s see, who gave us the TSA (and the insane fuel prices that are crushing the airlines – and stressing out their employees)? Yes, indeed, it was King George II – the same socialist that gave us NCLB.

    • AJ

      Whether Bush or Obama they are both working from the same agenda on differnt sides of the fence. Dem or Rep they both smell of corruption and greed. And work off the Rothchild central banks agenda.

      • native texan

        Robert,
        Maybe you and AJ should reconsider your lunatic comments. The TSa may have been thought up and implemented during the second Bush regime but the last four years of escalation to the current heights of intrusion have been escalated under the illegal alien obama and his henchman pelousy and reedy. They are all politician scum trampling on citizen rights.

      • mac

        Exactly, native texan. Things were almost tolerable until the 2010 escalation of TSA rules, brought on with absolutely no evidence that the previous rules were not working. Janet Napolitano’s TSA / Homeland Security group just had to do something more to justify their jobs. Has there been any fewer bombings on domestic flights since the new rules came about? Useless change. Once again – since 9/11 all the flights that involved people trying to bring down a plane were flights that originated outside the US.

      • Vigilant

        I’m amazed I can still post on the Internet, since Napolitano’s DSH must consider me as a domestic terrorist.

        From http://wwwamericanpatriot-vance.blogspot.com/2009/04/american-terrorist-watch-list-are-you.html

        You Are a “Right Wing Extremist” If
        You—

        * Were born in the Deep South
        * Believe that 9/11 was more serious than Watergate
        * Wear an American flag in your lapel
        * Knowingly listen to Rush Limbaugh
        * Speak and write perfect English, but no Spanish
        * Own more than two Bibles or one Confederate Flag
        * Believe that Jesus Christ means eternal life
        * Support the rule of law and maintenance of law and order
        * Want America’s borders secured
        * Believe that Mexico is a foreign nation and Spanish a foreign
        language
        * Thank God that the U.S. won both world wars
        * Oppose affirmative action, abortion, same-sex marriage, and gun
        control
        * Believe that fighting higher taxes is more patriotic than paying them
        * Prefer “Patriot’s Tea” to Obama Kool-aid
        * Doubt that Islam is really a “Religion of Peace”
        * Believe that a baby Jew born to a virgin 2009 years ago saved
        mankind from sin
        * Send out Christmas cards
        * Attend a Christian church on occasions other than Christmas and
        Easter.
        * Sing the National Anthem with your hand over your heart
        * Fly Old Glory on Flag Day and Independence Day
        * Believe that preventing voter fraud is more important than
        empowering illegal aliens, felons, and the deceased with the vote
        * Own a gun and ammunition.
        * Favor the death penalty for brutal killers, but oppose abortion of
        innocent fetuses
        * Miss WF Buckley, Ronald Reagan, and Richard Nixon
        * Have read the Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights, and
        U.S. Constitution more than once
        * Believe that labor unions should be subjected to anti-trust laws.
        * Have never committed adultery or had gay sex
        * Drive a car built by an American car company in America
        * Dispute the belief that the economic meltdown was worth it in
        order to open home ownership to more people of color
        * Believe that the U.S. should spend more money on national defense
        than on foreign aid
        * Suspect that Nancy Pelosi is dumber than a pound of recycled botox
        * Mourn the 50 million fetuses that have been slaughtered since the
        Roe V. Wade ruling
        * Pay a tithe or make a donation to any organized religion
        * Are successful and prosperous and flagrantly show it
        * Have never applied for food stamps or welfare
        * Read the Wall Street Journal, George Will, Pat Buchanan, and Ann
        Coulter
        * Watch FOX News
        * Dislike Fidel Castro, Hugo Chavez and other communist dictators
        * Know the words to “God Bless America” by heart
        * Argue that global warming is little more than hot air circulated
        by liberals for “green” profit
        * Want the UN out of America and America out of the UN

    • Ted Crawford

      Are you kidding me! After three and one half years, after hugh esculations to TSA, I believe they were recently unionized, meaning they can never be fired, and the Patriot act for two examples, you still want to go there? WOW,WOW!!!!

