Sunday, November 20, 2011

Kicked off plane Billie Joe Green Day

Kicked off plane Billie Joe Green Day, Southwest Airlines reaches out to apologize to Billie Joe Green Day, Billie Joe Armstrong, Green Day front man, booted from Southwest Airlines flight for sagging pants. Southwest Airlines didn't exactly offer Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong a welcome to paradise, instead booting him off the plane because of his sagging pants, the singer claims.

The rockstar for the Bay Area band immediately took to Twitter to vent over being kicked off Oakland-Burbank flight.
"Just got kicked off a southwest flight because my pants sagged too low! What the f--- No joke!" he wrote Thursday.
Cindy Qiu, an ABC7 news producer who happened to be on the same flight told the TV station that a flight attendant approached the 39-year-old singer just as the flight was going to take off.

She insisted his pants were too low and asked him to hike them up.

Qiu said Armstrong lashed out, asking the flight attendant, "Don't you have better things to do then worry about that?"

She then threatened to remove Armstrong from the flight, to which he said, "I'm just trying to get to my f--king seat."

The "Basket Case" singer and his traveling companion were then taken off the plane.

Brad Hawkins, a spokesman for the airline, said Armstrong was allowed on the next plane to Burbank.

"As soon as we became aware of what had happened, we reached out to apologize for this Customer's experience.," Hawkins said in a statement.

"He elected to take the next flight. We followed up with this Customer and involved Employees to get more details and, in our latest conversations, understand from the Customer the situation was resolved to his satisfaction."

It isn't the first time a passenger has been booted of a flight for low-slung trousers.In June, University of New Mexico football player Deshmon Marman was taken into custody at San Francisco International Airport when he allegedly refused a U.S. Airways staffer's request to pull up his pants.