A flight had to return to the airport after a passenger faked an illness to get a better seat

Original Article

Flight 3508 from Pensocola Florida to Miami had to return to the airport after a guest claimed to be very ill. Personally i am unsure of the policy’s of American Airlines anymore due to not working for them in over 10 years but hearing a bizarre story like this makes we laugh at the stupid people who fly.

According to the report a female complained and wanted a new seat. She was refused to change seats which in a way is all because of weight and balance but people don’t understand that stuff like i do as a former employee. The lady then fakes she is sick and demands to be moved to a better seat. Somehow that triggered the captain to turn around and go back to Pensacola. When they got there the police were waiting on her since when the lady realised they were going back she said she was lieing about being sick. She refused to get off the plane when officers got on but somehow complied when they asked everyone to get off the plane. After everyone got off she was then arrested and sent to a mental hospital.

The woman was taken into custody and transported to a mental health facility for evaluation under the Baker Act due to her comments to officials, according to Wood.

The Baker Act is a Florida law that allows officials to detain people who may be impaired due to mental illness.

Wood said that the woman, who is not being named by police because she was taken into custody under the Baker Act, has not yet been charged but criminal charges could be filed.

snippet from article to better explain / Mike Wood is the officer at the gate

Note: Due to time frame mentioned in original article the exact flight number was guessed based on flight schedules.