    • Butch

      I can’t believe that Bush jr has a single defender in this world. Obumma is just as bad as jr. If obumma was any different, maybe he would have done away w/ the TSA and a myriad of other stupid unConstitutional depts/policies but hes actually defiantly defended their draconian practices. There is a 3 way tie for worst president ever, Carter, Bush jr and the current Fraud-in-Chief.

      • Joe H

        Not to even think of defending Bush jr, he DID go to congress when he wanted to invade Iraq. Odumberer just sent planes and pilots in!!!

      • USAF VET

        Hey Butch, if you are referring to G W Bush, he is not a Jr. Of course we came close to having a Jr that is as dumb as Obumski, and that would be Albert Gore Jr which some folks laughingly call Al Gore. He is the only Jr we’ve had that was that close to being president.

    • Wil

      And which one was it that agreed to exclude Muslims,the very terrorist group that brought all this on,from the TSA searches?AJ is partly right,though,the past 3 years it has been getting more like that scene from Airplane.

  • Donnamarie

    While 10 hours of containment is wrong, I am fairly certain that the flight attendant did not think that the woman would be detained for the amount of time.

    On the other hand, over 15 years I tried to polish my nails on the plane. The flight attendant told me I could not do that because the air is recycled and it may bother some passengers. So, what did I do-I put it away. Shouldn’t we really be grooming ourselves elsewhere?

    • mac

      The flight attendant simply did not think. As the article says, the lady was considerate in asking people around her if they objected, and they didn’t, so the flight attendant should have shut up.

      • Nadzieja Batki

        This is a case of “I said She said” and who is the most accomplished liar.Personal grooming should be done in private.

      • eddie47d

        We are a hurried nation and want things done on our time instead of what is common sense to others. I can’t stand the smell of fresh nail polish or Lysol and a few other chemicals and in a small space like an airplane she didn’t make a good choice. Going to the rest room was a better for her and the attendant might have over reacted at that point. Nail polish is not over 3 oz so the lady probably didn’t think anything would be wrong and tried to be nice about it yet rudeness/stubbornness escalated on both sides.

      • Nadzieja Batki

        Most people want to be percieved as nice and if asked will agree to anything as did the passengers to the nail painter.

      • Vigilant

        Donnamarie is right. Just “asking people around her if they objected” is not sufficient because, with recycled aircraft air, there are perhaps 100-200 “people around her,”

        Smoking sections in planes did little good because that recycled air carried to the rest of the plane.

      • Joe H

        mac,
        That air is circulated to the WHOLE plane! I doubt she asked ALL the passengers.

    • Ted Crawford

      I agree that her choice of place and time does cast doubt on her decision making abilities. However, I don’t pay her a wage and have no wish, beyond my complaint, to effect her decisions. I do, on the other hand pay the wages, against my will, of the TSA and I will attempt to control their actions!

      • STEVE HUGHES

        THE BIGGEST ISSUE AS TO WHO IS TO BLAME IS:
        1. EACH OF THOSE WHO SEE A PROBLEM & NOT DO ANY THING ABOUT.
        2 FAILURE TO TO BE AWARE OF OF ANYTHING OUTSIDE ONE’S OWN LITTLE BUBBLE & WHEN WE DO DON’T TAKE THE TIME TO CORRECT IT.
        3. NOT HOLDING POLITICIANS ACCOUNTABLE FOR MOST OF THE GARBAGE THEY SPEW FORTH AS BEING FOR WHAT’S BEST FOR US.
        4. SEEING ONLY OUR SIDE OF AN ISSUE.
        5. NO ONE LISTENS !! WE TALK AT EACH OTHER, NOT TO EACH OTHER.
        6. DO WE HAVE TO BE TOLD THE COLOR OF THE TOILET PAPER WE USE ? THIS SOUNDS REDICULOUS, BUT WE HAVE BECOME A SOCIETY OF INSTANT GRATIFICATION & INSTEAD OF MATURING WE HAVE SUNK TO THE LEVEL OF INFANTILE UNDERSTANDINKING.

