Pressure to get a chronically late flight into the air contributed to a June 3 incident in which more than 100 yeshiva kids were asked to leave an Atlanta-bound flight. But anti-Semitism did not.
Those are among the findings of an internal investigation by the Yeshivah of Flatbush into the incident, which garnered national news coverage when one of the students suggested bias against Jews by the flight crew. The yeshiva report was based on extensive interviews with the students, other passengers and AirTran, a subsidiary of Southwest Air.
Atlanta-bound flight crew called students uncooperative. 'They treated us like terrorists,' student says.
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The senior class of a local yeshiva high school was kicked off a flight for being “non-compliant."
The 101 students and eight chaperones from the Yeshivah of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School in Brooklyn were asked to leave the early-morning Southwest Airlines flight from New York to Atlanta on Monday, CNN reported.
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