    • v e wiggins

      DonnaMarie–you are spot on; the air is recycled, so this woman would have had to ask EVERY passenger if they minded smelling her nail polish. Recycled air not only carries scents with it, it carries germs, which is why so many people get sick shortly after traveling in an airplane.The stewardesses were both correct in what they did. This has nothing to do with politics, etc as all of these posters would have one believe.

  • tim

    Flight attendant was jealous of the woman.
    TSA=government employees=no common sense=idiots
    This is nothing but a show of power.
    She should sue the airline and the stewardess because they caused her illegal detainment!!!!

    • J.M.R.

      YOU GOT THAT RIGHT

      • Christin

        We are already in a Police State and many aid them .

    • TA#1

      It may have been rude, unthinking, and offensive that the airline employee acted this way, but I think not illegal. Check the laws about interference with aircrew. Rules include odiferous and otherwise offensive presence as no-nos. The article indicates an escalation in words, but does not indicate how much disturbance.

      • STEVE HUGHES

        consider not appreciating the perfume or calogne of the person next to you. does the airlines have the right to to tell you to wash the odor of so it’s not getting into the air circulation ? what if someone complains, will the odiferous person be chastised or will the person, WHO COMPLAINED be ridiculed. does the stewardess really under stand the rules or is it an interpretive action as she felt she understood. WE HAVE BECOME PLAGUED WITH RULES THAT DON’T MAKE COMMON SENSE, ARE INTERPRETED DIFFRENTLY EVERYWHERE, & SELDOM DO MORE THAN CONFUSE. confusion exist & next comes chaos. DOES NO ONE HAVE ANY COMMON SENSE ANY MORE? It’s must be a disease (no common sense) that plagues this country. BE BRAVE & PUT YOUR NAME TO YOUR COMMENTS OR IS THAT NOW PART OF WHAT SEEMS TO BE A COMMON PRACTICE !!!

      • Vigilant

        A word to the wise: if you have to break wind on an airplane, DON’T ask anyone’s permission to do so. Not that anyone asks anyway.

        Will that be the next “detainable” offense?

      • Joe H

        Steve,
        so I, a paying passenger, must go through severe headaches from the acetone in her nail polish just because she doesn’t have a lick of sense and doesn’t know you do that at home or in your hotel room?? BULL!!

  • http://bjwholmes@verizon.net B.Holmes

    Flying used to be fun…a long time ago.

    • KHM

      @B. Holmes
      I agree, flying is no longer fun. In fact, I refuse to fly because of TSA but also because it is such a hassle and everything is an extra charge now.
      Ialso agree with most of the comments that common sense should have told this young woman that a plane is no place to do your personal grooming. Also think the 10 hour detention showed an equal lack of common sense by the good ole TSA. I’d say the stew was having a bad day and totally overreacted.
      It isn’t a very newsworthy story except it shows how far from civility we are and how much power the government has.

  • sabulaman

    I was not there to smell the polish, but I know that when my wife does her nails, it stinks to high heaven. It should have been handled in a civil manner, and there should not have been a detainment, but I can see how it could disturb ones sniffer.

    • STEVE HUGHES

      SOME CALOGNES, PERFUME, BAD BREATH & OTHER ODORS, ALCOHOL, ETC. CAN BE DISTURBING. EVEN SOME FOOD ODORS CAN BE OFFENSIVE. EVEN THE CHANGING OF A DIAPER HAS OFFENSIVE ODORS THAT CAN GET INTO THE AIR SYSTEM WHEN DONE IN THE PROSCRIBE AREA. THE DISCHARGE OF GAS OR A BELCH MIGHT OFFEND SOME ONE, SOUNDS REDICULOUS, BUT WE LIVE IN A TIME WHERE NO COMMON SENSE SEEMS TO BE APPARENT. SHOULD ALL THE ABOVE MENTIONED BE TAKEN INTO CUSTODY AT ALL? PROBABLY EVERYONE CAN FIND SOMETHING OFFENSIVE ABOUT SOMETHING. WHO PROTECTS US FROM THOSE WHO ARE SUPPOSED TO BE PROTECTING US ??????? WELL ? I’M SURE SOMEONE WILL BE OFFENDED BY MY ATTITUDE & I’M SURE GLAD I’M NOT TALKING TO ANYONE ON A PLANE, BECAUSE I’D PROBABLY BE SENT TO JAIL OR GIVEN A PARACHUTE & ASKED TO “JUMP” !!!!

      • Joe H

        Steve,
        Other than the perfumes and colognes you mention all the others are uncontrollable facts of nature. Are you trying to tell me she couldn’t help doing her nails on that plane??

  • Bradford Scot

    OK, I have smelled some nail polishes. They can contain acetone, and various “aromatic hydrocarbons” that can be TOXIC. This may not have been handled well, but painting nails SHOULD be at least frowned on, out in the seating area. I hope the bathrooms are ventilated enough that nail-painting can SAFELY be done there. And yes, if the woman really DID ask all her seatmates, and got agreement, then let her do it THERE. Let’s at least TRY to THINK LOGICALLY and RATIONALLY. AND ABOLISH the TSA!… Yes, the TSA is most certainly a TEXAS / Bush Dynasty CREATION. As was “9/11″. YES.
    The TERRORISTS DID 9/11 BECAUSE OF BUSH. BLAME BUSH FOR 9/11. INDICT THE MASS MURDERER BUSH! Which Bush? ALL of THEM!… NO DYNASTIES in America.

    • Butch

      While you are right that 9-11 was a false flag op that many americans are STILL oblivious about, you give Bush jr entirely too much credit. He repeatedly made freudian slips about what really happened afterwards or he was so stupid he couldn’t articulate the lie correctly. He wasn’t remotely intelligent enough to mastermind the plan but he was an accomplice to the NWO agenda.

    • LCD

      I think you said it best, besides if she had thought it through there would have been no incident, she might have had to wear the nail polish in unexpected areas if they had hit a lot of turbulance.

    • Wil

      What,only Bush?I take it that you’ve ignored all evidence that Clinton had intel that it was going to happen,and did or said nothing?So many dupes,so little time…

    • steve hughes

      EVERYBODY IS STILL MISING THE “POINT”. WE HAVE BECOME A SOCIETY OF IGNORERS, NOT IGNORANT. TOO FEW PEOPLE WILL NOT CONTACT THEIR PUBLIC OFFICIALS, WRITE A LETTER TO THE EDITOR, DEMONSTRATE (WHICH HAS BEEN GUTTED BY CONGRESS THROUGH LAWS & REGULATIONS MOST AREN’T AWARE OF), ETC. IT’S “EASY” TO PLAY THE BLAME GAME, BUT IT’S THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WHO ARE TO BLAME. UNLESS WE ARE SLAPPED IN THE FACE BY ?????? & IT INFRINGES ON OUR LITTLE BUBBLE OR WE ARE FLIM FLAMED BY A PHOTO OP, WE DON’T PAY ATTENTION. NO ONE APPEARS TO HAVE ANY COMMON SENSE. IN POINT OF FACT, I HAVE BEEN CALLED A CONSERVITARDE FOR ASKING THE SIMPLE QUESTION: ARE THE CONSTITUTION & AMMENDMENTS LAW ?

  • Freedom Gary

    I think the point has been missed here, she did the right thing and asked the people around her and got an ok. At that point the attandant became the Gestapo and after that went over the line. The TSA AND Thr Patriot Act deffantly need to be abolished and yes GW did put it in to place no arguiment but we are to blame for it, all of us not just right or left or middle but all as we let him and all the politicians do it. We have to take the blame for everything that is happining now as all of us for the past 150 years have allowed them to do what they want. We have given them the power over us and we have to go back and start at the beginning to the Constitution and take back our country. This country was built on the principals in the Constitution and if you don’t like those principals you are welcome to find any other country that has a different one. but the only thing that makes this country diffrent from all the others is the Constitution of The United States and the Bill of Rights. The way to stop all the harrasment by the TSA is easy, DON’T USE THEIR SERVICE. This country is run on the monitary system, now I know you will say but I have to fly for my business I say BS. My business is coast to coast and border to border and I have not been on a plane since 1995 so it is possable but most are just lazy and wont do what is necessary and that is what is wrong with this whole mess lazyness or selfishness. I say get off your dead ass and do something about it, and not just lip service we get enough of that from them. I AM. If you don’t have a clue what to do or where to start than look at NULIFICATION it is on the move and you can make it work in your neighborhood. It maybe the last chance to stop a civil war in this country and what is giong on in SYRIA is childs play as to how it will go here. It will take this country 100 s of years to recover if ever you might bone up on your Arabic.

    • STEVE HUGHES

      NO ONE CONSISTENTLY CONTACTS THEIR POLITICIAN & MOST OFTEN, IF YOU GET A RESPONSE, IT’S FROM AN AID. WE SAY WE DON’T HAVE TIME & LOOK WHERE IT’S GETTING US. I’VE BEEN INFORMED THE FIRST AMMENDMENT HAS BEEN GUTTED BY A MAJORITY OF THE POLITICIANS. DOES THAT BOTHER ANYONE? I HAVE SENT LETTERS OR E-MAILS TO THE WHITE HOUSE, MY ELECTED OFFICIAL, & THE SUPREME COURT ON WHAT I WAS TAUGHT: I WAS TAUGHT THAT THE CONSTITUTION & AMMENDMENTS WERE THE SUPREME LAW OF THE LAND (SNOPES.COM
      INDICATED THIS TO BE TRUE, BUT I HAD A SENATOR’S AID TELL ME IT WAS NOT TRUE, NO RESPONSE FROM SUPREME COURT, NO RESPONSE FROM THE OFFAL OFFICE. DOES THAT BOTHER ANY ONE ? I WAS ALSO TOLD BY A SENATOR’S AID THAT, BY LAW, THE OATH THEY TAKE MEANS NOTHING & IS THEREFORE NOT AN ORAL CONTRACT WITH THE PEOPLE. YET THE SENATOR FORM WHICH THE PREVIOUS STATEMENT WAS ISSUED, SAID HE TOOK HIS OATH SERIOUSLY. ANY PROBLEMS THERE ???

    • Joe H

      Freedom Gary,
      unless she asked ALL passengers, she did not ask everyone that would be effected by the smell of the acetone. The plane has RECYCLED AIR! It recycles to the WHOLE PLANE!!!

  • Texaslady

    I am sorry to disagree with most comments on this site regarding this passenger’s detainment and the authority exercised by the flight crew/TSA. People, it doesn’t matter if she asked fellow seatmates if they minded, nail polish fumes spread further than a single row. Have you ever openned a door to a nail saloon? I’ve been on flights and experienced terrible odors from carry-on/first class food, smokers who exhaled their last puff before boarding, dirty diapers, etc. We’ve all endured these horrow stories!
    This is one of those times when common sense and courtesy should have prevailed.
    The passenger deserved to be detained; I would have been happy to know this if I paid airfare to travel with some hopes of comfort, not sitting in a beauty or nail salon. If she made my trip uncomfortable I’d applauded the flight attendent’s stance before I deplaned!
    Really, when and where do folks think their own personal interest supercedes the good of all? And, how happy would the other passengers have been if the captain would have been asked to mediate? He has the rightful authority to choose to land and ground the plane based on his determination of the situation. Bet there would have been many unhappy business passengers then!
    Go figure, lady get a life and do your nails in private before or after you land. Just like personal cellphone conversations, some things do not need to occur in public places!

    • Vigilant

      Good words of common sense.

    • STEVE HUGHES

      I DO HOPE YOUR LIFE NEVER ENCOUNTERS A SITUATION WHERE YOU ARE TOLD YOU ARE DOING SOMETHING OFFENSIVE. I’M SURE, BEING THE UNDERSTANDING INDIVIDUAL YOU APPEAR TO BE, THAT YOU WOULD NOT TAKE OFFENCE. WHY DON’T WE TAKE A VOTE ON WHAT IS OFFENSIVE & HAVE IT POSTED ALL OVER THE AIRPORTS. SOMEONE MIGHT NOT LIKE YOUR PERFUME. SHOULD YOU BE ARRESTED IF YOU PROTESTED.

      • Vigilant

        Texaslady said, “common sense and courtesy,” for which there used to be understanding and consensus. May I ask what age you are, Steve?

        You don’t even have the good sense to avoid shouting (metaphorically), since you use all caps in your posting, or is that some maverick way of asserting your presence?

      • Joe H

        Steve,
        I HAVE been told that very thing. When it was determined that I was at fault, I actually appologised and ceased what I was doing! Common sense and Personal Responsibility, I’m not afraid of either.

    • Wil

      When and where do folks think their personal interest supercedes the good of all?Uhh,have you noticed all these little groups pushing their agendas above all?No offence,though,I agree with what you say.

  • TML

    “… prompting the passenger to ask her to shut up and calling her an expletive.”

    This is what got her detained as an unruly passenger. It was clear the attendant was overstepping her bounds by harassing a passenger telling her not to paint her nails even in the bathroom (there’s worse smells in there anyway, right?) and then continuing to reprimand even after the passenger returned to her seat. The passenger should have simply stated that she would be filing a formal complaint against the attendant for unnecessary harassment, and than telling the attendant to shut up and using profanity on a plane full of people and children.

    • TML

      Correction – *rather than telling the attendant to shut up and using profanity on a plane full of people and children

    • steve hughes

      now freedom fo speach makes one dangerous. could the finger nail extremist have whispered the same explitive in the ear of the individual reprimanding her & all would have been forgiven ? think what you will, but don’t vocally express it. we are slowly becoming a benign & expendable people. everyone around you knows what’s best for you & everyone around them is thinking the same. scary isn’t it ?

  • Pilot

    Let’s take a step back here. I’m in full agreement that the TSA is the worst thing ever invented, but have you ever been close to someone painting their nails? The fumes are overwhelming! I get a headache instantly. To do it in an enclosed space like an airplane is not only rude, but stupid. It’s about the same as smoking on an airplane. You can’t keep the smell to yourself, so it’s not acceptable. Spreading a toxic, flammable, stinky substance on a plane is not going to win you any cool points with me. I’m sure the situation could have been handled better, and 10 hours in detention is surely excessive, but let’s have a little common courtesy when we are packed like sardines on these miserable flights, shall we?

    • Nancy in Nebraska

      I’m in total agreement with you! The tsa needs to be abolished but so too should the idiots like this woman. The toxic fumes spread beyond the people right next to her. This time I agree with the flight attendants. But they should have just taken it away from her. Detaining her for 10 hours? A bit much.

    • STEVE HUGHES

      DON’T FLY IS THE SIMPLEST ANSWER OR HAVE SEPERATE FLIGHTS FOR FOLKS WHO DON’T WANT TO OFFEND FOLKS.

      • LCD

        Or if you need total freedom in a plane, buy your own.

    • Joe H

      Pilot,
      Yes, we all forgot one big FACT!! The fumes from acetone are VERY flameable!! With the recycled air, the woman was filling the cabin with highly flameable fumes!!!

      • steve hughes

        filling the cabin? then no one should be allowed to board the plane before being checked for highly explosive materials & this should be posted in all airport terminals. i wonder if someone protested the way the finger nail extremist was being treated if they would have gotten the same treatment? along with this common sense reality, some people’s wearing apparel can be offensive. why doesn’t everyone set down & make a list of what offends them & see if the air lines would start using any & all. see how rediculous this all is ? does anyone have any idea what’s going on around them ? i’m typing in small case since the capital usage offended someone in a previous comment ! hope they’re content now since they can find something to wonder about .

  • hooder

    You couldn’t pay me enough to get on an airplane in this day and age.

    • Vicki

      You could pay me enough. Though the cost would include my flight training :):)

  • STEVE HUGHES

    Until you are the one victimized by stupidity, you believe anything can be done to anyone else to standardize everyone’s acceptance we don’t know what’s good for us. It is too bad others on the plane didn’t protest the attendant’s over reaction & they be arrested to create more the absuridity. Will coughing or sneezing be the next thing on the “DON’T DO” list? Does no one have any common sense ?
    there was a saying: “TO BE OR NOT TO BE” & now the power mad don’t even want us to be. IT IS MY SINCERE WISH THAT EVERYONE WHO BELIEVES A FEW POWER MAD GROUPS KNOW WHAT IS BEST FOR THEM HAVE SOMETHING AS REDICULOUS AS BEING ARRESTED OVER FINGER NAIL PAINTING OCCUR TO THEM OR THEIRS.

  • RichE

    Daniels was arrested for being loud and abusive not “for painting her nails”. One witness testified against her. No one came to her defense. Charges were dropped after 10 hours.

    I wonder what happened in those 10 hours.

    • Vigilant

      Well, with ten hours she had enough time to paint her nails.

      • STEVE HUGHES

        I’M SURPRISED THAT SHE WASN’T HELD LONGER, SINCE SHE WAS SUCH A DANGEROUS INDIVIDUAL. WAIT UNTIL YOU FACE THE INCONGRUITIES OF YOUR SITUATION & PERHAPS YOU WILL SUFFER NO ILL EFFECTS. I’LL BET MOST OF THE REST OF THE PASSENGERS THOUGHT BOTH STEWARDESS & PATRON LACK ANY COMMON SENSE & EACH OVERACTED. POST ON THE CHECK IN GATE “NO”: WHATEVER HAS BEEN DETERMINED TO BE OFFENSIVE & THAT MIGHT BE EVERYTHING FROM UGLY GTO NOISY CHILDREN & IF OFFENSE IS TAKEN HAVE THEM ARRESTED & SPEND A MINIMUM OF 5 HRS. IN CUSTODY. WOULD A WELL KNOWN STATUS HAVE BEEN TREATED THE SAME ? I THINK NOT !!!!

      • Joe H

        Steve,
        a well known commedien during the sixties, when all the hijackings to cuba occured thought he would be funny and asked the attendant when he boarded ” Is this the flight to Cuba”? He was immediatly arrested and detained for eight hours and finally allowed to board a later flight. this was in the SIXTIES!

    • steve hughes

      are you sure & have read an official documentation. would the finger nail extremist, having gently whispered the same thing in the stewardess’s ear, not have been detained ?

  • Pete0097

    Personally, I hate the smell of fingernail paint. It is the same as car paint. It stinks. She should have had the courtsey to paint her nails either in the airport while waiting or at baggage claim.

  • Richard Walker

    I think most people commenting here are missing the point, The woman was detained because the airline complained to the authorities that she was an “unruly passenger”. She was detained appropriately when seen in that light. I would say she was wrong for calling the flight attendant a name, since that is stooping to the flight attendant’s level of incompetance. However we feel about painting nails in an enclosed space, if no one around her had complained then the flight attendant was out of line and if she was on my aircraft I would have dressed her down (I am a corporate Captain).

    In this economy I would think that it is a stupid move for any airline to alienate even one customer. I think that whichever airline that caused this woman to be detained for 10 hours is no longer on her list of airlines she will use in the future. I am certain that if the flight attendant had said to the woman that she was offending other passengers and would she please stop that the woman would have done so, and no harm done. In any case, a letter to the CEO of the airline detailing why she would never again be their customer would be in order. I will tell a story of my experience.

    I was traveling from Saudi Arabia to Denver on vacation back in 1991 and found myself in Atlanta with about a 4 hour layover. I made my way to the gate for my connection and was pleased to see a pub located directly across. Saudi Arabia is a dry country. So I decided to enjoy some beer while I waited. When I noticed that the gate was open for checking in I gathered my belongings and proceeded to stand in line. When I got to the head of the line before I could even open my mouth I was asked to step aside, which I did. At no time was I disagreeable or beligerant, since I was happy and going home. A senior agent appeared and told me I was being denied boarding because I was “intoxicated”, and I would be placed on a later flight. I did note that the flight I was on was full. I tried to protest by telling the agent I was an Airline Transport Pilot, and as such I was quite familiar with the rules he was using. Also that I was a “medallion” level frequent flier and had ridden a bus from Charles De Gaule to Orly to fly his airline because of my loyalty. Imagine my surprise when suddenly there was a police officer standing next to me telling me that if I didn’t be quiet I would be taken to jail. I was escorted to another gate where I was put on a flight by way of Salt Lake City departing in 2 hours, causing me to be another 3 hours enroute. My thought was that if I was too “intoxicated” to fly on the first flight, I was certainly not sober enough in two hours to get on the second. When I got home I sat down and composed a polite but stern letter to the CEO of the airline with my complaint. I received a letter back saying that they were sorry for my experience but “tuffawallajellybean”… This was in 1991, and I have not flown on that airline since. They missed out on the revenue from me and my family for about 7 years while I was in Abu Dhabi, all first class travel. I still tell the story, and as a pilot I’m sure I am given more credibility than others, so from that one incident the airline’s reputation has suffered for 21 years. Not that they care.

    The customer used to always be right, and in a sense we still are, since there is still competition in this country and we can vote with our feet.

    • STEVE HUGHES

      NO ONE DOES SEEM TO HAVE ANY COMMON SENSE & TO ADD TO THE PROBLEMS, IT SEEMS THAT THERE CAN BE ANY COMMON THREA OF UNDERSTANDING WHAT A RULE OR REGULATION ACTUALLY MENS. THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE ARE CONTROLLED FOR NOTHING MORE THAN CONTROL.

    • Joe H

      Richard Walker,
      Please state the airline you work for because if you would allow a passenger to fill the cabin with highly flameable fumes, the discomfort of your other passengers on the flight, and if you would NOT do your utmost to stop this action, then I would NOT wish to fly on your airline. You, as a pilot, seem to forget that the fumes from her polish would permeate the whole cabin and NOT just the few passengers around her. this would be due to the FACT that all air on commercial flights is RECYCLED throughout the WHOLE cabin!!

  • Deerinwater

    we live in strange time.

    we had people going berserk and killing 20 people at a time while we have people subject to the third degree for painting the nails on a plane.

    I was setting outside a court room for hours one day, waiting for my shot at “Your Honor”, to tell him my story while he pretend to care . Being the restless kind and hating to waste minutes, I got out my pocket knife and made busy cleaning up a working man hands.

    It took maybe 15 minute for the SWAT team to arrive.

    • steve hughes

      what’s the rest of the story. if it indicates the paranoia of the law makers, go into detail !

  • R. Baldwin

    FYI… Nail polish is inflamable, and has an offensive odor, as well. Perhaps some would not mind smelling it, but others who may have lung problems would find it intolorable. Confinment in an aircraft cabin should preclude any obnoxious activity by others.

    • LCD

      Try asking people you sing in choir with not to wear perfume & cologne, you would think you had just committed a major sin.

      • Joe H

        LCD,
        In your stated case I can simply get up and leave the church. On an airline, however, I can’t ask the pilot to stop at the nearest cloud and get out!! I AM CONFINED!!

    • steve hughes

      inflamable ? others think it’s flamable ! does anybody know anything for sure, or do we need more thinking for us by D.C.

  • John

    She needs to sue them. And sue them big. I would After enough litigation
    Buries their asses the airlines will start acting responsibly again. That is why I refuse to give them my business.

  • pearl

    What was the name of the airline?!! This is a worthless article without that info.

    • Libertytrain

      google it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1556451159 Rand Allan

    Time for a little lawsuit against the airline and against the stewardess. It wouldn’t hurt to throw a lawsuit against the law enforcement agency for illegal detention.

  • special forces

    Wow, Geeze if i was on that flight i would have tried to go with her to the restroom and see if i could help her do her nails>

    • special forces

      Hell! I may even got mine polished!!!!!!

  • Ben

    I smell a big ass LAW SUITE. If it were my wife or daughtes I would be on the phone with my Lawyers and start the process to Sue the airline the flight attendents and the law enforcemant agency that detained her. No if’s and or but’s about it.

  • Joseph Sanchez

    Why hasn’t a boycott of the offending airline (Southwest) been called for. The TSA goons (10 Hours detention) won’t listen to the public because it is to much fun watching the rabbits (the public) squirm. However, if you hit he enablers (airlines) where it hurts them the most – their pocketbook – The amount of reasonableness on the TSA’s part will be commensurate to the degree of pain exerted by the boycott of the airline.

    Rabbits is what the nazi’s called the people who complied to their insults and abuse. That is not what the descendants of the home of the brave will allow or WILL THEY!.

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